From the President




  Books & Film



  My Response

  Letters to the Editor

  Contact Response

  Submit Footnote

  Submit Letter to Editor

  Address Change

  Back Issues

  Response Home

  SPU Home

Winter 2006 | Volume 29, Number 1 | Athletics

Women's Soccer Headlines Memorable Autumn With Fourth Consecutive GNAC Championship

IT’S BEEN AN AUTUMN TO REMEMBER as four Seattle Pacific University teams were nationally ranked since September.

For the second year in a row, the women’s soccer team finished the regular season unbeaten and ranked No. 2 in the nation. Winning their fourth consecutive GNAC championship and their first regional title, the Falcons advanced to the Final Four, December 1 and 3 in Wichita Falls, Texas. Meanwhile, men’s soccer (15-3-3) returned to the playoffs for a Division II record 29th time and was ranked as high as No. 3 nationally. They advanced to the Far West Regional championship game before being eliminated in overtime, 2–1, by Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Chris Johnson led 16th-ranked women’s volleyball (22-6) to a postseason berth and the GNAC title in his first year as coach. Women’s cross country, ranked No. 13 in the nation, won the conference, and Meredith Crane earned a trip to the NCAA Championships.

Early indications are that the basketball season could again extend well into March. SPU was installed as the GNAC women’s favorite. New coach Julie van Beek has four starters back from the team that was national runner-up last year. The men look strong following a 20-win season and NCAA tournament berth.

Both basketball teams were in action December 3 for the Oak Harbor Freight Lines Challenge in Brougham Pavilion. Gymnastics begins its season January 20 with three All-Americans in the lineup, including three-time national champion Debra Huss.

Send This Page Send-to-Printer

Back to the top
Back to Home

A Conversion of the Imagination
2014: A Blueprint for Excellence shows "Seattle Pacific will be a place that knows and understands what's going on in the world, and it will be a place that embraces the Christian story," says President Philip Eaton. [President]

Katrina's Call
SPU professors, graduate students, and staff help with hurricane relief efforts on the Gulf Coast and on SPU's campus. [Campus]

Allowing Scripture to Transform Our Lives
Kerry Dearborn, associate professor of theology, contributes introductions and study notes to the Renovaré Spiritual Study Bible. [Faculty]

Quality Always
Alumni of the Year, Kathi and Jerry Teel, live out their Vitamilk Diary slogan, "Quality Always," in all areas of their lives. [Alumni]

The Gospel According to Miller
Author of best-selling book, Blue Like Jazz, tells SPU students that "engaging the culture is not rocket science." [Books & Film]

My Response
John Perkins writes a letter to Seattle Pacific about God's grace during and after Hurricane Katrina.

Copyright © 2005 Seattle Pacific University. General Information: (206) 281-2000