Local officials work postseaon
Seven members of the Spokane Collegiate Football Officials Association received postseason assignments, including three who worked FBS bowl games.
Jim Northcott was the replay official for the Gator Bowl on New Year’s Day in Jacksonville, Fla., where Nebraska beat Georgia 24-19; Shane Anderson worked South Carolina’s 34-24 win over Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on New Year’s Day; and Dan Antonietti was in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., on Dec. 28 where Kansas State defeated Michigan 31-14.
Also, Steve Currie worked Stanford’s 38-14 win over Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship game on Dec. 7 in Tempe, Ariz.; Bob Guerin and Roger Stewart both officiated the Dec. 7 FCS second-round game in Fargo, N.D., where North Dakota State defeated Furman 38-7; and Dan Meyer was in an NAIA quarterfinal in Helena, on Nov. 30, where Carroll beat Missouri Valley 27-3.
Two members of the Eastern Washington football team, linebacker Ronnie Hamlin and center Ashton Miller, are among 43 players selected to the 16th annual NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
Hamlin, a 2009 graduate of Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash., has a 3.54 grade-point average as a technology major. He earned All-America honors in 2013 after finishing with 140 tackles, the fourth-most in Eastern history.
Miller, a 2009 graduate of Evergreen in Vancouver, Wash., is pursuing his MBA after graduating magna cum laude with a degree in business administration with a 3.74 GPA. He carries a 3.63 graduate GPA. He earned All-America recognition on four different teams in 2013.
They bring to 16 the number of honors won by 15 different Eastern players since the award began in 1998. Safety Jeff Minnerly was a repeat winner in 2011 and ‘12.