Hamilton and King succeed on the field and in the classroom
Volleyball player Ashley Hamilton and cross country runner Kyle King have been selected by the Eastern Washington University athletics department as its Scholar-Athletes for the month of September.
Hamilton earned Big Sky Conference Player of the Week accolades on Sept. 28 after helping the team to 3-2 and 3-0 road wins over Idaho State and Weber State, respectively.
Earlier in the month, Hamilton attained All-Wildcat Classic accolades after contributing to EWU's 2-1 performance at that event, a pair of 3-1 wins over Houston and Nevada and a 3-1 loss to host Arizona, currently ranked 22nd nationally.
For the month, she had EWU's highest hitting percentage, .376 (57-13-117), to go with 9.12 assists per set. The Alpine, Utah, native contributed in other aspects of her game, as well, recording 1.61 digs, 0.56 blocks and 0.27 service aces per set in the 11 matches.
The senior has posted a 3.42 grade point average and is a biology major. Hamilton was named to the Big Sky All-Academic team each of the past two years.
King also had an outstanding month, highlighted athletically by Big Sky Athlete of the Week honors after helping the team to a first-place performance at the Clash of the Inland Northwest on Sept. 5. In that race, he finished the 6,000-meter course in a time of 20:28, placing second.
The sophomore also had a top performance on Sept. 19 at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Wash. During that 8,000-meter event, King finished fourth of 72 competitors with a time of 24:11.41. His placement helped the Eagles place third.
The sophomore is majoring in business administration and has, just like Hamilton, a 3.42 GPA. King also earned Big Sky All-Academic honors as a freshman in both cross country and outdoor track and field.
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2009-10 Women's Scholar-Athletes
September - Ashley Hamilton, volleyball
2009-10 Men's Scholar-Athletes
September - Kyle King, cross country