December 13, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 34

Challenges are varied for Eastern’s student-athletes

Part 2 of a series - Whether it’s on the field, in the classroom or in real-life, these Eagles find their own ways to win

Eastern Washington University athletics director Bill Chaves addresses the student-athletes under his watch every September at a special luncheon at Pence Union Building.

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Some of Eastern’s top student athletes include: Cora Kellerman (volleyball), Kevin Winford (men’s basketball), Chenise Pakootas (women’s basketball), Kyle Koetje (men’s tennis), Alexis Filliol (women’s tennis), Nathalie Schwery (soccer), Kayla Sutter (soccer), Whitney Leavitt (track), Stephanie Dye (track), Jordan Curnutt (cross country/track), Jordan Arakawa (track) and Jeff Minnerly (football).

Part of his message addresses a formula he sees as part of the pathway to success as a Division 1 college athlete.

By taking their time and dividing it with 40 percent devoted to their athletic endeavors, 40 percent to academics and 20 percent to use as they wish, Chaves – and Eastern athletes – have found this to be more than just numbers.

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