Wall, Madison Red Lion Basketball Players of the Week
Guard Alli Madison (4) had back-to-back career highs to lead Alaska Anchorage to two wins last weekend (Photo by Sam Wassom)
Guard Alli Madison (4) had back-to-back career highs to lead Alaska Anchorage to two wins last weekend (Photo by Sam Wassom)

Monday, January 28, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. - Jobi Wall of Seattle Pacific and Alli Madison of Alaska Anchorage have been selected the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Red Lion Men's and Women's Basketball Players  of the Week for their performances during the Week of Jan. 21-27.

Earning GNAC Red Lion Track and Field Athletes of the Week honors were Micah Chelimo, Cody Thomas and Susan Tanui, all of Alaska Anchorage, and Emily Warman of Western Washington.

Men's Basketball: Jobi Wall, Seattle Pacific (W, 6-6, 215, Jr., Arvada, CO) scored 43 points, acquiring all but four of his points from the arc where he made 13 of 19 (68.4 percent). Wall had a career-high 28 points in Thursday’s 78-72 overtime win over Western Oregon, connecting on eight of 10 treys, one shy of the school-record. He made five of nine three-pointers and had 15 points in Saturday’s 82-54 rout of Saint Martin’s.  Honorable Mention: John Allen, Western Washington; Liam Gibcus, Alaska Anchorage; Roger O’Neill, Saint Martin’s and David Arnold, MSU Billings.

Women's Basketball: Alli Madison, Alaska Anchorage (G, 5-8, So., Seattle, WA – Kennedy) had back-to-back career highs leading the Seawolves to road wins at Western Oregon (63-54) and Saint Martin’s (48-45).  Madison scored 15 points on six of 10 shooting and also had three assists and a career-high 10 rebounds at Monmouth, then had 17 points, five rebounds, five assists and a career-high four steals in playing all 40 minutes in Saturday’s win at Lacey.    She finished the road trip shooting 50 percent (12 of 24) from the floor and 60 percent (3 of 5) from the three-point line as UAA climbed into a three-way for fifth place at the midway point of the conference season. Honorable Mention: Britt Harris, Western Washington; Monica Grimsrud, MSU Billings; Melissa Fowler, Western Oregon, and Chelsea Haskey, Saint Martin’s.

Men's Track & Field:  Track – Micah Chelimo, Alaska Anchorage (Jr., Kapkoi, AK) broke the GNAC record in the men’s 3,000 meters at the University of Washington Invitational.  Chelimo was clocked in a provisional national qualifying time of 8:14.15.  Tomsich broke the old record of 8:16.85 which was set by Anthony Tomsich of Western Washington in 2010.   Field – Cody Thomas, Alaska Anchorage (Fr., Blenheim, New Zealand) posted a provisional national qualifying mark in the heptathlon at the UW Indoor.  His score of 4,648 points ranks fifth in GNAC history. Honorable Mention -  Tyson Vanderby, MSU Billings; Western Washington 4x400 relay team.

Women's Track & Field:  Track – Susan Tanui, Alaska Anchorage (Jr., Eldoret, Kenya) ran the second fastest women’s 3,000 meter time in GNAC history at UW  covering the distance in a PNQ of 9:38.71. Field – Emily Warman, Western Washington (Sr., Sedro-Woolley, WA) was the lone GNAC women’s athlete to post a PNQ in a field event at UW.  She qualified in the long jump with a leap of 18-5.