Eastern Oregon Claims Three Player of the Week Honors

By on Thursday, November 16th, 2023 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

LA GRANDE – (Release from Eastern Oregon University) Eastern Oregon University proudly announces the outstanding achievements of three of its athletes who have been honored with Cascade Collegiate Conference Player of the Week awards. EOU athletes claimed three out of four available honors.

Men’s Basketball – Garrett Hawkes

Eastern Oregon University’s Garrett Hawkes, a sophomore guard hailing from Ashton, Idaho, has been named the Rize Laboratory Men’s Basketball Player of the Week. Hawkes recorded an impressive 38 points against Arizona Christian University, the third ranked team in the NAIA. This marks the highest point total by a CCC player this season. Hawkes also displayed remarkable efficiency, shooting 66.7% from the field and connecting on 50% of his three-point attempts. 

Women’s Basketball – Beverly Slater

Beverly Slater, a senior guard from Boise, Idaho, has earned the title of Rize Laboratory Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. The No. 17-ranked Eastern Oregon University athlete was named MVP of the Twin Rivers Physical Therapy Classic, leading the Mountaineers overtime comeback victory against the University of Montana Western. Slater recorded an impressive stat line of 30 points, 21 rebounds, and four assists against Montana Western, averaging 19.5 points, 15.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and two steals on the weekend.

Women’s Wrestling – Liv Weiber

Liv Wieber, a sophomore wrestler from Boise, Idaho, secured the title of Rize Laboratory Women’s Wrestler of the Week. Ranked No. 13 at 155, Wieber clinched a third-place finish at the Mike Clock Open. Dominating the tournament, Wieber went 5-1, showcasing three tech falls and two pins in under a minute and a half. 

Eastern Oregon University celebrates these remarkable athletes and is proud to have such outstanding representatives of their athletic programs.