EWU Names Scholar-Athletes for February

March 19, 2009

Track and field athletes Krystal Deyo and Adam Stewart have been selected by the Eastern Washington University athletics department as its Scholar-Athletes for the month of February.

Stewart, from Yakima, Wash., peaked at the right time on Feb. 27 at the Big Sky Indoor Championships. Entering the high jump event ranked sixth after qualifying with a mark of 6-7, he exploded for a jump of 6-8 1/4 to seal the victory.

The sophomore was a Big Sky All-Academic selection two times as a freshman. That year, he also had a pair of top-five finishes and personal bests at league championship meets.

Read a Q and A with Stewart here.

Deyo accomplished all of her goals for the 2009 indoor track season, including breaking a 10-year-old school record in the 60 meters (7.55) and an 11-year mark in the long jump (19-2 3/4) two weekends ago at the Big Sky Conference Championships.

She has been named to the Big Sky All-Academic team three times in her Eagle career. The junior, who graduated from Castle Rock (Wash.) High School in 2006, is majoring in journalism.

Read a Q and A with Deyo here.

Eastern's track and field teams kick off their outdoor seasons on Saturday (March 21) at the Dusty Lane Invitational in Spokane, Wash. The Eagles will then head to Stanford, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational on March 27 and 28.

Men's Scholar-Athletes
September - Paul Limpf, cross country
October - Alex Smyth, cross country
November - Chris Thomas, football
December - Benny Valentine, basketball
January - Art Karas, tennis
February - Adam Stewart, track and field

Women's Scholar-Athletes
September - Ashley Hamilton, volleyball
October - Lauryn Koelzer, soccer
November - Mandy Daniels, volleyball
December - Kyla Evans, basketball
January - Shene Davis, track and field
February - Krystal Deyo, track and field


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