June 8, 2012

Bowe Ebding and Shene Davis Tabbed as 2012 Big Sky Scholar-Athlete Award Winners

Pair of senior track and field standouts honored by conference for athletic and academic achievements

Big Sky Conference News Release

Seniors Bowe Ebding and Shene Davis from the Eastern Washington University track and field program have been selected as Eastern Washington University’s recipients of the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2011-12 school year.

The Scholar-Athlete Award honors the "best of the best" of the conference's nearly 3,000 student-athletes. One senior male and one senior female from each school in the league are recognized for their athletic and academic achievements.

To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale), be a member of the graduating class and/or have completed their last year of intercollegiate athletic eligibility, have completed at least two years of intercollegiate competition at the institution and be a letter winner.

Ebding is from Walla Walla, Wash., and is a 2007 graduate of DeSales High School. He has a 3.62 grade point average as a Spanish education major. Davis is a 2007 graduate of Selah (Wash.) High School and is an exercise science major with a 3.68 GPA.

Ebding will finish his Eastern career with a total of 10 Big Sky Conference All-Academic honors in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. In the 2010 cross country season, he finished first or second on the team in every race. At the Big Sky Conference Championships that season, Ebding finished 16th with a time of 23:07.87 to help the Eagles finish in fifth place. As a senior, he placed 22nd.

On the track, Ebding placed 11th in the 10,000 (32:32.20) and 12th in the 5,000 (15:25.63) at the 2012 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships in Bozeman, Mont. Last season, at the 2011 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championships, Ebding finished fifth in the 10,000 with a mark of 30:56.84. He has etched his name into Eastern’s record books, as he ranks fifth all-time indoors in the 5,000 (14:40.28) and 10th outdoors in the 10,000 (30:48.76).

With a trio of Big Sky Conference runner-up finishes and a relay title on her resume, Davis will end her career with seven BSC All-Academic honors. Four times she has earned All-Big Sky honors with top three finishes at Big Sky competitions, including a second-place finish in the triple jump at the 2012 BSC Outdoor Championships with a school-record effort of 40-6 1/4. She ranks in the top three on Eastern’s other indoor and outdoor top 10 lists in the triple jump and long jump, including a school-record 19-9 1/2 jump indoors in the long jump.

Her other runner-up finishes in the Big Sky were indoors and outdoors in the long jump as a sophomore, in addition to running a leg on EWU’s winning 4x100 relay team. That squad registered a school-record time of 45.31, which at the time ranked second all-time in Big Sky history.

 
 

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY RECIPIENTS OF THE BIG SKY CONFERENCE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

Year

Female Athlete, Sport

Male Athlete, Sport

2011-12

Shene Davis, Track & Field

Bowe Ebding, Track & Field/Cross Country

2010-11

Julie Piper, Basketball

Matt Martin, Football

2009-10

Christy Borders, Track & Field

Jacob Kragt, Football

2008-09

Bonnie Berscheid, Track & Field

Marcus Walker, Football

2007-08

Camille Moseley, Track & Field/Cross Country

Tom McAndrews, Football

2006-07

Joanna Chadd, Basketball

David Paul, Track & Field

2005-06

Beth Russell, Soccer

Joey Cwik, Football

2004-05

Keva Sonderen, Volleyball

Ty Weingard, Track & Field

2003-04

Kathleen Nygaard, Basketball

Kyler Randall, Football

2002-03

Christie Kight, Track & Field

Kurt Kraemer, Track & Field

2001-02

Robyn Felder, Volleyball

Mike Oien, Track & Field

2000-01

Angie Hall, Volleyball

Lance Ballew, Football

1999-00

Kim Maxwell, Volleyball

Ryan Hansen, Basketball

1998-99

Kim Exner, Volleyball

Mike MacKenzie, Football

1997-98

Lora Botha, Volleyball

Jeff Ogden, Football

1996-97

Jaime Dotson, Volleyball

Jason Baerlocher, Track & Field

1995-96

Resa Watterson, Basketball

Jesse Hardt, Football

1994-95

Lori Napier, Basketball

Noah Chambreau, Track & Field

1993-94

Andrea Pochman, Volleyball

Tony Brooks, Football

1992-93

Angela Grant, Volleyball

Trevor Westlund, Football

1991-92

Kari McKay, Track & Field/Cross Country

Kurt Schulz, Football

1990-91

Nancy Kuiper, Track & Field

John Garrison, Basketball

1989-90

Suzanne Vick, Volleyball

Jack Folger, Track & Field/Cross Country

1988-89

Lorna Barr, Volleyball

Jeff Mickel, Football

1987-88

Sonya Gaubinger, Basketball

Hogan Wrixon, Track & Field

 
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