Eastern athletes honored during 45th annual Larry Stone Athletic Banquet


Eastern sophomores Rebecca Stewart and Devante Calloway received the Larry Stone Award for their overall contributions, teamwork and citizenship.
WILBURTON, OK (April 30, 2013) – All of Eastern Oklahoma State College’s student athletes from basketball, baseball, softball and cheerleading were honored during the 45th annual Larry Stone Athletic Banquet on April 29. Two students were also selected as recipients of the prestigious Larry Stone Award.

Sophomores Rebecca Stewart of Houston, Tex. and Devante Calloway of Opelika, Ala. were selected on the basis of their overall contributions to the spirit of athletics and their demonstration of teamwork, determination, unselfishness and citizenship.

The award is named after the late Larry Stone, of Jay, who played football and baseball at Eastern in the early 1960s. Marine Lt. Stone was killed in combat while on patrol in Vietnam. Friends of the popular athlete established a fund and created the award in memory of their friend. Dr. Henry Migliore, Eastern alumnus and Stone’s former teammate, presented the awards.

Stewart will graduate this spring with a degree in math and science and an overall grade point average of 3.66. She has played basketball for the Lady Mountaineers for two years and is currently on track to earn Academic All-American honors. Stewart is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Eastern’s Honor Program. She is a member of the Math and Science Club, serves as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Eastern, and she is the secretary for both the Psychology and Social Science Club and the Eastern Student Government Association. She has been involved in many community service projects including Lead to Read, Toys for Tots, the Wilburton Middle School Test Fest, and various food and clothing drives. Stewart plans to continue her education and pursue a career in dentistry.

Calloway is a general studies major with a 3.35 grade point average. He has played basketball for the Mountaineers for the past two years and has served as team captain. During his time at Eastern, the men’s basketball team compiled a 51-21 record, were named Region II Champions twice and made consecutive trips to the NJCAA National Tournament. Calloway is a member of Eastern’s Honors Program and has been involved in several community services projects, including volunteering for Lead to Read, the Wilburton Middle School Test Fest and at the Hutchinson Boys and Girls Club. He plans to continue his education at a four-year college or university this fall.

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