Community roundup: CWU’s Edwards earns All-GNAC honors

Lynnwood High School graduate Jasmin Edwards made it a clean sweep of Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-conference women’s basketball teams, and this year she finally reached the top level.

Edwards, now a senior at Central Washington University, was honored as an all-GNAC selection for the fourth straight year, this time being named to the first team. It was the first time Edwards was selected to the first team after being a second teamer the previous three seasons.

Edwards, the Wildcats’ starting point guard, averaged 12.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game, leading the team in assists and steals. She is the first player in program history to eclipse both 1,000 career points and 500 career assists.

Edwards led Central to a 11-9 record in conference play and 15-14 record overall. The Wildcats finished as the No. 5 seed in GNAC and lost in the opening round of the GNAC Tournament to No. 4 Montana State Billings 75-73 last Thursday to end their season.

Rielly named third-team all-Big Sky

Everett High School graduate Sidney Rielly, a junior on the Portland State University women’s basketball team, was named a third-team All-Big Sky Conference selection. Rielly is averaging 15.8 points as she earned third-team honors for the second straight season. Portland State finished the regular season 11-7 in conference and 17-12 overall to earn the No. 6 seed to the Big Sky Conference Women’s Basketball Championship, which began Monday.

Webley competes at NAIA wrestling nationals

Kamiak High School graduate Tyler Webley, now a junior at the University of Providence in Montana, went 1-2 at the NAIA Wrestling Championships the past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. Webley, who was unseeded in the 184-pound bracket, lost his opening match, then won his first match in the consolation bracket before being eliminated.

Vester headed to D-III wrestling nationals

Oak Harbor High School graduate Jeremy Vester, a junior on the Central College of Iowa wrestling team, qualified for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, which take place this upcoming week in Cleveland. Vester, who wrestles at 165 pounds, qualified for nationals by finishing third in his weight class at the Lower Midwest Regional on Feb. 25.

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