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Dick Patrick '72 Recognized for Sports Writing

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By Briana Wagner '13  |  Contact Sharon Rippey 315-859-4672
Posted April 12, 2010
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Dick Patrick '72 was named the recipient of the 2010 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Mel Greenberg Media Award.  The award is granted to one who "has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in the women’s game" and who has had a "positive impact on the growth and national or regional exposure of the sport."  The winner must have participated in women’s basketball media for at least five years.

Patrick has covered both college sports and eight Olympic Games in his writing, concentrating on track and field, football, and basketball.  He has worked for
the Rochester Times-Union, the Binghamton Sun-Bulletin, the Finger Lakes Times, and USA TODAY.  Currently he is a freelance writer.

Patrick’s wife, Jody Lavin-Patrick, was named the Virginia Independent School Girls’ Basketball Association Division I Coach of the Year three weeks later.  It was her third time honored as Coach of the Year. 
"Both of us getting something in the same year could be unique," she commented. "You don’t see that every day. Dick is way overdue. He has been slugging away, so I'm glad that his colleagues gave him this honor.

At Hamilton, Patrick played JV basketball and was a member of Psi Upsilon.  He graduated with a major in history.

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