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  • Athletic Director Bill Hogan: Seattle U is Back in the WAC!

    ill & RudySeattle University is the only re-classifying institution ever to gain membership into a Bowl Championship Series (BCS) conference. Our coaches, staff and nearly 400 student-athletes are looking forward to the challenge of earning National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) automatic bids to post-season tournaments. This will be the first time in 33 years that all Seattle University teams will be eligible to qualify for NCAA championships. The Western Athletic Conference (WAC) has a storied 50-year existence with many prominent teams, coaches, players and administrators, and we are anxious to contribute to this impressive legacy.

    Our initial focus will be on developing strong rivalries with the WAC members. We have made major improvements to several athletic facilities and will be able to provide a good environment for competition. As many Seattle University alumni may know, several of the WAC Football members will be moving to other leagues in 2013 so our goal is to secure new members. The WAC has gone through similar transitions in the past and has always rebounded with vigor.

    With the addition of women’s rowing this fall, the Redhawks now have 20 sports, including 17 competing in the WAC. Men's swimming and men's soccer compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, which also provides an automatic bid to the NCAA championships.

    The Seattle U coaches have worked hard preparing the student-athletes to be ready for this move back to NCAA Division I. We need your support to make it successful. Please attend our games, matches and meets as often as possible to cheer our teams onto victory.

    Bill Hogan, Director of Athletics
    Seattle University

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    Erin Warren

    Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012
    I would love to help, however I am currently un-employed and have been since graduating this fall. Finding a source of income to support my schools sports is impossible, as I am a former studnt-athlete and I am finding that after school there is very limited income options available. I would love to help in the form of aiding in administrative and training positions if there are any open. This would in fact help fund the school as well as if I was able to get a job helping our redhawks to be the best they can be  as I would be able to pay off what I owe due to having to make up school from severe head trauma aquired durring training with the redhawks my first year there. Now that I have graduated I want to be able to give back, but I am still in debt and would love to get out of it and help the redhawks progress. Through passing on my skills and knowhow while aquiring a source of income from Seattle University I would be able to give back to my favorite school in two ways, paying off my financial debt to Seattle University, and passing on my skills and drive to win.

    Andy M. Berg, Jr.

    Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012
    Glad to hear that seems to be coming together with the league and the NCAA. Pleass keep me in mind when the Basketball team plays it's first NCAA game. Question: I am thinking of donating my 1958 
    NCAA lettermen's jacket to the Athletic Department if there is any interest in such.
    Andy M. Berg, Jr., Team Manager
    1958 Men's Basketball
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