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NIACC’s Ford-Washington selected as NJCAA Division II player of the week

Sierra Ford-Washington
Sierra Ford-Washington

MASON CITY – A day after being selected as the ICCAC player of the week, NIACC sophomore Sierra Ford-Washington was selected as the NJCAA Division II women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 3-9.

Ford-Washington is the first NIACC women’s player to earn the national honor since Cortni Rush was the national player of the week on Dec. 18, 2013.

Ford-Washington (Richfield, Minn.) averaged 23 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in games against Iowa Western and the Grand View University junior varsity.

In a 62-52 loss to Iowa Western, Ford-Washington, a 5-foot-7 inch guard, scored 18 points with four rebounds, two assists and four steals.

In a 101-69 win over the Grand View junior varsity, Ford-Washington scored a career-high 28 points with nine rebounds, five steals and five assists.

Ford-Washington averages 18.5 points and 6.2 rebounds to lead the Lady Trojans (3-1 overall). She also leads the team with 16 assists and shares the team lead with 12 steals.
NIACC returns to action Nov. 19 at Rochester Community and Technical College.

Ford-Washington’s 2014-15 season highs
Points – 28 vs. Grand View JV (11-8-14)
Rebounds – 9, twice.
Assists – 5, twice.
Steals – 5 vs. Grand View JV (11-8-14)
Ford-Washington’s career highs
Points – 28 vs. Grand View JV (11-8-14)
Rebounds – 10 vs. Kirkwood (12-14-13)
Assists – 6 vs. Grand View JV (12-5-13)
Steals – 7 vs. Dakota-Bottineau (3-18-14)
Notes: Ford-Washington has 328 career points with 150 career rebounds, 85 career steals and 53 career assists.

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