WWU's Harris Selected West Region Player of Year

Thursday, March 14, 2013

PORTLAND, Ore. - Center Britt Harris of Western Washington has been voted the 2012-13 Daktronics NCAA Division II West Region Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Year.

Harris led the Vikings to the GNAC regular-season and post-season championships.  WWU, which is the top seed and host, will take a 25-3 record into the NCAA Division II West Regional tournament which begins Saturday at Sam Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham.

The Viking will play Academy of the Art in Saturday's final game at 7:30 p.m. 

Joining Harris on the Daktronics all-region team were forwards Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe of Simon Fraser and Judy Jones of Grand Canyon and guards Daisy Feder of UC San Diego and Corinn Waltrip of Western Washington.

Selected to the second team were guards Tessondra Williams of Cal State L.A., Bobbi Knudsen of Montana State Billings and Jazmine Miller of Chico State and forwards Katie Benson of Seattle Pacific and Johnna Brown of Dixie State.

Knudsen was a first team selection last year, while Feder earned second team honors a year ago.

Players selected to the region first team will now be listed on the Daktronics All-American national ballot.  The All-American team will be announced next Friday (Mar. 22).

NCAA WOMEN'S WEST REGIONAL (Mar. 16-19 at Bellingham): Saturday - #3 UC San Diego (22-10) vs. #6 Grand Canyon (22-8), noon; #2 Simon Fraser (23-5) vs. #7 Northwest Nazarene (20-8), 2:30 p.m.; #4 Chico State (23-5) vs. #5 CSU Monterey Bay (19-8), 5 p.m.; #1 Western Washington (25-3) vs. #8 Academy of Art (23-8), 7:30 p.m.  Monday – Semifinals at noon and 5 p.m.  Tuesday – Championship game at 6 p.m.