2022 MNA College Better Newspaper Contest

Sports Feature Story ( 4 Year College/University) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: My brother's keeper
    Entry Credit: Kaden Lamb
    Judge Comment: This story is what a sports feature should be: A well-rounded narrative that thoroughly covers the 5Ws plus how in a way few others did in this category. The background, route to where they are today made for a compelling piece.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: More than taping ankles
    Entry Credit: Emily Rossing
    Judge Comment: The headline nails this story well. Athletic Trainers have gone well-beyond the range of their job description during the pandemic to include someone to lean on during a mental health crisis. Thank you for sharing this story.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Clarion
    Entry Title: Two for one
    Entry Credit: Rachel Blood
    Judge Comment: No doubt it is tough competing in multiple sports at the collegiate level. This piece describes the ways college students juggle busy schedules to not only succeed in the classroom (or student-teaching sites) but in softball and volleyball practices all in one day. Well done!
  • Competition Comment: All of these entries were deserving of recognition making the decision of which stood out difficult. The range of subjects covered was impressive and depth in each story kept me reading on to find out even more.