Quincy University sophomore, Shane Hulsey and freshman, Jayme Bertish, along with ten other students from the eight Great Lakes Valley Conference institutions, took part in the league’s fifth annual GLVC Sports Network (GLVCSN) Extra Credit initiative at the GLVC Basketball Championship Tournament in Edwardsville, Ill., March 7-10. The program provides students the opportunity to take over two GLVCSN broadcasts and have complete control of the coverage from start to finish while taking part in the fields of game operations and media relations.

Shane Hulsey was given play-by-play duties for the first game. Hulsey is from Wentzville Mo. and has been providing play-by-play and analysis coverage for the Hawks’ GLVCSN productions all season. He is a multimedia communication major who hopes to pursue a sports broadcasting career after college.

Jayme Bertish took control of the league’s social media platforms, including the @GLVC and @GLVCSN Twitter accounts. Bertish, a multimedia communication major from St. Louis Mo. aspires to manage an official social media account for a sports organization, such as the St. Louis Cardinals.

GLVCSN Extra Credit began at the 2015 GLVC Basketball Tournament by allowing eight students from five member institutions to take over GLVCSN coverage of two games. In 2016, the program boasted 12 students from seven GLVC schools, while ten students from four campuses took part in the 2017 edition. In 2018, ten students from six institutions participated in the program.

For more information regarding GLVCSN Extra Credit, visit GLVCSN.com/extracredit.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.