TUSCALOOSA, Ala.- The University of Alabama's 2005 football game day program, edited by Associate Media Relations Director Becky Hopf and produced by Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, was recently honored as one of the nation's best for the second straight year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The program, which earned a fourth-place finish by CoSIDA in 2004, earned another fourth-place finish in 2005.
Earlier this spring, two stories authored by Hopf for the 2004 football game program earned acclaim from CoSIDA. Hopf's cover story for the Southern Mississippi game ("The Brothers Britt", detailing the life of Tide football teammates and brothers Wesley, Taylor and Justin Britt) placed second in the nation and first in the district. Hopf's Arkansas game program cover story on strong safety Charlie Peprah ("Peprah is Pure Royalty When It Comes to Leaders") placed third in the district.
Since 1988, the Alabama's Athletics Media Relations Office has won 109 publication and writing awards from CoSIDA.