2017

City and Regional Magazine AssociationWinner, Feature Story of the Year, for “Mustang Green”
City and Regional Magazine Association — Finalist for General Excellence for Charlotte magazine

2016

Best American Sports WritingHonorable Mention, for “Grounded”

2015

Best American Sports WritingHonorable Mention, for “Up, And Away”
Best American Essays — Honorable Mention, for “Up, And Away”

2014

Best American Sports WritingHonorable Mention, for “The Last Shot”

2013

High Point University — Young Alumni of the Year
“The Last Shot” — Named one of the top 13 stories of 2013 by Selena Roberts on Sports on Earth; named one of SB Nation’s top 13 longform stories of 2013

2012

FOLIO awardsOur State magazine, Gold Medal, overall issue

2011

FOLIO awardsOur State magazine, Gold Medal, overall issue

2008

North Carolina Press Association — First place, sports feature writing
North Carolina Press Association — Third place, feature writing
North Carolina Press Association — Third place, profile writing

2006

North Carolina Press Association — Third place, sports feature writing
Associated Press of Sports Editors — Top 10, sports feature writing

2005

North Carolina Press Association — First place, sports news writing
North Carolina Press Association — First place, lifestyle feature writing
North Carolina Press Association — Third place, sports columns

2003

Virginia Press Association — First place, sports feature writing

2002

Virginia Press Association — Second place, sports feature
Virginia Press Association — Third place, sports portfolio

2001

High Point University — University Award for Service

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