Jerek Wolcott
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Carroll College sports information director Jerek Wolcott earned first place and three of the top five honors in the feature story category for the NAIA-SIDA Dr. Jack Bell Writing Contest.

The contest is an annual celebration of the best work by sports information directors from across the NAIA. The winners are announced at the CoSIDA-NAIA-SIDA convention, held in Orlando earlier this week.

The story that brought home the top prize was a feature on the Carroll track and cross country standout Leah Esposito, who recently wrapped up her career at nationals. The story chronicled her battle to overcome a pulmonary embolism to take home her third Frontier Conference individual championship.

Wolcott took third for his story about basketball All-American Zach Taylor's career and the ascension of Carroll hoops to national prominence.

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He took fifth for his story about volleyball coach Moe Boyle overcoming cancer and returning to her alma mater to lead the program to new heights, including back-to-back conference titles.

University of Great Falls SID Josh Wetmore received second- and fourth-place honors in the category.

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