WALTHAM, Mass. – Bentley University freshman Eric Beckwith (North Attleboro/North Attleboro HS) has been named the Men's Field Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference following his strong showing in the New Englands on Saturday.
The six-foot-two, 270-pounder threw the shot 48'11" to finish 12th overall and fourth amongst Northeast-10 student-athletes in the event. That throw was second best in program history, trailing only the school record 50'3.25" he posted earlier this month while placing sixth in the conference championships.
The Rookie of the Week award was Beckwith's first during the outdoor season. Indoors, he captured the honor twice.
Beckwith is also an offensive lineman for the Bentley football team, which will open its season Sept. 6 against Mercyhurst.