A Colorado State University graduate is making Fort Collins and CSU proud, by following her dreams and excelling at them.

If you are a fan of the Colorado Rockies you are probably familiar with the name and face of Jenny Cavnar. In 2018, Cavnar became the first woman to call 'play-by-play' for a Major League Baseball game since 1993, when she called a game for the Rockies.  She has been the pre and post game host, as well as the field reporter for the team since 2012.

Cavnar has 'sports' in her blood and all around her. Her father is a Colorado High School Hall of Fame Baseball Coach, her husband is a former pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and While attending CSU, Cavnar was a member of the lacrosse team.

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Having such a love for sports, especially baseball, has helped Cavnar succeed in her chosen career after graduating from Colorado State University in 2004. She first worked for the Padres from 2007 until 2011 as a broadcaster, then joined the Rockies in 2012.

Cavnar now joins a list that only has men's names beneath her own, as she is the very first woman to be named 'Colorado Sportscaster of the Year' by the National Sports Media Association. 

Names on that list you may also recognize:

Larry Zimmer

Tom Green

Dave Logan

Drew Goodman

Vic Lombardi

While attending Colorado State, Cavnar interned for one of our co-workers, Chris Kelly. Chris' comments on Kelly's internship:

Everyone knew Jenny would be a special broadcaster way back when she was a sports intern for the Rams radio network back in the early 2000’s. And her level of success could not have happened to a nicer, more deserving person.


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