Over the next few weeks, CMA will announce the Pinnacle Award finalists, beginning with individual work (in advertising, broadcast, design, online, photo, sports and writing categories) and leading up to organizational Pinnacles: the best newspapers, stations, magazines, websites and yearbooks of 2020-21.  

Finalists: Tweet about your success and tag CMA: @collegemedia! All: Share the finalists’ work as best-of examples. 

Winners will be announced at #collegemedia20, the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, held from Oct. 14-17. Registration for the convention is now open. 

Watch collegemedia.org and follow CMA on Twitter and Facebook for finalist announcements and links to the award-winning work. 

College Media Association is excited to announce individual Pinnacle Award finalists in the sports category!


Best Sports Columnist

The DePaulia, DePaul University

Iowa State Daily, Iowa State University

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University

Best Sports Feature

The Butler Collegian, Butler University

Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University

Best Sports Game Story

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

the Graphic, Pepperdine University

Quinnipiac Women’s Basketball Sweeps Fairfield, Move Into Second Place, Quinnipiac University

The Miami Hurricane, The Miami Hurricane

Best Sports Investigative Story

The Arbiter, Boise State University

The Reveille, Louisiana State University

Marquette Tribune, Marquette University

the Graphic, Pepperdine University

The Michigan Daily, University of Michigan

Best Sports Multimedia Story

Elon News Network, Elon University

Lightning Strikes 25 Times, Middle Tennessee State University

The NewsHouse, Syracuse University

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University

Best Sports Section

The Baylor Lariat, Baylor University

The Pendulum, Elon University

The Battalion, Texas A&M University

The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best Online Sports Section 

BYU Daily Universe, Brigham Young University

Daily Bruin, UCLA

The Vanderbilt Hustler, Vanderbilt University