UCC basketball players honored for academics

The Umpqua Community College men’s basketball team had five players selected and the UCC women’s team placed one on the Northwest Athletic Conference 2019 Winter Sports Academic Excellence awards list.

The academic honorees have to be sophomores and carry a 3.25 GPA.

The Umpqua men were represented by Jordan Ehrhardt, Alec Hillman, Eric Klekas, Max Martin and Connor Shaw.

Taylor Stricklin was selected for the UCC women.

Linn-Benton’s Kalli Frieze and Jhana Lane, two North Douglas High graduates, made the list. Frieze played her freshman year at UCC before transferring to LBCC.

Other NWAC players in the South Region were honored, with four men’s players from Linn-Benton and Chemeketa and two Portland players recognized. On the women’s side, Lane and Linn-Benton each had four honorees, with Clackamas and Mt. Hood each snagging three.

Tom Eggers can be reached at or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at or 541-957-4220.

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