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Vikings’ Kristen Hansen named GNAC Player of the Year

Vikings’ Kristen Hansen named GNAC Player of the Year

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Western Washington University’s Kristen Hansen (So., Spokane/Mead) has been named the 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Player of the Year in an announcement Friday by the conference office.

Receiving Coach of the Year honors for the third time in four seasons was the Vikings’ Bo Stephan.

Hansen, who was the GNAC Freshman of the Year last year, was a first-team GNAC all-star selection for the second straight season. She led the GNAC with a 77.5 scoring average.

Anna Bourland (Jr., Bainbridge) was the GNAC medalist in leading WWU to a third straight conference title. Also a first-team conference all-star for the second time.

In all, the Vikings had three first-team all-stars. Rounding out the trio was Brooke Branigan (Fr., Bellingham), who placed second at the GNAC Tournament.

WWU’s Audrey Orem (Fr., Bellingham) was a second-team all-conference pick.
Northwest Nazarene’s Samantha Miller was the GNAC Freshman of the Year and Saint Martin’s Jennifer Liedes was voted the GNAC Newcomer of the Year.

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