Seawolves defend number one spot with Saints and Wildcats out for revenge

The closer things get to the end, the more we begin to think about what has passed. Like the bright light at the end...

Ying and yang: UAA spikers split at home

The UAA Seawolves had a look at the top and bottom of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in a Sept. 12 home stand. And...

Athletes follow post-college trends

After the last buzzer, once the fans have gone home, student-athletes are faced with transitioning from one tough job to another. The student must separate... Briefs

Skiers clinch 4th at West Regional The UAA ski team finished fourth on the final day of races at the RMISA Championships/NCAA West Regional, as newcomers Raphael Wunderle and Andy Liebner placed in the top 10 to pace the Seawolves. Denver won the race shortened event with 426 points, followed by defending NCAA champion Colorado in second (409) and Utah in third (391).

Seawolves picked 7th in GNAC poll

The UAA volleyball team was picked to finish seventh in the annual Great Northwest Athletic Conference preseason coaches' poll, released last Friday. The Seawolves, who finished sixth in the nine-team league last year (15-14 overall, 7-9 GNAC), received 27 points in the balloting.

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.

Ski team uses Alaska Nordic Cup as training for next season

Our UAA ski team will kick off their official season in Park City Utah on January 8, 2011 to start off the new year. On...

Two new players added to UAA women’s basketball team

Junior Mariesha Harris, former guard at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Ill., is one of the newest recruits to the UAA basketball team. Harris...

Meet the Seawolf: Lukas Ebner

Lukas Ebner is one of the top Nordic men skiers at UAA. I was honored to have the chance to interview him this past week about the season, Germany, and painted nails.

The next step: finding an Athletic Director

UAA’s hunt for a new athletic director has begun. The process is expected to take up to seven weeks, and will be done mostly behind curtains. While the majority of the work is going to be kept under wraps, the public is still being asked to provide input. The opportunity to speak out comes in the form of an open forum, which the Seawolf community should be adept to by now. The forum takes place Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307.

Seawolf spikers sweep two

Home crowd, 6-match winning streak and two Great Northwest Athletic Conference cellar-dwellers means two easy victories for the University of Alaska Anchorage womens volleyball...

When coach resigns, basketball players band together

To the surprise of those around her, Jody Hensen, coach of the UAA women's basketball team for the past three seasons, resigned March 20. "It...

America’s largest air-supported track prepares to open

Alaskans can now not only hold the title of largest state in the U.S, but soon, Alaskans can also say they have the largest fully air-supported structure in North America. The Dome, as it has been dubbed, is located off of Raspberry Road. It has commonly been referred to as "the Dome at ChangePoint," when in fact the Dome has very little to do with ChangePoint aside from the land it sits on.

Hockey expectations dashed

After blasting the University of Connecticut 6-2 on Friday, Oct. 10, the Seawolves could not get their offense rolling against Northeastern. The Seawolves came out flat and were behind 1-0 at the end of the first period compliments of senior Ryan Ginand of Northeastern who tallied two goals in the game.

Seawolves travel south to rival WWU and SFU in search of crucial road wins

Just past the halfway mark in GNAC conference play, the UAA Volleyball team will put their 4 game win streak on the line when...

Sports briefs 2/16/2010

Seawolves shut down #17 Vikings, 68-53 Brandon Walker scored a game-high 23 points as UAA ended with an 18-0 run Feb. 11 to score a...

Athletic director thanks Seawolf supporters

Dear Friends of Seawolf Athletics, Today marks the completion of my first six months as Director of Athletics, without question the most exciting and rewarding...

Meet The Seawolves: Michael Adams

Cross Country Running Michael Adams Year: Sophomore Previous School: Service HS Hometown: Anchorage, AK Major: Medical Technology 5 things you might not know about Michael 1. His most memorable cross-country moment...

What my Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year ballot would look like

The Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year award is given to the UAA student-athlete who simply plays his or her sport at a different...

2013-14 women’s basketball

Last week’s issue covered the men’s team and the x-factors that could decide their season. This week, it’s the women’s turn. The 2013-14 Seawolf women’s basketball team is facing the ultimate challenge for college athletic programs: replacing star graduates. For the ‘Wolves, it’s guard Sasha King and forward Alysa Horn.

Women’s basketball shows steady improvement

The plastic doll that Central Washington's basketball team chains to a chair for good luck didn't give them the energy needed to beat the...

Overtime: The summer of Jozy

Soccer in the United States is still in development. Talk to anyone who thinks they know about soccer and they’ll snap back about how the highest level of the game is played outside of America.

Men’s Basketball schedule unveiled

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 18, 2014 ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball head coach Rusty Osborne has announced his team’s schedule for the...

Volleyball Update: Seawolves rally on

The Seawolves' Volleyball Team has nearly tripled the number of wins last season with the wins they have taken this season. Starting off the season with 14 non-conference matches, where the Lady Seawolves dominated 9-5, shows to have been a great pre-season warm up.

Sports Briefs

Seawolves post home record against Kentucky in gymnastics Paced by sophomore Leah Wilson's all-around victory, the UAA Seawolves recorded their top home meet score of all-time and the second best overall in a 195.850-193.000 loss to No. 24 University of Kentucky Sunday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.

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 will take on North Dakota for conference opener

The Seawolves third week of hockey action will take place on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 against the University of North Dakota. This...

Women’s basketball wraps up with trip to final four

As the end of the second half drew near, the outcome was apparent: 1 minute left, the Seawolves down, 57-80. Bang. The Mavericks' Lauren Barber executes another flawless three-pointer that stings that much more. Nonetheless, the Seawolves, not a team to go down without a fight, pressed on and Tamar Gruwell puts in one more three to show their endurance, ending their 2009 Final Four appearance, 60-83.

UAA women fall in second round of the NCAA tournament

It has not been easy for the UAA women's basketball team all season long. With an offense that was last in the GNAC in turnover margin and a defense that struggles to find its consistency early in games, the Seawolves spent most of this season playing close, tight, low-scoring games that even head coach Tim Moser refers to as ugly.

Seawolves show poise in upset bid against Western Oregon

The UAA men’s basketball team did not look up to the task of upsetting No. 20 Western Oregon last week. The Great Northwest Athletic...