Two School of Communication students were honored by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) All-America program.

Sports Media and Analytics major Kevin DiDomenico, who graduated in May, was named to the First Team All-Americans as one of the top five collegiate sportscasters in the country. DiDomenico, who transferred to Virginia Tech as a sophomore, served as the play-by-play voice for the Salem Red Sox, Pulaski Yankees, Radford University men’s basketball on ESPN+, and all sorts of Virginia Tech athletics assignments on the ACC Network Extra.

Giovanni Heater, who begins his sophomore year as a Sports Media and Analytics major, was named an honorable mention All-American. As a first-year student, Heater was involved with 3304 Sports, the multimedia platform for student sports journalism at Virginia Tech, and called games for football, basketball, and the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. Virginia Tech has had an STAA All-American honoree for three consecutive years, but this is the first time that Virginia Tech had two students honored in the same year.