Vikings No.2 nationally in passing offense, Olson ranked in four categories

Andy Olson

Sept. 23, 2003

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University is ranked second nationally in passing offense and wide receiver Andy Olson (So., Chehalis/W.F. West) is among the individual leaders in four different categories in the NCAA Division II football statistical report released today.

The Vikings are ranked nationally in two offensive categories, being No.2 in passing (340.7 yards per game) and No.22 in total offense (431.0).

Olson is No.4 in receiving yards, averaging 144.3 per game. He also is No.16 in scoring (10.0), No.26 in receptions (6.0) and No.28 in all-purpose yards (144.7).

Western quarterback Steve Nichols (Jr., Stevenson) ranks among the national leaders in two categories, being No.14 in passing (151.1) and No.35 in total offense (227.7). Michael Koenen (Jr., Ferndale) is No.16 in both punting (41.8) and field goals (1.3), and wide receiver Matt Wilson (R-Fr., Auburn) is No.8 in kickoff returns (34.8).

Strong safety Rob White (Jr., Woodinville/Inglemoor) is No.7 in solo tackles per game (7.0) and No.12 in tackles per contest (12.3).

The Vikings (0-3) host NCAA I-AA independent Saint Mary's College CA (0-3) on Saturday (12 noon) at Bellingham's Civic Stadium.