The Wichita Eagle Sports section received the rare Triple Crown honor in judging by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
The Triple Crown is one paper being named Top 10 in its circulation category in all three print competitions for 2015: daily sections, Sunday sections and special sections.
It’s the third time The Eagle has been awarded the Triple Crown.
The Eagle’s 2015-16 college basketball preview was four sections produced for one newspaper. The sections focused on Wichita State’s last chance to reach another Final Four with Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker and Evan Wessel; Kansas’ Perry Ellis and his senior year; an inexperienced Kansas State team; and Newman University’s newcomers with local ties.
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Two Eagle reporters also earned APSE honors in the writing and video contests.
Wichita State beat writer Paul Suellentrop was honored by APSE for a fifth time. His breaking news story on Wichita State reaching a contract extension with basketball coach Gregg Marshall was named top 10 in The Eagle’s circulation category.
Videographer John Albert was named top three by APSE for his video of Division I basketball referee Winston Stith, who explained the changes in rules for the 2015-16 season and why more fouls would initially be whistled.