June 13, 2017

The University of Detroit Mercy Department of Athletics along with one of its partners in Good Problem Productions added another trophy to their legacy in a 2017 Michigan Emmy.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Michigan Chapter held its 39th Annual Emmy Award show June 10 at the Sound Board Theater at Motor City Casino. 

The Titans and Good Problem Productions earned the award in the Environment category for its video segment titled "Saving Home Court — Basketball & the Flint Water Crisis."

The video showed efforts made by the men's and women's basketball teams in 2016 to help those affected by the Flint Water Crisis.

“It’s very humbling to see our student athletes help out a teammate and a community in great need like Flint," Detroit Mercy Athletic Director Robert Vowels said. "Like all Detroit Mercy students, they truly are caring, good-hearted individuals who not only make a difference on the field of play and in the classroom, but also in the communities, regardless of where they live. I am very proud of these kids and their willingness to do what was necessary to help the city of Flint.”

The Michigan Emmy was the third in school history joining the Titan Court Report in the Sports Program Series category in 2012 and the Legends & Traditions video for Outstanding Documentary (Historical) in 2013.  

Good Problem Productions also partnered on those award-winning projects.