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Former Gonzaga great Heather Bowman back on main stage at Hoopfest

Playing on the main stage in front of a Spokane crowd is nothing new to Heather Bowman. The former Gonzaga forward spent four years inside GU’s Kennel, leading the Zags to their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2010 and helping the team take home three West Coast Conference championships.

WSU’s Tia Presley, Lia Galdeira named 1st-team All-Pac-12

Washington State’s high-scoring guard tandem of Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley were named Tuesday to the Pac-12’s 15-member all-conference team, marking the first time in school history two players were named to the same all-conference squad. Presley, who set the scoring record for the Greater Spokane League while at Gonzaga Prep, led the Cougars (15-15, 9-9) in scoring with 18.9 points a game, which ranked sixth in the conference. The 5-9 junior also averaged 4.2 rebounds per contest.

WSU’s Presley, Galdeira make All-Pac-12 team

Washington State’s high-scoring guard tandem of Lia Galdeira and Tia Presley were named today to the 15-member All Pac-12 team. It marks the first time in school history that two players were named to the same all-conference squad.

Women’s hoop notes: McClard saga confounds

Recruiting on the Division I level never really stops as coaches try to stock their sidelines with the talent to improve or to have players ready to take over for stars who are getting ready to graduate. Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves said he’s amazed at the talent that comes from the Spokane area and North Idaho.

In brief: Whitworth hires Bowman as assistant coach

Women’s basketball: Heather Bowman, the all-time leading scorer in the West Coast Conference while playing for Gonzaga, has been hired as an assistant coach at Whitworth University, Pirates head coach Helen Higgs announced Wednesday. Bowman takes over for Heidi Goicoechea, who resigned in March after six years as Whitworth’s assistant coach.

Seattle Storm sign Bowman

College basketball: Heather Bowman, Gonzaga’s and the West Coast Conference’s all-team leading scorer, has a chance to continue her career close to home. The Lewis and Clark graduate has signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Storm.

Loss doesn’t spoil Zags’ record season

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Too many amazing things happened this season to feel too bad for the Gonzaga women’s basketball players just because their season ended before they wanted it to. You can’t make history, blaze trails and reach new heights, whatever this season might be called, and remain disappointed for long.

Legacy of high standards

As records tumble and awards mount, Heather Bowman continues to say her only goal was to become a starter for Gonzaga when she crossed Interstate 90 from Lewis and Clark High School. That, and help build something special in the process.

Heather Bowman

A look back through Spokane native Heather Bowman's seasons as a basketball player at Gonzaga University and Lewis and Clark High School.

GU’s Bowman requires shoulder surgery

Gonzaga junior Heather Bowman, a three-time All-West Coast Conference player and the Bulldogs’ leading scorer, played all four postseason games with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. GU coach Kelly Graves confirmed Bowman suffered a torn labrum in her left shoulder the first practice after the end of the regular season. She played with a brace as the Bulldogs won two games to capture the WCC tournament title and two games in the NCAA tournament.

Bowman leads GU past Waves

Heather Bowman reached double figures in scoring for the 14th consecutive game with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting and the Gonzaga Bulldogs remained unbeaten in West Coast Conference play with a 66-43 victory over the Pepperdine Waves Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Kelly Bowen chipped in 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Gonzaga (16-4, 4-0), which shot 57 percent (29 of 51) for the game, including 64 percent in the second half when it pulled away from a 25-14 halftime lead. Courtney Vandersloot had six assists.