FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 2008 edition of the University of Arkansas gymnastics media guide was honored by the College of Sports Information Directors of America it was announced this week. The gymnastics media guide earned Best In The Nation honors for the first time in program history. The 88-page publication was written and edited by assistant media relations director Jeri Thorpe and associate athletic director Bill Smith. The media guide features gymnast biographies, statistics, program history, honors and awards for the 10th-ranked gymnastics team. The first-place honor for the gymnastics guide is one of many for the athletic media relations staff this year. The Arkansas gymnastics media guide beat out UCLA and Oklahoma who round out the top three. Both OU’s women’s and men’s gymnastics media guide covers earned Best In The Nation honors. The 2008 Arkansas gymnastics media guide is one of 10 annual media guides produced for women’s athletics. The award-winning publication is available to view and purchase on-line at LADYBACKS.COM.