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Locally: Lodwick honored for academics

Recent Washington State University men’s basketball graduate Abe Lodwick has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.

Lodwick, from Bend, Ore., graduated with degrees in both communication and political science including a 3.22 grade-point average. He was a three-time conference all-academic honoree, earning first-team accolades in 2011 and second-team in 2010 and 2012. Lodwick averaged 7.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 27 games his senior season as he finished third in WSU’s single-season record books with a .462 (48 for 104) 3-point field-goal percentage.

Ethan Vaughn, a Mead graduate who just completed his sophomore year at the University of Montana, made the All-Academic Big Sky Conference first team in tennis this spring.

• The Western Athletic Conference announced its 2012 All-Academic honors for spring sports and Idaho had 45 honorees.

Athletes from the region who were honored are: women’s outdoor track – Morgan Dunning (East Valley) and Sara Hemenway (Central Valley); women’s soccer – Katie Baran (Lakeside/Nine Mile Falls); women’s swimming and diving – Rachel Millet (Ferris); women’s indoor track – Megan Dempsey (University); and men’s outdoor track – Colton Hastings (Colville).


Washington State University’s Shawna Fermin finished sixth in the women’s 400-meter dash at the 2012 North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Track and Field Championships last weekend in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Fermin, a junior from Victorville, Calif., competed for Trinidad and Tobago after placing fourth at the NAAA Sagicor General/NGC 2012 Senior/Open Championships June 23-24 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

At the NACAC Championships, Fermin ran a prelim time of 54.45 seconds, seventh best in the prelims. She advanced to the final where she ran a time of 53.42 for sixth. Fermin’s lifetime best is 52.66, second fastest in WSU history, run at the Pac-12 Championships in Eugene, Ore., in May.


A group of volunteers in conjunction with American Legion Baseball are raising funds to install an artificial turf infield at Shadle Park’s Al K. Jackson Field.

Interested people wishing to become involved can learn more about the project at www. or by contacting American Legion baseball, P.O. Box 11, Spokane, WA 99210.

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