Awards

Awards

  • Gold winner of a 2013 Service Industry Advertising Awards for Life 360.
  • Winner of a bronze medal from the CASE V Awards for Purdue’s Engineering Edge, fall 2005.
  • Winner of a bronze medal and an honorable mention from CASE V for Impact.
  • Eighteen-time recipient of a grant from the Illinois Arts Council — Sport Literate.
  • Published 20 Sport Literate essays selected as “noteworthy” in two national anthologies — Best American Essays and Best American Sports Writing.
  • Three Sport Literate publications (our “Fathers’ Issue,” “Retrospective Reflections,”  and “Our Football Best”) named “Notable Issues” by Best American Essays in 2004, 2006, and 2009, respectively.
  • Three-time Illinois Arts Council literary award co-winner — published winners in Sport Literate.
  • Albert P. Weisman Memorial Scholarship winner — Sport Literate.
  • Two Sport Literate essays anthologized in the Best American Sports Writing series (2011 and 2013).
  • Brian Mexicott Award for best original drama — Purdue’s 71st annual Literary Awards.
  • Kneale Award winner for best graduate fiction — Purdue’s 72nd annual Literary Awards.
  • A fall 2002 participant in Guideposts magazine writer’s workshop — one of 15 invited guests from more than 5,000 contestant entries.
  • Gold Circle Award from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association — judged best in traditional fiction from stories in more than 200 college literary magazines.

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