Stockton Among 26 Finalists To Join The Gte Academic All-America Hall Of Fame
John Stockton, who went from Gonzaga University to stardom in the NBA, is one of 26 finalists for the GTE Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
Four of the group will be inducted in ceremonies May 25 in Washington, D.C.
Other finalists include swimmer Tracy Caulkins, football stars Bernie Kosar and Cris Collinsworth, and Jack Sikma and Danny Ainge from basketball.
Stockton is a 1984 graduate of Gonzaga, where he was the West Coast Conference Player of the Year and a GTE Academic All-American.
He went from leading the WCC in scoring, assists and steals to be the NBA’s all-time assist leader and was a member of the United States’ Olympic champion Dream Team.
The Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to honor former collegians who have attained high achievement in their professions and made strong contributions to their communities. Finalists had to graduate at least 10 years ago with a 3.0 grade-point average or better.
The Northwest Whitewater Association will hear from a group of suppliers at its first general meeting of the year Wednesday at Five Mile Heights Pizza, N6409 Maple. The site is a change.
The public is invited. Dinner at 6 p.m. precedes the meeting at 7.
Suppliers will include Bill Parks, founder and president of Northwest River Supplies in Moscow, Idaho; Paul Fish of Mountain Gear; Dave Jeffries of Big Wave Dave’s Whitewater Supply; and a representative of Recreational Equipment.
Info: (509) 299-2777.
Todd Hogue and Greg Graham of the Spokane Silhouette Club will talk about that form of competitive shooting at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council meeting, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday at N402 Hogan.
Both handguns and lever-action rifles are used in silhouette shooting.
Info: Robert Panther, (509) 534-6550.
Stacia Marriott of Seattle University and Kristi Johnson of Lewis-Clark State were honored when the Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference selected its all-star teams.
Marriott, 5-foot-7 sophomore guard from Davenport, was selected to the 10-member women’s first team. Johnson, a 5-7 senior guard from Post Falls, earned honorable mention.
Wayde Cornwell of Colville and Sara Steblaj of Spokane won Elks Hoop Shoot championships for the state of Washington and are competing in the regional finals this weekend in Portland.
Regional winners advance to the nationals.
Cornwell made 22 of 25 free throws to win the boys 10-11-year-old division. Steblaj was 5-for-5 in a shootoff to win girls 12-13 after tying for first with 20 of 25.
Andrew Moore of Spokane was second by a basket in boys 12-13 after making 21 of 25.
The Highlands Golf and Country Club in Post Falls will open March 15. It will start taking tee times on March 12.
Brad Bauer of Spokane (Lewis and Clark High School), a sophomore at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, will compete in the NCAA nordic championships in Jackson, N.H., this week.
In preliminary meets, Bauer was ninth in Winter Park, Colo.; 14th in Park City, Utah, and 16th again at Winter Park.
A Spokane athlete at Whitman and two Whitworth Pirates will compete in the U.S. Collegiate Ski Association national championships this week in McCall, Idaho.
Mike Craven, a Whitman freshman from Ferris, was seventh in the slalom as the Missionaries won the USCSA regional last month in Red Lodge, Mont. In races that produced a conference championship for Whitman earlier, Craven had a first and a third in the slalom and a fourth and sixth in the giant slalom.
Whitworth will be represented in the USCSA nordic championships by juniors Krista Galchutt, from Colorado Springs, and Aaron Hill, Boise.
Tayt Knowles, a Whitworth junior from Lake Stevens, Wash., was 20th in the slalom and 24th in the giant slalom in the USCSA alpine regionals in Red Lodge.
Lakeside High School at Nine Mile Falls will present its second annual high school bench press, squat and deadlift contest Saturday at the school.
Competition will be for boys and girls in grades 9-12, or 14 through 19 years old. All schools are invited. Weigh-in will be from 7-8 a.m., with competition from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee is $20. Each lifter gets three lifts.
Admission is $5, $3 with a student-body card.
Proceeds benefit Lakeside’s weight room.
Info: April Dennigan, (509) 466-1369.
Two returning All-Americans from Spokane, seniors Brett Lucas and Jason Baril, are among the 10-man delegation Central Washington is sending to the NAIA National Wrestling Championships next weekend in Jamestown, N.D. Both are graduates of North Central.
Lucas, fourth in the nationals at 150 pounds last year, has a 33-14 record, the wins five short of the school record. Baril, fifth last year at 118, has a 9-6 record and is coming off a second-place finish in the Pacific Northwest regional championships.