Three OU Daily students were named among the top 10 college sports reporters in the nation by the Associated Press Sports Editors in contest results announced Tuesday.
Kelli Stacy won first place, George Stoia tied for fourth and Joe Buettner took ninth in the contest judged by five professional sports editors from around the country.
Stacy was sports editor in fall 2017, editor-in-chief in spring 2018 and began work this week as the UConn women’s basketball reporter at the Hartford Courant. Stoia was a football beat reporter in fall 2017, sports editor in spring 2018 and began an internship at the Detroit Free Press last week. Buettner worked with The Daily to produce a multipart series on OU’s history with the Heisman Trophy in fall 2017 and now works for DieHards.com.
Missouri was the only other college program with three finishers in the contest. Georgia had two.
Last year, in the APSE’s first student contest, OU Daily reporter Jesse Pound won ninth place.
The contest was open to all APSE student members and members of any APSE university chapters. Entries ran between June 1, 2017, and May 10, 2018. The single contest category evaluated by APSE’s judges was portfolio, which involved a feature story, an enterprise story, a breaking news story, a multimedia item and a wild-card entry.