Why did this have to be announced after TNH's final issue had gone to press?
Jackie MacMullan will be honored in August with the Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award. The awards are presented to members of the media who have made a significant contribution to basketball. Read more in the Boston Globe.
TNH loves Jackie MacMullan because not only did she graduate from UNH in 1982, but she was also on our editorial staff during her time here.
As such, we've written about her several times. So instead of a new article on her upcoming award, we'll refer you to some of those.
Most recently, we have "Globe columnist, ESPN contributor, returns to UNH with new book," which was written in November by Brandon Lawrence, currently one of two sports editors. Not surprisingly, this is my favorite part (Note: MacMullan played on the basketball team at UNH):
“Are you kidding?” MacMullan said. “When people ask me ‘what do you remember most about UNH,’ it really isn’t the basketball team, it’s working at The New Hampshire and how much I learned from that, and being up all night and deadlines.”
Here are a couple other stories we've written on MacMullan.
From Jan. 2009: "Looking at the outliers: Seeds of success planted early for Jackie MacMullan"
From 2008: "UNH alumna, Jackie MacMullan, model of integrity and success"
From 2006: "Veteran Globe reporter talks sports at UNH"
Congratulations to Jackie!
(Photo by TNH's Mike Ralph, November 2009)