Kodiak’s Hannah Wandersee and the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team finished third in the BLIA Cup exhibition tournament in Taiwan. 

In Sunday’s third-place game, Wandersee, a 6-foot-2 senior center, tallied seven points and seven rebounds in an 88-52 win over Taiwan Sports University. 

The victory capped off a tournament were UAA went 4-2. Wandersee posted several double-doubles on the trip. 

UAA coach Ryan McCarthy had glowing remarks to say about Wandersee after she pumped in 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field in an 89-64 win over Universite de Lyon. 

“Our veterans carried us through most of this one again, with Hannah reminding us why she is an All-America candidate this (upcoming) season,” McCarthy said in a press release. 

The NCAA allows a school to play in an international competition once every four years. The BLIA Cup featured eight teams. 

The Seawolves, the four-time defending Great Northwest Athletic Conference champions, begin practice for the regular season in mid-October. 

Last season, Wandersee earned honorable mention recognition on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II All-American Team after leading the Seawolves in scoring (14.8 points per game), rebounding (6.3), blocks (1.5) and field-goal percentage (.524).


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.