WWU wins 6th straight All-Sports Title


Western Washington cracked the 200-point barrier for the second year in a row in winning its sixth consecutive GNAC All-Sports title, according to final official figures for the 2013-14 season released by the conference office Monday.

WWU, which scored a record 206 points last year, tallied 201 points in winning its 11th overall GNAC all-sports title in 14 seasons.

The Vikings also extended their title streak in the men's all-sports standings to six and to four in the women's all-sports standings netting 88 and 113 points, respectively, falling just shy of their record totals of 90 and 116 set last year.

Points are awarded (on a two-point increment) based on the final finishes, taking into account both regular-season and post-season play, in each of the conference's 16 sports - football, volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, men's and women's outdoor track and field, men's and women's golf, baseball and softball.

The Vikings outpointed Alaska Anchorage 201-150 for the overall title. The next five schools - Western Oregon (130), Northwest Nazarene (129), Central Washington (128), Simon Fraser (128) and Seattle Pacific (127) - were separated by a grand total of just three points.

WWU outscored Western Oregon 88-69 for the men's title and Alaska Anchorage 113-86 for the women's crown.

Western Washington won a total of five conference team championships, finishing first in men's outdoor and indoor track-and-field and winning titles in women's basketball, volleyball and women's golf. The Vikings were also the regular-season women's soccer champions.

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