Bridges, Walker receive CIAA weekly honors

April Emory
December 12, 2005 Ben Bridges, a senior on the Elizabeth City State University mens basketball team and head coach Shawn Walker have received CIAA Player and Coach of the Week honors. Ben Bridges, a transfer from Stetson University in Deland, FL, scored a season high 33 points and 9 rebounds in the Vikings 83-61 victory over Barton College on December 6th. Shawn Walker, who is now in his fourth year at the helm of the Vikings basketball program, led ECSU in avenging their season opening loss (80-67) to Barton back on November 15th. Prior to the loss to ECSU, the Bulldogs were undefeated and ranked 12th in the latest NABC Division II mens basketball poll. The Vikings will return to action January 3, 2006 as they will travel to face the Rams of Winston-Salem State University. Game time is slated for 7:30pm. For more information on ECSU athletics, log onto