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Which Viking Teams Will You Support?!

Your Impact 

We are pleased to recognize gifts of $100 or more to any Viking athletic team or scholarship with membership to the Viking Athletic Club. your gift makes a difference in the lives of more than 300 WWU student-athletes and enables our coaches to do what they do best-coach. Your gift transforms the student-athlete experience and makes their dreams possible. Through hard work, determination and donor support, Viking student-athletes do not let anything stand in their way on the road to victory. 

Why We Need Your Support

The University and the Athletics heavily rely on gifts from generous donors like you to support life-changing scholarships, provide teams with essential training, tools, equipment, and give student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest levels. Your gift creates the margin of excellence needed to make the Viking experience complete! 

Student-Athlete Success

In 2020-21, approximately 300 students were active members in the 15 varsity sports at WWU, 6 for men and 9 for women. WWU is in its 23rd year as a member of NCAA Division II since joining the ranks in September 1998. While play has been limited in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 season was one of the best in history. Seven programs captured Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles, with all five teams during the fall sports season advancing to the NCAA Division II Championships. The Women’s Soccer team played in the national title game, the volleyball team won its third straight GNAC title, both cross country teams advanced to nationals, men’s soccer team played in its second NCAA Tournament and the men’s basketball squad won the GNAC Tournament.

Excellence in the Classroom

WWU Athletics has enjoyed success not only in competition, but also in the classroom. In three of the last four years, Western has earned the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, awarded to schools having an Academic Success Rate of 90 percent or higher in the last few NCAA Graduation Rate reports. With an Academic Success Rate of 90%, WWU was one of only six public institutions out of 42 NCAA II schools to earn the prestigious NCAA award.

Excellence in Competition

So far just this year WWU Volleyball made it to the Final 4, Women's Basketball played in the national championship, crew is chasing their 12th national title as their dominant dynasty over the sport continues. The season isn't over for all the varsity teams either and there is already so much athletic success for us to celebrate. Help us continue to build our athletic programs to have even greater success next season! Make your gift today to guarantee a percentage is matched for our student athletes and you will make an extra big difference in one or more team's season!

Women's Basketball 1-for-1 match up to $3,000!
You did it! Thank you! The first $3,000 donated to Women's Basketball has been matched dollar-for-dollar by Viking Hall of Famer Anne Cooper, '86, and Richard Barkosky in support and celebration of our talented athletes, alumni and coaches!
$3,000 MATCHED
1-to-1 match for the first $500 raised for Men's Basketball!
Thank you! Terry Clayton ('62) has matched the first $500 raised for Men's Basketball in memory of his brother, Mike Clayton ('71), who former Vikings Basketball head coach Chuck Randall once called "the best guard I ever coached." Mike led the team in scoring during a 1968 Australasian Basketball tour, where the Vikings beat the Australian Olympic team. And now you've led Give Day in supporting Men's Basketball! Thank you!
Top Fundraisers!
The WWU Alumni Association will reward the top five areas that secure the most donors with a bonus of $1,000 each. Congratulations to our winners!
Rank Prize Area of Support Donors
1 $1,000 Club Sports 420
2 $1,000 College of Business and Economics 381
3 $1,000 Athletics 377
4 $1,000 College of Humanities and Social Sciences 310
5 $1,000 College of Science and Engineering 199
Track and Field and Cross Country Match!
The first $750 given to Track and Field and Cross Country has been matched by proud alumnus and Foundation Board Member Tony George, '86, and Stephanie George. Thank you!
New Grad Challenge!
Thank you! Generous gifts from new grads have unlocked an additional $3,000 in funds!
$3,000 MATCHED
HUB International Bronze Sponsorship
Thank you, HUB International, for supporting our Challenge Pool!
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