|Cowan earns first-team all-WAC|
University of Idaho sophomore punter Bobby Cowan earned first-team all-Western Athletic Conference honors after leading the league and ranking 13th in the NCAA in punting average.
Joining him in earning post-season recognition from the conference are second-team choices Eric Greenwood, receiver; Daniel Hardy, tight end; Aaron Lavarias, defensive end, and Shiloh Keo, safety.
Cowan, from Evergreen High School at Vancouver, Wash., averaged 45.14 yards per kick, which is the second highest in University of Idaho history. Combined with his freshman year average of 43.0, he has a school record average of 44.23 yards per kick.
Greenwood, from Edmonds-Woodway High School at Edmonds, Wash., led Idaho's receivers during his senior season with 46 receptions for 741 yards, which includes the dramatic 23-yarder go give the Vandals' their victory over San Jose State on Senior Night. He finishes his career with 89 receptions for 1,246 yards.
Hardy, a Mackey Award semifinalist before breaking his arm after the Vandals' eighth game, still wound up as Idaho's second leading receiver. From Anchorage's West High School, he had 32 receptions for 545 yards to finish his career with 80 receptions for 1,364 yards.
Keo earned recognition on the preseason Thorpe Award Watch List and wound up as Idaho's fifth leading tackler with 45 solo stops and 16 assists for a total 61. He also had three interceptions and finishes his Idaho career with 11 to tie for sixth all-time. His 358 tackles are fifth all-time for the Vandals.
Lavarias, Woodinville (Wash.) High School, was third in the WAC and tied for 28th nationally in tackles for loss with an average of 1.27 per game, which equates to a team-leading 17 for 85 yards in losses. He concluded his Vandal career with 30 tackles for loss and 14 quarterback sacks - 10 of which were this season.