Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-12-11

Three Samford University students won first place awards in 2009 regional student production competition sponsored by the National Broadcasting Society (NBS).           

Winners are: Jordan Gotfredson, Best Radio Sports Story; Jacqueline Long, Best Radio News Wrap; and Lauren Womack, Best Radio Magazine.

All are journalism/mass communication majors. Their award-winning productions aired on Samford radio station WVSU 91.1 FM, and are eligible for national competition.

Gotfredson, a sophomore from Duluth, Ga., won for her sports update segment on the Spotlight Samford news program.     

Long, a freshman from Union Point, Ga., won for her report on a student bus trip to Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the Samford vs. Central Florida football game.

Womack, a junior from Spanish Fort, Ala., won for her Spotlight Samford program on “The Age of Lincoln.” The segment included an interview with guest lecturer and author Orville Burton.

Twelve colleges in the southeast make up Region 3 of the NBS organization of student and professional broadcasters.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.