Calling him "my good friend and number one Morehead State University fan for 25 years," Rep. Rocky Adkins lauded Chuck Mraz on the floor of the House of Representatives on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
Mraz recently reached an unprecedented milestone as the Eagles' primary announcer at sporting events for 25 years, more than any other announcer in the history of the MSU athletic department. He has called MSU football, basketball and baseball games, and hosted the Ohio Valley Conference's weekly syndicated radio segment for a quarter of a century.
Mraz has provided the play-by-play call for both of MSU's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament victories during the last six years, including Demonte Harper's game-winning three-pointer which helped put the Eagles past the Louisville Cardinals in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
"Chuck has been the steady, calm voice of the Eagles as long as I can remember and his knowledge of the teams, coaches and playing styles makes for an exciting and well-informed broadcast every time," Adkins said.
Mraz has won more than 25 Kentucky Associated Press awards for his broadcasting and sports reporting. He also serves as the full-time news director at Morehead State Public Radio.
"I've been interviewed by Chuck on many occasions on varying subjects such as state funding and the budget, redistricting, legislative matters, coal severance and Morehead issues, and his professionalism and easy manner always make for a great interview," Adkins said.
"Being honored for doing something I love is a little overwhelming but incredibly gratifying," Mraz said. "I'm very grateful to Rep. Adkins and the members of the Kentucky House of Representatives for this recognition, especially in the middle of a busy legislative session."
Mraz was accompanied in Frankfort by his wife, Joni, MSU Head Football Coach Rob Tenyer and MSU Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson.
(Story courtesy of Bud Kraft and the Kentucky House of Representatives)