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Frontier News - Fri, Jun. 16, 2017

Full Awards

HELENA, Mont. - 
Carroll College Sports Information Director Jerek Wolcott earned first-place and three of the top five honors in the Feature Story category for the NAIA-SIDA Dr. Jack Bell Writing Contest. 

The contest is an annual celebration of the best work by sports information directors from across the NAIA. The winners are announced at the CoSIDA-NAIA-SIDA convention which was held in Orlando earlier this week.

The story that brought home the top prize for Wolcott was a feature on the Carroll College Track and Field and cross country standout, Leah Esposito, who recently wrapped up her career running in the purple and gold. The story chronicled her battle to overcome a pulmonary embolism to take home her third Frontier Conference individual championship. 

Wolcott took third for his story about Carroll basketball All-American Zach Taylor's career and the ascension of Carroll hoops to national prominence.

He was awarded a fifth-place finish for his story about Carroll volleyball coach Moe Boyle overcoming cancer and returning to her alma mater to lead the program to new heights, including back-to-back conference titles.  

University of Great Falls SID Josh Wetmore received second and fourth place honors in the category. 

This isn't the first time Wolcott has received recognition for his writing. He also was named the College Sports Information Directors of America – 2016-17 Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest District seven winner for Coach/Admin/Historical Feature earlier this year for his story about the 2001 Frontier Conference Men's Basketball Team.