2021-22 General News
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022

    Western Washington Leads GNAC Teams In Directors' Cup

    Thanks in part to its national runner-up finish in women's rowing, Western Washington finished as the top GNAC institution in the Division II Learfield Directors' Cup standings.

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022

    That's Ahl: SFU Distance Standout Is Male Athlete Of Year

    Simon Fraser's Aaron Ahl was the conference Athlete of the Year in cross country and indoor track and field. His record-setting season now earns him selection as the 2021-22 GNAC Male Athlete of the Year.

  • Monday, June 13, 2022

    Two-Lap Wonder: Andrews-Paul Is Female Athlete Of The Year

    After a record-setting year where she set GNAC records in the indoor and outdoor 800 meters and Division II record outdoors, Simon Fraser's Alison Andrews-Paul is named the 2021-22 GNAC Female Athlete of the Year.

  • Friday, June 10, 2022

    Inside Track: Nash Named Male Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

    An All-American on the cross country course and on the track and a perfect 4.00 GPA in the classroom, Alaska Anchorage's Coleman Nash is named the 2021-22 GNAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

  • Thursday, June 9, 2022

    Pitch Perfect: Chilczuk Is Female Scholar-Athlete Of The Year

    The Seattle Pacific women's soccer standout and three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American is selected by athletic directors as the 2021-22 GNAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

  • Thursday, June 2, 2022

    Swartwood Named Alaska Anchorage Athletic Director

    Ryan Swartwood is named the permanent athletic director at Alaska Anchorage after having served the last seven months as the Seawolves' interim athletic director.

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    Western Washington Returns To Top As All-Sports Champion

    Thanks to seven conference championships and top-three finishes for all but one of its teams, Western Washington is the 2021-22 GNAC all-sports champion. It is the school's 13th all-sports championship.

  • Friday, May 27, 2022

    GNAC's Timm Featured by CoSIDA Ahead Of Service Honor

    The Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) talked to GNAC Assistant Commissioner Blake Timm ahead of presenting him with the Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award at their upcoming convention.

  • Friday, May 27, 2022

    Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    During May, the NCAA is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by recognizing student-athletes of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, including Western Washington volleyball player Malia Aleaga.

  • Monday, May 16, 2022

    WOU Women Break Drought, Win Team Of The Week

    After finishing seventh or lower in four of the previous five years, Western Oregon women's track and field dominated the field events to win the school's first GNAC Outdoor Championships since 2008.

  • Monday, May 9, 2022

    NNU Storms Back Through Bracket To Team Of The Week

    Although the week began with an unexpected loss, the top-seeded Northwest Nazarene softball team won four elimination games in two days to win the GNAC Championship and is now the conference's Team of the Week.

  • Monday, May 9, 2022

    Pole Position: Daugherty's Vault PR Leads Weekly Honors

    The 14-inch personal best in the pole vault for the Seattle Pacific sophomore leads the final selections for GNAC Athletes of the Week for the 2021-22 season.

  • Monday, May 2, 2022

    Nighthawks Close Season With Sweep, Team Of The Week

    Northwest Nazarene put one hand on the regular-season championship trophy after sweeping MSUB and leaving Western Oregon four games to make up a three-game deficit, earning NNU Team of the Week honors.

  • Monday, May 2, 2022

    Record Redux As McNicoll, Carlos Share Softball Honors

    Northwest Nazarene's Maia McNicoll tied the GNAC single-game record for RBI in a game while Western Oregon's Logan Carlos hit just the fifth cycle in the GNAC since 2014 to share Softball Player of the Week honors.

  • Friday, April 29, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: CWU's Stacia Conely

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Wildcats forward Stacia Conely, who discusses what being on the CWU soccer team has taught her, the importance of being uncomfortable and her guilty pleasure.

  • Monday, April 25, 2022

    Driver's Seat: WWU Sweeps Golf, Team Of The Week

    With one comeback win and one dominating victory, Western Washington's men's and women's golf teams swept the GNAC team and individual championships and will share the conference Team of the Week award.

  • Monday, April 25, 2022

    Peaceful, Easy Feeling In Athlete Of The Week Awards

    Seattle Pacific's Peace Igbonagwam leads the GNAC Athlete of the Week honorees after she had the second-best mark in conference history in the women's long jump at the CWU Wildcat Invitational.

  • Thursday, April 21, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: Cal Poly Humboldt's Kealey Scott

    In this week's SAAC Spotlight, Cal Poly Humboldt rower Kealey Scott shares about her dreams to inspire children as a teacher, the dodgeball tournament she put on with SAAC and her very Canadian favorite sports team.

  • Monday, April 18, 2022

    Saints Stun League Leaders, Win Team Of The Week

    Saint Martin's baseball took three of four from first-place Northwest Nazarene, rallying in the final two innings in all three victories to keep GNAC Championships qualifying hopes alive for the Saints.

  • Monday, April 18, 2022

    Andrews-Paul's Division II Record Leads Weekly Honors

    Simon Fraser's Alison Andrews-Paul leads the GNAC Athlete of the Week awards after setting the Division II record in the women's 800 meters in a time that ranks 10th in the world this season.

  • Monday, April 11, 2022

    NNU Softball Slugs Its Way To Team Of The Week

    Northwest Nazarene turned its series with Montana State Billings into a home-run derby, leaving the yard 14 times over the course of a four-game sweep, including five from Player of the Week Maia McNicoll.

  • Monday, April 11, 2022

    Keller's No-Hitter Leads Player Of The Week Performances

    The Northwest Nazarene senior is named the conference's Baseball Pitcher of the Week after throwing just the sixth no-hitter in GNAC history and the second in the Nighthawks' Division II era.

  • Friday, April 8, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: NNU's Mason Machado

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Nighthawks guard Mason Machado, who shares the benefits of networking and making friends, a fear he got over during a college class and his favorite sandwich.

  • Monday, April 4, 2022

    WWU Wins Hanny Stanislaus Invitational, Team Of The Week

    Facing 14 West Region opponents, including all 11 teams in the NCAA West Region rankings, Western Washington men's golf won the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational for a huge boost as the postseason approaches.

  • Monday, April 4, 2022

    They're No. 2! Nash, Dannatt Lead GNAC Weekly Honors

    The sophomores from Alaska Anchorage and Simon Fraser share the GNAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week award after running the No. 2 time on the GNAC all-time list in the 5,000 meters and 1,500 meters, respectively.

  • Friday, April 1, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: UAF's Ainsley Smith

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Alaska setter Ainsley Smith, who tells us what it's like to play for a team she grew up watching, the importance of connecting athletics with the community and which Spider-Man actor is best.

  • Thursday, March 31, 2022

    Simon Fraser Leads GNAC In Directors' Cup Standings

    Simon Fraser leads seven GNAC teams in the winter Learfield Directors' Cup Division II standings, moving into 18th place thanks to top 15 national meet finishes in indoor track and field and swimming and diving.

  • Monday, March 28, 2022

    Circle K's: Unhittable Brown Boosts Vikings To TOTW

    Led by GNAC Pitcher of the Week Sydney Brown, who struck out more than a batter per inning in three complete-game wins, WWU softball went 6-0 to tie for first in the GNAC standings, earning weekly honors.

  • Monday, March 28, 2022

    Baseball Battle In Billings Leads Player Of Week Honors

    Montana State Billings' Carson Green and Northwest Nazarene's Brock Moffitt earned GNAC Player of the Week Honors for their roles in a series split between the two programs.

  • Friday, March 25, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: CWU's Keegan Wise

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Central Washington outfielder Keegan Wise, who talks about computer science, the most important skill student-athletes need to learn and her Meyers-Briggs personality type.

  • Monday, March 21, 2022

    Vikings Reach Elite Eight, Win Team Of The Week

    After a regional final victory over Cal State East Bay last Monday, the Western Washington women's basketball program is advancing to the Elite Eight, earning them Team of the Week honors from the GNAC.

  • Monday, March 21, 2022

    Barrier Busters: Cano, Wagner Pace Weekly Awards

    Alaska Anchorage's Elena Cano and Joshua Wagner earn the GNAC Track Athlete of the Week awards after hitting NCAA Championships provisional qualifying marks in the hurdles.

  • Friday, March 18, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: SPU's Allison Wilks

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Falcons volleyball player Allison Wilks, who talks about participating in a SAAC scavenger hunt, becoming a nurse while playing a sport and why it's important to enjoy college.

  • Friday, March 18, 2022

    Alaska Fairbanks Cited For NCAA Violations

    Alaska Fairbanks improperly certified 42 student-athletes in nine Division II sports programs, violating amateurism and academic certification rules from the 2017-18 through 2020-21 academic years.

  • Monday, March 14, 2022

    SFU Softball Sweeps Way To Team Of The Week

    With four victories, including three comeback wins and two walk-offs, Simon Fraser softball marked its return to Burnaby after a two-year hiatus in dominant fashion, winning the GNAC Team of the Week award.

  • Monday, March 14, 2022

    Duke Of Nampa Doubles Effort To Earn Weekly Honors

    Northwest Nazarene's Duke Pahukoa leads the GNAC Player of the Week awards after he batted .833 in four games against Saint Martin's and set a conference single-game record for doubles.

  • Friday, March 11, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: WOU's Meadow Aragon

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Western Oregon shot-blocking machine Meadow Aragon, who shares how SAAC helped her build community, her favorite rapper and why it's important to say "yes" more.

  • Monday, March 7, 2022

    Wildcats, Nanooks Win Tourney Titles, Team Of The Week

    Central Washington women's basketball won its first conference tournament in program history while Alaska men's basketball made an improbable run from No. 10 seed to champs to share the Team of the Week award.

  • Monday, March 7, 2022

    Vikings Sweep Softball Weekly Honors After Weekend Sweep

    Senior shortstop Tatum Dow and senior pitcher Kira Doan claim the Softball Player of the Week awards after the Vikings took a pair of doubleheaders from Western Oregon and Saint Martin's.

  • Friday, March 4, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: WWU's Claire Henninger

    In this week's SAAC Spotlight, Vikings goalkeeper Claire Henninger talks about making gift baskets for the homeless with SAAC, learning about the human brain and coming back from a concussion.

  • Monday, February 28, 2022

    WWU, SFU Run Away With Team Of The Week

    The Western Washington men's and Simon Fraser women's indoor track and field programs took down conference championships last week at The Podium, and will now share the top step for the GNAC's weekly honor.

  • Monday, February 28, 2022

    In the Zone: Barkley's One-Hit Effort Leads Weekly Honors

    The Montana State Billings junior pitcher earns his third GNAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week award after he allows just one hit in eight innings in a road win over Colorado Christian.

  • Friday, February 25, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: SPU's Hannah Miller

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Falcons rower Hannah Miller, who talks about her aspirations to make it in business, be a full-time dog lady and continue being a Chicago Cubs superfan.

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022

    GNAC's Blake Timm Honored With Kenworthy Award

    GNAC Assistant Commissioner For Communications Blake Timm is this year's recipient of the CoSIDA Bob Kenworthy Community Service Award in recognition of his lifetime civic involvement and accomplishments.

  • Monday, February 21, 2022

    Vikings Beat Buzzer Twice To Win Team Of The Week

    Western Washington hit a go-ahead three-pointer in the final two seconds twice in the span of three days, including a half-court buzzer-beater from D'Angelo Minnis that was the No. 1 Top Play on SportsCenter.

  • Monday, February 21, 2022

    Bowman, Wiggins Ride High Outputs To Weekly Awards

    Central Washington's Samantha Bowman and Montana State Billings' Carrington Wiggins parlay some accurate, high-scoring performance into a pair of Player of the Week awards.

  • Friday, February 18, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: WOU's Daron Ulrich, Jr.

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Western Oregon defensive back Daron Ulrich, Jr., who talks about how being in SAAC helps his future business goals and his admiration for the late Kobe Bryant.

  • Monday, February 14, 2022

    Nighthawks Fly Up In Standings To Team Of The Week

    Northwest Nazarene recorded three wins, including two straight against teams that entered the game in first place, to make a major statement in a crowded and ever-changing men's basketball seeding race.

  • Monday, February 14, 2022

    Podium Pandemonium Leads Athlete Of Week Honors

    Simon Fraser's Callum Robinson set the GNAC record in the men's 200 meters at The Podium on Saturday, leading a number of record-worthy performances in the GNAC Athlete of the Week awards.

  • Friday, February 11, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: NNU's Nils Knosala

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Nighthawks goalscorer Nils Knosala, who discusses his pride in being an international student and playing against one of the world's most famous soccer clubs.

  • Monday, February 7, 2022

    Short-Handed Alaska Stands Tall As Team Of The Week

    Down to just six available players, Alaska tripled their number of GNAC wins in a week, earning gritty victories over Western Washington and Simon Fraser thanks to lights-out shooting from Quin Barnard.

  • Monday, February 7, 2022

    Pantovic, Malcolm Lead Weekly Honors With Solid Scoring

    Alaska Anchorage's Oggie Pantovic and Central Washington's Kassidy Malcolm lead the GNAC Player of the Week awards after leading their teams to 2-1 weeks with a pair of strong scoring efforts.

  • Friday, February 4, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: WOU's Dominic Miller

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Wolves pitcher Dominic Miller, who discusses following a coach to Western Oregon, spending Halloween with SAAC and why his second-grade self would be proud of him today.

  • Monday, January 31, 2022

    Record-Breaking SFU Runs Away With Team Of The Week

    Simon Fraser track and field set two GNAC records, four GNAC All-Time Top 10 marks, 10 NCAA provisional qualifying marks and three top-two times in Division II history to claim the GNAC's weekly award.

  • Monday, January 31, 2022

    Ahl's Well: Big Weekend On Boards Leads Weekly Honors

    Simon Fraser's Aaron Ahl headlines the GNAC Athlete of the Week award winners after the junior set a GNAC record in the mile and anchored a record-setting distance medley relay.

  • Friday, January 28, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: WWU's Emily Paulson

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Vikings catcher Emily Paulson, who answered our questions this time around but will be asking the questions in the future as a journalism major and podcaster.

  • Monday, January 24, 2022

    MSUB Wins In Anchorage To Earn Team Of The Week

    Alaska Anchorage women's basketball hadn't lost a GNAC game at home since 2016, but Montana State Billings beat the Seawolves by 24 at the Alaska Airlines Center before topping Seattle Pacific by 26.

  • Monday, January 24, 2022

    Consistent Efforts Win Roche, Duff Weekly Awards

    Simon Fraser's Julian Roche and Western Washington's Emma Duff are your GNAC Basketball Players of the Week after leading their respective teams to a pair of victories with consistent efforts.

  • Friday, January 21, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: WOU's Caitlin Wheeler

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Wolves forward Caitlin Wheeler, a third-generation WOU basketball player who discusses the importance of community and getting involved in our weekly Q&A.

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

    NCAA Members Approve New Constitution

    More than 1,000 NCAA members participated in the vote, with 801 voting in favor of the new constitution that, among other changes, provides significant authority to the three divisions to reorganize and restructure.

  • Monday, January 17, 2022

    Wildcats Top Undefeated WWU, Win Team Of The Week

    Despite only getting six points and 25 minutes from their bench, Central Washington rode their stars to a 76-68 win over previously undefeated Western Washington, a top-five team nationally in multiple polls.

  • Monday, January 17, 2022

    Near-Record Performances Lead Athlete Of Week Awards

    Simon Fraser's Aaron Ahl and Alaska Anchorage's Joshua Wagner share the GNAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week award after both runners ran times in their disciplines that rank No. 2 on the GNAC All-Time List.

  • Friday, January 14, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: SFU's Kalissa Beltran

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features SFU defensive specialist and libero Kalissa Beltran, who talks about her work with children with developmental disabilities and how she's "living the dream" as a DII student-athlete.

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    Simon Fraser, Central Oklahoma Award of Excellence Finalists

    Simon Fraser is named a Division II Award of Excellence finalist for its SAAC-driven social media initiative while Central Oklahoma was honored for its Junior Rower Program.

  • Monday, January 10, 2022

    Defense, Playmaking Give WOU Upset Win, Team Of The Week

    Western Oregon held regionally-ranked Saint Martin's to 13 points in the first half and Tresai McCarver made plays down the stretch to give WOU the biggest upset of the GNAC season and the Team of the Week award.

  • Monday, January 10, 2022

    High Scoring Earns Thurman, Cranston Weekly Honors

    Northwest Nazarene's Teagan Thurman and Western Oregon's Cameron Cranston used a trio of high-scoring performances to earn the GNAC Player of the Week awards.

  • Friday, January 7, 2022

    SAAC Spotlight: NNU's Colton Moore

    In this week's SAAC Spotlight, Nighthawks infielder Colton Moore discusses playing on the same college team with his brother, his heroes on the New York Yankees and how writing helps him get creative.

  • Monday, January 3, 2022

    Team Of The Week Seawolves Down Preseason Favorites

    Seattle Pacific was the unanimous coaches' pick to win the conference prior to the season, but Alaska Anchorage hit 14 three-pointers to dispatch the Falcons 88-83 and win the GNAC Team of the Week award.

  • Monday, January 3, 2022

    Rowlands, Wisotzki Take Player Of Week Awards Up North

    Alaska Anchorage's David Rowlands and Simon Fraser's Jessica Wisotzki are the first GNAC Players of the Week for 2022 after a pair of leading scoring performances for their respective teams.

  • Friday, December 31, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Western Oregon's Eli Nafziger

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Western Oregon track and field athlete Eli Nafziger, who talks about his positive first year throwing javelin and how long it takes him to solve a Rubik's Cube.

  • Friday, December 24, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Saint Martin's Malia Pinder

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Saint Martin's infielder Malia Pinder, who aspires to advocate for women of color and children as a lawyer in the future but also likes ketchup. Like, LOVES ketchup.

  • Thursday, December 23, 2021

    Western Washington Leads West Region In Directors' Cup

    Western Washington leads both the GNAC and all West Region institutions in the fall Learfield Directors' Cup standings for Division II. The Vikings benefited from deep volleyball & women's soccer playoff runs.

  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Central Washington Sweeps Player Of The Week Awards

    A pair of strong performances prior to the holiday break earned Central Washington's Xavier Smith and Kizzah Maltezo selections as the GNAC Players of the Week.

  • Monday, December 20, 2021

    Saints Ride 24-Hour Run To Team Of The Week

    Saint Martin's got a pair of 24-point performances – one from freshman Rian Clear and one from veteran Claire Dingus – to pick up a pair of wins within a 24-hour period and cement an 8-2 start.

  • Monday, December 20, 2021

    Record Performance Earns Bowman Another Weekly Award

    The Central Washington junior center leads the GNAC Player of the Week awards after posting a monster double-double against Concordia Irvine and tying the single-game record for rebounds.

  • Friday, December 17, 2021

    Basketball Championships Stay In Washington In 2023, 2024

    Western Washington University has been selected as the host site for the 2023 GNAC Basketball Championships while Central Washington will host the 2024 championships in a renovated Nicholson Pavilion.

  • Friday, December 17, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: SPU's Ashley Antoniak

    In this week's SAAC Spotlight, Seattle Pacific junior opposite Ashley Antoniak talks about how she changed her mindset early on in her career and what she thinks all athletes should do once a month.

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    Three GNAC Institutions Honored For Academic Achievement

    Saint Martin's, Seattle Pacific and Western Washington are among 43 recipients of the NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, honoring institutions with an Academic Success Rate of 90 percent or higher.

  • Monday, December 13, 2021

    Rivalry Win Gives NNU Men's Hoops Team Of The Week

    The Nighthawks topped local rivals College of Idaho, a Top-15 school in the NAIA, to sweep the Mayor's Cup for the first time since 2012. George Reidy and Gabriel Murphy led the way for NNU.

  • Monday, December 13, 2021

    Performances At The Podium Top Athlete Of Week Podium

    A quartet of performances at the Spokane Open, including a top-two GNAC all-time mark and a school record, are at the top of the GNAC Athlete of the Week selections.

  • Friday, December 10, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: WOU's Tresai McCarver

    Tresai McCarver is a floor general for Western Oregon, averaging four assists per game, but she's also the point person for many of her school's SAAC events. Find out more about Tresai in this week's SAAC Spotlight.

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021

    NCAA Reveals Unified SAAC Logo For All Three Divisions

    The new logo, which will be used by Student-Athlete Advisory Committees in all three divisions, is designed to bring a united, modern and athletic approach for student-athletes to identify with and use.

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    Grisham Set To Retire, Caps 37 Years As Saint Martin's AD

    After a 37-year career at Saint Martin's, Bob Grisham has announced that he will retire as the school's athletic director at the end of the academic year.

  • Monday, December 6, 2021

    Double Regional Champs Share Team Of The Week

    Western Washington volleyball and Seattle Pacific women's soccer each won NCAA West Region championships in their respective sports, the second and third GNAC teams to do so this year.

  • Monday, December 6, 2021

    Twice As Nice: Cranston, Shelley Repeat In Weekly Awards

    The Western Oregon junior guard and Montana State Billings senior forward earn their second GNAC Basketball Player of the Week awards after big scoring performances in the first week of conference play.

  • Friday, December 3, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: NNU's Analynn Bohner

    After playing 11 minutes in her inaugural GNAC game, NNU's Analynn Bohner talks about her recovery from Tommy John surgery, the "superhero" in her family and much more in this week's SAAC Spotlight.

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Conference Continues To Rank High In Graduation Metrics

    For the 10th consecutive year, the GNAC ranks in the top 10 among Division II conferences in Federal Graduation Rate and Academic Success Rate according to numbers released by the NCAA.

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    Alaska Anchorage, GNAC Mourn Passing Of Greg Myford

    The GNAC joins the University of Alaska Anchorage community in mourning the passing of director of athletics Greg Myford, who died on November 29 after a battle with cancer.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021

    Nighthawks Women's Hoops Win Team of the Week

    NNU proved there's more than one way to win a game, having eight different players score over five points in a win over Point Loma and relying on two 20-point scorers and dominance in the paint to beat Concordia.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021

    Wisotzki, Pantovic Score Their Ways To GNAC Weekly Honors

    Simon Fraser's Jessica Wisotzki and Alaska Anchorage's Oggie Pantovic are named the GNAC Basketball Players of the Week following a pair of high-energy scoring performances.

  • Monday, November 22, 2021

    Vikings Prove Regional Mettle, Earn Team of the Week

    Western Washington women's basketball entered the week at No. 4 in the D2SIDA West Region rankings but beat two of the teams ahead of them in convincing fashion. Emma Duff averaged 20.5 points per game to lead WWU.

  • Monday, November 22, 2021

    Big Scoring Performances Lead Player Of Week Selections

    Saint Martin's Claire Dingus and Alaska's Shadeed Shabazz posted a pair of impressive weekend scoring performances to pick up GNAC Player of the Week honors.

  • Friday, November 19, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: NNU's James Nelson

    Fresh off a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double in NNU's season-opener, James Nelson talks about his favorite memories from the hardwood and his political aspirations and heroes in this week's SAAC Spotlight.

  • Monday, November 15, 2021

    Falcons Footy Locks Down Championship, Team Of The Week

    After winning the GNAC Championships with a dominant 4-0 victory in the championship match, the SPU women’s soccer team can add GNAC Team of the Week to their list of accomplishments.

  • Monday, November 15, 2021

    20/20 Vision: Bowman's Big Weekend Leads Weekly Awards

    The Central Washington junior forward averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds in two season-opening games to pace the GNAC Player of the Week awards.

  • Friday, November 12, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: MSUB's Mason Powell

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features MSUB two-way baseball player Mason Powell, who shares his list of mentors, the two "h-words" he uses to describes DII athletes and his "amazing" under-the-radar skill.

  • Monday, November 8, 2021

    Yellowjackets Tip Off On High Note For Team Of The Week

    Led by 18.7 points per game from senior forward Taryn Shelley, the MSUB women's basketball team went 2-1, only losing by six points to a No. 1-ranked Lubbock Christian team that has won 38 straight games.

  • Monday, November 8, 2021

    Glasper's Career Day Headlines Player Of The Week Awards

    The freshman quarterback leads the GNAC Player of the Week winners after he threw for 452 yards and finished with 498 yards of total offense in Central Washington's win at Western New Mexico.

  • Friday, November 5, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska's Lainey Lioi

    This week's SAAC spotlight features Alaska swimmer Lainey Lioi, who talks about her medical school ambitions, her favorite things to bake and which family member she wishes she could spend more time with.

  • Friday, November 5, 2021

    Theresa Hanson Named To Division II Management Council

    Simon Fraser's senior director, athletics and recreation, will represent the GNAC in a four-year term on the NCAA Division II Management Council beginning in 2023.

  • Monday, November 1, 2021

    Vikings Take Alaska By Storm, Win Team Of The Week

    Western Washington volleyball has won 10 straight and opened up some distance between themselves and the rest of the GNAC with two road wins, including a three-set sweep of second-place Alaska Anchorage.

  • Monday, November 1, 2021

    Women's Soccer Scoring Standouts Lead Weekly Awards

    Montana State Billings' Haylee Gunter and Northwest Nazarene's Madison Grande shared the GNAC Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award with two performances with potential playoff implications.

  • Friday, October 29, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska Anchorage's A.J. Garrity

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features Seawolves basketball guard A.J. Garrity, who talks leaving Huntington Beach for Anchorage, why he'd want to spend a day with Jordan and the one thing he makes sure to do each week.

  • Monday, October 25, 2021

    SFU XC Sweeps Championships For Team of the Week

    The Simon Fraser men's and women's cross country teams had combined for 10 second-place finishes with just one title over the past decade. They put the heartbreak aside by both winning at the GNAC Championships.

  • Monday, October 25, 2021

    Wildcats Roll To Championship-Caliber Weekly Awards

    Central Wahington's Darius Morrison and Patrick Hegarty lead the GNAC Player of the Week awards after helping leads the offense to the Wildcats' fourth consecutive conference football title.

  • Saturday, October 23, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's Teagan Thurman

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features NNU forward Teagan Thurman. A biology and pre-med student, Thurman has ideas on where she wants to live after college, how to give basketball scoring a makeover and more.

  • Monday, October 18, 2021

    Lockdown Defense Leads Simon Fraser To Team of the Week

    Simon Fraser faced the GNAC's two leading goal-scorers, but Defensive Player of the Week Aidan Bain and the rest of the SFU back line didn't allow a goal in two victories, including a triumph over No. 7 Seattle Pacific.

  • Monday, October 18, 2021

    True North Rising: Simon Fraser Tops Weekly Honors

    Following victories both on the gridiron and pitch saw Simon Fraser sweep both the football and men's soccer awards to lead the GNAC Player of the Week selections.

  • Friday, October 15, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska Anchorage's Tylantiss Atlas

    This week's SAAC Spotlight Q&A features 2020-21 GNAC 400 meter champion Tylantiss Atlas, who shares why she views every SAAC event as an "opportunity" and how she uses her legs for more than just running.

  • Monday, October 11, 2021

    Overtime Heroics Give SPU Ranked Win, Team Of The Week

    Seattle Pacific women's soccer recorded two shutout wins to pull into a tie for first in the GNAC, including a 1-0 triumph against No. 6 Western Washington that saw goalie Riley Travis save a penalty kick in overtime.

  • Monday, October 11, 2021

    Falcon Crest: Seattle Pacific Dominates Weekly Honors

    With a quarter of victories on the home pitch, including a key women's overtime victory over Western Washington, Seattle Pacific took home three of four soccer awards to lead the GNAC Player of the Week honors.

  • Friday, October 8, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Central Washington's Lauren Odette

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features women's rugby player Lauren Odette, who shares her favorite SAAC tradition she helped start on campus, as well as which author she'd want to spend a day with.

  • Monday, October 4, 2021

    CWU Football Wins Team of the Week With Comeback Upset

    The Wildcats rallied in the fourth quarter to stun No. 11 Midwestern State on Saturday. Donte Hamilton tied a GNAC record with three INTs, and kicker Patrick Hegarty hit a game-icing 50-yarder.

  • Monday, October 4, 2021

    Lone Star Leap: Football Performances Lead Weekly Awards

    Western Oregon's Ryan Worthley and Central Washington's Donte Hamilton and Patrick Hegarty lead the GNAC Player of the Week selections following a pair of victories over Lone Star Conference foes.

  • Friday, October 1, 2021

    SFU's Emma Kramer Named National SAAC Representative

    Simon Fraser junior women's basketball player Emma Kramer has been named to a three-year term as the GNAC's representative to the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

  • Friday, October 1, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska's Rya Berrigan

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features UAF cross country runner and skier Rya Berrigan, who discusses her medical aspirations, what she does with her hands in her spare time and more.

  • Monday, September 27, 2021

    Giant-Killing Wildcats Earn Team of the Week Honors

    Two Top-25 opponents in one week? Zero problems for the Central Washington volleyball team, who coasted to two wins over ranked GNAC opponents and were named the conference's Team of the Week.

  • Monday, September 27, 2021

    Falcons' Scoring Barrage Leads Player Of Week Awards

    Seattle Pacific outscored its opponents 11-0 in the opening week of conference play, allowing Falcons' forward Lauren Forster and defender Mariah Alexander to sweep the Women's Soccer Player of the Week awards.

  • Friday, September 24, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's Molly Anderson

    This week's SAAC Spotlight highlights NNU women's volleyball defensive specialist Molly Anderson, who talks about the challenges of starting her freshman season during COVID-19 in this week's Q&A.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021

    Alaska Volleyball Sweeps GNAC Foes, Wins Team Of Week

    The Nanooks, led by Defensive Player of the Week Emily Moorhead, asserted themselves to other GNAC programs by opening up conference play with two three-set sweeps on the road.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021

    Record Moments For Boddie, Billeter Lead Weekly Awards

    Central Washington's Rashaad Boddie had the eighth-best rushing performance in GNAC history while Western Washington's Megan Billeter tied the GNAC women's golf single-round record.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: MSUB's Clare Keenan

    This week's SAAC Spotlight features MSUB women's soccer goalie Clare Keenan, who shares her favorite book, her self-care priorities and much more in this week's Q&A.

  • Monday, September 13, 2021

    Two Race Wins Pace Simon Fraser To Team Of The Week

    Individual cross country wins from Aaron Ahl and Olivia Willett, a team win for the women's program and both the men and women placing five runners in the top 20 highlights SFU's case for the weekly award.

  • Monday, September 13, 2021

    Historic Moment For Elliott Leads Player Of Week Honors

    Simon Fraser's Kristie Elliott became the first Canadian female to play in and score in an NCAA football game and earned herself GNAC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

  • Friday, September 10, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Alaska Anchorage's Caleb Larsen

    Alaska Anchorage men's basketball guard Caleb Larsen shares his thoughts on SAAC, obstacles along his collegiate journey, Damian Lillard and more.

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Johnson, Holmberg Named Regional Scholar-Athletes Of Year

    The Northwest Nazarene baseball utility player and the Seattle Pacific distance standout were selected as the West Region Scholar-Athletes of the Year by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association.

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    Fast-Starting Volleyball Teams Split Team Of The Week Award

    After both starting 4-0 and taking massive leaps forward for their respective programs, the Simon Fraser and Saint Martin's volleyball teams split the GNAC Team of the Week Award.

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    Holding Court: Dexter, Alos Lead Player Of The Week Honors

    Simon Fraser's Brooke Dexter and Saint Martin's Kylie Alos headline the GNAC Player of the Week awards following a pair of 4-0 opening-week tournament performances.

  • Friday, September 3, 2021

    SAAC Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's Alex Nadermann

    Alex Nadermann is a senior on the Northwest Nazarene men’s soccer team and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

  • Monday, August 30, 2021

    Historic Dual Win Gives Alaska Team Of The Week Honors

    After stunning Alaska Anchorage with a dual meet victory in the UAF Blue/Gold Meet, the Alaska women's cross country team has been named the GNAC Team of the Week.

  • Monday, August 30, 2021

    Freshman Debuts Lead Athlete Of The Week Awards

    Victories at the UAF Blue/Gold Meet for Nanooks' freshman Kendall Kramer and Alaska Anchorage freshman Coleman Nash lead the first GNAC Athlete of the Week selections in 2021-22.

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    A Mystical View 56 Years In The Making At SFU

    The new SFU Stadium at Terry Fox Field is ready to host teams and games. Howard Tsumura of Varsity Letters details the project, the history and how it elevates Simon Fraser's athletic programs.

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021

    Butch Kamena Receives GNAC SAAC Faculty Mentor Award

    Western Washington's assistant athletic director for compliance and academics was singled out for his longtime commitment to Vikings' student-athletes.

  • Friday, August 6, 2021

    CWU Leads GNAC Honorees In D2 ADA Academic Awards

    Central Washington's 136 honorees lead a total of 326 conference student-athletes from five institutions that received Academic Achievement Awards from the Division 2 Athletic Directors Association.

  • Friday, July 30, 2021

    NCAA To Convene Historic Constitutional Convention

    Citing the need to immediately transform college sports, the NCAA Board of Governors will convene a constitutional convention in November to propose drastic changes to the organization's governance.

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Bazemore: From MSUB Intern To MSUB Athletic Director

    Ten years before he was named Montana State Billings athletic director, Michael Bazemore was an administrative intern for the Yellowjackets. 406MTSports.com profiles his road to the MSUB athletic director's seat.

  • Friday, July 16, 2021

    Record 353 Athletes Receive FAR Scholar-Athlete Award

    A total of 353 student-athletes receive the GNAC Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Barnes & Noble College. The program honors student-athletes with a 3.85 GPA or greater.

  • Friday, July 9, 2021

    Central Washington Wins Academic All-Sports Championship

    For the first time in program history, Central Washington University is the winner of the GNAC Academic All-Sports Championship, presented by Barnes & Noble College.