Feb. 8, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash.- Gonzaga University women's basketball senior Stephanie Hawk and sophomore Jami Bjorklund have both been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team as selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America. Both Hawk and Bjorklund earned first-team honors in District 8 which includes student-athletes from NCAA Division I schools in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Five total student-athletes, including Hawk and Bjorklund, were selected to the District 8 first-team and will now be placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. Also joining Hawk and Bjorklund on the first-team were Joanna Chadd (Eastern Washington University), Kate Benz (Washington State University), and Jennifer Hall (Loyola Marymount University).
Hawk graduated with a 3.60 GPA in business administration and currently holds a 3.84 GPA after her first semester as a MBA graduate student. The native of Ontario, Ore., who earned third-team All-District honors a season ago, currently leads the Bulldogs with 14.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. Hawk has scored in double-figures point in 20 out of the Zags 25 games, including seven 20+ point games and one 30+ point game. She has nine double-doubles to her credit, including seven double-doubles in West Coast Conference action. Hawk became just the 12th Gonzaga player to score over 1,000 points this season, became only the 11th player to grab over 600 rebounds and only the sixth player to score 1,000 and grab 600 in their career. Hawk has earned WCC Player of the Week three times this season and was named the WCC Player of the Month for January.
Bjorklund currently holds a 3.93 GPA in business administration. The Spokane, Wash., native is currently averaging 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steal per game. Bjorklund has scored in double-figure points in 13 Bulldogs games, including two 20+ point performances. She scored a then career-high 21 points against 2nd ranked University of North Carolina and then bested her career-high when she dropped 25 points against the University of San Francisco.
Gonzaga, who is currently in first place in the West Coast Conference standings with five games remaining, will play at Saint Mary's College (2/8; 7 p.m.) and at Santa Clara University (2/10; 7 p.m.).
District 8 WinnersUniversity Division
Joanna Chadd - EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - VIII - Sr. - Philomath, Ore. - 3.96 - exercise science
Stephanie Hawk - GONZAGA UNIVERSITY - VIII - Gr. - Ontario, OR - 3.60, 1st semester grad - Business Administration/MBA
Jami Bjorklund - GONZAGA UNIVERSITY - VIII - So. - Spokane, WA - 3.93 - Business Administration
Kate Benz - WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY - VIII - Sr. - Portland, Ore. - 3.82 - Communication/History
Jennifer Hall - LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY - VIII - Jr. - Folsom, Calif. - 3.79 - Communication Studies
Anne Graner - PORTLAND, UNIVERSITY OF - VIII - Sr. - Red Wing, Minn. - 3.97 - Elementary Education
Rachel Warren - PORTLAND, UNIVERSITY OF - VIII - Jr. - Brisbane, Australia - 3.85 - Global Business; Accounting
Kelsey Kahle - PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - VIII - So. - Aurora, Ore. - 3.72 - English
Emily Westerberg - ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - VIII - Sr. - Greenacres, Wash. - 3.61 - Elementary Education
Aubree Johnson - ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY - VIII - Sr. - Post Falls, Id. - 3.62 - Kinesiology
Lindsey Pluimer - CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES (UCLA) - VIII - Jr. - San Clemente, Calif. - 3.68 - Communication Studies
Noelle Quinn - CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF LOS ANGELES (UCLA) - VIII - Sr. - Los Angeles, Calif. - 3.21 - Sociology
Lisa Olden - SAN FRANCISCO, UNIVERSITY OF - VIII - Jr. - Beaverton, Ore. - 3.92 - Business
Ashley Graham - SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY - VIII - Sr. - Redmond, Wash. - 3.63 - Psychology
Brooke Smith - STANFORD UNIVERSITY - VIII - Sr. - San Anselmo, Calif. - 3.25 - Human Biology
Delaney Conway - PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY - VIII - Jr. - Seattle, Wash. - 3.99 - Science
Chantella Perera - FRESNO STATE - VIII - Sr. - Wantirna, Victoria, Australia - 3.62 - Business Management