Sophomore Matthew VanTryon, the Butler Collegian’s sports editor, won a first-place national Pinnacle College Media Award on Friday, October 31, for best sports investigative story for his series about former Butler women’s basketball coach Beth Couture and allegations of verbal and physical abuse against her players.
Couture was dismissed from the program a week after the original story was published last spring, and the same day that a follow-up story ran.
Ryan Lovelace ’14 received a second-place Pinnacle Award for best investigative story for his look at Allan Boesak, who was named the first director of the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Global Justice, and Reconciliation, a joint program of Butler and Christian Theological Seminary.
The CMA Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and individual work. The awards were handed out at the 93rd Annual Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Association National College Media Convention in Philadelphia.