Cheney, Wash. – Redshirt senior women’s basketball student-athlete Lexie Nelson and redshirt junior men’s basketball student-athlete Tyler Harvey have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletics Department as its February Scholar-Athletes of the Month, the department announced Thursday, Feb. 5.
A Butte, Mont., native, Nelson carries a 3.75 grade point average as an exercise science major. Harvey hails from Torrance, Calif., and sports a 3.60 GPA as a communications major.
Nelson helped the Eagles to a 4-0 start to Big Sky Conference play in January, scoring in double figures in six of Eastern’s outings last month. She averaged 14.3 points per game on 50 percent shooting and missed just two free throws on 31 attempts.
She was also named one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award on Jan. 23. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Harvey opened the month of January with a 39-point performance against Weber State on Jan. 1. He reached double-figures in all eight of the Eagles’ games last month, helping Eastern to a 7-1 record in that span. He was deadly from three-point range, making 32 triples while shooting 44.4 percent from beyond the arc.
He received national accolades as the Oscar Robinson National Player of the Week from the United States Basketball Writers Association on Jan. 6 and was twice named the Big Sky Player of the Week in January.
2014-15 EWU Athletics
January – Melissa Williams (Women’s Basketball), Vernon Adams (Football)
December – Jade Redmon (Women’s Basketball), Ronnie Hamlin (Football)
November – Nathalie Schwery (Women’s Soccer), Vince Hamilton (Men’s Cross Country)
October – Sarah Reiter (Women’s Cross Country), Mario Brown (Football)
September – Kelsey Julian (Women’s Volleyball), Blair Bomber (Football)