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 California Baptist University
Location: Riverside, Calif.
Mascot: Lancers
Founded: 1950
Enrollment: 9,941
Joined WAC: 2018
  ACADEMICS: Founded in 1950 by the California Southern Baptist Convention, California Baptist University (CBU) is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California, being named the U.S. News & World Report Best Regional University in 2017. CBU offers degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, including 76 majors with more than 150 major concentrations and 52 minors for almost 10,000 undergraduate students. CBU believes each person has been created for a purpose and strives to help students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world. 
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Outdoor Track,
Water Polo, Wrestling

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country,  Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Outdoor Track, Volleyball,
Water Polo
  ATHLETICS: California Baptist University athletics became a fully-fledged National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2013-14, and will begin its transition to Division I in 2018-19 after five successful seasons in Division II. The Lancers capped off their D-II campaign by winning the Learfield Directors’ Cup in 2018 after a pair of top-four finishes the previous two years. In five years as an NCAA member (2013-14 to 2017-18), the Lancers reaped a total of 377 All-American honors, qualified 70 percent of its eligible teams (66 of 94) for the NCAA postseason. Seven Lancer teams won regional titles in Division II, with women’s basketball and wrestling both winning two such championships. CBU also accomplished 23 top-15 finishes in D-II overall, with three runner-up finishes: one in men’s swim/dive and women’s golf in 2018 and another in women’s basketball in 2015. The Lancers logged a program-high eight top-15 finishes in 2017-18, with five in the top five: men’s swim/dive, women’s golf, women’s cross country (third), wrestling (third) and men’s cross country (fifth). CBU captured seven individual national championships at the D-II level in the NCAA, with four coming in swimming and three more in wrestling. Over the years, CBU has won 71 conference championships and 39 national titles. Once a standout member of the Pacific West (PacWest) and Golden State Athletic Conferences (GSAC), the Lancers are now affiliated with three conferences, with most programs in the Western Athletic Conference. CBU made the move from the GSAC to the PacWest in 2011-12 and won the conference’s Commissioner’s Cup in six of seven seasons. The Lancers became the first school to win three Cups in 2015, and ended their run in the conference with an unprecedented five-straight years. CBU’s water polo teams also compete in the Golden Coast Conference (women) and Western Water Polo Association (men).
 California State University, Bakersfield
32152 Location: Bakersfield, Calif.
Mascot: Roadrunners
Founded: 1965
Enrollment: 10,545
Joined WAC: 2013
  ACADEMICS: Since opening its doors in 1970, the growth of California State University, Bakersfield has kept pace with the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the state. Thus, its role as the only four-year institution within a 100-mile radius becomes even more significant as it extends higher education opportunities to the increasing economic and social center. CSUB boasts an excellent and diverse faculty and the highest percentage of faculty in the California State University system with terminal degrees. More than 90 percent of its tenured faculty earned doctorate degrees in their fields of study. Over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students on the main campus in Bakersfield and the Antelope Valley Center in Lancaster, Calif., benefit from excellent academic programs with a student-to-faculty ratio of 17:1. CSUB student learning also benefits from a wide range of co-curricular opportunities. In addition to more than 100 registered student clubs and organizations on campus, the student and campus life is enhanced by its NCAA Division I athletics program a 75,000 square foot recreation center and new student housing. CSUB and its academic programs have earned some of the nation’s and region’s highest accreditations.

Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Outdoor Track and Field, Wrestling

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Indoor and Outdoor
Track and Field, Volleyball

  ATHLETICS: After completing the NCAA reclassification process in 2009, CSU Bakersfield has enjoyed success as a new Division I program while showing it can be competitive in that short time. The Roadrunners, who won 30 NCAA National Championships and a Sears Director’s Cup as a Division II program, have already qualified for six NCAA Tournaments winning the Western Athletic Conference Tournaments in volleyball (2014, 2017), baseball (2015), men’s basketball (2016) and softball (2016). The Roadrunners earned their first regular season men’s basketball title in 2017. CSUB also won their first NCAA Division I Tournament game when the baseball team earned a 2-1 victory over Ole Miss on May 30, 2015 in the Los Angeles Regional. CSUB has also won two regular-season conference championships in men’s swimming (MPSF 2011) and baseball (WAC 2013) and earned an at-large berth in the 2011 NCAA men’s soccer tournament. In six WAC baseball seasons, the Roadrunners boast three Pitcher of the Year Awards (Jeff McKenzie 2013, Hayden Carter 2015, Max Carter, 2017) as well as earning two Coach of the Year awards (Bill Kernen 2013, 2015). In men’s basketball, the Roadrunners have enjoyed three postseason appearances (NIT, 2017, NCAA 2016, CIT 2012). CSUB became the first “8” seed to advance to the semifinals of the NIT in 2017. Head coach Rod Barnes was named ‘Don Haskins Coach of the Year’ in 2016 and 2017. Barnes was also chosen Hugh Durham Coach of the Year by after the 2017 season. Other accolades within the department include the 2014 WAC Swimmer of the Year award for Mitchell Huxhold, who competed twice in the NCAA National Championships, and five women’s basketball postseason berths (WNIT 2014, 2015, 2018) and (WBI 2010, 2011). In total, 16 CSUB baseball players have been selected in the Major League Baseball Draft since the program was established in 2009. CSUB currently has six former `Runners playing for MLB minor league clubs while pitcher Austin Davis became the first to be called up to the majors on June 18, 2018. Former soccer player Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy and Columbus Crew) is playing in the MLS and is a standout on the U.S. men’s national team while Richard Menjivar is a member of the El Salvador men’s national team. Several other men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball players are enjoying professional careers in the United States and overseas.
 Chicago State University
Location: Chicago
Mascot: Cougars
Founded: 1867
Enrollment: 3,101
Joined WAC: 2013
  ACADEMICS: Chicago State University, founded in 1867, is a public university located on 161-picturesque acres in a residential community on the south side of Chicago as it enters its 151st year of existence this fall with a new president in Ms. Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott. The university’s five colleges – Health Sciences, Arts and Science, Business, Education, and Pharmacy - offer 36 undergraduate and 25 graduate degree-granting programs. In addition, CSU has a Division of Continuing Education and Non-Traditional Programs that reach out to the community with extension courses, distance learning and not-for-credit programs. CSU students continued to shine academically after it advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the 2018 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship in California. The university recently opened the CSU Innovation Lab for the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) which helps foster students turn ideas into solutions. The CSU International Student population has continued to grow over time with more than 400 coming to campus over the last six years. Chicago State’s student-athletes are leaders academically on campus – by example.  As a result of their academic successes, 59 student-athletes were named Academic All-WAC honors during the 2017-18 school year with seven students earning accolades in two different sports.
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  ATHLETICS: CSU heads into its sixth season as a member of the WAC as former NFL player and Chicago native Chris Zorich enters his first year as the new Director of Athletics for the Green and White. The CSU volleyball team made big strides in 2017 under head coach Brandon Reeves after finishing with a winning non-conference record and capturing its first in-season tournament title since 2004. The Cougars also finished with the second-most wins in the program’s NCAA Division I history. Jocindra Glee recorded a sweep of the WAC’s 400-meter event by capturing both indoor and outdoor titles as a follow-up to her historic first title win in 2017. CSU men’s basketball went on to raise over $1,000 for aiding victims of Hurricane Irma in Houston through an exhibition game against local rival Valparaiso. The Cougars also saw some of their teams continue to gain national coverage on ESPN+, while the men’s basketball team had a few of their games broadcast on Fox Sports One, Fox Sports Midwest, the Big Ten Network and ESPNU. CSU Athletics also claimed 58 Academic All-WAC selections, 21 All-WAC honorees and 17 WAC Players of the Week/Month during the 2017-18 school year to go along with receiving no penalties in the Academic Progress Rate for a fifth consecutive year.
 Grand Canyon University
Location: Phoenix
Mascot: Lopes
Founded: 1949
Enrollment: 20,500
Joined WAC: 2013
  ACADEMICS: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is Arizona’s premier private Christian university. GCU is regionally accredited and offers more than 200 degree programs for both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. The university’s curriculum emphasizes interaction with classmates, both in-person and online, and individual attention from instructors. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace. GCU’s quality academic programs, offered through its nine colleges, prepare students to become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders by providing an academically challenging, values-based curriculum from the context of our Christian heritage.

Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball

  ACADEMICS: The Grand Canyon University Athletics Department is dedicated to using intercollegiate sport as a platform in developing good Christian role models and in embodying the highest standards of excellence in the overall development of their student-athletes. The department is integrated within the University Community and inclusive of all students in the promotion of the personal growth of their student-athletes. Men and women are prepared to be student-athletes distinguished by integrity, academic and athletic excellence, and Christian conduct. Student-athletes, coaches and staff are expected to emulate Christ in all aspects of their lives including their academic and athletic endeavors. GCU won the Learfield Sports Directors Cup in back-to-back years (2011-12 and 2012-13) as the top performing school in Division II. As members of the NAIA, the Lopes won a combined seven national championships, four coming in baseball and three in basketball. Since joining the WAC prior to the 2013-14 season, the Lopes have captured 20 conference titles. During their first season of postseason eligibility in 2017-18, the Lopes captured six WAC Championships and won the conference’s Commissioner’s Cup for the first time.
 University of Missouri-Kansas City
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Mascot: Roos
Founded: 1929
Enrollment: 16,944
Joined WAC: 2013

  ACADEMICS: The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving nearly 17,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Located in the heart of a thriving urban setting, the university is surrounded by arts, entertainment, culture and sports. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience. The 14:1 student-faculty ratio and small class sizes give students a personal education and create a small-college feel, while Kansas City’s metropolitan environment provides extensive opportunities for internships and networking as well as culture and entertainment.
Men's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  ATHLETICS: UMKC enters its sixth year in the Western Athletic Conference in 2018. During the 2017-18 season, the Roos captured three WAC Championships last season, taking the crowns in men’s cross country, women’s tennis and men’s golf. Men’s tennis and women’s soccer each recorded undefeated records in conference play capturing the regular season titles. Grace Ball, of women’s tennis, brought home the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament singles victory. Airam Castellano wrapped up a stellar four-year career at UMKC, finishing with 78 singles victories, the most in program history. In the fall seasons, Lexie Howard earned the honor for Offensive Player of the Year and Abby Small Defensive Player of the year both in women’s soccer while Bryce Miller, of men’s cross country, was named Runner of the Year. In the spring, Paul Foulquie of men’s golf and Diego Giralado of men’s tennis were both honored with Freshman of the Year Awards and Aliona Ladutska brought home the honor of Women’s Tennis Player of the Year. Coaches of the Year include Brett Guemmer of Cross Country, Chris Cissell for women’s soccer, Kendell Hale with men’s tennis and JW VanDenBorn of men’s tennis. The Roos continued to excel in the classroom as UMKC student-athletes posted a 3.31 cumulative GPA and an 87 percent Graduation Success rate and the Academic Progress Rate of 984 ranked second in the WAC.
 New Mexico State University
Location: Las Cruces, N.M.
Mascot: Aggies
Founded: 1888
Enrollment: 15,490
Joined WAC: 2005

  ACADEMICS: The oldest public institution of higher education in the state founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is New Mexico’s land-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution of higher education dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NM State is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. NM State is routinely recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Top Colleges and as a top-tier university in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings. NM State offers more than 175 degree programs, including 27 doctoral degrees, 56 master’s degrees, and 11 graduate certificates. The university has $110 million in research expenditures, with core research strength areas in agricultural and life sciences, computer science and computer and electrical engineering, space science and aerospace, and sustainability—including energy, environment and water. Outreach efforts at NM State help to extend our expertise in research teaching, and the development of our resources with communities throughout New Mexico and the world. NM State Extension provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Tennis

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country,
Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  ATHLETICS: New Mexico State captured nine Western Athletic Conference regular-season or tournament titles across seven sports while sending five teams to NCAA postseason play. The Aggies also saw four student-athletes recognized for their excellence in competition, earning All-America honors in their respective sports. Jemerrio Jones, who broke the WAC single-season and WAC Tournament rebounding records in 2017-18, became the program’s ninth All-American and fifth to earn AP All-America Honorable Mention accolades. Aggie baseball’s historic season saw three players earn All-America honors in Kyle Bradish, Jonathan Groff and freshman Nick Gonzales – the most in program history for a single-season. Bradish became NM State baseball’s highest draft pick ever when he was selected in the fourth round, pick 121 overall, of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels after earning Perfect Game/Rawlings Third-Team All-America honors. Groff, the reigning WAC Pitcher of the Year, was named a Second-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Gonzales arguably had one of the best seasons by any Aggie baseball freshman, taking home All-America honors from the NCBWA, Perfect Game/Rawlings and Collegiate baseball. The Aggie women’s cross country team kicked off the championship season winning its first WAC Championship since 2009 at the NM State University Golf Course. Volleyball followed with its third-straight WAC regular-season title under veteran head coach Mike Jordan. Despite its third head coach in three years, the NM State men’s basketball team claimed its third outright WAC regular-season title and sixth WAC Tournament title in seven years en route to the 21st NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. The Aggie women’s basketball team won its fourth-consecutive WAC regular-season under first-year head coach Brooke Atkinson and became just the second program in conference history to do so while making its fourth-consecutive postseason appearance. The men’s tennis team claimed their third WAC Tournament title in four years while Christofer Goncalves claimed his second-straight WAC Player of the Year honor en route to guiding the Aggies to their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance – three of which occurred during Goncalves’ tenure with the Aggies. The softball team claimed its fourth-straight regular-season title while Kelsey Horton claimed WAC Player of the Year honors for the second-straight year. The Aggies then went on to win their second-straight WAC Tournament title. NM State baseball rewrote the history books in 2018, winning 40 games for just the third time. The Aggies went on to win their first-ever WAC Tournament title and an NCAA Regional appearance for the first time since 2012. The Aggies were outstanding in the classroom as well, with all 16 men’s and women’s teams cumulative grade point averages combined are at or above a 3.00 for 22 of the last 26 semesters. Also for the 26th-consecutive semester, Scholar Student-Athlete representation (3.0 semester and or cumulative grade point average or higher) was higher than 50-percent of the student-athlete population. The Aggies had 37 student-athletes post a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring 2018 semester and nine student-athletes maintained a perfect cumulative 4.00 grade point average.
 Seattle University
Location: Seattle
Mascot: Redhawks
Founded: 1891
Enrollment: 7,278
Joined WAC: 2012
  ACADEMICS: Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. Seattle University is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report and included in The Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guide. In the past 15 years, Seattle University has invested more than $200 million to build and renovate facilities. Thanks to a successful capital campaign, the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons was opened in September 2010, vastly improving the student’s access to new technology as a means of enhancing their education. In September 2011, a new fitness center and a new residence hall were dedicated, further enhancing the campus life. Seattle U prides itself on its commitment to social justice, community service, and sustainability.
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  ATHLETICS: Seattle University enjoyed yet another successful campaign in 2017-18 as men’s basketball achieved its most successful season in modern-day DI history, men’s soccer won its third WAC Tournament title in the past five years and women’s basketball earns its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance following a first-ever WAC Tournament championship. Men’s basketball’s 20-win season came during Head Coach Jim Hayford’s first season with the Redhawks. Men’s soccer advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament following a thrilling victory over crosstown rival Washington. The Redhawk men’s and women’s indoor track distance medley relay teams each took gold at the 2018 WAC Championships while Lila Rice capped a fantastic year by claiming WAC gold in the outdoor 10,000m. Seattle U softball set a DI record for wins and baseball had a program-best four players selected in the 2018 MLB Draft. Seattle U has advanced to 11 NCAA men’s basketball tournaments, including the title game of the 1958 tournament. Famous alumni include Elgin Baylor, Ed and John O’Brien, Eddie Miles, Tom Workman, Clint Richardson, Pat Lesser, Janet Hopps, Orrin Vincent, and Tom Gorman. The men’s soccer team won the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championship, while the swim program boasted two individual national champions in a three-year span.
 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Mascot: Vaqueros
Founded: 2015
Enrollment: 28,584
Joined WAC (as UTPA): 2013

  ACADEMICS: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions. UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016. Eleven colleges and schools form the academic foundation for UTRGV, including the College of Medicine and Health Affairs, the College of Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, the College of Education and P-16 Integration, the Honors College, the Graduate College and the University College. The medical school offers students the most technologically advanced resources, including a 15,000-square-foot Smart Hospital complex. With a multidisciplinary approach to the curriculum and an emphasis on active learning, teamwork, and early patient care, the medical school is an invaluable resource. UTRGV offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate programs and the Rio Grande Valley, with close proximity to the Gulf Coast, provides unparalleled opportunities to study in areas ranging from international business and cultural border issues to marine biology and environmental science. With the SpaceX launch site in Brownsville, the region is also an emerging global hub for the aerospace industry. UTRGV is the second largest Hispanic-serving institution in the nation, with an emphasis on educating 21st-century leaders and professionals who are culturally fluent and have a deep understanding of the perspectives, languages, and values of different cultures.
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  ATHLETICS: The UTRGV Athletics program maintains the history of athletics from UTPA, Pan American University and Pan American College. Since 1952, the department has won 16 national and 154 conference championships while boasting 69 All-Americans, one of whom won an Olympic Gold Medal. The men’s basketball team won the 1963 NAIA National Championship and returned to the title game the following season. In 1980-81, the team knocked off eventual NCAA Champion Indiana before reaching the NIT and falling to eventual champion Tulsa. Eighteen alumni have been selected in the NBA Draft, six of whom went on to play in the NBA, including former NBA Champion, All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Jackson, whose number hangs proudly over Sam Williams Court at the UTRGV Fieldhouse. Since 2000, 30 men’s basketball players have gone pro. The men’s tennis team won the Big State Conference Championship every year from 1953 through 1965, winning the NAIA National Championships every year from 1961 through 1965 and finishing as finalists in 1959 and 1960. The team also won the doubles championships every year from 1959 through 1963 and in 1965 as well, to go with singles championships every year from 1961 through 1963, along with 1965. The team joined Division I in 1966 and immediately advanced to the NCAA Tournament, finishing in sixth place. The program hosted the NCAA Championships in 1975 and 1976. Thirty-five alumni have been selected in the MLB Draft, four of whom have gone on to play in majors. There are currently two alumni playing in affiliated minor league baseball. The baseball team reached the 1971 College World Series after shutting out Texas in back-to-back games and had the No. 1 ranking at the end of the season. Each of the golf teams has won five team PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships. The women’s basketball team reached the WNIT to cap off a 19-14 2015-16 season, the best in program history, that saw the team break 31 different program record. UTRGV women’s basketball has won 19 games and made the postseason in three-straight seasons from 2014-15 through 2016-17. Athletics started women’s soccer in 2014 and welcomed back men’s soccer after an 18-year hiatus in 2015. The UTRGV volleyball and women’s tennis teams made their first NCAA Tournament appearances in 2016 after winning the department’s first WAC Tournament Championships. Women’s tennis went on to win the 2018 WAC Championship as well.
 Utah Valley University
Location: Orem, Utah
Mascot: Wolverines
Founded: 1941
Enrollment: 37,282
Joined WAC: 2013
  ACADEMICS: At 37,282 students and growing, Utah Valley University is the largest public university in the state of Utah and one of a few in the nation offering a dual-mission model that combines the rigor and richness of a first-rate teaching university with the openness and vocational programs of a community college. UVU’s unique model, which focuses on student success, engaged learning, rigorous academic programs and faculty-mentored research, is transforming higher education by making it more affordable and accessible to students of all backgrounds.
Men's Sports:
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Wrestling

Women's Sports:
Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Volleyball
  ATHLETICS: Utah Valley University is coming off of its fifth season as a WAC member, which included a WAC Tournament championship in women’s soccer to give the Wolverines 13 WAC team titles during the university’s tenure. After notching its second WAC title in just three seasons, the women’s soccer team, under first-year head coach Chris Lemay, faced eventual national champion Stanford in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s basketball set a new NCAA DI program record with 23 wins, including a 16-1 mark at home. The Wolverines opened the season under the national spotlight as part of its Toughest 24 campaign with games on consecutive nights at No. 4 Kentucky and No. 1 Duke. The team advanced to the semifinals of the WAC Tournament and for the second straight season, competed in the College Basketball Invitational. The UVU softball team made its second postseason appearance after qualifying for the National Invitational Softball Championship while track & field sent five athletes to the NCAA DI West Preliminary Championships in outdoor. Tyson Lambert became the second cross country runner at UVU to compete at the NCAA Championships. In wrestling, a sport where UVU competes as a Big 12 affiliate, sent a program-high five athletes to the NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland in a year it also earned its first top-25 team ranking. Academically, UVU Athletics had another banner year with a cumulative department GPA of 3.35, with 191 student-athletes earning academic all-conference honors. 25 student-athletes earned a 4.0 GPA with 139 (46 percent) at 3.5 or higher in the spring. 70 current and former student-athletes graduated in 2017-18 and five teams (men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s soccer, wrestling and women’s golf) earned recognition for their academic progress rates. UVU also boasted the opening of two significant athletic facilities in 2017-18, including the NUVI Basketball Center, home to men’s and women’s basketball’s practice facility. The school also cut ribbon on the new Wolverine Training Dome, allowing all outdoor sports an indoor facility to practice year-round, regardless of weather.