Squalicum alumni earn academic honors

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDFebruary 4, 2014 

A pair of Squalicum alumni were each selected to the College Sports Directors of America NAIA District 4 All-Academic teams in men's basketball last week.

Northwest University's Michael Greene, who graduated in just three years and is working toward his Masters in Business Administration with a 3.9 grade-point average made the team for a third time.

Former Storm teammate Derek Dickerson, who is a senior with a 4.0 GPA in Communication at San Diego Christian College, also made the team.

Greene leads the Eagles with 17.1 points per and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Dickerson, who also played at Western Washington University and Whatcom Community College, is third for the Hawks with 13.6 points per game and is tied for second with 29 assists this season.

PRICE EARNS ACADEMIC HONOR

Tight end Andrew Price (Blaine) was one of 18 UNLV players who earned spots on the Academic All-Mountain West team, which was announced last week.

Price, a red-shirt freshman who is majoring in Kinesiological Sciences, was a first-time honoree.

To be eligible, athletes must maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average and be a starter or significant contributor for their team.

Price played in 11 games for the Rebels last fall and caught three passes for 27 yards.

HOMMES COMES UP BIG

The Montana State women's basketball team was led by 17 points from Jasmine Hommes (Lynden Christian) in an 84-79 overtime loss to Montana State on Monday, Feb. 3, in Missoula.

Hommes had a key steal and assist to help the Bobcats, who rallied from a 17-point second half deficit, jump out to a 72-67 lead 50 seconds into overtime, but Montana went on a 10-2 run to take control of the game.

Hommes had a career-high 24 points, including 20 in the second half, in MSU's 87-81 loss to Southern Utah on Friday, Jan. 31.

Hommes, a sophomore forward, is second on the team with 12.8 points and fourth with 4.3 rebounds per game.

UW INVITATIONAL

The University of Washington's Annie Moore had the ninth fastest time in the women's mile 2014 UW Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 1, at Dempsey Indoor.

Moore turned in a time of 5 minutes, 0.28 seconds, which was seventh fastest in her heat.

Bellingham's Kristen Carter, who was running unattached, had the fastest time in the event at 4:56.48. Mount Baker aluma Kristen Rhode, who was running for Bowerman AC, had the 14th-fastest time on the women's mile invitational with a time of 4:50.78.

In a Jan. 18 invite at Dempsy, Moore ran the 1,000 meters and placed 13th overall with a time of 2:57.37. Stanford freshman Patrick Gibson (Squalicum) was 22nd overall in the men's mile with a time of 4:12.26.

SHINE HAS BIG NIGHT IN LOSS

Central Washington junior Hannah Shine (Lynden) came off the bench to score a career high 19 points on Thursday, Jan. 30, but it wasn't enough in a 77-70 loss at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

In 13 games this year, Shine is averaging 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds. Teammate Erika Locker (Ferndale) is averaging 5.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

VALENTI PICKS UP THE ASSISTS

Alex Valenti (Blaine) had an assist in the College of St. Scholastica's 5-0 win at Northland on Saturday, Feb. 1, one day after he logged four assists in a 9-2 victory over Northland in a home-and-home series.

Valenti, a senior forward, currently stands third on the team with 18 points and leads the team with 13 assists.

STALIN TURNS IN ANOTHER STRONG GAME

Zach Stalin (Mount Baker) scored 11 points for The Master's College in a 77-67 win at San Diego Christian on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Stalin, a junior forward who also played for WCC, is averaging 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, each of which are second on the team.

PARK PRODUCING OFF THE BENCH

Bree Park (Meridian) came off the bench to score nine points in 16 minutes to help Southern Oregon to an 84-68 victory over Northwest Christian on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Park, a junior guard, is fourth on the team with 10.2 points per game and leads the team with 52 3-pointers made on 126 attempts (41.3 percent).

Email david.rasbach@bellinghamherald.com or call 360-715-2286 to let us know about a Whatcom County alum's success.

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