2020-21 General News
  • Friday, October 30, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Western Oregon's Alyssa Tomasini

    Alyssa Tomasini is a senior on the Western Oregon women's soccer team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Friday, October 23, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Simon Fraser's Estee Leung

    Estee Leung is a senior on the Simon Fraser women's golf team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Ivy Watts Talks Mental Health At SAAC Retreat

    Ivy Watts, a former Division II track and field all-american, uses her platform to tell her story and teach others about mental health and how to properly deal with it.

  • Friday, October 16, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Central Washington's Ethan Lapic

    Ethan Lapic is a senior on the Central Washington cross country and track and field teams and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    Seattle Pacific To Host 2022 Fall Championships Festival

    Seattle Pacific will host the 2022 NCAA Division II Fall Championships Festival, leading three GNAC institutions selected to host regional and national championship events in the 2022-26 bid cycle.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    SAAC Retreat Sheds Light On Civic Engagement

    The 2020 GNAC SAAC retreat continued virtually as student-athletes discussed ways to get involved on campus and in the community to fulfill their civic duties.

  • Friday, October 9, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Montana State Billings' Sydney Rochford

    Sydney Rochford is a senior on the Montana State Billings women's golf team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020

    Annual SAAC Retreat Modified To Life During A Pandemic

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 GNAC SAAC retreat was modified to be completely virtual with student-athletes discussing goals and legislation through video calls.

  • Friday, October 2, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's Dominic Abdel-Ahad

    Dominic Abdel-Ahad (arms raised) is a junior on the Northwest Nazarene men's soccer team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Friday, October 2, 2020

    CEO Board Delays Winter Sports, Approves Fall Sports Plans

    The GNAC CEO Board has voted to delay outside competition in men's and women's basketball and indoor track and field to at least Jan. 7 while also approving initial plans for moving fall seasons to the spring.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska's Markie Miller

    Marquette "Markie" Miller is a senior on the Alaska women's basketball and volleyball teams and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Friday, September 25, 2020

    Humboldt State's Weise Named To NCAA Rowing Committee

    Matt Weise, who was recently named Humboldt State's head women's rowing coach, has been selected to a four-year term on the Division II Rowing Committee.

  • Monday, September 21, 2020

    Battistotti Leads Yellowjackets Into New Norm

    Montana State Billings senior defender Luca Battistotti enters his third season as captain of the Yellowjacket men's soccer team in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Friday, September 18, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Montana State Billings' Shannon Reny

    Shannon Reny is a junior on the Montana State Billings women's basketball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020

    GNAC Cancels All Athletic Activities On Election Day

    In an effort to provide opportunities for student-athletes to vote and to encourage civic engagement, the GNAC has canceled all athletically-related activities on Tuesday, November 3.

  • Friday, September 11, 2020

    Keith Champagne: Expectations & Responsibility

    Dr. Keith Champagne, vice chancellor for student affairs and athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, speaks on leadership, social change and sports and his experience as a Black leader at UAF.

  • Friday, September 11, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Seattle Pacific's Ashley Antoniak

    Ashley Antoniak is a sophomore on the Seattle Pacific volleyball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Friday, September 4, 2020

    Locked In: Saint Martin's Bria Thames

    The backbone of the Saint Martin's women's basketball team in 2019-20, Bria Thames stayed mentally focused to earn selection as a conference finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

  • Friday, September 4, 2020

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska's Taylor Overn

    Taylor Overn is a redshirt sophomore on the Alaska volleyball team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    NCAA Grants Eligibility Relief To Fall Sports Athletes

    Fall sports athletes will be granted an additional year of eligibility while institutions receive sports sponsorship and team-equivalency relief in actions approved by the Division II Administrative Committee.

  • Monday, August 31, 2020

    Nearly 300 Earn D2 ADA Academic Achievement Awards

    The conference's 298 student-athletes are among over 15,000 from 201 institutions recognized by the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association with the organization's Academic Achievement Award.

  • Friday, August 28, 2020

    Against The Flow: Humboldt State's Amelia Wagoner

    Humboldt State's Amelia Wagoner (middle) was selected as a conference finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award for using her position on the Lumberjacks' rowing team to promote change.

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020

    Montana State Billings Copes With Change In Fall Seasons

    While the plight of football is taking much of the media spotlight, the coaches of Montana State Billings' soccer, volleyball and cross country programs adjust to the postponement of their seasons.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Simon Fraser Athletics Retiring Team Nickname

    After surveying student-athletes and other stakeholders in the athletic department, Simon Fraser will retire its current "Clan" athletics moniker and begin the process of choosing a new team name.

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Thames, Wagoner Move On In Woman of The Year Awards

    The Saint Martin's basketball forward and the Humboldt State rower are the conference's two finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. They are among 161 conference finalists and 39 from Division II.

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020

    Caitlin McClain Hired As Seattle Pacific Rowing Coach

    Seattle Pacific stays local for their next head women's rowing coach, hiring Caitlin McClain after 15 years leading the Holy Names Academy program and national coaching experience with USRowing.

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Division II President's Council Cancels Fall Championships

    Citing administrative and financial challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA Division II President's Council has canceled fall championships in cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    NCAA Governors Set Benchmarks For Fall Championships

    The NCAA Board of Governors directs each division to make its own decision on fall championships with an eye to safeguarding student-athlete well-being, scholarships, and eligibility. Decisions are expected by August 21.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    Best Of GNAC Insider: Northwest Nazarene's Rikki Myers

    In our latest Best of GNAC Insider, Northwest Nazarene women's soccer standout Rikki Myers reflects on her record-setting goal-scoring performance against Cal State East Bay and why she chose to play at NNU.

  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020

    Dr. Peter Ruben Earns GNAC SAAC Faculty Mentor Award

    The longtime Simon Fraser faculty athletic representative is named the winner of the 2020 GNAC SAAC Faculty Mentor Award, honoring his advocacy for SFU's student-athletes.

  • Friday, July 31, 2020

    Social Justice Statements On Uniforms OK'd By NCAA

    The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules to allow student-athletes in all sports to wear patches on their uniforms for commemorative and memorial purposes, as well as to support social justice issues.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    Best Of GNAC Insider: Western Oregon's Chandler Bishop

    In our latest edition of the Best of GNAC Insider, Chandler Bishop discusses her favorite position to play on the softball field and how pitching makes her a better hitter.

  • Friday, July 17, 2020

    GNAC CEO Board Suspends Fall Athletic Competition

    Citing the health and safety of student-athletes, the GNAC CEO Board has voted unanimously to suspend all intercollegiate athletics competition through November 30 due to COVID-19.

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    NCAA Woman Of Year Nominees Includes Four From GNAC

    The four student-athlete standouts are among a record 605 nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, recognizing excellence in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020

    Best Of GNAC Insider: Seattle Pacific's Divant'e Moffitt

    In this edition of the Best of GNAC Insider, Seattle Pacific's Divant'e Moffitt discusses the Falcons hot start to the 2019-20 season, his development as a player and if he could beat James Harden in horse.

  • Monday, July 13, 2020

    Record Number Receive FAR Scholar-Athlete Awards

    A record 322 student-athletes receive the GNAC's Faculty Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Barnes & Noble College, honoring those with a cumulative GPA or 3.85 or greater.

  • Friday, July 10, 2020

    Smart & Final: Concordia Wins Academic All-Sports Title

    Concordia goes out on top as the winner of the 2019-20 GNAC Academic All-Sports Championship. It is the Cavaliers' third title in the last five years.

  • Thursday, July 9, 2020

    GNAC Statement On Status Of Fall 2020 Seasons

    The CEO Board and Management Council of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference continue to evaluate the status of fall 2020 seasons impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020

    GNAC Extends Sponsorship Agreement With Baron Rings

    One of North America's leaders in championship recognition, Baron Championship Rings has extended its partnership agreement to be the Official Championship Ring of the GNAC for three more years.

  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    Best of GNAC Insider: MSU Billings' Kyle McLaughlin

    In this week's edition of the Best of GNAC Insider, Kyle McLaughlin of Montana State Billings discusses the MSUB and GNAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) and the key role both play in governance.

  • Thursday, July 2, 2020

    Evan O'Kelly Returns To Montana State Billings

    After a one-year stint at Concordia University, Evan O'Kelly returns east to re-assume duties as the director of communications at Montana State Billings.