PORTLAND, Ore. – Former Kodiak High School standout and Alaska Anchorage senior Hannah Wandersee was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Week for women’s basketball on Monday after leading the nationally 6th-ranked Seawolves to a pair of victories last week.
The 6-2 center posted two-game averages of 16.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals as she captured Most Outstanding Player honors in the D-II Coast to Coast Classic. In Friday’s win over Florida Tech, she led a second-half comeback with 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, nine rebounds and a career-high-tying five blocks. In Saturday’s 69-58 victory over defending Pacific West Conference Tournament champion Hawaii Pacific, the Kodiak High School product tallied 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, plus four rebounds and a pair of steals.
This marks the second GNAC weekly honor of her career for Wandersee — the GNAC Preseason Player of the Year — and the first for a Seawolf this season.
UAA (6-0) begins the GNAC campaign this week with road games at the only two other unbeaten teams in the league, facing Central Washington (5-0) on Thursday at 6 p.m. AST and nationally ranked Northwest Nazarene (6-0) on Saturday at 5 p.m. AST.