February 21, 2012

NWC Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for February 13-19

Jenele Peterson
Whitman, Senior
Redondo Beach, Calif./South
Peterson, a point guard and the only player on the team averaging in double figures in points this season, led the Missionaries to two more victories and into the post-season (Whitman has won 13 of 15 games since the start of the calendar year) by averaging 21 points, five assists and four rebounds. She finished the regular season averaging 13.8 points and an NWC-best 4.6 assists; her numbers were 14.5 ppg and 5.2 apg in NWC games only. Over the weekend she became only the seventh woman at Whitman to score 1,200 career points, and she will finish her career second on the school's all-time assists ladder with more than 350.

Honorable Mention:
Erica Schultz (Pacific, Sr. – Medford, Ore./North Medford)
Kaileigh Westermann (Willamette, Sr, - Belfair, Wash./South Kitsap)
Sara Backstrom (Pacific Lutheran, Sr. – Ridgefield, Wash./Ridgefield)
Neva Hauser (Lewis & Clark, Sr. – Palo Alto, Calif./Gunn)
Lauren Picha (Whitworth, Jr. – Puyallup, Wash./Puyallup)
Kelsey McKinnis (Puget Sound, Jr. – Ashland, Ore./Ashland)
Keisha Gordon (George Fox, Sr. – Vancouver, Wash./Heritage)




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