Between 2020 and 2030, Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications will give awards annually to students in the school who best exemplify Rick Starr’s approach to sports journalism. We are delighted that the college has named two 2020 award winners: Shane Connelly and Hannah Mears. You can read more about them here.
Our award recognizes sports journalism students at Penn State who write, like Rick, about the human impact of sports.
Rick’s work for the Daily Collegian and the Valley News Dispatch included many articles that explored the human side of sports.