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Area roundup: Eastern Washington extends women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller through 2022

From staff and wire reports

Eastern Washington announced a new five-year contract for women’s basketball head coach Wendy Schuller. The contract runs through the 2022 season.

In 16 seasons at the helm of the women’s basketball program, Schuller has led the Eagles to a 237-245 overall record, including a 137-123 record in Big Sky play. Eastern has advanced to the Big Sky Conference Tournament in 13 of Schuller’s 16 seasons as head coach, including the past seven campaigns.

Schuller coached the Eagles to a 19-14 overall record during the 2016-17 season. EWU finished fourth in the Big Sky Conference standings.

Women’s golf

Marie Lund-Hansen and Alivia Brown led five Washington State golfers at 15-over 231 in a tie for 33rd place at the Pac-12 championships at Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.

Cherokee Kim ended in 48th place (19-over 235), Madison Odiorne tied for 51st (27-over 243) and Bree Wanderscheid finished 54th (33-over 249).

No. 6 UCLA took the team championship while Lilia Vu ran away with the individual title at 7-under 209, besting teammate Mariel Galdiano by six strokes.

Women’s tennis

Washington State’s 11th seeded squad was shut out 4-0 by sixth-seeded USC and was eliminated from the Pac-12 Championships in Oja, California.

Two-time Pac-12 player of the week winner Gabby Smith got the singles win against WSU’s Bara Michalkova, 6-2, 6-3. Sydney Van Alphen followed with a win over Ege Tomey, 6-2, 6-1. In a third singles match, Madison Westby topped Victoria Materjevic 7-5, 6-0.

The Cougars finished their season at 10-16.

—Gonzaga’s Nevada Apollo and Sophie Whittle earned All-West Coast Conference first team honors, announced by the conference office.

Apollo and Whittle become the second and third players in program history to earn top consideration for their singles play.

Whittle and doubles partner Graciela Rosas were named All-WCC first team doubles, while Apollo and partner Domonique Garley received honorable mention.

Gonzaga (16-3, 7-2 WCC) is the second seed at this weekend’s WCC Championships in Claremont, California.

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