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Colbert joins HDN sports staff

By The Hays Daily News

Austin Colbert, a recent graduate of Wichita State University, has joined the Hays Daily News staff as a sports reporter.

Colbert joins the staff after graduating in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in journalism.

Colbert served as a reporter/photographer, sports editor and editor-in-chief of The Sunflower, Wichita State University's student newspaper. He also spent the last year as a correspondent with the Wichita Eagle.

He was twice named the Kansas Collegiate Journalist of the Year.

While at WSU, Colbert had the opportunity to cover the Shockers in two trips to the NCAA men's basketball tournament as well as the National Invitational Tournament in New York City.

His primary focus at the HDN will be coverage of athletics at Hays and Thomas More Prep-Marian high schools, and he also will provide coverage of Fort Hays State University and area high schools. =