College basketball: Whitman's Ferenz, Johns earn accolades

February 21, 2013 

After leading the Whitman women’s basketball team to its first 20-win season in the program’s history, head coach Michelle Ferenz was named the Northwest Conference coach of the year Thursday.

The Missionaries lost 55-54 to Whitworth in Walla Walla on Thursday in the NWC semifinals. The loss ends Whitman’s season.

Southridge High graduate Heather Johns also picked up an honor, being named to the all-conference second team. Teammates Sarah Anderegg (Redmond) and Meghan White (Huntington Beach, Calif.) were named to the first and second teams, respectively.

“It’s always nice when you are recognized by your peers — the people you respect and work with,” Ferenz said in a press release. “I think this is a reflection of where our team was expected to be at the end of the season and where we actually ended up.”

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service