WWU Vikings

Donaldson named GNAC Player of the Week

Western Washington University forward Sydney Donaldson has been named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 11-17.

Donaldson, a 6-foot senior from Edmonds, had 41 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, three blocked shots and two steals in a pair of home court victories over Western Oregon, 80-64, and Saint Martin’s, 77-53. She shot 72.7 percent (16-of-22) from the field in the two games, making 3-of-5 3-pointers.

Donaldson scored a career-high 24 points and had a season-best 10 rebounds against Western Oregon, and had 17 points versus Saint Martin’s.

This season, Donaldson is averaging 8.6 points on 56.1 percent field-goal accuracy (55 of 98) and 4.9 rebounds.

WWU, 11-5 overall and 5-2 in GNAC play, travels to Alaska this week to meet nationally No.5-ranked Alaska Anchorage on Thursday, Jan. 22 (6:15 p.m.), and Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday, Jan. 24 (6:15 p.m.), in GNAC contests.