LA GRANDE, Ore. – After being just one of two underclassmen named to the 2011-12 Cascade Conference All-Conference team, junior Danielle Swain (Rainier, Wash./Black Hills HS) has been named to the CCC Preseason All-Conference team for 2012-13 year, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Swain finished her sophomore season ranked third in the Cascade Conference in scoring at 15.0 ppg and in rebounding at 9.6 rpg. She was also fourth in the conference in blocks with a school-record 49 and her 3.39 offensive rebounds per game ranked her third in the CCC as well. She was also a preseason All-CCC selection as a sophomore after earning Honorable Mention All-CCC honors as a freshman.
Senior guard Felicity Jones of College of Idaho was named Preseason Player of the Year. Defending champion Corban led the way with three players named. Nine of 10 schools were represented on the team, with Concordia being the lone school without a player named.
The men’s preseason all-conference team was named as well with Southern Oregon’s Eric Thompson being named preseason player of the year.
Swain and the Geoduck women open the 2012-13 season with an exhibition on Nov. 13 at home against Saint Martin’s. Evergreen will then open up the season in earnest on Nov. 17 at Puget Sound.