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Loyola University New Orleans student wins Murray Scholarship

Loyola press release - July 21, 2003

Loyola University New Orleans journalism student, Kathleen Ide, has been named as one of seven 2003 Murray Scholars by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. Ide is from Florissant, Missouri.

The $5000 award is presented to second-year journalism majors to use at the college of their choice. This foundation was established in 1999 by Murray’s wife, Linda, to mark his long and distinguished career in journalism

Jim Murray was one of only four sportswriters to win a Pulitzer Prize. From 1961 until his death in 1998, Murray wrote for The Los Angeles Times. His career took him from the New Haven (Conn.) Register, to the (now defunct) Herald Examiner in Los Angeles, to Time magazine as its Hollywood correspondent, to the founding of Sports Illustrated in 1954, before ultimately serving as the premier sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times for 37 years.

Students are selected based upon a 1,000-word essay pre-screened by each school's journalism department, then by a panel of regional judges, with the finalists selected by a panel of national writers. This year’s panelists are Christine Brennan, USA Today; Clifton Brown, New York Times; Jamie Diaz, Golf Digest; Mickey Herskowitz, Houston Chronicle; Joe Hirsch,The Daily Racing Form; Peter Finney, New Orleans Times-Picayune; and Woody Woodburn, Torrance, Calif., Daily Breeze.

The winners are invited to California to attend an awards presentation October 26 – 27 and at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, and the 5th Jim Murray Memorial Golf Classic at the Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. Air and hotel accommodations are provided by the foundation.