December 31, 2013

Women's Basketball's Aubrey Ashenfelter, Football's Ashton Miller Named January Scholar-Athletes

Senior women’s basketball student-athlete Aubrey Ashenfelter and senior football student-athlete Ashton Miller have been selected by the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department as the January Scholar-Athletes of the Month, announced Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Ashenfelter is a psychology major with a 3.67 grade point average after graduating from Southridge High School in 2010. A 2009 graduate of Evergreen High School, Miller is currently pursuing his MBA after graduating magna cum laude with a degree in business with a 3.74 grade point average.

Ashenfelter played in her 100th career game versus Boise State on Dec. 20 and ranks in the top four on the team in scoring (8.0), rebounding (4.4), assists (3.8), steals (2.2) and blocks (0.8). Her three-point percentage (.385) ranks fourth in the Big Sky while her assist-turnover ratio of 1.9 is good for sixth. She also ranks in the top eight in assists and steals.

Ashenfelter recorded her second career double-double against Idaho on Dec. 14, finishing with 20 points and a career-high 10 assists. She added a team-high seven rebounds, narrowly missing out on a triple-double. She helped the Eagles go 4-1 in the month of December, averaging 10.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists.

Eastern has reached the Big Sky Tournament in each of Ashenfelter’s three years with the program, finishing third in the league standings in each of the last two seasons. EWU won a program-best 14 league games a year ago, earning a bid to the WNIT for just the second time in school history. 

Miller received All-America recognition by four organizations in 2013. He earned first team honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press and Beyond Sports Network, and was a second-team choice by College Sports Madness. He also earned First Team All-Big Sky honors and was one of four team co-captains.

Miller started 30 of 33 career games for the Eagles, including all 15 games in the 2013 season. He was a part of a senior class which won 42 games and three Big Sky Conference championships (2010, 2012, 2013) and 27 of 32 league games during his time in an Eagle uniform.

In 2013, Miller helped Eastern set Big Sky records with 592 points, 83 touchdowns and 8,002 yards of offense. As a team, EWU led FCS in passing efficiency (school record 182.6), and was fourth in total offense (533.5 per game), fourth in passing (349.8), 41st in rushing (183.7) and seventh in scoring (39.5).

2013-14 Winners

JanuaryAubrey Ashenfelter (Women’s Basketball) and Ashton Miller (Football)
DecemberAllie Schumacher (Volleyball) and Cooper Kupp (Football)
NovemberKatie Mahoney (Women’s Cross Country) and Ronnie Hamlin (Football)
OctoberCassie Black (Women’s Soccer) and Ashton Clark (Football)

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