Deseret News columnist Brad Rock has been honored by a national newspaper association for his feature story on Jazz guard John Stockton.

The story, titled "The Patron Saint of Youth," is among 10 finalists chosen by the Associated Press Sports Editors in the 50,000-175,000 circulation division. Final awards will be announced later this month.Rock, who covered the Jazz for four years, has been with the News since 1978. He has been an APSE national winner twice previously. He has received more than 40 writing awards.