VALDOSTA — Prince Robinson Jr. Won first place in Valdosta State University’s 2019 Jim Murray Sports Writing Contest. He will now pass on to compete towards top collegiate journalists from throughout the u . S . For a chance to win one among five $5,000 countrywide scholarships.
The Jim Murray Sports Writing Contest is funded by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation, which changed into installed in 1999 through Linda McCoy-Murray to perpetuate the legacy of Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist Jim Murray thru a countrywide essay competition for collegiate journalism students. The candidates are required to write down a tale in Murray’s fashion, which is remembered for its humor, hyperbole, and one-liners.
Robinson’s prevailing article specializes in Cayden Cochran, former Blazer Nation quarterback who led VSU football to its 1/3 NCAA Division II National Championship title in 2012.
“Cochran grew up in Cashion, Oklahoma, and remains one of the maximum profound athletes to ever grace the metropolis,” Robinson shared. “He continued numerous accidents, role modifications, and setbacks before in the end coming to VSU ….
“I selected this topic because here is this athlete who turned into instructed that he couldn’t be a beginning quarterback at the University of Oklahoma, his childhood dream faculty. He receives there and became changed to huge receiver after weeks — after he had performed quarterback nearly his whole life.
“Cochran knew he became meant to be a sign caller, so VSU allowed him that opportunity. It become one of the satisfactory decisions in VSU soccer history …. He is now a member of the VSU Athletic Hall of Fame alongside with his teammates from that championship year.”
Robinson serves as sports activities editor for The Spectator, VSU’s unbiased scholar-run newspaper, and holds a Multimedia Basics Certificate and an Editing Certificate from the Poynter Institute. He is a -time recipient of the Georgia Press Educational Foundation’s Otis A. Brumby II Scholarship. He become recently elected vice president of the Georgia College Press Association, after serving as a junior board member. He completed an internship at the Chapel Hill News and Views all through the summer of 2017 and plans intern with the Marietta Daily Journal this summer season.
Robinson expects to graduate in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in English focused in journalism. He desires of running as a sports beat author for a newspaper and hopes to in the long run end up a sports columnist later in his profession. He is the son of Prince Robinson Sr. And Keyona Robinson of Douglasville, Georgia.