Chehalis product Olivia Dean, who played her high school ball at W.F. West and began her collegiate career at Centralia College, earned first-team all-conference honors for Portland State on Tuesday, as the Big Sky Conference announced its postseason awards.
Dean, who transferred to PSU with three years of eligibility left in 2021, earned all-conference honorable mention honors in her first season with the Vikings, before making the second team last spring.
This year Dean, who started every game at shortstop for Portland State and held down the leadoff spot in the order, hit.344 at the plate with five doubles, 14 RBIs, and 29 runs scored in the regular season, and led the Big Sky with 14 stolen bases.
Wednesday, the Vikings opened play as the No. 4 seed in the Big Sky tournament with an 11-7 win over Weber State. Dean went 2 for 2 in the top spot of the order with a triple, drew three free passes, drove three runs in, and stole another base.