Keith Sharon of The Oregonian revisits the incident in which CWU players Mallory Holtman and Liz Wallace carried Western Oregon's Sara Tucholsky around the bases, eventually earning an ESPY for all three.
The Viking first baseman was the lone GNAC player selected to the region first team. Three players - Kelli Demianew of Western Oregon, SMU's Sam Munger and WOU's Amanda Evola - were second team picks.
WWU's Alexie Levin and WOU's Amanda Evola were both among the top hitters in the GNAC this spring with .424 and .403 averages. SMU's Sam Munger tied for the conference lead for the most victories with 20.
The Wildcats finished tied for third in the eight-team regional. Top-seed Cal State Monterey Bay won the other sub-regional and will host Dixie State in a best-of-three series next weekend.
Designated hitter Kailyn Campbell drove in eight runs and pitchers Maria Gau and Kiana Wood each allowed just one run as the Wildcats beat Humboldt State and UC San Diego.