The Huskies’ Distance Medley Relay team won the first NCAA indoor championship in the history of the UW women’s program. Chelsea Orr, Jordan Carlson, Baylee Mires and Katie Flood ran to the national title in 11 minutes, 5.20 seconds at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho, in March.
The Wayne Gittinger Baseball Team Building opened in March. It is the big first step in the upgrade of UW baseball facilities. The project was funded by Wayne Gittinger, ’57, a pitcher on the Husky baseball team in the 1950s, his wife Anne, ’55, and the UW Athletic Department.
Sophomore Aliza Vaccher tied for 17th on the vault at the 2012 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Championships. She also placed 20th in the all-around. The Huskies barely missed getting a berth in the NCAAs, placing third just a quarter of a point behind second-place LSU.
Junior golfer Chris Williams set a UW record by recording his fifth career victory at the Bandon Dunes Championship event in Oregon on March 17. He was 9 under par for the 54-hole event to move him past Brock Mackenzie and Nick Taylor in the UW record books. Each had four wins their illustrious All-American careers.
The Husky men’s basketball team will host two games at Alaska Airlines Arena in November as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. Washington will host Loyola (Md.) and Albany and then travel to the East Coast to play two games.
Jazmine Davis was named Second Team Freshman All-American after averaging 15.7 points a game for the Husky women’s basketball team. She was also named Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year and to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team.
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