Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007

Whitman’s Patneaude, Krumdieck Named to All-NWC BB Squad

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Katie Patneaude and Kelsey Krumdieck, who led the Whitman College women's basketball team in scoring this season, have earned post-season all-conference honors.

Patneaude, a 5-foot-10 senior guard from Seattle, Wash., was voted to the All-Northwest Conference Second Team. Krumdieck, a 6-foot junior forward from San Diego, Calif., received Honorable Mention recognition.

A senior co-captain and four-year starter, Patneaude netted all-conference recognition for the third time in her college career. She was named to the All-NWC First Team after helping Whitman win a share of the conference title in her first season. She received Honorable Mention recognition last year as a junior after the Missionaries made the conference playoffs.

Patneaude, a graduate of Seattle Prep, averaged 11.6 points and 4.6 rebounds this season. She was the sixth-leading scorer in the NWC, and she shot 82.9 percent (63 of 76) from the free throw line, the second-best mark in the conference.

Patneaude, who averaged in double figures in scoring in each of her four seasons, finished with 1,107 career points, which ranks her ninth on Whitman's all-time scoring list for women's basketball. She also collected 462 rebounds, 192 assists and 120 steals.

Patneaude was named to a pair of all-tournament teams in December. Her senior season highlights included a career-high 28 points against Pacific. She also contributed 23 points, five rebounds and four assists to a victory over La Verne.

Krumdieck, who was twice named NWC Player of the Week this season, averaged 12.2 points and 5.3 rebounds. She was fifth in the conference in scoring, and she was third in field goal percentage, shooting 51.3 percent from the floor.

Krumdieck, a graduate of San Diego's Rancho Bernardo High School, received her second Player of the Week honor in late December after earning MVP honors at the WHIT Classic II tournament. In two victories, she combined 36 points with 19 rebounds while making 15 of 20 shots from the floor. She picked up her first weekly award earlier in the season after making 19 of 27 shots from the floor while scoring 40 points and snaring 19 rebounds in two games.

For the entire All-NWC Women's Basketball Team, please click here.


CONTACT:

Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information,
(509) 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu