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Lady Flames photo earns honors

January 1, 2011 : Liberty University News Service

A photograph of the Lady Flames basketball team has earned a first place award in a monthly competition sponsored by the University Photographers’ Association of America.

The photo, taken by Liberty University photographer Les Schofer, is the cover of the Women's Basketball Guide for this season and shows the team in front of the Vines Center, also known as “the furnace.” It was the first-place photo in the Sports Features category. Schofer also took first place in the Personal Vision category with a photograph of pencils.

A photograph of a pole vaulter by Liberty photographer Joel Coleman took third place in the Sports Action category.

The UPAA is an international organization of 272 professional photographers from 180 colleges that is committed to photographic excellence in the academic setting. Members judge photographs in the categories of People and Portraits, News and Events, Sports Action, Sports Features, Science and Research, Personal Vision and Campus Environment.