WWU finishes second by six points in GNAC All-Sports Standings
May 11, 2008
SPOKANE, Wash. - Western Oregon, which won five GNAC sports titles including four this spring, is the 2007-08 Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Sports Team Champion. It is the first all-sports title for the Wolves.
WOU, which outpointed Western Washington 158-152, is the third different GNAC team to win the all-sports title. WWU won the first four championships (2001-02 to 2004-05), while Seattle Pacific finished first each of the past two seasons.
Western Oregon won titles in men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, baseball, softball and women's outdoor track and field. The Wolves shared the softball title with Seattle University.
WOU also won the GNAC Men's All-Sport championship edging Western Washington, which won five consecutive titles between 2001-02 and 2005-06, by two points. Defending champion Central Washington finished third.
Seattle Pacific, which won women's titles in cross country, soccer, basketball and indoor track and field, won its sixth consecutive GNAC Women's All-Sports championship with a record 99 points. The previous record for most points was 96 by SPU in 2004-05. Western Oregon finished second with 86 points.
Points are awarded (on a two-point increment) based on the final conference finishes in each of the conference's 14 sports -volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's outdoor track & field, men's golf, baseball and softball.
Five different schools won team titles this year led by WOU's five and SPU's four. Western Washington won three including men's cross country, volleyball and men's golf. Seattle University won two (softball and men's soccer) and Alaska Anchorage won one (men's basketball).
Combined - Western Oregon 158, Western Washington 152, Seattle Pacific 134, Northwest Nazarene 129, Central Washington 125, Seattle 111, Alaska Anchorage 96, Saint Martin's 76, MSU Billings 71, Alaska Fairbanks 30.
2007-08 Conference Champions Won: Western Oregon 5, Seattle Pacific 4, Western Washington 3, Seattle 2, Alaska Anchorage 1. Men's Cross Country - Western Washington. Men's Soccer - Seattle University. Volleyball - Western Washington. Women's Cross Country - Seattle Pacific. Women's Soccer - Seattle Pacific. Men's Indoor Track - Western Oregon. Women's Indoor Track - Seattle Pacific. Men's Basketball - Alaska Anchorage. Women's Basketball - Seattle Pacific. Men's Golf - Western Washington. Softball - Western Oregon and Seattle University. Men's Outdoor Track - Western Oregon. Women's Outdoor Track - Western Oregon. Baseball - Western Oregon.
ALL SPORTS CHAMPIONS - Year By Year
Year, Overall, Men, Women
2001-02 Western Washington 160 Western Washington 66 Western Washington 94
2002-03 Western Washington 147 Western Washington 58 Western Washington 89
2003-04 Western Washington 160 Western Washington 76 Seattle Pacific 92
2004-05 Western Washington 161 Western Washington 76 Seattle Pacific 96
2005-06 Seattle Pacific 157 Western Washington 58 Seattle Pacific 85
2006-07 Seattle Pacific 138 Central Washington 57 Seattle Pacific 92
2007-08 Western Oregon 158 Western Oregon 72 Seattle Pacific 99
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