FAYETTEVILLE- Associate Media Relations Director Robby Edwards earned recognition, winning district six of the Fred Stabley Writing Contest with his article; "Bequette Legacy Continues - On Field & In Classroom." The contest sponsored by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), accounts for some of the best collegiate sports writers in the country.
The contest drew from 330 entries while only choosing the top eight, (one for each district) to be nominated for the overall National Athlete Profile of the Year. Edwards was chosen from district six with his story on recent Arkansas football star Jake Baquette and his family's legacy playing for the University of Arkansas.
Edwards is in his 12th year at Arkansas as an Associate Media Relations Director. He is the editor of of the newspaper Inside Razorback Athletics, which is where the story he wrote on Bequette was placed. Edwards is also the main contact at Arkansas for gymnastics and soccer while also producing the weekly Razorback Roundup.
This is not the first time that Edwards has received praise for his writing abilities. In 2003 he earned "Story of the Year" honors from CoSIDA and in 2005 his Game Day basketball program was judged best in the nation.
A Southern Mississippi graduate with a bachelor's in journalism, he also furthered his education at ULM as a graduate assistant in the sports communications office while he got his masters in communications in 1988.