Athletics

Suzanna Ohlsen Named Academic All-America Player of the Year

Senior women’s basketball point guard Suzanna Ohlsen was named the CoSIDA Academic All-America Player of the Year for NCAA Division II. Ohlsen holds a 4.0 GPA in biochemistry and led the Falcons in scoring and assists this year, tallying 18.1 points and 3.7 assists per game. She was selected from 45 candidates representing Division II schools across the country.

Suzanna Ohlsen

Suzanna Ohlsen ’15 takes a shot on her way to conference honors.

Men’s Soccer Hosts NCAA Regional Championship

This fall, SPU’s men’s soccer team claimed its first GNAC conference championship since 2006, and following a win in the West Region semifinal game, hosted and played in the NCAA Division II West Region Round of 16 Championship at Interbay Stadium. The Falcons lost to Cal State Los Angeles in the final on a golden goal in overtime.

Men's Soccer

The SPU men’s soccer team hosted the NCAA Division II Tournament at Interbay Stadium.

Maria Hundley Is Winningest Falcon Gymnast

SPU gymnasts earned eight All-America awards and third place in the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships on April 12, 2015. Maria Hundley defended her national titles in the balance beam and uneven bars after missing several months of training with concussion-like symptoms. The Falcon junior has increased her career total to five individual national championships, the most in school history.

Men’s Basketball Three-Peats in GNAC Tournament

The Falcons won their third consecutive GNAC men’s basketball championship on March 7, 2015, with a 81-68 win over Western Washington University. Most Valuable Player Cory Hutsen tallied a career-high 34 points, breaking the GNAC tournament single-game scoring record. After eliminating No. 2 seed BYU-Hawaii in the first round of the NCAA West Regional Tournament, the Falcons lost in the semifinals to California Baptist, 78-77, on a final-second layup.

Ohlsen, Callen Lead Women’s Basketball to NCAA Tournament

After finishing third in the GNAC tournament, the SPU women’s basketball team returned to the NCAA Division II tournament on March 13, 2015. After a first-round win against Humboldt State, the No. 24 nationally ranked Falcons lost to Cal Poly Pomona in the West Regional semifinal 90-74. Two Falcon seniors, point guard Suzanna Ohlsen and guard Aubree Callen, were named to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference first team for the 2014–15 season, the first time SPU had had two first-team selections since 2009.

Chris Reed Named West Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year

Chris Reed was named the West Region women’s indoor track and field Assistant Coach of the Year on March 17, 2015. Reed was a distance running star at Western Oregon University, and served on its staff for two seasons before joining the Falcons in 2013.

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