Congratulations to Regan Holgate, a 2022 Michigan State graduate, on winning the inaugural Lisa Byington Award. In winning the award, Regan is recognized as this year's most outstanding female broadcaster in the Big Ten Network StudentU program.

As the winner, Regan will visit the Big Ten Network's Chicago studios and work with producers, on-air talent and executives as she continues to develop in her sports broadcasting career.

Regan visits the Big Ten Network HQ


Lisa Byington calls Regan to break the news

About Lisa Byington
Byington, a 1997 Northwestern graduate, was a two-sport student-athlete for the Wildcats in basketball and soccer. She has been at Big Ten Network since the network's inception in 2007 and has broadcast numerous Big Ten sports for BTN in that time. Byington also became the first female play-by-play broadcaster for Big Ten football in 2017 and the first female play-by-play voice for an NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament game in 2021. In September 2021, she was chosen as the first female play-by-play television broadcaster for an NBA franchise, having joined the broadcast team for the NBA world champion Milwaukee Bucks.