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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 2023-24, approximately 300 students are active members in the 15 varsity sports at WWU, 6 for men and 9 for women. WWU is in its 26th  year as a member of NCAA Division II since joining the ranks in September 1998. WWU Athletics is enjoying another banner year, not only in competition, but also in the classroom with student-athlete success across the board. Recent success has been highlighted by the women’s soccer team winning its second national championship in 2022, the women’s basketball program winning back-to-back GNAC tournament titles, Track & Field and Cross Country sweeping the last six conference championships for men and women and men's golf reaching the national tournament in 2023. 

Excellence in the Classroom

WWU Athletics has enjoyed success not only in competition, but also in the classroom. In six of the last seven 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. WWU's 15 varsity intercollegiate sports programs recorded a school-record 91% Academic Success Rate to earn the award for the sixth time dating back to 2017. School athletic departments that achieve a four-year academic success rate of 90 percent or higher earn the Presidents' Award. Western also earned the award in 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022 and now 2023, barely missing the mark by one percent in 2019..

Excellence in Competition

Over the last five years, WWU’s teams have combined for numerous Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles and have sent nearly every team to postseason NCAA competition. The women’s soccer program won the 12th national team title in program history in 2022, with women’s basketball and women’s rowing earning national runner-up honors in 2022. The volleyball program has reached an elite national level winning four of the last six GNAC titles, playing for the national title in 2018 and advancing to the West Regional Championships in 10 of the last 11 seasons. The men’s golf program has advanced to every NCAA Championship possible since 1998 and the men’s basketball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2012. And these are just a few of the many success stories and accomplishments of our programs. 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!

Departments and Special Projects 

Click to read more about or give back to any of the departments or special projects listed below!

Recent Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
$3,000 MATCHED
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for the designation of choice.
2,000 / 2,000 Donors
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
Woodring Winners Challenge!
The department or program housed in the Woodring College of Education that receives the highest number of unique donors will win an extra $1,000! Final results available when we finish processing all the Give Day gifts. Gifts from fake donors to inflate donor count may disqualify a department or program.
Rank Prize Woodring Winners Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Education Leadership 6
2 Woodring Equity & Diversity Programs 4
3 Janis & Wes Peterson Student Teacher Support Fund 4
4 Compass2Campus 4
5 Human Services 3
Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! We haven't hit 3,000 yet, but we're still tallying all the offline gifts we've received and will update the numbers ASAP!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for the Western Welcome Scholarship!
2,615 / 2,615 Gifts
Victorious Viking Athletes Challenge!
The athletic team with the highest number of unique donors will win an additional $1,000! Results will be final when we finish processing all the Give Day gifts. Using fake donor names to inflate results may disqualify a team.
Rank Prize Victorious Viking Athletes Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Cross Country & Track and Field 181
2 Varsity Volleyball 128
3 Women's Soccer 96
4 Rowing (Women's Varsity Crew) 53
5 Men's Soccer 49
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 90
2 $2,500 Western Symphony Orchestra 57
3 Varsity Volleyball 49
4 Men's Rowing 28
5 Ice Hockey 15
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