BILLINGS, Mont. – Alaska Anchorage senior Suki Wiggs was recognized among the top five men’s players in the NCAA Div. II West Region on Monday, earning D2CCA First Team All-Region honors for the second consecutive season in voting by sports information directors.

The fifth-leading scorer in D-II, Wiggs defended his Great Northwest Athletic Conference scoring crown with 24.4 points per game in 2016-17, helping UAA to a 21-8 mark and runner-up in the league standings. The 6-4, 195-pound guard from Seattle (O’Dea HS) was one of two repeat selections on the all-region first team, along with West Region Player of the Year Michael Smith of Cal Baptist, Adam Klie of UC San Diego, Chauncey Orr of Hawaii Pacific, and Taylor Stafford of Western Washington.

Last year’s GNAC Newcomer of the Year after transferring from the University of Idaho, Wiggs earned his second straight unanimous All-GNAC honor this season, finishing his 2-year Seawolf career with 1,477 points – No. 5 on the program list and No. 1 in terms of scoring average at 24.2 ppg.

Wiggs also led his team or ranked second in rebounding (5.4 rpg), assists (2.7 apg) and steals (1.2 spg), finishing among the GNAC leaders in all of those categories. He captured back-to-back GNAC Player of the Week honors in during the Seawolves’ 8-game winning streak in January and February, becoming the first player in program history to score at least 30 points in four straight games, and he set UAA’s single-game scoring record with 46 points in the Dec. 1 road victory over Central Washington.

Along with the other four first-team honorees, Wiggs now advances to the national ballot for D2CCA All-America honors.