May 6, 2014 in Sports

Cougars sign Aussie guard

 

Women’s basketball: Washington State has again gone international with the signing of another recruit.

The Cougars announced Monday that 5-foot-7 guard Krystle McKenzie, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has signed a letter of intent to play for coach June Daugherty.

McKenzie was named the Under-16 South Coast Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013, the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Under-17 Australian squad and was selected to play for Australia’s Under-17 team at the FIBA World Championships in Slovakia this July.

She joins five other recruits who have signed to play at WSU.

They are 6-2 guard Ashley Bolston of Medford, Oregon; 6-2 forward Louise Brown of Park Orchards, Victoria, Australia; 5-9 guard Caila Hailey, of Inglewood, California; 6-3 forward Nike McClure of Tenino, Washington; and 5-8 guard Pinelopi Pavlopoulou of Athens, Greece.

Pirates retain all-sports trophy

College sports: Whitworth has won the Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports Trophy for a seventh straight year.

Whitworth teams tallied 248 points in 2013-14 to outdistance runner-up PLU’s 201. 

Pirates teams collected three NWC team championships and six runner-up finishes this year.  Four other Whitworth squads took third place in their league standings.  Points are collected based on the final team finish in 18 varsity sports.

The NWC all-sports trophy recognizes athletic excellence among conference institutions across all fields of competition.

It is named in honor of John Lewis, the baseball coach (1947-72), basketball coach (1947-67) and athletics director (1952- 72) at Willamette University; and Jane McIlroy, Linfield College’s women’s athletics director and physical education professor from 1950- 82, who also coached field hockey (1952-81), basketball, volleyball, softball and tennis.

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