Oct. 22, 2015
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University senior center Kayla Bernsen and junior guard Taylor Peacocke were unanimous selections to the 2015-16 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason Women’s Basketball All-Conference team announced today from the conference office in Portland, OR.
Bernsen (Sr., Moses Lake, WA) was a 2nd team GNAC All-Star in 2014-15 averaging 11.7.0 points per game (19th in GNAC), 6.7 rebounds per game (6th in GNAC) and 1.7 blocks per game (2nd in GNAC). In three seasons with the Vikings Bernsen ranks 10th in school history with 115 blocked shots.
Peacocke (Jr., Kenmore, WA/Inglemoor/Sacramento State) was also a 2nd team GNAC All-Star as sophomore in 2014-15 averaging a team-leading 13.5 points per game (10th in GNAC). The two-sport student-athlete (also plays softball for the Vikings) also ranked 5th in the GNAC last season in free-throw percentage (86.9/93-for-107) and 15th in steals (1.4 Avg/G). Peacocke received the second-most votes in the preseason tally from league coaches, trailing only preseason Player of the Year selection Megan Mullings from Alaska Anchorage.
The Vikings, who were selected second in the GNAC Preseason Coaches Poll, play an exhibition game Sunday (10/25) vs. Quest at Whatcom Community College (2 pm). WWU officially opens the 2015-16 season Nov. 13-14 at the Humboldt State Invitational (CA) vs. Fresno Pacific (11/13) and Humboldt State (11/14).