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Last Updated: Aug 08, 2017 01:05PM EDT
Here you will find a variety of templates related to Athletics. Use the links below to jump to specific examples on this page:
 
The examples below provide a basic template to congratulate your student athletes for various achievements. You may edit, remove, or add content as desired. Replace the text in RED with your school's info. Text in [Yellow] represents personal data from your spreadsheet or list of students. 
 

Team Roster


In the following example, the spreadsheet that accompanies this story includes the position that students will play on the team. You can additional columns for details like players' heights and weights if necessary.

Merit Title: [MU] [2017] [Football] Team

Merit Summary: [Merit University] congratulates the student athletes who were named to the [Mascots] [Football] team for the [2017] season.



 
   


 
Multiple Rosters


In the following example, the spreadsheet that accompanies this story includes a column for the sport that athlete participated in and a column to indicate whether is was the "men's" or "women's" team. 

Merit Title: [MU] [2017-18] Athletes

Merit Summary: [Merit University] congratulates more than [300] student athletes who participated on [Mascots] teams over the [2017-18] academic year. 



 
   



Season Wrap Up


In the following example, the spreadsheet that accompanies this story includes the position that students will play on the team. It also includes a [Stats] column which could include text similar to this: "12 homeruns and a .293 batting average" or "a 6-1 record and 86 strikeouts".

Merit Title: [2017] [Softball] Team Finishes [First] in [SCAC]

Merit Summary: [28] student athletes competed with the [2017] [Merit University] [softball] team. The team ended the season with a [52-34] record, which saw them finish [first] in the [Small College Athletic Conference (SCAC)]. 


 
   



Game Summary

Merit Title: [Mascots] [Women's Volleyball] [Eliminated] by [Rival University]

Merit Summary: The [2017] [women's] [volleyball] team [was eliminated from the SCAC tournament after a five-set loss] against the [Rival University] [Opponents].



 
   



Athletic Competition

In the following example there are full sentences of text in red that help set up the competition. In this case, the full sentence ensures that the names of all of the participating athletes are included in every story.

Merit Title: [Men's Rowing] Finishes [Third] in [Winner's Cup] 

Merit Summary: [Merit University's] [four-man] [rowing] team traveled to [London] and finished [third] in the prestigious [Winner's Cup]


 
   



Athletic Recruitment

In the following example, the spreadsheet that accompanies this story includes the sport that students will play. It can also include a column detailing some of the students' individual athletic accomplishments at their previous schools. The information in the "Individual accomplishments" column should be written as a full sentence so that it can appear wherever needed in the story.

Merit Title: [Merit University] Welcomes Incoming Athletic Recruits 

Merit Summary: [Merit University] is excited to welcome the newest [Mascots] to [MU] Athletics. 


 
   



Athletic Awards

In the following example, the spreadsheet that accompanies this story includes the name of the award that students earned. It can also include a column detailing some of the students' individual athletic accomplishments or a description of the award. The information in the "Details" column should be written as a full sentence so that it can appear wherever needed in the story.

Merit Title: [Merit University] Athletic Awards

Merit Summary: [Thirteen] student athletes were presented awards at [Merit University’s] annual athletics awards reception on [May 4].

 
   



Athletic Records

Merit Title: Records Fall for [Merit University] [Sport] Athletes 

Merit Summary: Two [Merit University] [Mascots] broke school [track] records on [Date]. [Senior John Smith] and [junior Jim Jones] set school bests during a contest [at the New York State Invitational, held at Rival University].
 
   



Team Academic Award

Merit Title: [Merit University] [Women’s Volleyball] Team Earns [AVCA Academic Award]
Merit Summary: The following student-athletes earned the [Team Academic Award] presented by the [American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)] for the [2016-17] season.

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