Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 8

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Gio Jackson, Todd Beamer HS / Federal Way, WA., helped the 2nd-ranked Trojans to a pair of wins over Bellevue and sixth-ranked Edmonds. Jackson averaged 24.5 points per game and shot a terrific 15-16 (93.8%) from the charity stripe. He also tallied 22 rebounds, 13 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.

"Gio is our leader on and off the floor," said Everett head coach Mike Trautman. "He doesn’t take possessions off and attacks the rims as well as anyone in the NWAC.  He is currently 4th in the NWAC in rebounding at 8.9 rebounds a game, as a 5’10 PG.  His rebounding along with excellent on ball defense, helps our team get stops.  Off the floor, Gio is a good student in the Engineering department and the student athletic coordinator for Student Life."

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 8

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Cierra Jo McKeown, Touchet HS / Touchet, WA., led the 2nd-ranked Warriors to double digit wins over Yakima Valley (13-5), North Idaho (11-7) and Blue Mountain. McKeown averaged 26.3 points per game on 61.2% shooting (54.8% from the three on 31 shots). She also added 12 rebounds, 16 assists and 3 steals.

“Cierra Jo had a very solid week in three East Region games," said WWCC head coach Bobbi Hazeltine. "Her near 26 point average was impressive, but even more impressive was her shooting percentage.  Cierra has been consistent like that all year for us.  She put in hours of time this summer, and her dedication is really paying off.”


NWAC – Under Armour Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Jan 23

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

JANUARY 23, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Portland 5-1, 16-3 76(6) 1
2. Everett 3-1, 15-4 68(2) 2
3. Walla Walla 5-1, 15-4 42 6
4. Spokane 4-2, 14-5 32 7
5. North Idaho 4-2, 14-5 28 5
6t. Clackamas 4-1, 12-6 20 NR
6t. Edmonds 2-2, 14-5 20 3
8. South Puget Sound 4-0, 13-6 9 NR
Also receiving votes:
Lower Columbia 7, Yakima Valley 7, Umpqua 2, Tacoma 1

Next Poll: February 6

NWAC – Under Armour Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll – Jan 23

NWAC - Under Armour Coaches Poll

JANUARY 23, 2018
Record (Region, Overall)
1. Umpqua 5-0, 18-0 80(8) 1
2. Walla Walla 6-0, 18-1 62 2
3. Grays Harbor 4-0, 16-1 39 5
4. Columbia Basin 7-0, 16-4 38 6
5. Clackamas 5-0, 14-3 35 4
6. Everett 4-0, 15-3 33 7
7. Lane 4-1, 12-5 13 8
8. Lower Columbia 2-1, 12-7 4 NR
Also receiving votes: Bellevue 3, North Idaho 3, Yakima Valley 2
Next Poll: February 6

Job announcement: Volleyball Head Coach – Wenatchee Valley College

This is a part-time position that works with the athletic director, NWAC athletic commissioners and campus departments to ensure compliance with all NWAC rules and regulations in areas including but not limited to:  fundraising, recruiting, eligibility, schedules, travel, and preparing student athletes for competition.

Part-time, non-benefit-eligible position with an annual coaching stipend of $7,000.

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Clark College Mourns Loss of Student Athlete

Clark College Athlete passed away January 12, 2018

photo of Gianna Janae LovilleVANCOUVER, Wash. – Services for Gianna Janae Loville will be held on Saturday, January 27 at the Bateman Carroll Funeral Home. 

Gianna was a freshman basketball player for Clark College who passed away on January 12, 2018.  Gianna had made an immediate impact in her short time at the college earning Player of the Week honors and was a valued teammate.

“As a department and college we are a family first and foremost," stated Director of Athletics Chris Jacob. "We strive to bring the best out of our student-athletes and they bring the best out of us. Gianna was a proven product of this model. She made our department, team, and all of us as individuals better and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gianna’s family, her friends, and the Women’s basketball team.”

More information on the services can be found at:  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Gianna-Loville&lc=7392&pid=187839787&mid=7723653

Chris Scrimsher returns to lead Whatcom Athletics

photo of Chris ScrimsherFormer WCC Associate Director of Athletics, Chris Scrimsher has returned Whatcom to lead Orca Athletics.

"Please join me in welcoming Chris Scrimsher back to Whatcom Community College as our Associate Director for Athletics," said Vice President for Student Services, Luca E. Lewis. "Chris  has served in a variety of positions at WCC and his passion and commitment for student completion and success has been the focal point of his career. "

Most recently Chris served as Emergency Safety Manager at Blythe Plumbing and Heating and as an Emergency Substitute Teacher and as a Para-Educator in the Special Education Department with students in the Credit Completion Program for the Nooksack Valley School District. Chris was the Head Basketball Coach for the past two seasons for Nooksack Valley High School.

Prior to his service at Nooksack, Chris was on staff at Whatcom Community College for 19 years where he served as the Interim Associate Director for Residence Life, Associate Director for Athletics/Student Conduct Officer, and as the Academic Advisor for Student Athletes.

Chris also served as the Associated Students Student Programs Coordinator, Assistant Coach for Women’s Basketball, and Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball team.

Under Armour Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 7

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Cesar Sandoval, Moses Lake HS / Moses Lake, WA., helped the 7th-ranked Sasquatch to wins over Big Bend and #3-ranked Yakima Valley. Sandoval tallied an average of 23.0 points on a 65.5% shooting percentage and 10.5 rebounds per game.

“Cesar had a dominating week for our team that helped us get two league wins over Big Bend and Yakima Valley!," exclaimed CCS head coach Jeremy Groth. "He has been very dependable for us all year long.  He handles his responsibilities in the classroom as well with a very strong GPA. Cesar is a great teammate who does whatever he can for our group and program to be successful!”

Under Armour Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Week 7

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Jade Skidmore, West Jefferson HS / Terreton, ID., led the 2nd-ranked Warriors to double digit wins over Wenatchee Valley (11-6) and Big Bend (13-5). Skidmore tallied 18.5 points per game with 11 assists and 3 steals. She also recorded a rare triple double in the game against the Vikings, netting 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

"Jade had a great floor game against Big Bend, completely controlling the game with her triple-double," said WWCC head coach Bobbi Hazeltine. "In each game this week, Jade was in double figures in both points and rebounds.  For a point guard, the rebounding stat is pretty impressive.  Jade sees the floor as well as any player I have coached.  She has had a solid season but a particularly great weekend against three very good East Region teams."


Job announcement: Head Coach Volleyball – Columbia Basin College

Columbia Basin College (“CBC” or the “College”) is seeking a Head Volleyball Coach whose primary responsibility is to develop and maintain a competitive program in volleyball with an emphasis on recruiting local athletes.  Additionally, the Head Coach will assist student athletes in achieving their educational goals.  The Head Coach will report directly to the Athletic Director.

This stipend position assumes responsibility as Head Volleyball Coach for the second half of the fall 2017-2018 volleyball season beginning immediately under a pro-rated contract.  The position is available due to an unanticipated resignation.  Otherwise, the salary stated above is for work performed from July 1 to June 30 of each year.  The position is not a full-time position (i.e., not eligible for benefits or retirement, etc.).

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled (First consideration closes February 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time)

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