UAA Women’s rolls over Seattle Pacific

Mullings shines in ninth straight win

Sports Complex gains new activities and hardware

Some things around UAA never seem to change, but now the Wells Fargo Sports Complex is no longer one of those things. New options for intramural sports are available as soon as enough interest is expressed. With the interest and participation of at least 10 people sports such as broomball, water polo, inner tube water polo, and many others options are also available to students.

Seawolves face the top ranked team and the underdog

It’s time for the Glacier Classic where eight teams battle for the title at UAF. UAA’s men’s basketball team is scheduled to play on Dec.11 against...

The losses and future of UAA Athletics

After the commencement of the 2016-17 school year and athletic seasons, many of the UAA teams are losing a significant portion of their rosters and aim to reboot their teams.

Hockey tickets available now

If you haven’t heard, the hockey season is about to begin again. Season tickets went on sale Monday. Sept 21. The action kicks off...

Overtime: Ranking the NHL’s elite 8 teams

I don’t claim to be an expert on the NHL. If I were writing this during my run as one of the top five regional NHL Hitz 2002 players, maybe it’d be a different story.

Gymnasts win 1st MPSF title

Sparked by big showings from Leah Wilson, Lauren Agostino and Kristy Boswell, the UAA gymnastics team earned its first-ever conference title Friday night, scoring 192.825 points to win the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at Cadet Gymnasium.

Hockey captain Matt Bailey on the hot-handed Seawolves

The Seawolf hockey team is off to a hot start at 3-1, with big wins over #10 Quinnipiac and #12 Denver this year. Co-captain Matt Bailey is pacing the team with four goals heading into Western Collegiate Hockey Association play, and the senior co-captain took a moment to talk to the Northern Light about the Seawolves’ hot start. TNL: You guys got off to a great start after some major offseason changes. How was this team able to come together so quickly? Bailey: I think everyone was really excited coming into the season with all the new changes and Coach Matt (Thomas) is just a really motivational guy. It’s a good group of guys, a really close knit group and we’re playing within the system and it’s paying off so far.”

Going ‘green’ at Mayor’s Marathon

For the eighth time in its 36-year history, UAA hosted and organized the Mayors Marathon and are made an effort to reduce the amount of waste created by the aid stations along the course of Anchorage's largest running event. Part of these duties includes staffing aid stations with volunteers from local businesses and non-profits.

Mt. Baldy revegetation project and new route

Many hikers in Eagle River, and probably Anchorage too, know that Mt. Baldy in Eagle River has some serious erosion occurring on its bald...

Unalakleet local sets Arctic Winter Games record

At the end of March, UAA student Stuart Towarak spent his time in Fort Smith, Canada competing in the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. Towarak, a...

Wunderle receives ESPN academic accolade

Alaska Anchorage senior Nordic skier Raphael Wunderle (Bubenbach, Germany) was named to the 2008-09 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division Men's At-Large First-Team for the second consecutive season. Wunderle was among 14 others that received the honor.

Sports Briefs

#11 UAA women top Saints with huge rally Senior guard Kalhie Quinones scored 11 points, including four clutch free throws in the final four minutes Saturday, to lead the 11th-ranked UAA women's basketball team to a 49-44 victory over St. Martin's in a key West Region matchup.

A new crop of Seawolf skiers

After the temporary cut of the UAA ski teams in October 2016, the program has come back stronger than ever with the addition of many new athletes.

Sports Briefs

Alaska Aces paint the rink pink In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Alaska Aces sponsored the 1st Annual Paint the Rink Pink charity event last week in conjunction with their preseason game against the Texas Wildcatters on Wednesday and Thursday nights, Oct.

KSU takes crown from UAA, bid for five-peat

Despite having a tournament field without some of the high profile basketball programs Shootout junkies are used to, the 2010 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout...

Spring sports preview: When and where to catch the action

Hi, my name is Nolin Ainsworth, and I am the new assistant sports editor at The Northern Light. As odd as this might sound,...

UAA-UAF split series, UAF wins shootout and cup

Two heated rivals, two electric atmospheres, two lopsided wins for home teams. One heartbreaking way to see the Governor’s Cup leave town for the UAA...

The strength of UAA’s Athletic Department

Ryan Walsh, strength and conditioning head coach, and assistant coach Adam Friese are responsible for every student-athlete’s weight training program at UAA

Meet the Seawolf: Mario Gill

Mario Gill is known for being on the basketball team and is often found on the court whether it’s at practice or in a game. Off the court, he’s a smooth talking, fun, out-going guy who knows everyone’s name. In the gym, he’s determined and focused, but when he’s not “on the clock,” he loves to have fun, relax and listen to music. The-21-year old hails from Portland, Oregon and has played for Wilson High School. In 2008, he was named Portland Interscholastic League’s Player of the Year, and also participated in the Les Schwab Northwest Shootout.

My top 10 Shootout memories

I walked into the Sullivan Arena on Nov. 22, 1995 for my first ever Great Alaska Shootout session. That night, I saw the sweet...

UAA Sports Briefs

UAA repels Regis rally, 70-67 ANCHORAGE Point guard Sasha King had another big game and forward Kylie Burns recorded her first career double-double Saturday to...

UAA keeps Gov’s Cup for 3rd year

For the third straight year, the UAA Seawolf hockey team raised the coveted Governor's Cup after dropping in-state rival UAF in two-straight games. UAA went into Fairbanks on Friday night and were able to overcome the Nanooks by a score of 1-0. Junior forward Paul Crowder scored the games lone tally on the power-play with just over three minutes left in the game off of assists by juniors Kevin Clark and Trevor Hunt, allowing the Seawolves to take the first win of the two-game series against UAF this season.


UAA’s new sports arena have been rewritten, reworked, and redrafted more times than anyone cares to count. The plans began as an $80 million facility with a seating capacity of 3,600, and have since and evolved into a $109 million facility that will seat nearly six thousand. On June 3, the Board of Regents officially voted and approved the newest designs for the sports arena.

GNAC crown within reach for volleyball team

An automatic birth to the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships is at stake for the Seawolf volleyball team, who’s sitting atop the GNAC standings. But the lead — and margin for error — is slim. Four other teams are hunting the Seawolves: Western Washington, Northwest Nazarene, Seattle Pacific and Central Washington. Any missteps could open the door for one of them to claim the conference.

Olympic hockey takes a turn for the worse

The future of Olympic hockey is looking a little hazy right now, especially when it comes to the participation of National Hockey League players. According to a blog posted on the New York Times web site by Stu Hackel, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is debating whether or not the NHL's venture in populating the Olympic tournament is going to be viable in the future, after the next Olympic games.

Alaska Airlines Center Grand Opening

The newest arena in town – the Alaska Airlines Center – is opening! A state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue, the Alaska Airlines Center will be a...

Wells Fargo Sports Complex to Undergo Renovation

UAA students should get ready to see a little more foot traffic than normal in the corridor running through the center of the Wells...

Outlook is bright for Seawolf volleyball season

While the UAA women's volleyball team feels strong about their performance so far this season, they realize that they still have a long way to go and many tough opponents awaiting them in the Greater Northwest Athletic Conference and other tournament play.