June 7, 2013

Jeff Minnerly and Cora Kellerman Win Scholar-Athlete Award from Big Sky Conference

Pair of seniors honored for athletics accomplishments and academic achievement at EWU

Senior football player Jeff Minnerly and senior volleyball/track & field standout Cora Kellerman have been selected as Eastern Washington University’s recipients of the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for the 2012-13 school year. Minnerly is a 2008 graduate of Ferris High School in Spokane, Wash., and Kellerman graduated the same year from La Conner (Wash.) High School.

The Scholar-Athlete Award honors the "best of the best" of the conference's more than 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.

As a senior in 2013, Minnerly became the eighth EWU player in school history since 1989 to be honored on the Capital One Academic All-America Division I football team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He earned the honor after advancing to the national ballot following his third All-District VIII honor announced earlier in the 2012 season. Minnerly currently has a 3.75 grade point average with a double major in finance and electrical engineering.

Kellerman owns a 3.78 grade point average as an electrical engineering major, and won four Big Sky All-Academic awards in four years as an Eagle. As a senior, she played in 107 sets and averaged 2.83 kills and 3.22 digs per set. She played in 108 career matches and averaged 2.38 kills and 2.41 digs per game, and had 98 total blocks and 39 ace serves. She also competed in 2013 in the javelin, and her best mark of 170-0 ranks second in school history and is less than six feet from a school record.

Listed below is a yearly listing of EWU’s recipients of the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award.

 
 

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

Year

Female Athlete, Sport

Male Athlete, Sport

2012-13

Cora Kellerman, Volleyball/Track & Field

Jeff Minnerly, Football

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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