Olson and Ross garner post-season awards

(left) Junior, Jenny Olson (right) Senior, Rachel Ross

February 24, 2006

Olympia, wA - The Evergreen women's basketball team had two players named to the All-Conference team as the Geoducks advanced to post-season play for the third straight season.

Junior forward Jenny Olson and senior center Rachel Ross were both named All-Conference honorable mention by the Cascade Collegiate Conference coaches.

The award was the second in two seasons for Olson who led the Geoducks in scoring (12.8 p.p.g) and rebounds (8.3 r.p.g). Olson was ranked seventh in the conference in scoring while Ross was eighth averaging 12.3 p.p.g.. Ross, who hails from Aberdeen , Wash., was also second in the conference in blocks at 1.21 per game.

Evergreen fell in the first round of the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament to Eastern Oregon University, marking the third year in a row the Geoducks have bowed out in the first round of post-season play.

Evergreen has eight players eligible to return from this year's squad including Olson, who has already set career marks in scoring, rebounding and steals for the Geoducks.