Beth Mowins

Play-by-Play Announcer

Beth Mowins joined ESPN in 1994 as a play-by-play commentator. She has called NCAA Championships in basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball and has been the voice of the Women’s College World Series for over 20 years. Mowins was also part of ESPN’s coverage of the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany.

She began calling college football for the network in 2005 and currently works an ESPN/ABC Saturday game with Anthony Becht and Rocky Boiman. In addition, Mowins is a staple on ESPN’s regular-season men’s and women’s basketball schedules.

Mowins became the play-by-play voice for the Oakland Raiders preseason games in 2015, working with four-time Super Bowl champion Matt Millen.

A 1989 graduate of Lafayette College, Mowins captained the varsity basketball team. She was a three-time all-conference selection, 1,000-point scorer and is still the school’s all-time assists leader with 715. She is a member of the Lafayette College Maroon Club Hall of Fame.

Mowins earned her master’s degree in communications from Syracuse University Newhouse school in 1990. In 2015, she was honored by Syracuse with the Marty Glickman Award for leadership in sports media, joining the likes of Bob Costas, Marv Albert and Sean McDonough.

In 2014, she accepted the CoSIDA Jake Wade Award for outstanding media contributions covering collegiate athletics, joining previous honorees Robin Roberts and Christine Brennan.

Mowins is a native of North Syracuse, N.Y., and in 2009 was inducted into the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame.