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CLEVELAND – The Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) has announced the recipients of the 2013 D2 ADA Lifetime Achievement Award – Kathleen Brasfield, former director of athletics at Angelo State University (ASU) and Jack Bishop, athletics director at Central Washington University (CWU). The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to athletics directors who have exemplified superior achievement during their career at the Division II level.
Bishop has spent the last 13 years at the helm of CWU, completing the university’s transition from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to NCAA Division II. He previously spent time as athletics director at Southern Utah University (SUU) and assistant (for advancement) to the SUU President. (READ MORE…)
Posted: Dec. 7, 2012
Every time Greg Sparling goes to work on the Central Washington University campus, he is reminded of the university’s remarkable basketball history.
“It’s right there in front of you,” Sparling says, referring to the entrance of Nicholson Pavilion’s basketball arena. “Up above the doors there’s a picture of Leo on the left, a picture of Dean on the right and the name Nicholson between them in big capital letters. It’s great.” (READ MORE…)
PORTLAND — Four Central Washington University football players, including third-time honorees Ryan Robertson and Joey Tivnan, were named to t…
Being nice matters.
That was the message softball coach Mallory Holtman brought to East Carolina University on Tuesday evening.
Holtman, who coaches at Central Washington University, is best known for her display of sportsmanship during a softball game in 2008. She and fellow CWU Wildcat teammate Liz Wallace carried Western Oregon’s Sara Tucholsky around the bases after Tucholsky tore her ACL while rounding the bases after hitting a home run. (READ MORE…)
Poor air quality in the Kittitas Valley has prompted the Central Washington University athletic department to move its home football game against Azusa Pacific University this Saturday, September 22, from the CWU campus to Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell, Washington. Kickoff as also been moved up 30 minutes to 12:30 p.m.
“We’re excited about having our home opener this weekend. Unfortunately because of the air quality in the Kittitas Valley being and projected to be in the hazardous range we are challenged with finding an alternative site,” said Jack Bishop, CWU athletics director. We can’t subject our players or fans to the poor air quality that’s expected. The Northshore School District has been very gracious to collaborate with us to use their beautiful stadium. We hope that our fans from not only the university and Ellensburg but the west side as well will come out to support us. This creates a great opportunity for alumni and friends of CWU in western Washington to see the Wildcats play. It will be kind of a mini ‘Battle in Seattle.’”
Pop Keeney Stadium (9809 Northeast 188th Street) in Bothell, a 4,500-seat stadium with artificial turf, is the home to the Bothell, Inglemoor, and Woodinville high school football teams. The stadium is located approximately 115 miles northwest of Ellensburg and 15 miles north of downtown Seattle.
Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the gate. Tickets will also be available at the stadium. For those not able to attend, an audio broadcast and live statistics will be available through the CWU Athletics web site at www.wildcatsports.com.
CWU (2-1, 2-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) and APU (0-3, 0-2 GNAC) have played each other five times previously in football, with CWU winning four of those meetings. This week’s game will be the first meeting between the two schools as members of the GNAC, as Azusa Pacific is in its first season as an affiliate member of the conference for football.
Air quality concerns also prompted CWU to move its women’s soccer match tomorrow (Thursday, September 20) against Simon Fraser University to Burnaby, British Columbia. The Clan will now come to Ellensburg to play the Wildcats on Saturday, October 27.
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CLE ELUM — The 10th annual Jon Kitna Wildcat Classic was the same as its predecessors in that it took place at Suncadia, it raised money for C…