The United States Basketball Writers Association has presented a 2010 Best Writing Award to David Woods, adjunct professor in the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism.

Woods placed second among five award winners in the “Game Story/Spot News” category for his Indianapolis Star article “Butler Miracle Run Continues” about the Butler men’s basketball team in last year’s NCAA tournament.

“This was exciting news,” Woods emailed to Journalism program colleagues, “being ranked right behind Season On the Brink author John Feinstein,” who won for a Washington Post article.

Woods teaches sports journalism in the College of Communication. He has published two books about Butler basketball, Underdawgs and The Butler Way.