WCC honors GU’s Palmer
Women’s basketball: Gonzaga’s Haiden Palmer is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after leading the Bulldogs to two road victories.
The senior guard averaged 21.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game, while shooting 54.5 percent (18 of 33) from the field and 50.0 percent from the 3-point arc (5 of 10).
It is Palmer’s first WCC honor of the season and the fourth of her career.
Mayors wager on Super Bowl
NFL: The mayors of Seattle and Denver have made their friendly Super Bowl bets, promoting local businesses and causes.
In a call Monday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said in the unlikely event of a Broncos win, he would send Denver Mayor Michael Hancock salmon, Dungeness crab, and a bicycle made by Rodriguez Bicycles in Seattle. He also said a piece of blown glass from artist Dale Chihuly would be auctioned to benefit Denver’s Road Home program for the homeless.
If the Seahawks win, Mayor Hancock said he’ll send a sampling of Denver’s green chile and a hoodie, ball cap and skis handmade by Denver’s locally grown Icelantic Skis. He also said he’ll auction off a Denver-themed item to support the Seattle-based Lifelong AIDS Alliance.
U.S. sends record 230 to games
Olympics: The U.S. will send 230 athletes to the Sochi Olympics, the largest delegation ever for any country at the Winter Games.
The previous record was 216 by the U.S. in 2010 in Vancouver.
Todd Lodwick in Nordic combined will become the first American to compete in six Winter Olympics. Teammate Billy Demong and skier Bode Miller are headed to their fifth. Only three U.S. Winter Olympians other than Lodwick had accomplished that feat.
The U.S. Olympic Committee said that of the 106 returning Olympians, 49 have won medals, 13 of them gold.
The oldest member of the team is 46, curler Ann Swishelm. The youngest is freestyle skier Maggie Voisin, 15.