North Central Washington

Sports Awards

Eric Monson


A two-sport athlete from 1978-82, Eric Monson lettered seven times in baseball and football. In the fall Eric was an offensive threat on the gridiron, leading the team in receptions, yards and scoring. The co-captain was a first-team All-Conference, NAIA all-district, Little All-Northwest and NAIA honorable mention All-American selection as an end his senior season. As impressive as he was on the football field, the baseball diamond was where Eric left his mark. In his senior season he established 11 PLU season and career batting records, ranking as the all-time career leader in at bats, hits, runs, triples and batting average. Eric’s name is prominent on seven different records list, including most career triples (11) and highest single-season batting average (.446). Monson was named a Northwest Conference and NAIA District 1 all-star in his sophomore through senior seasons. He was drafted in the 11th round of the 1982 Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals.