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).