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11-17-2008, 02:13 PM
Gonzaga University women’s basketball player Courtney Vandersloot has been named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday, Nov. 17.

Vandersloot, a sophomore guard, led the Bulldogs to a 2-0 start to open the 2008-09 campaign. She averaged 23.5 points, 7.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals while shooting 58.1 percent (18-31) from the field.

Vandersloot began the new season scoring a career-high 27 points in the Zags 101-44 victory over Eastern Oregon University. She also dished out a game-high eight assists, grabbed four rebounds and had two steals in the lopsided victory. She followed that performance up with 20 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals in Gonzaga’s second-ever win over the University of Washington.

11-17-2008, 02:56 PM
Your pretty smile hides a player that's tough as nails!

While Heather has been out and now while she gets back into the grove, you have been there for the Lady Zags,...Courtney raised the bar. :boxing:

The UW coach expressed her feelings,....:vomit-smiley-007:

11-17-2008, 05:06 PM
Congrats to Courtney!

Your pretty smile hides a player that's tough as nails!

I'll say! Early in the UW game, Courtney took a hard fall on the defensive end. It happened so quickly. There were arms and elbows flying everywhere. The next thing you know Courntey's on the court. I don't know if she got the wind knocked out of her, smacked her face on the court, or both. It took a minute or two to get her to the bench to recoup. She's one tough player.

Here's a nice quote from the UW coach in an article on the GoHuskies.com site. Good words about the team and the role Courtney played in the win.

"Give all the credit to Gonzaga, they are a fantastic team," UW head coach Tia Jackson said. "They came in here doing exactly what we expected - rebounding like monsters and getting (Courtney) Vandersloot the ball - and they found a way to execute those things and do it very well...When you give a team 21 second-chance opportunities there is a chance that they are probably going to pull out a victory and that is what happened tonight."

Further in the article, mention of our back-to-back wins over UW.

"Washington's loss to Gonzaga was the second-straight in the all-time series, as the Bulldogs had never defeated the Huskies until last year's 91-72 win in Spokane. UW still leads the series, 17-2."