GNAC All-Sports: Vikings Win 11th Championship
WWU won GNAC championships in women's soccer, men's track & field and women's golf during 2014-15 sports season.
WWU won GNAC championships in women's soccer, men's track & field and women's golf during 2014-15 sports season.

Friday, May 15, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. –  For the seventh year in a row, Western Washington University is the GNAC All-Sports Champion according to final official figures for the 2014-15 season released by the conference office Friday.

The Vikings tallied 188 points in winning their 11th overall GNAC all-sports title in 14 seasons.

Western Washington also extended its title streak in the men’s all-sports standings to seven and to five in the women’s all-sports standings, netting 81 and 107 points, respectively.

“Winning the GNAC All-Sports title is one of our goals each year,” said WWU Director of Athletics Steve Card. “The most rewarding part of this achievement is that it is a collective effort of all of our student athletes, coaches, and staff.”

Points are awarded (on a two-point increment) based on the final regular-season finishes in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball, and the championship finishes for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s and women’s golf.

The Vikings outpointed runner-up Alaska Anchorage by 31 points to win the overall title, which combines results from both genders.  The Seawolves netted 157 points, three more than Simon Fraser and 12 more than Central Washington.

WWU outscored the Clan 81-75 for the men’s title and Alaska Anchorage 107-88 for the women’s crown.  UAA finished third in the men’s all-sports race with 69 points and Seattle Pacific claimed third in the women’s race with 86 points.  

Nine different GNAC schools won championships, including Alaska Anchorage (men’s cross country, men’s indoor track, women’s basketball), Seattle Pacific (men’s soccer, women’s indoor track, women’s outdoor track) and Western Washington (women’s soccer, women’s golf, men’s outdoor track) with three each. 

Simon Fraser (women’s cross country, men’s golf) won two.  Northwest Nazarene (volleyball), Western Oregon (men’s basketball), Saint Martin’s (softball), Montana State Billings (baseball) and affiliate member Azusa Pacific (football) each won one.

In addition, Seattle Pacific (women’s soccer, men’s basketball), Alaska Anchorage (women’s basketball), Montana State Billings (softball) and Western Oregon (baseball) won post-season team tournament championships.

The final 2014-15 GNAC All-Sports Standings:

GNAC: Overall  – Western Washington 188, Alaska Anchorage 157, Simon Fraser 154, Central Washington 145, Seattle Pacific 128, Northwest Nazarene 123, Western Oregon 110, Montana State Billings 105, Saint Martin’s 76, Alaska 32.   Men – Western Washington 81, Simon Fraser 75, Alaska Anchorage 69, Northwest Nazarene 68, Central Washington 65, Western Oregon 64, Montana State Billings 43, Seattle Pacific 42, Saint Martin’s 29, Alaska 14..  Affiliate Members   - Azusa Pacific 14, Humboldt State 10, Mary 6, South Dakota Mines 6, Dixie State 2. Women –   Western Washington 107, Alaska Anchorage 88, Seattle Pacific 86, Central Washington 80, Simon Fraser 79, Montana State Billings 62, Northwest Nazarene 55, Saint Martin’s 47, Western Oregon 46, Alaska 18.

Regular-Season Conference Champions: Titles Won (Men-Women) -  Alaska Anchorage 3 (2-1), Seattle Pacific 3 (1-2), Western Washington 3 (1-2), Simon Fraser 2 (1-1), Northwest Nazarene 1 (0-1), Western Oregon 1 (1-0), Saint Martin’s 1 (0-1), Montana State Billings 1 (1-0), Azusa Pacific 1 (1-0).  Football – Azusa Pacific.  Men’s Cross Country – Alaska Anchorage.  Women’s Cross Country – Simon Fraser.  Men’s Soccer – Seattle Pacific.  Women’s Soccer – Western Washington. Volleyball – Northwest Nazarene.  Men’s Indoor Track – Alaska Anchorage.  Women’s Indoor Track – Seattle Pacific.  Men’s Basketball – Western Oregon.  Women’s Basketball – Alaska Anchorage.  Men’s Golf – Simon Fraser.  Women’s Golf – Western Washington.  Softball – Saint Martin’s.  Men’s Outdoor Track – Western Washington  Women’s Outdoor Track – Seattle Pacific.  Baseball – Montana State Billings.