News release date:
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007

Krumdieck Earns Second NWC Basketball Player of Week Honor

WALLA WALLA, Wash. For the second time in less than a month, Whitman College's Kelsey Krumdieck has been named Northwest Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

Krumdieck, a 6-foot junior forward, led Whitman to a pair of victories and captured MVP honors in last weekend's WHIT Classic II tournament. She made 15 of 20 shots from the floor in the two games while collecting 36 points and 19 rebounds.

Krumdieck, a graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif., is shooting 62.2 percent on the season, which leads the NWC. She is third in the conference in scoring, averaging 15.1 points per game, and she tops Whitman in rebounding, averaging 6.1 boards per contest.

In last Saturday's big win over the University of La Verne, Krumdieck posted her first double-double of the season, combining 16 points with 10 rebounds. She also blocked a pair of shots at the defensive end.

Krumdieck just missed a double-double in last Friday's victory over Wisconsin Lutheran. She scored 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds. It marked the second time this season that she missed a double-double by a single rebound.

Krumdieck earned her first Player of the Week award this season in mid-December, after scoring 40 points and grabbing 14 rebounds in two games. For a news release about her first award, please click here.

The Whitman women's team returns to NWC action this weekend, playing Friday at George Fox and Saturday at Linfield. The Missionaries are 7-4 on the season and 2-0 in the NWC.


Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information,
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