Congratulations to Nicole Auerbach for winning the Big Ten Conference's William R. Reed Award for student journalism excellence. I know I've enjoyed reading Nicole's writing over the past few years and look forward to her continued success. It's nice to know that Michigan continues to churn out accomplished sports journalists [Don't say it, it's too easy].
May 31, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. – University of Michigan graduate Nicole Auerbach has been named this year’s recipient of the Big Ten Conference William R. Reed Memorial Award. The award is named in honor of former Big Ten Commissioner William R. Reed who served the conference for more than 20 years.
The conference annually honors the former commissioner by presenting this award to a student journalist from one of the Big Ten campuses who, through his or her writing during the previous academic term, best exemplifies the spirit, ideals and dedication to the Big Ten and intercollegiate athletics, which marked the life of William R. Reed.
A 2011 graduate majoring in public policy, Auerbach was a senior sports editor for the Michigan Daily, also serving as the publication’s football beat reporter. She held numerous newspaper internships during her collegiate career, including The Trentonian, Cape Cod Times, and USA Today, and also served as a freelance reporter for the Detroit Free Press. Her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, SI.com and ESPN.com. This summer, Auerbach will intern at the Boston Globe, where most of her coverage will center on the Boston Red Sox. She has won numerous honors for writing prowess, including both the Ray O’Hara Sportswriting Award and the Morris-Wasserstein Award in 2009 and 2010. She held a 3.7 grade-point average during her tenure at Michigan and was a member of the pre-public policy professional fraternity Gamma Rho Phi. Auerbach graduates with aspirations of becoming a national college sportswriter, primarily covering football and basketball.