UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020
Dozens of student-athletes at Washington State, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington and Idaho got their wishes granted Monday afternoon when the NCAA Division I Council voted to allow seniors, and others who competed in sports, an extra year of eligibility after their seasons were cut short because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Gonzaga’s Nick Nyquist was the Gatorade Idaho Player of the Year his senior year in 2013-14 while playing for Coeur d’Alene High School after batting .506 with six home runs and 34 RBIs.
Gonzaga men’s soccer coach Einar Thorarinsson, who led the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances, announced his retirement Monday after 23 years.
Ella Dederick, Morgan Weaver and Elyse Bennett of NCAA Tournament-bound Washington State received All-Pac-12 Conference women’s soccer honors, the conference announced Tuesday.
Gonzaga volleyball kept rolling Saturday and for a change – and a nice break for coach Diane Nelson’s heart rate – the Bulldogs didn’t need any fifth-game theatrics.
Three Inland Northwest volleyball teams are either in first place and/or unbeaten in their respective conferences.
Jenna Kuehn had 12 kills and 11 digs and Faith Smith dished out a team-high 34 assists to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-7, 4-0) to a 3-2 win over the San Fancisco Dons (3-15, 0-4) in five sets (13-25, 16-25, 25-21, 25-16 15-5) in a West Coast Conference match in San Francisco.
Chris Watkins isn’t exactly getting lost in the euphoria of Gonzaga’s biggest women’s soccer moment in a decade.
A quality record, a good feel for new lineup combinations and a ton of frequent flyer miles.
From Pullman to the Canadian border, from colleges to high schools, smoky skies played havoc with local sports teams Tuesday.
Kaylie Loewen had a career-high 20 kills and Jenna Kuehn added 29 assists, but Gonzaga (0-3) was edged by Montana State (1-2) in a five-set decision (21-25, 25-17, 25-19, 24-26, 15-9) in the Montana State Bobcat Classic in Bozeman on Saturday. The Zags rallied for the final two points in the fourth game, both on kills by Loewen, to force the deciding fifth game.
Maddie Kinkaid scored in the 38th minute and Gonzaga (2-0-1) held on for a 1-1 draw after double-overtime against SMU in a nonconference matchup on Thursday. Isabel Jones made five saves for the Zags, who play at Portland State on Sunday.
Washington State has a good shot of returning to the NCAA Tournament, provided the Cougars take some good shots along the way.