Vandersloot To Throw Out First Pitch At Safeco Field Sunday

April 20, 2011

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University women’s basketball senior Courtney Vandersloot will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Sunday’s Seattle Mariners game against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field.

The game has a start time of 1:10 p.m. and can be seen on Root Sports or Tickets to the game can be purchased through the Mariners here.

Vandersloot ended her career as the most prolific player in Bulldog and West Coast Conference history. The unprecedented three-time West Coast Conference Player of the Year and West Coast Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player became both Gonzaga’s and the WCC’s first consensus All-American, being named to the Coaches’ State Farm All-America Team, the John R. Wooden All-America squad and the USBWA All-America team this season. She became the first player, men’s or women’s, in NCAA Division I history to close out their career with 2,000 points and 1,000 assists, finishing with 2,073 points and 1,118 assists. She also broke the NCAA single-season assist record this season with 367 and the GU single-season scoring mark with 712. She was named the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Player of the Year and won the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation.

She led the Zags to the post-season each of her four years, reaching the schools then-first NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen in 2010 and the programs first trip to the Elite Eight this season.

Vandersloot was the third overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, selected by the Chicago Sky.



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