Rory Blanche
21  Rory Blanche

Ashland, OR

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205





WWU announces 2013-14 Athletes of the Year

Two track and field athletes honored, Catelli for men and Drake for women


Blanche receives two awards at WWU banquet

Henifin, Mitchell, Thorpe, Davis and Fisher also take honors


Interview: Brad Jackson, Western Washington University Head Basketball Coach

Viking coach responds to questions by SeaTown Sports


National champion Vikings honored with campus celebration

Around 700 gather at Carver Gym for celebration


Campus celebration to take place Thursday, Apr. 5, at Carver Gym

WWU students and community to honor NCAA II champions


WWU 72, Montevallo 65 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

WWU 72, Montevallo 65 - NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

COLLEGE: Finished four-year career ranked 13th among WWU scoring leaders with 1,273 points and ninth in rebounds with 544 ... Honorable mention DII Bulletin All-America, Elite Eight all-tournament and first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as senior in 2011-12 ... First-team NABC and Daktronics West Region all-star, West Regional all-tourney pick and unanimous Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star ... Named GNAC academic all-star for third straight year ... Team captain and MVP ... Started all 36 games ... Averaged team-leading 15.9 points and 6.9 rebounds (grabbed team-best 103 offensive boards) ... Shot 59.5 percent (244-410) from field, which ranked 15th nationally ... Disney West Coast Classic all-tournament ... Had 31 double-figure scoring games and seven double-doubles (points and rebounds), both team highs ... Scored career-high 30 points on 13-of-15 field-goal shooting at Northwest Nazarene on 2/16/12 and tied career high with 14 rebounds vs. Alabama Huntsville on 12/16/11 ... Received GNAC all-star honorable mention as junior in 2010-11 ... Averaged 14.3 points, scoring double figures in each of last 18 games and team-best 23 overall ... Field-goal percentage of 62.8 (164-of-261) ranked 14th nationally and fourth best in school history ... Also averaged 6.8 rebounds ... Tied for team-high with five double-doubles ... Named to Seattle Pacific Tip-Off Classic and Great Western Shootout all-tournament teams ... Played in all 32 games as sophomore in 2010-11, averaging 8.5 points on 58.1 percent field-goal shooting ... Scored double-figure points 16 times ... Voted Most Improved Player award by his teammates for second consecutive season ... As redshirt freshman in 2008-09 was recipient of Fred Lewis Memorial Winter Scholar-Athlete Award for second straight year ... Played in 15 games, averaging 3.8 points and 1.5 rebounds ... Shot 63.1 percent (19-of-31) from field and 94.7 percent (18-of-19) at free throw line ... Redshirt in 2007-08 ... Four letters.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second-team Class 5A all-State selection as senior at Ashland High School ... Southern Sky Conference Player of the Year ... Selected to play in Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Summer Classic ... Helped Grizzlies to 19-9 record, first league title in 19 years and quarterfinals at state tournament ... Averaged league-leading 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists, shooting 56 percent from the field, including 41 percent from three-point range, and 82 percent at the free throw line ... Grew four inches in five months in between junior and senior seasons ... Started and lettered two years.

PERSONAL: Major is manufacturing engineering technology ... Class Salutatorian at Ashland High ... His father, Rob, played football at Stanford University and his mother, Lynn, played basketball at Palomar (Calif.) JC.