December 6, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 33

Academic game plan

Keeping EWU student athletes champions in school is a team effort

The trophy that commands the most headlines for Eastern Washington university is the one the football team won in early 2011 in Frisco, Texas where the Eagles were crowned the NcAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision national champions.

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But to most of those inside the athletics department at EWU, the 2010 Big Sky Conference’s President’s Trophy – the award that recognizes the academic accomplishments of all teams at the school – is one that really honors their overall mission.

If there’s one term that reverberates throughout the people who populate the many offices across...

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