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Seattle U’s Isiah Umipig earns WAC men’s basketball Player of Week
For the second time in three weeks, Seattle University junior guard Isiah Umipig has been named the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week.
In the past week, Umipig of Federal Way High averaged 26.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals. He shot 50 percent (16 of 32) from the field, including 42.1 percent (8 of 19) from behind the three-point line, and 86.7 percent (13 of 15) from the free-throw line.
Plum earns freshman of week
Washington guard Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.
Plum averaged 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds last week, as the Huskies went 2-1 at the Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas.
• Having turned Walla Walla Community College into a regional powerhouse, Chad Bodnar has been hired as Eastern Washington women’s soccer coach.
Bodnar replaces 14-year head coach George Hageage, who stepped down at the end of last season.
As coach of Walla Walla CC’s women’s soccer program for the last 10 seasons, Bodnar directed the Warriors to a 210-15-11 record, winning three Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championships and nine East Region titles.
• Western Washington is ranked No. 9 nationally in the 2013-14 Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings following completion of eight fall sports. The Vikings have a total of 218 points, the best fall total in school history. Seattle Pacific tied for 31st with 128 points.
From sports-information reports.