Redhawk Trivia Facts
Posted by Seattle University Alumni Association on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 12:30 PM PDT
As we kick off the school year we can’t help but be excited about what Seattle U Athletics has in store for us. With new leadership and new coaches at the helm, we know you won’t want to miss a minute of the heart-pounding action from the soccer field to the basketball court. To help get you pumped up for the season ahead, we are providing you with the insider trivia all Redhawk fans need to know!
- Women’s soccer has won four straight regular-season WAC title and three WAC Tournament titles since 2013.
- Women’s swimmer Blaise Wittenauer-Lee won three WAC titles and became the first Redhawk swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Division I Championships
- Men’s soccer teams boasted the nation’s longest home winning streak (19) entering 2017
- Men’s golf was the 2017 WAC champions and qualified for the NCAA Tournament, a first since 1965
- Baseball had two players selected in the 2017 MLB draft – Jansen Junk to the New York Yankees and Tarik Skubal to the Arizona Diamondbacks
- Softball’s Alyssa Reuble threw the first perfect game in Division I in 2017
- The Redhawks had four WAC Freshman of the Year in 2016-17 (Katarina Marinkovic, volleyball; Kamira Sanders, women’s basketball; Matej Kavas, men’s basketball; Zack Overstreet, men’s golf)
MODERN DIVISION I ERA
Since returning to Division 1 in 2008-09, Seattle University student-athletes and teams have experienced much success.
- In 2015, Seattle U men’s soccer reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16
- Seattle U teams had six NCAA Tournament berths from 2013-17
- The Redhawks had three NCAA Tournament wins from 2013-16
Western Athletic Conference (WAC)
- Seattle U won 22 individual champions in the WAC from 2012-17
- The Redhawks had 10 regular season WAC champions from 2013-17
- Seattle U had five WAC Tournament champions from 2013-16
ADDITIONAL POSTSEASON SUCCESS
- In addition to the six NCAA appearances from 2013-17, men’s basketball had two College Basketball Invitational appearances, collecting three wins, and women’s basketball has twice competed in the WNIT.
ACADEMICS BY THE NUMBERS
Not only do our student-athletes excel on the field, they excel in the classroom.
- 32 cumulative GPA for all student-athletes 2016-17
- 47% of students earned Deans List honors per quarter
- Top 10% Four sports including men’s basketball earned a top 10% Academic Progress Rate (APR) national ranking
- 95% student-athletes’ graduation rate.
Visit GoSeattleU for athletic information and schedules for the upcoming year. We hope to see you this season to cheer on our student-athletes. Don’t forget to wear red and cheer on the Redhawks!