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Members of the staff of The Daily Beacon won two national awards Saturday from the College Media Association during its annual conference in Austin, Texas.

Daily Beacon Training Editor Troy Provost-Heron took home a first place award for his coverage of UT football. His September 2014 story about quarterback Justin Worley’s struggle in the Vols’ loss to the University of Georgia placed first in the national competition.

Daily Beacon graduate and former photo editor Hannah Cather won a second place award for best photo illustration that appeared on the Jan. 23 cover photo of the newspaper.

The staff of the Daily Beacon competed against 252 colleges and universities for the Pinnacle Awards the staff earned from the organization. Provost-Heron’s and Cather’s work was selected from among 3,104 entries judged by media professionals who represented The New York Times, USA Today and the Associated Press.

Also at the organization’s national conference Daily Beacon adviser and Director of Student Media Rachel Wedding McClelland was sworn in to serve as the organization’s vice president for member services.

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