Women's Basketball Weekly Report

Oct. 23, 2014 Contact: Nathan Webber ([email protected]) (503)305-8756 / GNACsports.com SFU’s Chambers, 14 Others Selected To GNAC Pre-Season Team 2014-15 Preseason All-Conference Team *+Erin Chambers, SFU (G/F, 6-1, Sr., Mission, BC) *+Katie Colard, WWU (G, 5-9, Sr., McCleary, WA) *+Suzanna Ohlsen, SPU (G, 5-7, Sr., Monroe, WA) +Jenni White, WWU (G, 5-5, Sr., Spokane, WA) *+Janiel Olson, MSUB (F, 5-10, Sr., Billings, MT) *+Dana Goularte, WOU (F, 6-0, Sr., Port Orchard, WA) *+Kiki Robertson, UAA (G, 5-5, So., Honolulu, HI) *+Kayleen Goggins, MSUB (F, 6-1, Sr., Shepherd, MT) Alli Madison, UAA (G/F, 5-8, Sr., Seattle, WA) Taylor Simmons, NNU (G, 5-8, Jr., Middleton, ID) Meg Wilson, SFU (F, 6-1, Jr., London, ON) +Katie Lowen, SFU (G, 5-6, Sr., Lethbridge, AB) +Jordan Wilson, UAF (F, 5-11, So., Henderson, CO) Angela Gelhar, SMU (G, 5-6, Sr., Vancouver, WA) Aubree Callen, SPU (G, 5-9, RSr., Jerome, ID) *Unanimous Selection +Member of 2013-14 GNAC first, second or HM team PORTLAND, Ore. – The GNAC coaches have unanimously chosen Simon Fraser’s Erin Chambers as the GNAC Women’s Basketball pre-season Player of the Year. The senior forward led the conference and ranked sixth in the nation in scoring last year with 22.9 points per game. Chambers (6-1, Sr., Mission, BC – Heritage Park) also ranked in the top 20 in the GNAC in field goal, free throw and three point percentage, assists, three-pointers made and minutes played. Chambers was one of three members of the Clan to make the pre-season team and one of seven unanimous selections. Of the 15-member team, 11 of the players are seniors while 10 were selected to one of the three GNAC end-of-season teams last year. Four players have made the all-conference team for the second year in a row as well. Simon Fraser placed three athletes on the list, more than any other school, including Meg Wilson and Katie Lowen along with the pre-season Player of the Year in Chambers. Wilson (F, 6-1, Jr., London, ON), was the Clans leading rebounder last year while leading the GNAC in field goal percentage. Lowen (G, 5-6, Sr., Lethbridge, AB) and Chambers are the Clan’s only seniors. The SFU guard was a GNAC honorable mention selection in 2013-14, leading the team from the three-point line making the fifth most three’s in the conference. Western Washington, the pre-season No. 1 team on the GNAC coaches poll, had two players voted in the top four. First-team GNAC selection Katie Colard (G, 5-9, Sr., McCleary, WA) helped lead the Vikings to the conference tournament title averaging a team-high 14.7 points while making 78 of 198 three-pointers. Colard was a unanimous selection on the pre-season team and the second highest vote getter. The 2013-14 GNAC tournament MVP, Jenni White (G, 5-5, Sr., Spokane, WA), ranked second in the conference in assists last season with 4.7 each contest while garnering honorable mention GNAC honors. Last year’s regular season champions Montana State Billings placed two unanimous selections on the all-conference team. Janiel Olson (F, 5-10, Sr., Billings, MT) was the GNAC’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-14, bringing in a conference-high 11.5 rebounds and making 1.3 steals each game. Kayleen Goggins (F, 6-1, Sr., Shepherd, MT) did a little bit of everything last year, averaging 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game on her way to an honorable mention GNAC selection last year. Seattle Pacific’s Suzanna Ohlsen (G, 5-7, Sr., Monroe, WA) was third place in the balloting. The senior guard was the nation’s fourth-ranked free throw shooter, making 91.7 percent of her foul shots. Another Falcon joining Ohlsen on the list is Aubree Callen. After redshirting in what was supposed to be her senior year last season due to a season-ending knee injury, Callen (G, 59, RSr., Jerome, ID) brings back another starting presence to a team picked fourth by the GNAC coaches in the pre-season poll. Callen was leading the Falcons in scoring at 14.7 points per game before going down with the knee injury. Dana Goularte of Western Oregon and Kiki Robertson of Alaska Anchorage were also unanimous selections to the team.