Seniors are selected as the September recipients of the EWU Athletic Department’s Scholar-Athlete Award
Seniors J.C. Sherritt from the football team and Allison Reinstein from the volleyball squad have been selected by the Eastern Washington University athletic department as Scholar-Athlete Award recipients for the month of September.
Sherritt, a 2006 graduate of Pullman, Wash., High School, is a secondary physical education/health and fitness major with a 3.46 grade point average. Reinstein, a native of Livermore, Calif., is pursuing a degree in visual communication design with a minor in business administration.
Having just started her senior year, Reinstein is on track to graduate after the fall 2010 term, at which point she will enter graduate school at Eastern. Reinstein holds a cumulative GPA of 3.73 and has been named to the Academic All-Big Sky team for three consecutive years.
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The senior middle blocker has started 14 of Eastern’s 15 contests in the 2010 campaign, and ranks second on the squad in attack percentage (.247) and total blocks (37). She has tallied 91 kills thus far in the season, and leads the team in service aces with 10. She has scored 120.5 total points for the Eagles, which is the third most for any player on the roster.
During the pre-conference season, Reinstein was named to the Pepperdine Asics Classic All-Tournament team after she recorded 12 kills, five blocks and three service aces in the three games played in Malibu, Calif. Reinstein’s hitting efficiency of .219 (12-5-32) at the tournament was the highest recorded by an Eagle.
Reinstein turned in her best performance so far in the 2010 season at Idaho on Sept. 10, when she hammered 10 kills with only one error on 19 attempts. That offensive efficiency of .474 was the best recorded by an Eagle all season (of hitters who had 10 or more kills in a match). Reinstein tied her career-high in service aces when she notched four against Mercer on Aug. 27 of this year.
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Sherritt has also been selected to the Big Sky All-Academic team three times previously, and this past summer was selected to the Buck Buchanan Award Watch list for the second-straight season.
Sherritt is EWU’s leading tackler thus far with 50 for the season, an average of 10.0 per game that ranks 28th in FCS. In September, he had 11 tackles against Montana State, 12 in Eastern’s 36-27 victory over sixth-ranked Montana, 11 tackles and a pass broken up versus Central Washington and he had five tackles and broke-up two passes in Eastern’s opener against Nevada on Sept. 2.
The Eastern strong-side inside linebacker now has 306 tackles to rank sixth in school history, and four career interceptions to go along with 10 passes broken up. He needs 94 more tackles to break the school record of 399 held by Greg Belzer (1997-2000). He also set school and league records with 24 tackles against Weber State on Oct. 10, 2009,
A year after finishing second in the voting, Sherritt was selected to the 20-player watch list for the 2010 Buck Buchanan Award awarded by The Sports Network to the top defensive player in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision.
He averaged 14.17 tackles per game (170 total) as a junior in 2009 to lead FCS and catapult him into contention for the Buchanan Award. Arthur Moats from James Madison won the award last year, and in 2008 the winner was Eastern’s Greg Peach (now playing for the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League).