Rehkow named Walter Camp All-American
Although he’s just a freshman, Idaho punter Austin Rehkow has risen to national prominence. Rehkow was named to the 124th Walter Camp Football Team, after leading the nation with an average 47.8 yards per punt on 75 punts in 2013. His average is also an Idaho single-season record, beating the 2008 record set by T.J. Conley at 47.4.
The Walter Camp All-American team was honored Thursday on ESPN during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show. Rehkow received many honors throughout the 2013 season, including FBS Independents Special Teams Player of the Week three times, Ray Guy Award Punter of the Week once and College Football Performance Awards Special Teams Player of the Week three times. Rehkow, also Idaho’s kicker, first received national recognition back in high school when he kicked a 67-yard field goal while playing for Central Valley High School in Spokane.
“It’s definitely an honor to be recognized as such,” Rehkow said. “It’s a pretty cool thing.”
Soccer hosts awards banquet
The Vandal women’s soccer team hosted its postseason banquet Saturday at the Litehouse Center to honor a season where the team qualified for its fourth consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament. Six players earned team awards and graduating junior Katie Baran, along with senior Chelsie Breen, were voted Players’ Player of the Year by teammates. It was the second consecutive year the award has been split. Baran and freshman Alyssa Pease shared the Golden Boot Award, given to the team’s leading scorers. Nitalia Zuniga won the Golden Shinnie Award as the team’s top defender, Reagan Quigley was named Most Improved Player and senior Mary Condon was voted Most Inspirational Player. Breen also received the Kathy Clark Scholar-Athlete Award.
Barr honored once again
Idaho junior Stacey Barr earned her second WAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season for the week of Dec. 2-8. The Melbourne, Australia, native played a big role in Idaho’s two wins last week, scoring 20 points twice and notching another double-double in a win against Appalachian State. In a home win against Carroll College, Barr tallied 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with eight rebounds. She went for eight points and seven rebounds against Montana in the 33rd Lady Griz Classic and had 20 second-half points in a 23-point outing against Appalachian State. Barr had 12 rebounds in the Idaho victory.
Idaho-EWU matchup changes time
The Vandal women’s basketball team will now tipoff with Eastern Washington at 7 p.m. PST, rather than 2 p.m., Saturday in Cheney, Wash. The game was scheduled for the early afternoon, but changed due to EWU’s NCAA Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinal game.