Feb 20, 2019

Bruins Grab Four Honors on All-NWC Team

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HILLSBORO --- Head Coach Michael Meek, Emily Spencer, Tavin Headings, and Hailey Hartney were announced on the 2019 All-Northwest Conference Women's Basketball Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday.

2019 All-NWC Women's Basketball Team

Meek was named NWC Coach of the Year by his peers, marking the third time in his nine seasons at the helm of the program. After going 22-3 on the season and 15-1 in the NWC, Meek led the Bruins to their 13th overall NWC Championships – eighth under his tutelage. He now holds a 227-34 overall record at George Fox.

To go along with Meek's top honor, Emily Spencer was named All-NWC first-team, Tavin Headings was named All-NWC second-team, and Hailey Hartney earned an All-NWC honorable mention. Jamie Lange of Puget Sound was named NWC Player of the Year, while Delsie Johnson of Lewis & Clark was named NWC Freshman of the Year.

Spencer, a junior guard from Woodinville, Washington, earns her second honor on the All-NWC Team. This marks her first honor as a first-team selection after being named All-NWC second-team in the 2017-18 season. She leads the team and the conference in steals (95) and steals per game (3.8). She holds the second-best scoring effort for the Bruins with 10.9 points per game and is sixth best in the conference in assists with 83. She recently moved up to tied for sixth all-time at George Fox in career steals with 205.

Headings, a senior wing from Hermiston, Oregon, grabs her first honor on the All-NWC Team. Headings led the Bruins on the season with 12.4 points per game and is one of five players to average 20 or more minutes per game. She holds the fourth best shooting percentage in the conference from the field (51.2) and eighth best 3-point percentage (36.1) in conference games. Her points per 40 minutes is the second-best among conference players at 27.5.

Hartney, a junior wing from Vancouver, Washington, grabs her first honor on the All-NWC Team. Hartney does a little bit of everything for the Bruins, averaging 6.6 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 1.2 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. She holds the fourth best mark among conference player in steals (51).

The No. 11-ranked women's basketball team will host Linfield Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7pm for the NWC Tournament semifinal game. The Bruins enter the game as the No. 1-seed, while the 'Cats are the No. 4-seed.