Steele takes over the Northwest Nazarene program after three seasons as the top assistant coach at conference rival Seattle Pacific.
Simon Fraser's Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, Helen Maroulis and Danielle Lappage and Alaska's Matt Emmons will be on the world's biggest athletic stage as Olympic athletes.
Western Oregon women's basketball is named to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Honor Roll, honoring the top academic teams in collegiate women's hoops.
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe, the GNAC's 2013 women's basketball Player of the Year, has been named to Canada's Olympic Team that will compete in Rio this summer.
Four months after accepting the head women's basketball coach job at Northwest Nazarene, Brian Holsinger is leaving to return to a Division I position.