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June 11, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Haiden Palmer is WCC female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

From the Zags: SAN BRUNO, Calif. (June 10, 2014 – http://www.gozags.com) –  Gonzaga University basketball standout Haiden Palmer has been named the 2014 West Coast Conference Female Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and women’s rowing coxswain Naseeb Bhangal has been named the female recipient of the 2014 West Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship. The awards…

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June 6, 2014 at 11:17 AM

ICYMI: Signings, hirings, mock WNBA drafts and a trip to Mexico

In the shadow of the WNBA, a lot has happened on the local college scene. I’m sure you heard about Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves accepting an offer for a similar position at Oregon. Well, he’s rounded out his staff, including Storm F Nicole Powell as an assistant. Graves’ replacement at GU,…

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May 29, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Former Zags star Vivian Frieson named Seattle U assistant coach

Former Gonzaga standout Vivian Frieson will return to her native city as the new assistant coach at Seattle U, head coach Joan Bonvicini announced Thursday. Frieson, who was the first Zag drafted by a WNBA team, replaces Shaquala Williams. The latter left in March to take a similar position with the Storm. Frieson,…

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April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired

It’s been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon and Vivan Frieson as drafted Zags…

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April 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Gonzaga hired longtime assistant to replace Kelly Graves

The Spokesman Review is reporting Gonzaga hired longtime assistant Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves at the helm. Graves was named Oregon’s new coach last week, signing a six-year contract reportedly worth $500,000 the first two years that increases to $550,000 in the last two years of the contract. Fortier…

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April 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Gonzaga senior guard Haiden Palmer an AP honorable mention All-American

From the Zags: SPOKANE, Wash. – (April 1, 2014 – www.GoZags.com) Gonzaga University women’s basketball senior Haiden Palmer was recognized as an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press Tuesday. Palmer is the fourth Bulldog to earn Associated Press All-America accolades, joining Zag greats Shannon Mathews (2005), Stephanie Hawk (2007) and Courtney Vandersloot (2009,…

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March 11, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Keani Albanez stars in No. 18 Zags’ West Coast Conference tourney championship

CORRECTION: Zags leading scorer Keani Albanez’s 20 points on Tuesday weren’t a career-high. She scored a career-high 21 points in December 2013. She’s scored in double figures against WCC oponents seven times this season. ————————————– Scoreless is hardly the way you want to play your final conference tournament championship game. But when you see your younger…

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March 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Zags’ Kelly Graves named WCC Coach of the Year for eighth time

From the West Coast Conference: SAN BRUNO, Calif. –  (March 3, 2014 – www.GoZags.com) The West Coast Conference announced its annual basketball awards Monday afternoon and Gonzaga University women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves was tabbed the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year, senior Haiden Palmer and junior Sunny Greinacher were…

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February 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM

No. 22 Zags clinch WCC title outright; Eastern Washington gets tourney berth (VIDEO)

Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves’ Twitter account blew up with congratulatory re-tweets for his program winning its 10th consecutive West Coast Conference regular-season title.The No. 22 Zags clinched the honor outright by defeating Saint Mary’s, 75-65, on Thursday at McCarthey Athletic Center. Senior G Haiden Palmer scored 12 of her game-high 19…

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