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Crystal Ecton Named to Washburn 2013 Hall of Fame Class

posted Sep 20, 2013, 5:35 AM by website team   [ updated Sep 20, 2013, 5:36 AM ]
TOPEKA, Kan. -- The Washburn Athletic Department is proud to announce the 2013 Hall of Fame class which will be enshrined on Oct. 12 in a morning breakfast ceremony in the Washburn Room inside the Memorial Union on the Washburn campus. The trio of Crystal (Walker) Ecton, Cynthia (Schmidt) Heath and Mike Keeley will join the 131 former student-athletes and contributors who have been honored for their contributions to Washburn athletics.

Crystal (Walker) Ecton - volleyball 2000, basketball 2000-03
Crystal (Walker) Ecton was a two-time All-American after earning honorable mention honors as a junior after averaging 16.2 points per game and a WBCA/Kodak All-American as a senior after scoring 16.6 points per game. Her 1,344 points from 2000-03 rank eighth on the all-time scoring chart. Crystal was named the MIAA Defensive and Most Valuable Player as a senior following the 2002-03 season. She was a two-time Daktronics All-South Central Regional team member. She ranks in the top 25 in 22 single-season categories as her 124 free throws as senior are fifth highest all-time. Her 564 points scored as a senior is the eighth-best effort all-time as well as her 218 field goals made that season. Crystal was also a member of the Washburn volleyball team during the 2000 season. She teaches social studies at Madison High School in Madison, Kan., and was the head basketball coach from 2010 to 2013 and has also been the head volleyball coach since the 2010 season. She is a 2004 Washburn graduate and lives in Gridley, Kan., with her husband Jarrod and children Max and Bodie.
Best Washburn memory: "I loved my experience and my teammates. It's hard to pick just one, but I guess hitting the game winning shot against Pitt State my senior year. My parents both graduated from Pitt and so we went there on an unofficial visit when I was in high school. The coach at the time told me my lateral movement was too slow to play at there. I also really enjoyed getting to play in the (WBCA) Division I all-star game in Atlanta as the DII representative. It was interesting meeting the DI All-Americans and getting to play with them and watching the Final Four. I think I might have been the only one who actually tried in that all-star game."

Congratulations Crystal!  We are so proud of you!