WALLA WALLA, Wash. Ė Two Whitman College athletes, Kelsey Krumdieck and Kyle Born, have been named Northwest Conference Basketball Players of the Week.
Born, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, takes home the menís award after scoring 39 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in two games last weekend in Whitmanís 12th Annual Wildhorse Resort Classic.
Krumdieck, a 6-foot junior forward, pockets the womenís award after combining 40 points with 14 rebounds and six assists in two games.
Born, who missed Whitmanís two previous games with an ankle injury, enjoyed his best night against Warner Pacific, a nationally-ranked NAIA Div. II team. Making seven of 12 shots from the floor and seven of eight free throw attempts, Born finished with 21 points and 16 rebounds. He also had 18 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals against NCAA Div. II San Francisco State.
Born was named to the Wildhorse All-Tournament Team for the second time in three seasons.
Krumdieck made 17 of 29 shots from the floor in her two games last week. She had 19 points and nine rebounds at NCAA Div. II Eastern Oregon, and 21 points, five rebounds and four assists against Warner Pacific.
Krumdieck, a graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, Calif., is shooting 59.5 percent on the season, which ranks her second in the NWC in that statistical category. She is third in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game, and tied for third in assists, averaging 3.14 per contest.
Born, a graduate of Stanwood (Wash.) High School, is shooting 63.4 percent from the floor while averaging 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds. He has the top rebounding average in the conference, although he does not yet qualify for the statistical leaders because he missed two games to injury.
Born, who earned All-NWC Second Team honors as a junior, led the conference in rebounding last season. He made over 62 percent of his shots from the floor in each of the past two seasons. He led the conference in field goal percentage as a sophomore.
Both Whitman basketball teams continue non-conference play this weekend. The menís squad hosts Californiaís Biola University at 7 p.m. Saturday. The womenís team travels to Spokane to play games Saturday and Sunday in the WHIT Classic at Whitworth College.
Dave Holden, Whitman Sports Information,
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