Facts about Western Athletics

*In 2014-15, approximately 300 students will participate in 15 varsity sports at WWU, six for men and nine for women. WWU has been an official member of NCAA Division II since September 1998.

*In 2013-14, WWU tied for 20th among 300 NCAA Division II schools in the Sports Director's Cup national all-sports standings, the seventh straight Top 20 finish for the Vikings. WWU was sixth in 2009-10, seventh in 2010-11, 10th in 2008-09, 12th in 2012-13, 13th in 2011-12 and 20th in 2007-08. WWU has had 11 consecutive Top 50 finishes and been among the Top 100 in each of its 16 seasons as a NCAA II member.

*In 2013-14, WWU won its sixth straight and 11th overall Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Sports championship. The Vikings' conference championships were in women's soccer, volleyball, women's basketball, indoor and outdoor men's track & field and women's golf.

*In 2013-14, 43 WWU student-athletes were named recipients of DII Athletics Directors Association Academic Achievement Awards with accumulative GPAs of 3.50 or better and 10 were named to GNAC Faculty Athletic Representatives Academic All-Star Team with accumulative GPAs of 3.85 or better.

*WWU won seven straight Division II national titles in women's rowing from 2005 to 2011, being the first NCAA school in any division to achieve that distinction. The Vikings have placed among the top three nationally in each of the last 13 seasons, its four and eight reaching grand finals every time.

*Using the NCAA Academic Success Rate, which includes all freshman student-athletes from the fall of 2006 and also accounts for student-athletes who transfer into or out of the institution, WWU posted an 84 percent success rate, compared to the NCAA II national number of 71 percent.

*WWU student-athletes also were involved in community projects during the 2013-14 school year, raising $10,000 for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and $2,000 for the PeaceHealth Cancer Center in Bellingham from four other fundraisers. Altogether the Vikings have raised $57,000 over the last four years. *WWU won the national men's basketball championship in 2012, placed second nationally in volleyball in 2007, and reached the national semifinals in men's basketball in 2001 and 2013, women's basketball in 2000 and 2013 and men's golf in 2013.

*WWU ranks among the top 15 in women's basketball victories among all four-year schools with that program making 15 NCAA tournament appearances in 16 years. The Vikings had the fourth-longest league volleyball winning streak in NCAA II of 57 from 2002-04. WWU, which won the NAIA national softball title in 1998, had a 38-game victory string in women's soccer from 1982-84.

05/18/2015 - M. Basketball

Bellingham Slam defeats WWU Alumni, 108-100

05/07/2015 - M. Basketball

Joey Schreiber decides to leave WWU