Lalum Honored in Native American Ceremony

April 27, 2001

Seattle - Washington freshman Andrea Lalum, who is part Chippewa and part Cree, will be honored in a special ceremony at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation Basketball Tournament Sat., April 28.

The All Indian Age 13-and-Under Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament is being held April 27-29 at Wilson-Pacific School Gym, 1330 N. 90th Street, in Seattle. Lalum's ceremony, which will include her being honored with a ceremonial native blanket, is scheduled for 4:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the gymnasium.

Lalum, a 6-foot-4 center, helped guide the Husky women's basketball team to the Pac-10 championship and an appearance in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. She moved into a starting role midway through the year and averaged 9.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Lalum earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention recognition and was named to the NCAA West Region All-Tournament Team.

The Huskies, who posted the second-best turnaround in the country from one season to the next, finished with a record 22-10 and a share of the Pac-10 title.

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