WR James Washington earns consensus All-America honors; Oklahoma State QB commit named best player in Texas

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundupwhere we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Oklahoma State WR James Washington earns consensus All-America honors

Oklahoma State receiver James Washington’s outstanding season has culminated in him being a consensus All-American. Monday, Washington made The Associated Press and Football Writers Association of America All-America first teams. The Biletnikoff Award winner was also on the Walter Camp first team, making him the 13th consensus All-American in Oklahoma State history.

Washington’s quarterback, Mason Rudolph, made AP’s third team, giving Oklahoma State multiple All-Americans for the first time since 2011. Also Monday, Washington was added to the roster for the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Washington needs 69 receiving yards in the Camping World Bowl to pass Rashaun Woods and become the Cowboys’ all-time career leader.

Cowboys QB commit Spencer Sanders named Texas player of year

With Rudolph a senior, Oklahoma State will need a new quarterback in 2018. Fortunately for the Cowboys, they’re bringing in the best high school player in Texas.

Oklahoma State quarterback commit Spencer Sanders was named the Gatorade Texas Football Player of the Year on Monday. A 4-star recruit from Denton, Sanders has thrown for 3,319 yards and 47 touchdowns with 1,037 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. He has said he will sign with the Cowboys during the Dec. 20-22 early signing period.

Other headlines from the program:

  • Rudolph is a finalist for the Bobby Bowden Award, which recognizes the player who “epitomizes a student-athlete as he represents God, his family, his institution and his community.”

Oklahoma State’s Loryn Goodwin named espnW player of week

The Oklahoma State women’s basketball team is off to a hot start this season, and senior Loryn Goodwin has been critical to the Cowgirls’ success. On Monday, Goodwin was named the espnW player of the week after leading the Cowgirls to an 87-72 victory over No. 7 UCLA.

Goodwin scored 27 points with 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in the upset. The performance also earned her Big 12 Player of the Week honors. Goodwin and the 7-2 Cowgirls are off this week with finals and return to action Dec. 19 against USC Upstate.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • Cowgirls basketball player Braxtin Miller earned Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors after scoring a career-high 19 points in the victory against UCLA.
  • Oklahoma State softball coach Kenny Gajewski received the 2018 One Dream Zero Distraction Rising Star Award, which recognizes coaches who show promise early in their careers.

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