News

Vikings’ Kristen Hansen named GNAC Player of the Year

Vikings’ Kristen Hansen named GNAC Player of the Year

Photo: KPUG

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.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

Fresh
sandiego

San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games.

in Lifestyle

If you need a passport, prepare to wait

passport

The State Department says its global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, causing major delays for travelers.

in Local Sports

Bells win close one in Yakima

Fresh
bellingham bells pcl logo generic 3

Woodmansee contributes home run to victory

in Sports

Mike Tyson to induct Evander Holyfield into Boxing Hall

tyson

Seventeen years after Tyson nibbled off part of Holyfield's ear in a championship bout, the boxer-turned-actor will be on hand to salute his former foe.

in National

7 arrested in $1.6M StubHub scam

stubhub

Police say an international ring defrauded the StubHub online ticketing service of some $1.6 million.