Gard recognized as top student reporter

The American Volleyball Coaches Association recognized Morgan Gard, MS’19, as the top College Student Reporter for 2018-19 for her work on “Ambition: The New IU,” a documentary covering the volleyball team’s rebuilding process under new head coach Steve Aird — produced by Media School students.

As the project’s videographer, Gard undertook the responsibility of filming the team’s home and away games.

“The goal of the series was to tell stories and document reality, rather than force feed or manufacture a narrative,” said Jeremy Rosenthal, Cert’10, assistant director of media relations for IU Athletics. “People saw the ups and down throughout the season and how the team responded in moments of adversity. Morgan is very talented and is a very dedicated student.”

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