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Whitman senior Makana Stone (23) was tabbed as the Northwest Conference Female Basketball Player of the Week Monday, the third time this season she’s been honored. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

She’s kind of popular.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone was hailed Monday by the Northwest Conference, earning her third Student/Athlete of the Week honor during the 2019-2020 basketball season.

The Whitman College senior tore up the floor in Tacoma this past weekend, leading her squad to back-to-back road wins and sole possession of first-place atop the league standings.

The Blues, ranked #9 in NCAA D-III women’s basketball, are 9-1 in conference action, 17-2 overall.

Stone put up back-to-back double-doubles, opening with a 12-point, 11-rebound performance Friday against Pacific Lutheran University.

The next day against the University of Puget Sound, she was even better, snatching 13 boards, while pouring in 30 points, her collegiate career high.

Stone was one of four NWC athletes honored Monday, as Ben College of Whitworth (men’s basketball), Kelli Callahan of UPS (women’s swim), and Dylan Reimers of UPS (men’s swim) joined her.

Across the 12 weeks of the basketball season, seven female hoops stars have been honored, with Stone and Molly Danielson of Linfield each getting the award three times apiece.

The former Coupeville ace has been tabbed for her league’s top honor in weeks five, eight, and 12.

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Makana Stone opened a new year with back-to-back double-doubles for Whitman, earning Athlete of the Week honors from the Northwest Conference. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Makana Stone kicked off a new year in style.

The Coupeville High School grad was honored Monday by the Northwest Conference as its Women’s Basketball Student/Athlete of the Week.

Stone, a senior at Whitman College, was honored for the second time this season, having already been picked December 9.

She shares honors for week eight of the season with men’s basketball player Ben College (really his last name) of Whitworth and Linfield swimmers Molli Hartzell and Noah Cutting.

Returning from a three-week winter break, Stone threw down back-to-back double-doubles this past weekend, leading Whitman to a sweep over the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University.

The Blues are 2-0 in league play, 10-1 overall, and ranked #13 in NCAA D-III.

Stone collected 12 points and 12 rebounds against UPS, then went off for 14 and 11 against PLU.

On the season, the former Wolf standout is averaging 14.8 points and 8.4 boards a night, both of which tops the Blues stat sheet.

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Makana Stone (right), seen at her 2016 high school graduation with Lindsey Roberts, continues to rack up college basketball honors. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Maybe they should just rename the award in her honor.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone’s body of work on the court for Whitman College continues to attract praise from those around her.

Monday, she was named as the Northwest Conference Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week for the second time in less than a month.

Stone, who also was tabbed for the honor Nov. 19, was hailed for her work this past weekend at Whitman’s annual Kim Evanger Raney Memorial Classic.

She went off for 25 points in a win over Colorado College, then put up 16 points and 13 rebounds in a battle to the wire with undefeated Thomas More College, the #4 team in NCAA D-III basketball.

Jordan Jenkins, a senior forward for Willamette University, was honored as the league’s Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week.

Whitman, which is off until Dec. 20, sits at 6-3 overall, 2-0 in league play, with Stone, a junior, leading the team in 14 of 22 stats categories. She’s second in three others.

On the season, she has 158 points, 78 rebounds, 13 assists, 14 steals and nine blocks, while shooting 68-121 from the field and 22-30 at the line.

Stone is on the cusp of a personal statistical mark, as well, as she is just two points shy of scoring 700 for her collegiate career.

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Coupeville grad Makana Stone was honored Monday as the Northwest Conference women’s basketball player of the week. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

She’s a three-timer.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone, now a junior at Whitman College, was honored Monday as the Northwest Conference women’s basketball player of the week.

It’s the third time she’s received the honor, having been previously picked in Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018.

Stone received the accolades after tearing up the floor in Spokane this weekend at the Whit Classic.

She broke her personal collegiate high in back-to-back games, throwing down 24 points Friday in a win against the University of Texas at Tyler, then topping it Saturday with 26 in an overtime thriller versus Montana Tech.

The NWC honors athletes weekly in four sports during the winter season, and Stone was joined by men’s basketball player Ryan Lacey (George Fox) as well as swimmers August Bergh (Lewis & Clark) and Kelli Callahan (Puget Sound).

Whitman women’s basketball is 2-2 in non-conference action, with Stone front and center for the Blues.

The former Wolf standout leads her squad in scoring (17.8 points a night) and rebounding (8.8), while shooting 52.7% from the floor (29-55) and 81.3% from the free throw line (13-16).

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   Former Wolf Makana Stone heads off to collect her second Northwest Conference Player of the Week honor this season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

She’s a two-timer.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone was picked Monday as the Northwest Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week, the second time she’s notched the honor during the 2017-2018 season.

This time around the Whitman College sophomore was honored for a spectacular road trip to Oregon Jan. 19-20.

Stone threw down 18 points against Linfield, then topped that with a new single-game college career high of 23 in a battle with Willamette.

The Blues won both games, running their winning streak to 16 games.

Whitman, ranked #4 in the NCAA D-III Women’s Basketball Coaches Association poll, sits at 8-0 in league play, 16-1 overall.

Stone has been a big part of the success, teaming with All-American senior Casey Poe to form the league’s most deadly one-two combo.

The former Wolf leads Whitman in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage this season.

The Player of the Week honor was Stone’s second, as she was also honored Dec. 11, after claiming MVP honors at the Whitworth Holiday Classic.

Having returned to Walla Walla, Whitman hosts two games this weekend, with the University of Puget Sound swinging by Friday, followed by Pacific Lutheran University a day later.

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