PORTLAND, Ore. – Powered by titles in men’s cross country, women’s cross country and women’s basketball, the University of Alaska Anchorage has captured the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s All-Sports Trophy for the third year in a row, the league announced Wednesday.

 

UAA narrowly topped Western Washington for the second year in a row, with the Seawolves earning 8.53 points and the Vikings totaling 8.24 points in the scoring system. Central Washington (7.68) edged Simon Fraser (7.48) for third place in the 11-team league.

 

UAA also won the women’s all-sports championship with 8.83 points, outdistancing Central Washington (8.04), while the Seawolf men placed second with 7.63 points, trailing only Western Washington (8.55).

 

"Winning a third consecutive GNAC All-Sports Trophy, first and foremost, speaks to the level of excellence that our University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolf Athletics program represents,” said UAA athletic director Greg Myford. “This achievement is the result of our administration, staff, coaches and – most importantly – our student-athletes, sharing a common focus on being our best. We also thank our fans, donors and sponsors for their ongoing support of our programs. We will continue to aim high in all that we do.”

 

Along with the three conference crowns, UAA’s other seven GNAC teams produced finishes of second in men’s indoor track & field, third in volleyball, women’s indoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field, fourth in men’s outdoor track & field, and sixth in men’s basketball.

 

For the third time, the GNAC All-Sports champion was determined using the Dormeyer System, which gives each school an average score based on its finish in each conference sport and the number of GNAC sports sponsored by each school. The averages are based on regular-season finishes in football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball and conference-meet finishes in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, and men’s and women’s golf.

 

2018-19 GNAC All-Sports Trophy – Final Standings

OVERALL

1. Alaska Anchorage     8.53

2. Western Washington   8.24

3. Central Washington   7.68

4. Simon Fraser         7.48

5. Seattle Pacific      6.15

6. Concordia-Portland   5.70

7. Western Oregon       5.46

8. Northwest Nazarene   5.40

9. Montana St. Billings 3.87

10. Saint Martin’s      3.76

11. Alaska Fairbanks    2.81

 

MEN

1. Western Washington   8.55

2. Alaska Anchorage     7.63

3. Simon Fraser         6.42

4. Western Oregon       6.31

5. Central Washington   6.11

6. Northwest Nazarene   5.19

7. Saint Martin’s       4.86

8. Montana St. Billings 4.65

9. Concordia-Portland   4.34

10. Seattle Pacific     3.69

11. Alaska Fairbanks    1.81

 

WOMEN

1. Alaska Anchorage      8.83

2. Central Washington    8.04

3. Seattle Pacific       7.33

4. Western Washington    7.30

5. Simon Fraser          6.94

6. Concordia-Portland    5.93

7. Northwest Nazarene    4.66

8. Western Oregon        4.10

9. Alaska Fairbanks      3.48

10. Montana St. Billings 2.59

11. Saint Martin’s       2.09