May 13, 2008

EWU Names Scholar-Athletes for April

May 13, 2008

Camille Moseley and Pannhara Mam have been selected by the Eastern Washington University athletic department as its Scholar-Athletes for the month of April.

Moseley is coming off a school-record performance in the 1,500 meters at the Steve Scott Invitational in Irvine, Calif., on May 4. She placed second with a time of 4:30.33 to break Hannah Lohrmann's record of 4:31.93 set in 1999. That is one of three personal-best performances Moseley has had in the 2008 outdoor season in preparation for the Big Sky Conference Championships May 16-17 in Sacramento, Calif. She will compete only in the 1,500 at the Big Sky meet, but has already qualified in the 5,000 meters for the NCAA West Regionals in Northridge, Calif., May 30-31.

Her 5,000 time of 16:44.09 at the Oregon Relays ranks second in school history. Moseley also had a time of 2:15.48 in the 800 meters to rank eighth in school history.

Including a fifth-place finish in the 1,500 outdoors in 2007, Moseley has placed in the top 12 nine times at Big Sky Conference Championship events, including four times in the top eight. As a freshman in 2004, she placed fifth in the 800 at the Big Sky Indoor Championships. She ranks in the top three in school history in three indoor events - third in the 800 (2:14.42), third in the mile (5:01.34) and fourth in the 3,000 (10:05.51).

Moseley is one of the athletic department's highest scholars. She has a 3.77 grade point average as a health education major. Now married, Moseley is the former Camille Gibb from Ellensburg, Wash., and is a 2003 graduate of Kittitas High School. She will end her career a perfect 12 for 12 in receiving recognition on the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team - four each in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track.


Mam has had a big hand in pushing the men's tennis team to previously unseen levels. Individually, he earned first team All-Big Sky Conference accolades this spring for the third straight year after another remarkable season.

Also, the Salem, Ore., native's name is all over the school record listings. He contributed 15 wins this year, tied for the third-most accumulated by an Eagle since EWU joined the NCAA Division I ranks in 1984. He and Kyle Schraeder had 13 wins this year, also the third-most. His 43 career singles wins is the second-best sum by an Eagle, while he and Schraeder have teamed for 42 doubles wins to set the school record in that category.

Mam has had a big role in the turnaround of the Eagle men's tennis program. Prior to his arrival to the Eastern campus, Eastern posted a 3-17 mark. A quiet leader, in his first three years here Mam has helped the Eagles to a combined 40-28 record and, in 2008, the program's first-ever Big Sky title and berth in the NCAA Championship.

In his first two years at Eastern Washington, Mam earned Big Sky Player of the Week accolades on April 3, 2007, as well as on Feb. 21, 2006, to become the initial Eastern player to win the award in six years. When he earned first team All-Big Sky honors his freshman season of 2006, Mam became the first Eagle to do so in 10 years.

The junior's achievements have been numerous off the tennis courts, as well. Not only is he on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, but the business management major attended the five-day NCAA Leadership Conference, where he was able to interact with and learn from 355 other Division I student-athletes from all over the country.

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