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*In 2015-16, 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 2014-15, WWU placed 36th among 300 NCAA Division II schools in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup national all-sports standings. The Vikings have had 12 consecutive Top 50 finishes and been among the Top 100 in each of its 17 seasons as a NCAA II member. They had seven straight Top 20 finishes from 2007 to 2014, placing sixth in 2009-10 and seventh in 2010-11. *In 2014-15, WWU won its seventh straight and 11th overall Great Northwest Athletic Conference All-Sports championship. The Vikings also extended their title streaks in the men's all-sports standings to seven and in the women's all-sports standings to five.

*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 placed among the top three nationally from 2002 to 2014 its four and eight reaching grand finals every time during that stretch.

*Using the NCAA Academic Success Rate, which includes all freshman student-athletes from the fall of 2007 and also accounts for student-athletes who transfer into or out of the institution, WWU posted an 86 percent success rate, compared to the NCAA II national number of 71 percent.

*WWU student-athletes raised $2,000 for the PeaceHealth Cancer Center in Bellingham during the 2014-15 school year. Altogether, the Vikings have brought in $59,000 over the last five years, most of it going to The American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

*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.

*WWU is 55-7-5 over last three years in women's soccer, reaching national playoffs and winning conference regular-season titles in each of those campaigns. Reached NCAA II national semifinals in 2013.

06/18/2015 - M. Golf

WWU gets transfer Jeffrey Marcum

06/18/2015 - M. Golf

WWU signs Michael Butler

06/02/2015 - General Release

WWU announces 2014-15 Athletes of the Year