Vicki Friedman, MA ’90, a freelance writer and author of the blog LadySwish, is the winner of the 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Mel Greenberg Media Award. Named after Mel Greenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter who founded the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll, the award is presented annually to a member of the media who has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in the women’s game. LadySwish reports on all 13 Division I basketball teams in Virginia as well as high school recruiting. Friedman received a 2008 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for a Virginian-Pilot feature story about a player whose father was dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Updated: May 21, 2013