West Valley's Hebard named Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year

FAIRBANKS-Early this morning another member of the West Valley Wolfpack won another prestigious award. Sophomore forward Ruthy Hebard is this year's Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year.

Hebard, standing 6-3, was second team All-State as freshmen last season, a 2-time first All-MAC selection, and was this year's Dimond Lady Lynx Shootout MVP.
 
In 19 games this year Hebard is averaging 21.7 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks, three steals, and 2.7 assists per game.
 
She could be keeping a West Valley tradition going. Former West Valley guard, Hannah Mattson, who is playing Divison I basketball for the University of Portland, won the same award for in 2012.
 
The Wolfpack are 16-5 this season and start the state tournament next Thursday against Ketchikan in the Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.