November 27, 2012

McKinnis Earns NWC Athlete Of The Week Honors

Senior Kelsey McKinnis was announced as the Northwest Conference Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week today. McKinnis led the Loggers to a 3-0 record this week and put up 36 points in the Loggers win over Southern Oregon.

McKinnis averaged over 24 points per game in three games this week to raise her average to 23.8 ppg on the season. The Loggers improved to 4-1 in the young season with wins over Northwest, Simpson and Southern Oregon.

McKinnis' 36 points on Sunday was the most by a Logger since the athletic department shifted into the NCAA Division III in 1999 and tied for the second-most in school history. To make the occasion even more special, McKinnis accomplished the historic feat in her hometown of Ashland, Ore.

Against Northwest, McKinnis scored 16 of her team-high 20 points in the second half and she tallied 17 points in just 19 minutes of playing time on Saturday against Simpson.

McKinnis's average of 23.8 ppg ranks second in the NWC and has vaulted into the Loggers top-10 scoring list. She now ranks 10th all-time in points scored.

The Loggers head down to Santa Cruz, Calif. this weekend for a pair of games with La Verne and UC Santa Cruz.