2022-23 Hearst Sports Writing Winners Announced

San Francisco – Winners have been announced in the Sports Writing Competition of the 2022-2023 Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

There were 131 entries from 70 schools submitted in the third writing competition of the academic year.

First Place has been awarded to Andrew Lwowski, a December 2022 graduate from Arizona State University. Andrew receives a $3,000 scholarship for the article “‘Fields of dreams: How farming and football helped Eloy harvest NFL talent” published in Cronkite News. Andrew also qualifies for the National Championship in June 2023.

The other top finalists are:
Second Place, $2,000 award, Griffen Smith, University of Montana
Third Place, $1,500 award, Lauren Ketwitz, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Fourth Place, $1,000 award, Matthew Boncosky, University of Texas at Austin
Fifth Place, $1,000 award, Joshua Casazza, University of Maryland

The top five winning schools receive matching grants.

The sixth-through-tenth place finalists are:
Sixth Place, certificate, Connor Smith, Ball State University
Seventh Place, certificate, Ian Hansen, Ball State University
Eighth Place, certificate, P.J. Morales, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ninth Place, certificate, Caitlyn Garrity, Pennsylvania State University
Tenth Place, certificate, Max Ralph, Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Writing Competition with the highest
accumulated student points from the three of the five writing competitions held this year. They are followed by: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Montana; University of Florida; University of Missouri; Arizona State University; Indiana University; Ball State University; New York University; University of Maryland.

The top three intercollegiate winners earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000 respectively. The final
intercollegiate winners will be announced after the completion of all five writing competitions in May.

The writing judges are: Maria Reeve, Executive Editor, The Houston Chronicle; Sue Campbell, Editorial Director, AME/Features, Star Tribune Magazine; David Callaway, Founder and Editor, Callaway Climate Insights.

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 63rd year, also includes two photojournalism, one audio, two
television, and four multimedia competitions. The program offers up to $700,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. 105 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.