Evina Westbrook Named All-American
MaxPreps recently named Evina Westbrook ‘17 as a third team All-American Player of the Year, in addition to her other titles this season. She has been named first team all-Greater Valley Conference, Greater Valley Conference player of the year, first-team Class 6A all-state, Class 6A player of the year, and Gatorade Oregon player of the year.
Westbrook shooting free throws in an early game against Sprague High, home of the Olympians.
“Evina Westbrook is perhaps the best high school female athlete I have ever seen. She can score from anywhere, at any time, against any type of defense. She is the benchmark to how we compare all other players,” Casey Williams, the head coach for Sprague, said in the About section of Westbrook’s Gatorade page.
Past Gatorade players of the year include Katie McWilliams ‘16, and Katie Donovan ‘15.
South Salem girls team huddles before their semifinal game against Jesuit
As a junior point guard, she averaged 19.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.1 steals, and 3.9 assists per game. This help lead South Salem to a 29-1 record and their second consecutive OSAA Class 6A state championship.
Evina Westbrook in an interview halfway through the quarterfinal against Oregon City
“Winning Nike Nationals then winning back to back state titles with my high school team was definitely two major highlights from this year. I think my favorite highlight from each team was all the laughs we had together,” Westbrook said in her Gatorade Q&A. “During the summer my teammates and I had walked to a little market to get some ice cream with our coach, Kelly Sopak. Small memory’s like that are the most important to me because you can never get them back. Everyone remembers the trophies, but not everyone remembers moments.”