Former student named sports editor

Served as sports editor at CEU two years
Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 9:11pm

Former College of Eastern Utah student, and sports editor of The Eagle, Nathan Davis has continued his work in the journalism field, and has been named the sports editor of The Signpost at Weber State University.

After leaving CEU in 2010 Davis who is originally from Idaho, transferred to WSU and started working on The Signpost as the assistant sports editor. During that year he contributed to an award winning sports page, but helping with the layout and design and covering multiple school sports.

Davis was responsible for coverage of the WSU women’s soccer team, and the women’s basketball team. He also occasionally covered stories for the News page of the paper.

At the end of the spring semester, Davis applied for the vacant position of sports editor. He was given the job, and began work in the summer. He attributed his success in the journalism field to The Eagle faculty advisor, Susan Polster.

“I learned a lot from Susan,” Davis said. “She was a great mentor and helped me realize a talent that I didn’t really know I had. She was also the reason why I came to Weber State. I’m really grateful for the time I spent at CEU.”

The transition to working at WSU was something new for Davis, The Signpost is published three times a week.

“It took a while to get used to the new work load. But, I was able to take the fundamental things I learned at CEU and apply them here. I really learned a lot in Price.”

While at CEU, Davis worked closely with the athletics department, forming close friendships with former CEU Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Craig, and many former CEU athletes.

Davis said his most memorable moment at CEU was getting to cover the Scenic West Athletic Conference basketball tournament in his final year at the school.

“I loved covering the SWAC tournament,” Davis said. “It was so fun to be able to go to every game, and see all the talent. It was the most fun I’ve had as a reporter. Especially when CEU won the tournament.”

Davis is currently a junior at WSU, and is majoring in the communications field, and plans to graduate next year. He said he isn’t totally sure what he wants to do, but knows it will involve writing.

“I don’t know exactly where I’ll end up after school. I’d love to get a job covering sports for a newspaper somewhere. I’ve also thought about teaching, or doing PR. All I know for sure is I want to continue writing.”

While Davis is enjoying his time at WSU, he said the Eastern Utah would always hold a special place in his heart.

“I love Price and the Eastern Utah area. I wouldn’t mind living there after college. It gets a lot of flak from people who haven’t lived there, but it really is a nice place.”

At WSU Davis is continuing to learn and grow as a writer, and a journalist. He said he loves the school, and the newspaper there, but nothing could replace CEU.

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