The basketball championships move to Montana State University Billings and Alterowitz Gymnasium after a three-year run at Saint Martin’s University.
The Yellowjackets earned a No. 6 ranking in Division II posting a 3.656 GPA for the academic year. Seattle Pacific posted a 3.572 GPA and were ranked 15th.
The former Western Oregon University head coach brings three decades of collegiate coaching experience to Fairbanks, which includes being the winningest coach in Portland State University history.
She became the first MSUB woman to win the GNAC’s top award and just the third basketball player, joining Kerie Hughes of Seattle Pacific (2002-03) and Hanna Johansson of Alaska Anchorage (2011-12).
For the past three seasons, Jeff Harada, who formerly was the head women's coach at Hawaii Pacific, has been an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy.