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GNAC Insider Made Its First Appearance Of 2017-18
Cook leads all GNAC players with 363 assists this year, averaging 12.10 per set. Northwest Nazarene leads all GNAC teams in hitting percentage, assists and kills.
Cook leads all GNAC players with 363 assists this year, averaging 12.10 per set. Northwest Nazarene leads all GNAC teams in hitting percentage, assists and kills.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the fall season in full swing, the first episode of 2017-18’s GNAC Insider appeared at 7 p.m., Pacific, hosted by Rob Lowery. This week’s guests were Northwest Nazarene’s setter Hailey Cook, Western Oregon’s newly-appointed Athletic Director Curtis Campbell and Simon Fraser men’s golfer Chris Crisologo.

Cook joined the show after a hot start to the season sees the Crusaders unbeaten at 9-0. Northwest Nazarene leads all GNAC teams in hitting percentage (.274), opponent hitting percentage (.141), assists (433/13.97 per set) and kills (446/14.39 per set). During the Division II West Region Showcase last weekend, the Crusaders went 4-0 and won by a combined 12 sets to two against their opponents. They opened conference play last night defeating Simon Fraser in three sets in Nampa, Idaho.

Campbell joined the show after a four-year tenure as the director of athletics at Division II Tuskegee University in Alabama. Campbell, who was hired in May by Western Oregon as the executive director of intercollegiate athletics, has also worked as the athletic director at Stillman College (Alabama) and Blackburn College (Illinois). Active in NCAA governance, Campbell is a member of the Division II Management Council and serves on the Division II Planning and Finance Committee. He has overseen multiple athletic construction projects, and was a key factor to athletic facility renovations at Stillman in 2009.

Fresh off his U.S. Amateur experience, Crisologo appeared on GNAC Insider entering his senior year at Simon Fraser. The golfer led all GNAC players in strokes per round last year with a 71.1 average and was named the 2016-17 GNAC and Golf Coaches Association of America Division II PING West Region Player of the Year. At the U.S. Amateur in August, Crisologo survived a two-hole playoff stroke play round to qualify as the 64th seed heading into the match play round. The Richmond, B.C. native eventually fell to No. 1 seed Hayden Cook, 4 and 3, in the round of 64. Simon Fraser begins its season on Sept. 22 at the Saint Martin’s Invitational in Olympia, Wash.

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