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LSU women's tennis media guide voted No.7 in nation

Courtesy: LSU Athletics

BATON ROUGE—The LSU women’s tennis media guide for 2008-09 was selected as seventh-best in the nation Wednesday by the College Sports Information Directors Association in its yearly contest.

The ranking marks the second consecutive year that the guide was voted in the top-10. The guide was edited by LSU Sports Information graduate assistant Jake Terry and designed by publications student assistant Kenli Langlois with photography by staff photographer Steve Franz as well as photos from Alex Restrepo and Jim Zietz.

“I think that we have, if not the best, than one of the best sports information and publications departments in the country, and this award is just a reflection of how hard they work in making everything they do as high quality as it needs to be,” said head coach Tony Minnis.

Among the judges’ comments for the guide were: “Good writing and information. Nice consistent style.” “Simple, yet catchy cover. Classy and easy to read.”

The 64-page media guide served as a complete source of up-to-date information on the 2008-09 team and also archived information and records highlighting the history of LSU women’s tennis.

It is a source of information for media outlets and fellow sports information directors from across the country, as well as a valuable recruiting tool for the LSU coaching staff.

The judging is based on eight categories, including team information, season in review, program history, general information, conference information, graphic design and editorial. The guides are critiqued by three pre-selected judges from outside organizations.

The awards for the publications contests will be presented at CoSIDA’s annual convention this year in San Antonio in June.