EWU Names Scholar-Athletes for March

April 16, 2009

Track and field athlete Paul Limpf and tennis player Rachel Berger have been selected by the Eastern Washington University athletics department as its Scholar-Athletes for the month of March.

Limpf had a time of 29:45.89 in the 10,000 meters at the Stanford Invitational on March 28 to break the previous school record of 29:48.6 set by Rick Adams in 1978. The senior, who also qualified for the Big Sky Conference Championships with that time, had a previous personal-best time of 29:57.13 in 2008.

Read a Q and A with Limpf here.

Berger recorded her 41st career singles win on Tuesday (April 14) versus Idaho to set the school record in that category, snapping a tie she had held with Tina Dlouhy (1993-96). Over her four years, the senior has helped lead the Eagles to 33 victories, 13 in Big Sky Conference play, a significant improvement over the previous four-year span (seven and three, respectively).

Read a Q and A with Berger here.

Limpf will compete next at the Mt. Sac Relays/Combined Events in Walnut, Calif., from Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18). Berger will play with the Eagles in a Big Sky quarterfinal contest versus an opponent still to be determined at 2 p.m. on April 24. That match will take place in Gold River, Calif.

Men's Scholar-Athletes
September - Paul Limpf, cross country
October - Alex Smyth, cross country
November - Chris Thomas, football
December - Benny Valentine, basketball
January - Art Karas, tennis
February - Adam Stewart, track and field
March - Paul Limpf, track and field

Women's Scholar-Athletes

September - Ashley Hamilton, volleyball
October - Lauryn Koelzer, soccer
November - Mandy Daniels, volleyball
December - Kyla Evans, basketball
January - Shene Davis, track and field
February - Krystal Deyo, track and field
March - Rachel Berger, tennis

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