DeLong Receives Honorable Mention All-NWC Recognition

Point Guard Averages 12.9 Points and 3.6 Assists Per Game for Bearcats

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University junior point guard Jojo DeLong (Santa Clarita, CA/Canyon HS) has been named Honorable Mention All-Northwest Conference for the 2013-14 women's basketball season, as determined in voting by the NWC head coaches.

The All-Northwest Conference Team honored a total of 17 women's basketball players. Six athletes were chosen for the First Team with five players on the Second Team and six on the Honorable Mention list.

DeLong averaged 12.9 points per game and tied for second in the NWC with 3.6 assists per game. She scored 323 points and registered 91 assists while starting all 25 games for the Bearcats. She was credited with 82 rebounds, an average of 3.3 boards per game. She led the conference by making 64 three-pointers during the season.

She was named NWC Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week for games played between Nov. 18 and Nov. 24.

In her three years at Willamette, DeLong has started every game for a total of 75 games played. She has accumulated 562 points, 231 assists and 221 rebounds. She has scored a total of 109 three-point baskets.

DeLong achieved a career-high 27 points against Pacific University on Feb. 4, 2014 and earned a career-high 10 assists versus Concordia University (Ore.) on Nov. 20, 2013. She grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in the same game against Concordia and also hauled down eight rebounds against Lewis & Clark College on Jan. 18, 2014.

"We are all very proud of Jojo for what she accomplished this season," Willamette Head Coach Peg Swadener said. "What she brings to the team is so much more than just her stats. She makes everyone around her better on a consistent basis, and it's nice to see her rewarded for her efforts with this award."

As a freshman in 2011-12, DeLong earned 129 points, 61 assists and 69 rebounds. She added 110 points, 79 assists and 70 rebounds as a sophomore, before earning career-high numbers in all three categories as a junior.

This season, DeLong scored in double figures 18 times, including seven of Willamette's last 10 games.  She provided three or more assists 17 times and hauled down four or more rebounds 10 times.


All-Northwest Conference
Women's Basketball Team

Junior point guard Jojo DeLong has scored 562 points, while earning 231 assists and 221 rebounds in her Willamette career.

Junior point guard Jojo DeLong has scored 562 points, while earning 231 assists and 221 rebounds in her Willamette career.