Cheney, Wash. – If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a student-athlete firsthand, you’ll get the chance to find out as Eastern Washington University Athletics announces its Student-Athlete Social Media Ambassador program Wednesday, Aug. 20.
EWU Athletics will add three student-athletes to their social media directory this week: Football’s Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp), Men’s Basketball’s Tyler Harvey (@YoungTRaaw), and Women’s Basketball’s Melissa Williams (@melissawillie42) will now be official social media representatives of Eastern Athletics.
EWU Director of Athletics Bill Chaves is excited to be giving fans a new level of engagement with Eastern Athletics and its student-athletes.
“We are very excited to roll out our student-athlete ambassador program this year. It will allow our fans a different viewpoint of Eagle Athletics while also getting to know our talented student-athletes on a more personal level,” Chaves said.
Kupp received the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS a season ago after setting six new FCS records. He finished his redshirt freshman campaign with 93 catches, 1,691 yards and 21 touchdowns, all FCS records. Kupp also broke the all-time FCS record with a touchdown catch in 14 consecutive games.
A native of Yakima, Kupp is majoring in economics.
Harvey had a stellar sophomore season for EWU, becoming the first Eagle to earn NABC All-District honors since 2006. He poured in 677 points to rank third in school history, and his 21.8 scoring average was third behind only the averages of 24.6 and 24.2 that former Eagle and NBA player Rodney Stuckey had in the 2007 and 2006 seasons, respectively. Harvey broke the school record for three-pointers with 109, just 15 behind the Big Sky record of 124.
A Torrance, Calif., native, Harvey is majoring in communications and earned Big Sky All-Academic honors last season.
Williams is a three-year letter winner at Eastern, having missed just three games in her entire collegiate career. She was the Eagles’ top rebounder last season, pulling down an average of 6.2 rebounds per game while chipping in 6.0 points per game on 45 percent shooting.
A native of Camas, Williams is majoring in biology and is a three-time Big Sky All-Academic Team honoree.
Fans can follow the new student-athlete ambassadors directly from the department’s social media directory.