Big Sky Honors EWU's Nelson, Hodgins - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Big Sky Honors EWU's Nelson, Hodgins

Posted: Updated:

Ogden, Utah – Lexie Nelson and Hayley Hodgins represented the Eastern Washington women's basketball team on the All-Big Sky Conference Team for the 2013-14 season, the league office announced Monday, Mar. 10.

Nelson was a first team pick for the second consecutive season while Hodgins was tabbed an honorable mention selection.

"I'm very excited for Lexie and Hayley," head coach Wendy Schuller said. "Those are two players that put in a lot of time and are really committed to this team and this program and to becoming better players every single day. I'm excited for them that they were rewarded for their hard work."

A redshirt junior from Butte, Mont., Nelson leads Eastern and ranks fifth in the Big Sky in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game. She scored in double figures in all but four of EWU's 29 games, going for at least 20 points seven times. Her 467 points currently rank sixth all-time in EWU single-season history.

One of the most prolific three-pointer shooters in the nation, Nelson leads the league and ranks seventh nationally in three-point percentage, connecting on 44.7-percent of her shots from long range. Her 74 made triples rank second all-time in EWU single-season history, and she needs just three more to set a new school record.

Nelson also paces the Eagles in free throw percentage, shooting 86.1 percent from the line.

Last season's Big Sky Freshman of the Year, Hodgins ranks second on the team and 10th in the conference in scoring with an average of 13.6 points per game. She has reached double-figures in 24 of the Eagles' 29 games, pouring in at least 20 points three times.

Along with Nelson, Hodgins has made Eastern a nightmare to defend for opponents, shooting 40.1 percent from three-point range, a mark that ranks second on the team and third in the conference. Her 64 made three-pointers currently rank fourth all-time in EWU single-season history.

The Pasco native also ranks third on the team in rebounding with an average of 4.3 boards per game while racking up 50 steals and shooting 83.1 percent from the free throw line.

Eastern opens play in the Big Sky Tournament against fifth-seeded Idaho State on Thursday, Mar. 13, at 5:30 p.m. CST. This year's tournament will be hosted by North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.

2013-14 All-Big Sky Conference Team

First Team
Player School Year Position Hometown
Madi Buck # (MVP) North Dakota Sr. Forward Bismarck, N.D.
Lexie Nelson * Eastern Washington RS-Jr. Guard Butte, Mont.
Lindsey Reed Idaho State Sr. Guard Kingman, Ariz.
Kellie Cole Montana Jr. Guard Bozeman, Mont.
Amanda Frost Northern Arizona Jr. Guard Riverside, Calif.
Hailey Mandelko Southern Utah Jr. Guard Lexington, Neb.
         
Second Team
Player School Year Position Hometown
Jordan Sullivan Montana Sr. Forward Sidney, Mont.
Ashley Brumwell Montana State Sr. Forward Hamilton, Mont.
Mia Loyd North Dakota So. Forward Minneapolis, Minn.
Stephanie Lee Northern Colorado Jr. Center Casper, Wyo.
Lori Parkinson Southern Utah So. Forward West Valley, Utah
         
Honorable Mention
Player School      
Hayley Hodgins Eastern Washington      
Jessica Tingey Idaho State      
Torry Hill Montana      
Jasmine Hommes Montana State      
Erikka Banks Northern Arizona      
Emily Easom Portland State      
Fantasia Hilliard Sacramento State      
Amanda Hughes Weber State      
         
Most Valuable Player
Madi Buck North Dakota Sr.    
         
Defensive Player of the Year
Carly Selvig Montana Sr.    
         
Top Newcomer
Kelsey Knox North Dakota So.    
         
Outstanding Freshman    
Brittani Lusain Northern Arizona Fr.    
         
Sixth Player of the Year
Emily Evers North Dakota Jr.    
Andrea Jones Southern Utah Sr.
  • College

    • WSU hosts No. 8 Stanford for final home series of season

      Washington State (24-26, 10-17 Pac-12) hosts No. 8 Stanford (37-14, 18-9 Pac-12) to close out the regular season. The series begins Thursday at 6 p.m., continues Friday at 4 p.m. and wraps up Saturday at 1 p.m., all on the Pac-12 Network.

    • WSU to induct six individuals and a team into Athletic Hall of Fame

      PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University will induct six individuals and a team into its Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 22-23, 2017, Director of Athletics Bill Moos announced Tuesday.   The honorees will join the current 210 individuals and teams in the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction dinner will be held Sept. 22

    • Gonzaga's Machtolf wins Coach of the Year, Morgan first team All-WCC

      SAN BRUNO, Calif.—Gonzaga head coach Mark Machtolf was named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year Tuesday, and six Bulldog players received All-WCC recognition, including ace Eli Morgan who was named First Team All-Conference in a vote by the league’s 10 head coaches. Machtolf received his third WCC Coach of the Year award

    • Zags drop final regular season game to Fresno State 9-2

      FRESNO, Calif.—The Gonzaga baseball team played one final regular season game Monday night, falling 9-2 to Fresno State at Pete Beiden Field at Bob Bennett Stadium in Fresno. The Fresno State Bulldogs took an early lead, scoring two in the first inning after loading the bases...

    • Report: Gonzaga and Creighton agree to home-and-home series starting next season

      The Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team has agreed to a home-and-home series against the Creighton Bluejays starting next season, according to The Spokesman-Review.

    • WSU's Hercules Mata’afa named to Lott Impact Trophy watch list

      NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. - Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa has been named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy, The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation announced recently. Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member, Ronnie Lott...

    • Gonzaga's Pagdanganan wraps season up with 73 at the NCAA Championships

      SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – Bianca Pagdanganan ended her time at the 2017 NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill., on Monday with a one-over 73 in the final round. Pagdanganan’s 73 was the best round in NCAA Championships history for the Zags, besting her first round of 76 from last year...

    • Update on college basketball's top transfers

      The Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team has notoriously been a hot spot for potential transfers and this year was no different. After the departures of players like Nigel Williams-Goss, Zach Collins and Przemek Karnowski, the Bulldogs are looking to reload for the 2017-18 season. The Bulldogs currently have three scholarships

    • Former WSU player Robert Barber found not guilty of assault

      Former Washington State defensive lineman Robert Barber has been been found not guilty of assault in the second-degree and assault in the fourth-degree after he was connected to a brawl last summer.  Barber was charged with second-degree felony assault in February after he allegedly punched a WSU student at a party last July.

    • Gonzaga secures #1 seed in WCC Baseball Tournament

      The Gonzaga Bulldogs have locked up the No. 1 seed in the WCC Baseball Tournament after completing the sweep against the BYU Cougars on Saturday. The 2017 WCC Baseball Tournament will be held in Stockton, California and will begin on Thursday.

    More
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Eastern WashingtonEWUMore>>

  • NAIA World Series bracket revealed; all games Live on SWX

    NAIA World Series bracket revealed; all games Live on SWX

    The defending champion Lewis-Clark State Warriors will look to win their 19th NAIA World SeriesThe defending champion Lewis-Clark State Warriors will look to win their 19th NAIA World Series

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket – PDF | Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the seeds and bracket for the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).

    More >>

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket – PDF | Schedule) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the seeds and bracket for the 2017 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series, hosted by Lewis-Clark State (Idaho).

    More >>
  • 2015-16 Academic Progress Rates released by the NCAA

    2015-16 Academic Progress Rates released by the NCAA

    Courtesy: Washington AthleticsCourtesy: Washington Athletics

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga's athletic programs continued to thrive in the latest release of the Academic Progress Rate by the NCAA on Wednesday with seven teams earning a perfect 1,000 score and all GU teams combining for a 997 mark. That mark is tied for the second-best combined average for any school in the nation, behind only the Ivy League's Dartmouth.

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Gonzaga's athletic programs continued to thrive in the latest release of the Academic Progress Rate by the NCAA on Wednesday with seven teams earning a perfect 1,000 score and all GU teams combining for a 997 mark. That mark is tied for the second-best combined average for any school in the nation, behind only the Ivy League's Dartmouth.

    More >>
  • Nick Booker hired as EWU's associate head men’s basketball coach

    Nick Booker hired as EWU's associate head men’s basketball coach

    Courtesy: EWU AthleticsCourtesy: EWU Athletics

    With seven years of NCAA Division I basketball experience, Nick Booker has been hired as the associate head coach on the staff of new Eastern Washington University men's basketball head coach Shantay Legans.   Booker spent the 2016-17 season at his alma mater, Davidson College, as director of basketball operations. The previous six seasons he was at UC Irvine in California, including the last five as an assistant coach.   As a player and coach, he has been...

    More >>

    With seven years of NCAA Division I basketball experience, Nick Booker has been hired as the associate head coach on the staff of new Eastern Washington University men's basketball head coach Shantay Legans.   Booker spent the 2016-17 season at his alma mater, Davidson College, as director of basketball operations. The previous six seasons he was at UC Irvine in California, including the last five as an assistant coach.   As a player and coach, he has been...

    More >>