Fayetteville State Assistant Sports Information Director Alex Podlogar won two national awards in CoSIDA’s annual Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest, it was announced on Monday.
Podlogar, who came to Fayetteville State in August 2010 following 12 years as the sports editor for two North Carolina newspapers, won honors with the National Athlete Profile of the Year and the National General Feature of the Year.
The Athlete Profile of the Year detailed the close relationship between two Broncos’ football players — father and son Larry McDonald Sr. and Larry McDonald Jr. — and the university and football program they both admire and love.
The General Feature of the Year reflected the impact three Broncos football players had in speaking to a group of elementary students in November.
Podlogar also won two district awards, both of which came from articles written about the Broncos men’s basketball program. Podlogar’s long-form feature on Fayetteville State men’s basketball assistant coach Vernal “Jay” Maynard earned recognition for District 3′s Coach/Administrator Profile/Historical Feature. Also, Podlogar’s game story from Fayetteville State’s season-opening basketball victory over Barber-Scotia garnered honors for District 3′s top entry in Event Coverage.
The contest is open to all members of the College Sports Information Directors of America across the nation. District 3 emcompasses colleges and universities across all levels in North and South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Virginia.
Podlogar is a 12-time winner of awards presented by the North Carolina Press Association for his work with The Daily Courier of Forest City and The Sanford Herald.