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Locals honored as Ithacan named Best College Newspaper in NY


ITHACA -- Ithaca College's student-run newspaper, The Ithacan, has been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State for 2016 by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA's top collegiate honor, was announced April 8 at the organization's annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.

The paper also won First Place for General Excellence, First Place for Editorials, First Place for Sports Coverage, Second Place for Design, and Third Place for Website.

Caitie Ihrig of Henrietta is the sports editor for the paper, and she was also awarded Third Place for Photography by the association under the individual awards.

Sophia Adamucci of Buffalo is an assistant news editor for the paper.

From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and professional study. Located in New York's Finger Lakes region, the College is home to 6,100 undergraduate and 460 graduate students.