After leading the team to a conference road sweep over the weekend at Louisiana Tech and UT Arlington, while also exhibiting excellence in the classroom, Kacie Sowell (Ventura, Calif.) has been named Featured Student-Athlete of the Week on

“Kacie embodies all the qualities that Seattle U looks for in a student-athlete – she is bright, inquisitive, a hard worker, and is a leader by example,” said head coach Joan Bonvicini. “She has improved her game throughout the course of this season and it is no coincidence that our team is at the top of the WAC with Kacie as our leader.”

Sowell led the team with a career-high 26 points at Louisiana Tech on Feb. 14 as the Redhawks defeated the Lady Techsters, 87-74, and recorded her 13th double-double of the season in the team’s Feb. 16 victory at UT Arlington, 78-64.

Averaging 24.5 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, Sowell shot 57.7 percent from the field and 86.4 percent from the free-throw line. She was named College Sports Madness Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her efforts over the weekend.

The Redhawks extended their current winning streak to four games and improved to 15-9 overall and 12-3 in conference action. With their win and Utah State’s loss, they also regained the top spot in the WAC standings.

In the classroom, Sowell excels in the same way she excels on the court, as she currently has a 3.47 cumulative GPA and recorded a 4.0 GPA last quarter.

The Seattle University athletics department names a Featured Student-Athlete each Tuesday based on performances both in the classroom and in competition.

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