The “Ritter Collett Team of Excellence Award” is named after long-time sports writer Ritter Collett who covered Dayton Sports for over 50 years.  He attended Ironton High School and graduated from Ohio University in 1942.  Mr. Collett is the only person to serve as sports editor for all three Dayton newspapers (Dayton Journal, Journal Herald and the Dayton Daily News).  He was inducted into the writer’s wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. on August 2, 1992.