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A native of Melbourne, Australia, UAA's Jack Macdonald has helped to raise money and awareness for the Australia bushfires.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, UAA's Jack Macdonald has helped to raise money and awareness for the Australia bushfires.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the winter sports season underway and the spring season right around the corner, GNAC Insider returns Tuesday at 7 p.m. (PT). Among the episode’s guests are two student-athletes in their final seasons and a new coach in the GNAC baseball community.

In his final season in Anchorage, Seawolves’ senior guard Jack Macdonald led off the show. Macdonald has been one of the Seawolves’ most efficient outside shooters. Of his 58 field goals made, 35 came from three-point range. Macdonald is averaging 8.9 points per game and posts a .483 field goal percentage while ranking fourth in the conference with a .493 three-point field goal percentage and 19th with 2.4 assists per game.

Entering her final season as a utility player for the Western Oregon softball team, Chandler Bishop joined the show. Bishop made 12 appearances and nine starts in the pitcher’s circle last year, finishing the season with a career-best 3.73 earned run average and a .272 opponent batting average. She also made 27 starts at first base and as a designated player, collecting 13 hits, three home runs, 12 RBI and a .314 on-base percentage. The Wolves emerged as the narrow favorites in the 2020 GNAC Softball Preseason Coaches Poll.

Taking the reins of the Montana State Billings baseball program, first-year head coach Derek Waddoups also joined the show. Waddoups arrived in Billings after serving as an assistant coach at Salt Lake City Community College for 12 years. After winning the GNAC regular-season title and the GNAC Championships last season, the Yellowjackets were picked to win it all again in the 2020 GNAC Baseball Preseason Coaches Poll.

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