Cheney, Wash. – Eastern Washington University President Dr. Mary Cullinan, along with EWU’s Athletics Department, honored the Eagles’ Scholar-Athlete award winners for the 2014-15 academic year at a luncheon Wednesday, May 20.
21 student-athletes from 10 different sports were recognized for their tremendous achievements in the classroom this past year.
“I’m really delighted that Eastern Washington University values the ‘student’ part of ‘student-athlete,’ as well as the tremendous competitiveness of our students as athletes,” said Dr. Cullinan. “It’s great that they are primarily students and really successful students.”
The student-athletes honored at the luncheon represented a wide variety of high-achieving academic endeavors. One student-athlete is currently enrolled in a graduate program at Eastern while many others plan to attend grad school or begin careers in a broad range of fields, including medicine and education, following graduation this June.
“Today was our second annual Scholar-Athlete luncheon, and it’s an honor to have the president hosting the event,” Dr. Laurie Morley, EWU’s Faculty Athletic Representative, said. “We had numerous student-athletes who repeated as award winners, so they’re maintaining this level of academic success along with athletic achievements at a high level. We are extremely proud of this group.”
Eastern’s athletic department selected a male and female scholar-athlete at the end of each month from September to June based on both academic and athletic performance.
2014-15 EWU Scholar-Athletes
June – Robert Dula (Men’s Tennis)/Phillip Puccino (Men’s Track & Field), Morena Mannucci (Women’s Track & Field)
May – Emma Murillo (Women’s Track & Field), Jordan Arakawa (Men’s Track & Field)
April – Delaney Hodgins (Women’s Basketball), Trenton Osborn (Men’s Track & Field)
March – Hayley Hodgins (Women’s Basketball), Venky Jois (Men’s Basketball)
February – Lexie Nelson (Women’s Basketball), Tyler Harvey (Men’s Basketball)
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)