WWU's Donaldson named GNAC Player of the Week


Western Washington University forward Sydney Donaldson has been named the Red Lion/Great Northwest Athletic Conference women's basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 5-11.

Donaldson, a 6-foot junior from Edmonds, had the finest performances of her collegiate career in leading the Vikings to wins over Central Washington, 71-64, and nationally No. 18-ranked Northwest Nazarene, 81-68. She finished with 36 points, 24 rebounds, nine steals and nine blocked shots in the two games as WWU ran its home-court winning streak to 24.

Donaldson had a career-high 21 points on 8-of-10 field-goal shooting, nine rebounds, five assists and five blocks in the victory over Central Washington. Against Northwest Nazarene, she scored 15 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds.

Her double-double versus Northwest Nazarene was the first by a Viking this season.

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