The award was for “Best in Show” among large universities. The competition was judged by members of the Associated Collegiate Press at an ACP conference in Austin, Texas.
Eaglenews.org was one of two websites in the state of Florida that made the top 10 list — the University of Miami’s miamihurricane.com came in ninth place. The first-place ranking went to the University of North Carolina’s dailytarheel.com.
“I was nervous because we changed everything about our online presence this year,” Hampton said. “We changed our website, and our app is coming out in two weeks.”
Editor-in-chief Kelli Krebs found the ranking to be “really rewarding.”
“I’m really proud of everyone and the media team,” Krebs said. “Moving forward, I’d like to get more involvement from student writers.”