Ashland University's football team made history on Saturday (Sept. 28) at Northwood in winning its 500th all-time game.
Eagle freshman tailback Gei'vonni Washington made some history of his own on Monday (Sept. 30) morning, being named 2019 Week 4 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the victory against the Timberwolves.
Washington is Ashland's first GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week since Andrew Vaughn on Nov. 6, 2017, and is the first Eagle freshman to be named GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week since the conference restarted football in 1999. The last AU rookie to garner a conference Offensive Player of the Week award was Matt Otero in 1997 in the Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference.
Against Northwood, Washington ran 30 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns, and added four catches for 16 yards. All three of Washington's rushing touchdowns (30, one and four yards) came in a 9:42 span in the fourth quarter, as the Eagles erased a 20-10 deficit through three periods, and in the fourth, he ran 12 times for 67 yards.
Washington is just the second Ashland runner this decade (Anthony Taylor twice in 2013) to record at least 25 carries, 125 yards and three rushing touchdowns in the same game.
Ashland (2-2 overall, 1-1 GLIAC) will travel to play No. 9 Grand Valley State (4-0, 2-0) on Saturday (Oct. 5) at 7 p.m. in Allendale, Mich.