News release date: Monday, March 6, 1999

Whitman Trio Earn All-Conference Honors in Men's Basketball

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Three members of the Whitman College men's basketball team have earned all-Northwest Conference (NWC) honors in a vote of coaches.

Will Washington, a 6-foot-4 senior guard-forward who led the conference in rebounding and was No. 4 in scoring, received first-team all-conference honors.

Todd Hendry, a 6-foot-1 junior guard who was the second-leading scorer in the conference, received second-team honors.

Cameron Evans, a 6-foot-5 senior forward who was the third-leading rebounder in the conference, received honorable mention all-NWC honors for the second straight season.

In 22 games, Washington averaged 8.5 rebounds to lead the 10-school NWC in rebounding. He also scored 16.68 points per game, the fourth-highest average in the conference, while hitting 46.1 percent of his shots from the floor. He averaged 2.05 steals per game to finish fifth in the conference in that category.

In 25 games, Hendry scored 17.40 points per game, finishing second in the conference scoring race behind George Fox University's Jordan Green, who averaged 19.35 points per contest. Hendry was No. 3 in the NWC in free throw percentage, making 82.4 percent of his attempts, and No. 4 in steals with an average of 2.12 steals per night. Hendry also averaged 3.68 assists, the eighth-highest total in the NWC.

In 25 games, Evans grabbed 205 total rebounds, the highest total in the conference. He averaged 8.28 boards per game, the third-best average in the NWC. Evans was No. 9 in the conference in scoring average at 14.72 points per game.

Washington, a biology major, is a 1994 graduate of West Seattle (Wash.) High School and the son of Willie and Juanita Washington of Seattle. Washington played his first two years of college basketball at Bellevue (Wash.) Community College before transferring to Whitman for his junior and senior seasons.

Washington, who plans a career as a physician, has been accepted by medical schools at the University of Cincinnati and Howard University (Washington, D.C). He has not yet decided on which medical school he will attend.

Hendry, a mathematics and computer science major, is a 1996 graduate of Monroe (Wash.) High School and the son of Arnold and Mary Hendry of Snohomish, Wash. Although Hendry has one year of athletic eligibility remaining at Whitman, he plans to transfer to the University of Washington next fall as part of a cooperative 3-2 engineering program that exists between the two schools. After two years at the University of Washington, Hendry will receive bachelor degrees from both schools.

Evans, a biology major, is a 1992 graduate of Union High School in Roosevelt, Utah, and the son of Keith and Sharon Evans of Roosevelt. Before transferring to Whitman for his junior and seniors years, Evans played two seasons at the College of Southern Idaho and volunteered for a two-year, overseas church mission. He also plans to attend medical school.


Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information, (509) 527-5902