Chadd Named Big Sky Co-Defensive Player of the Year

March 7, 2006

The honors for the Eastern Washington University women's basketball team (13-14, 7-7 in Big Sky) have rolled in from the conference and include naming Joanna Chadd as the Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

Chadd, a junior from Philomath, Ore., (Philomath HS '03) who started the first three games of the season on the bench, ignited the Eagle offense averaging 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and shot 36 percent from the floor. But it was Chadd's defensive numbers which made the difference in the Big Sky. Chadd had 25 steals, grabbing 48 defensive rebounds as a guard.

Chadd is 25th in the Big Sky in scoring and eighth in three-pointers made (1.67).

Chadd was joined by three of her teammates, who each made the 2006 Big Sky Women's All-Conference team.

Julie Page, a senior from Stockport, Cheshire, England (Loughborough Univ.), received a first team selection for her efforts this season. Page led the team averaging 9.4 points, 4.3 rebounds per game. Page also had 19 blocks, 22 steals and 31 assists, while shooting 50 percent from the floor (97-for-194).

Page is 24th in the Big Sky in scoring, third in field goal percentage, 10th in free throw percentage (79 percent), and 12th in blocked shots.

Felice Moore, who was named to the All-Big Sky first team in 2004-05, was given an honorable mention selection for 2005-06. From Spokane, Wash. (Central Valley HS '02), Moore grabbed 6.2 rebounds and averaged 8.6 points per game this season, including 41 steals and 14 blocks, while shooting 46 percent from the floor.

Moore is 26th in the Big Sky in scoring, eighth in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage, 13th in steals (1.58), eighth in offensive rebounds (2.31) and eighth in defensive rebounds (3.88).

Jamie Chicane, a forward from Cottonwood, Idaho (Prairie HS '02), also received an honorable mention for her play this season. Chicane averaged 7.1 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season. Chicane also had 17 blocks, 27 steals, dishing off 36 assists while shooting 38 percent from the floor (76-for-198) for the Eagles in 2005-06.

Chicane is 15th in the Big Sky in rebounding and 15th in blocked shots (0.63).

The No. 4 Eagles travel to Pocatello, Idaho to play No. 5 Weber State March 9 in the first round of the Big Sky Conference Tournament at 6:35 p.m. Pacific.

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