The Western Washington University men's and women's basketball teams, who both were NCAA Division II national semifinalists and had a combined record of 60-7, will be at Safeco Field on Friday, Apr. 26, for a special tribute prior to the Seattle Mariners' baseball game with the Los Angeles Angels, including ceremonial first pitches by head coaches Tony Dominguez and Carmen Dolfo.
The Vikings became the first school in the state of Washington to have both its men's and women's hoop teams reach the national semifinals in the same season.
Together, the two teams had a winning percentage of 89.6. They were both ranked among the top five nationally in their respective Division II polls, the women finishing third and the men fourth, and each won a regional title and took a Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a 17-1 record.