Former Spartan is Freshman of the Year at UPS

Jamie Lange took her game from Sumner High School to the University of Puget Sound, where she earned the league’s Freshman of the Year honor. Submitted photo

Sumner High product Jamie Lange has certainly made her presence known at the University of Puget Sound.

After sitting out last season as a medical redshirt, Lange recently was accorded Freshman of the Year honors by the Northwest Conference. In addition, she was named to the all-NWC second team.

Lange finished her first season in a UPS uniform as the NWC’s second-leading rebounder with nine boards per outing. She also averaged 11.9 points, all in only 16.4 minutes per game. She finished the regular season with five consecutive double-doubles, including four games with at least 16 rebounds.

Lange’s coach, Loree Payne, earned NWC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. She led the Loggers to a 24-1 overall record and a perfect 16-0 mark in conference play.