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The 10 biggest and best shots of Kelsey Plum's record-setting career at the University of Washington, as told by her teammates, coaches and opponents.
Studio analyst who also conducts sit-down interviews and writes magazine-style features for a variety of CSN programming, with emphasis on Oregon State show Talkin’ Beavers. Also experienced and comfortable with live hits and live programming. Have also done hits on ESPN's Outside the Lines during coverage of Joe Mixon scandal.
February 2014-May 2017
National feature writer focused on college football and college basketball, with emphasis on Pac-12 and Big 12 coverage. Wrote weekly web features while working on long-term enterprise projects. Also hosted the SI College Football Podcast and spearheaded SI’s narrative podcast coverage. Wrote for web, magazine and SI Presents. Based in Portland, Oregon, and traveled around country for stories.
September 2010 - January 2014
Lead beat writer covering Oregon State athletics, with emphasis on football. Focused on long-form enterprise and breaking news regarding OSU, in addition to maintaining daily coverage. Developed football recruiting coverage as a freelancer for The Oregonian, and expanded coverage as a staff writer. Notable pieces include an investigation into the Oregon State women’s basketball program that led to head coach’s dismissal, spending a season with a Native American basketball player as she adjusted to life off the reservation; and addressing the aftermath of a football player’s sudden death.Covered Oregon football during 2011 season, and helped with Ducks BCS coverage each year. Also worked as a freelancer at Grantland.com in fall 2013.
March - August 2010
Lead feature writer for HoopGurlz.com, devoted to national coverage of high school girls basketball. Extensive travel to observe and report on top college prospects. Coverage included tryouts for the U-16 and U-18 women’s national teams, and the FIBA Americas U-18 tournament.
FWAA Best Writing column, first place (2016)
FWAA Best Writing enterprise, third place (2016)
USBWA Best Writing moderate length feature, first place (2015)
FWAA Best Writing feature, honorable mention (2014)
SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism sports reporting, first place (2012)
FWAA Best Writing loose deadline, second place (2010)
SPJ Pacific Northwest Excellence in Journalism Competition, third place (2007)
ONPA Collegiate Best Writing, first place (2007)
ONPA Collegiate Best Sports Story, first place (2007)
SPJ Region 10 Collegiate Sports Writing, second place (2006)
NCAA Freedom-Forum Sports Writing Scholarship (2007)