Loyola Marymount University’s (LMU) 2006 The Tower yearbook has been honored as the best yearbook in the nation at the 85th Annual National College Media Conference.

The Tower took first place in the “Yearbook 300-Plus Pages” category, which includes the nation’s largest yearbooks from the most esteemed colleges and universities in the nation, LMU officials said.

The Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Advisers honored The Tower for its unique design and its “re: 2006” theme, which separated the book into three sections — “reflect, real and relate.”

The 416-page 2006 edition of The Tower was the largest in university history and was produced by a 20-person student staff led by editor in chief, Ashlee Goodwin.

The Tower is a student-run yearbook.

“I am fortunate to have a front-row seat to watch the students who produce the yearbook grow, learn and push themselves to new heights,” said Tom Nelson, the university’s director of student media and advisor to The Tower.

“The 2006 yearbook was not only the best but the largest-ever produced at LMU.”

“The Best in Show” award is given each fall to the best yearbook in the nation.