News

WWU’s Bragg named second-team Daktronics West Region all-star

WWU’s Bragg named second-team Daktronics West Region all-star

Austin Bragg vs. Alaska Fairbanks. January 2014. Photo: KPUG/WWU Staff

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Western Washington University men’s basketball center Austin Bragg has been named a second-team Daktronics West Region all-star in an announcement made Thursday.

Bragg, a senior from Longview, averaged 17.3 points on 58.7 percent (178-of-303) field-goal shooting and 8.8 rebounds, and blocked 49 shots, all team-leading figures for the Vikings. Those numbers all ranked among the top five in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Bragg, a first-team GNAC all-star, had just the second triple-double in school history and only the third in GNAC history on Feb. 1 in a 99-76 victory over Alaska Anchorage, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.

The 6-foot-9 Bragg topped the GNAC in double-doubles with 11 and scored double-figure points in 26 games. He twice earned GNAC Player of the Week honors, earning one for having 20 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks in a 72-69 win over nationally No.1-ranked Metro State on Nov. 30.

Bragg scored a career-high 32 points in a 94-91 win over Central Washington on Feb. 22, and had 30 points and a career-high 17 rebounds against Simon Fraser in an 82-69 victory on Jan. 11.

WWU finished 20-8 overall, placed second in the GNAC regular-season standings at 13-5, and reached the championship game of the GNAC Tournament.

Last season, Bragg helped the Vikings to a school-record tying 31 wins, a West Regional title and the NCAA II national semifinals. His two-year career totals were 791 points on 56.5 percent (297-of-526) floor accuracy, 494 rebounds and 92 blocks.

Bragg, a graduate of Mark Morris High School, transferred to WWU from Clark CC.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Orioles’ game in Baltimore postponed due to safety concerns

Camden Yards protest

About 1,000 fans were inside the stadium when the game was called off, and many gates already had been closed.

in Sports

Cards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright smiles during a news conference Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in St. Louis. Wainwright will start for the Cardinals when they play the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series on Saturday in St. Louis.

The St. Louis Cardinals say injured ace Adam Wainwright is out for the season because of a torn left Achilles.

in Sports

Packers will retire Favre’s jersey on Thanksgiving

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2007 file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre reacts to a 46-yard touchdown pass to tight end Donald Lee during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Green Bay, Wis. Favre will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year. Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.

The Green Bay Packers will give thanks to Brett Favre during their Thanksgiving night game.

in Sports

Troubled slugger Josh Hamilton heads back to Texas

Josh Hamilton

Hamilton was the 2010 AL MVP and an All-Star in each of his five seasons with Texas from 2008-12.

in Viral Videos

WATCH: The ‘perfect’ body

22-overlay6

A blogger and personal trainer takes on the cyber bullies who criticize her appearance, altering herself in response to their comments. But does she like what she sees?

Bellingham Traffic