BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Two Western Washington University seniors, guard Richard Woodworth (Bellevue/Newport) and center Austin Bragg (Longview/Mark Morris), have been named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Pre-Season All-Star team announced Thursday, Oct. 17.
Woodworth, who finished third overall in the balloting, earned second- team honors and was named the West Regional Most Outstanding Player a year ago, averaging 11.1 points and ranking second on the team in assists (117). Two years ago, he earned Elite Eight all-tournament honors in leading the Vikings to the NCAA Division II national title.
Bragg was a 2012-13 GNAC honorable mention pick, averaging 9.1 points and leading WWU in rebounds (7.3) and blocks (43).
WWU, which has won a school-record 31 games in each of the last two campaigns and is ranked No.9 in The Sporting News 2013-14 Preseason Poll, opens its regular season on Friday, Nov. 15 (7 p.m.), against Notre Dame de Namur at Sam Carver Gymnasium on the WWU campus.
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