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K-State Today

April 6, 2018

K-State journalism student places in prestigious Hearst competition

Submitted by Bonnie Bressers

Greg Woods, sophomore in journalism in K-State's A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been named a ninth-place finalist in the prestigious William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.

Woods, a Manhattan native, was among the 20 finalists named in the 2018 Sports Writing competition for a story published in the Manhattan Mercury about K-State pitcher Parker Rigler's no-hitter against Eastern Illinois University last spring.

"He was in a great mood after the game," Woods said, "and the whole thing was a blast."

Woods served as an intern at the Manhattan Mercury in the summer of 2015, and began working there in June 2016.

"The Hearst competition is one of the pre-eminent journalism competitions in the country," said Jean Folkerts, interim director of the school. "We're delighted that Greg received this recognition for his outstanding sports reporting."

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