Grattic and McCleave accept formal offers of admission from WWU
May 18, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Two high school standouts, Kortney Grattic from Lynden and Jasmine McCleave from Renton, who is attending Holy Names Academy, have accepted formal offers of admission from Western Washington University and will join the women's basketball team this fall. Making that announcement was Viking coach Carmen Dolfo.
Grattic, a 5-foot-10 post-player, was a first-team Class 2A all-State selection as a senior at Lynden High School. Named Most Valuable Player of the Northwest Conference and a Bellingham Herald all-Whatcom County choice, she averaged 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in helping the Lions to a 19-9 record and the state semifinals. There Grattic was named to the state all-tournament second team.
As a junior, Grattic earned all-county honors as she averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds on a team that won the league title and placed sixth at state.
Grattic, who also earned all-star honors in volleyball as a senior at Lynden, played her first two high school seasons at Squalicum High School, receiving all-county honors as a sophomore on a Storm squad that got to state.
McCleave, a 5-10 forward, was a third-team all-Metro League choice for the second straight year as a senior at Holy Names, averaging 13.0 points on 19-5 Cougar squad. As a junior, she played on an undefeated team (27-0) that won league, district and Class 3A state tournament championships.
As a sophomore, McCleave competed on a squad that took league and district crowns and placed second at state, and as a freshman was on a team that won a district title and finished third at state.
WWU graduated just one senior from last season's 22-8 team that reached the NCAA Division II West Regional semifinals.
Kortney Grattic, Forward, 5-10, 18, 12/2/93, Freshman, Lynden, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team Class 2A all-State pick as senior at Lynden High School ... Northwest Conference Most Valuable Player and Bellingham Herald all-Whatcom County choice ... Helped Lions to 19-9 record and state semifinals ... Second-team state all-tournament ... Averaged league-leading 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds ... Team co-captain and MVP ... Seattle Times Player of the Week ... First-team all-county as junior on team that won league title and placed sixth at state ... Averaged 13.0 and 8.0 rebounds ... Played two seasons at Squalicum High School ... All-county as sophomore on Storm team that reached state tournament ... Earned four letters ... Also lettered three years in volleyball, two at Squalicum and one at Lynden ... Second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-county as senior for Lions.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in elementary education ... Her father, Gary, played basketball at WWU.
Jasmine McCleave, Forward, 5-10, 18, 9/22/93, Freshman, Renton, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: Third-team all-Metro League choice for second straight year as senior at Holy Names Academy ... Team co-captain and MVP ... Averaged 13.0 points on 19-5 Cougar squad ... As junior, played on 27-0 team that won league, district and Class 3A state tournament championships ... Scored 24 points vs. Monroe ... Honorable mention all-league as sophomore ... Competed on squad that won league and district crowns and placed second at state ... Team's most improved award winner ... As freshman, played on team that won district title and finished third at state ... Scored 21 points vs. Seattle Prep ... Started and lettered four years.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in elementary education ... Played on Seattle Rotary Lady Style club team for five seasons.
Western Washington Vikings Sidebar Links
|Email this article||Printer-friendly format|