Robertson Receives National Honors
May 17, 2005

Jimmy Robertson, the editor of hokiesports the newspaper, received two national awards from the College Sports Publishers Association for stories he wrote during the 2003-2004 season.

CSPA is an organization comprised of publications similar to hokiesports the newspaper that cover athletics at various colleges and universities around the nation. Each year, the organization hands out awards for writing, layout and design, and cover photos. A committee of organizational members picks the winners and they are recognized at CSPA's annual convention in Las Vegas each May.

Robertson's feature story on former Tech tailback Kevin Jones that ran in the newspaper in December of 2003 won first place for "Best Football Feature." His feature story on Tech's international student-athletes in April of 2004 received first place for "Best Olympic Story."

These two awards marked the third and fourth time he has received a national honor. In July of last year, his feature on international student-athletes was named the best in the nation in the "General Feature" category by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), an 1,800-member organization of college sports information directors. In July of 2001, Robertson's feature on former Tech great Frank Loria was named the best in the nation in the "Historical Feature" category by CoSIDA.

Robertson has been the editor of the newspaper since August of 1996.