Spokane native Mark Livingston, a Ferris High graduate who received his master’s degree in athletic administration from Gonzaga University in 2004, has been named GU General Manager of IMG College, the university’s multimedia rights holder and corporate partner.
Livingston replaces Kris Kassel, who assumed the position of Associate Athletic Director for External Operations for the Bulldogs after coming to Gonzaga in 2007 as the inaugural Gonzaga GM of IMG College.
Livingston joins IMG after nine years at Sacramento State University. He started with the Hornets in 2003 as the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and in 2007 was named the Associate Athletic Director for Development and Executive Director of the Hornet Club.
Track and field
Eastern Washington University seniors Bowe Ebding (Walla Walla, DeSales) and Shene Davis (Selah) have been selected as EWU’s recipients of the Big Sky Conference Scholar-Athlete Award for 2011-12. One senior male and one senior female from each school in the league are recognized for their athletic and academic achievements.
• Led by record-breaking All-America pole vaulter Keisa Monterola, members of the EWU teams won seven awards at the fourth-annual “EeeWoos.”
The event is a season-ending awards gala honoring EWU student-athletes and teams. Monterola won awards as Female Newcomer of the Year and for Best Record-Breaking Performance. The men’s indoor team was picked as the Best Team after finishing a school-best third at the Big Sky Conference Indoor championships in February.
Here are the other winners: Best Game/Competition – Football at Cal Poly (53-51 victory in triple overtime); Best Play – Greg Herd to Nicholas Edwards touchdown pass at Cal Poly; Best Male Athlete – Bo Levi Mitchell, football; Best Female Athlete – Brianne Ryan, women’s basketball; Male Newcomer of the Year – Brad Michael, men’s track; Coach of the Year – Stan Kerr, men’s track; Triple-Threat Citizen – Laney Brown, volleyball; Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Bowe Ebding, men’s cross country/track; Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year – Shene Davis, women’s track.
Washington State University senior Lisa Roman (Langley, British Columbia) has been named to the 2012 Pocock All-America second team, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) announced.
Roman completed her third season with the Cougars, having rowed in the varsity eight boat all three years. Last season she was named to the Pacific-10 All-Conference team and represented Canada at the Under-23 World Rowing Championships.
Rory Buck of Whitworth was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III men’s at-large first team. Buck is a two-time Academic All-American after earning second-team honors in 2011. Buck, a senior from Dubai, had a 3.81 GPA through January term and graduated last month as a kinesiology and business management double major.
Washington State University senior outfielder Kyle Johnson (Lake City, Coeur d’Alene) was named Pac-12 Academic honorable mention. He carried a 3.01 GPA in economic studies.
Eastern Washington University women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller has added a familiar face to her staff.
After a successful four-year career playing for the Eagles, 2011 graduate Jessica Huntington has returned to her alma mater to serve as an assistant coach.
Huntington was the captain and starting point guard for the Eagles in 2010 when the team captured the school’s first Big Sky Conference title and hosted the conference tournament as the No. 1 seed. Huntington was a four-time Big Sky All-Academic honoree and still ranks among the top 10 in the EWU record book for games played (117), 3-point field goals made (81) and assists (414).
Alexis Thoede (Bothell, Wash.) signed a letter of intent at Washington State University.
Thoede was a goalkeeper, a three-year letterman and two-year captain at Bothell. She earned all-league honors three times.
Jaime Birch of University High committed to play softball at Pacific University.
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