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Beavers Ethan Thompson, Aleah Goodman earn Tom Hansen Conference medals

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After stellar senior seasons from Ethan Thompson and Aleah Goodman, the Oregon State men and women’s basketball stars have been named the Beavers Tom Hansen Conference Medal winners.

The prestigious honor recognizes both a male and female athlete for their outstanding performance, as well as achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership.

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Thompson capped off the 2020-21 season on the All-Pac-12 First Team, Pac-12 All-Tournament Team and the NCAA Midwest Region All-Tournament Team. He finished his career at Oregon State top-10 all-time in scoring (7th), assists (3rd), threes (8th), free throws (5th), games played (T-5th), games started (1st) and minutes played (2nd).

The Beavers guard is dual-degree recipient with a bachelor's in digital communication arts (3.48 GPA) and a master's in communication sociology and ethnic studies (3.37 GPA). Thompson was also a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District (2020, 2021), two-time NABC Honors Court honoree (2019, 2020) and was the 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award winner.

Thomson ruled out playing a possible fifth year in a farewell post to Beaver Nation on Instagram.

 

“I am proud to ending my collegiate career in the history books with a Pac 12 Tournament championship and Elite 8 appearance. I am extremely excited to see what God has planned for me next,” Thompson wrote.  

Goodman earned WBCA All-America Honorable Mention, Pac-12 All-Conference and Pac-12 All-Tournament in 2020-21. She owns Oregon State's career record for three-point percentage and also ranks third in threes made and 15th in scoring.

 After completing her bachelor’s degree in human development and family science (3.64 GPA), she went on to maintain a 4.0 GPA while pursuing a master's in student service administration during the 2020-21 season. Goodman also helped create a conference-wide initiative called Change Starts with Us which included coordinated social justice efforts. Goodman went on to be selected 30th overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2021 WNBA Draft, but was released on May 17. She remains a free agent.