BATON ROUGE -- The LSU men’s tennis media guide received national acclaim again this spring as it placed as the fourth guide in the country and earned the Best Cover award for the 2008-09 season as announced on Monday by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
This marks the fourth year in a row that the guide has been ranked among the best in NCAA Division I, placing second in 2004-05 and earning the honor of the nation’s top guide for both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.
The 60-page guide was written and edited by sports information intern Elizabeth Stuart with design and page-by-page layout by publications student assistant Courtney Wimmert and publications director Jason Feirman. The guide also features photography by Steve Franz and Alex Restrepo.
“A very talented group of people came out with a great idea and did a great job,” LSU head coach Jeff Brown said. “Inside to outside, the guide is a very valuable tool for media as well as others to learn in-depth about our team.”
The guide is a complete source of up-to-date information on the 2008-09 squad, as well as archived information and records highlighting the prestigious history of the LSU men’s tennis team.
It is a source of information for media outlets and fellow sports information directors from across the country, as well as a valuable recruiting tool for the LSU coaching staff.
The judging is based on eight categories, including team information, season in review, program history, general information, conference information, graphic design and editorial. The guides are critiqued by three pre-selected judges from outside organizations.
The guide, along with those of all 20 varsity athletic programs at LSU, can be viewed online at www.LSUsports.net. The awards will be presented at CoSIDA’s annual convention in San Antonio in July. CoSIDA is an organization designed to empower Sports Information Directors in universities across the country in their roles as sports information professionals.