Sports Briefs 4/27

Volleyball Schedule for 2011Alaska Anchorage volleyball coach Chris Green announced the Seawolves’ 2011 schedule, including 10 home matches at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex.?UAA will take on one of the toughest schedules in the West Region as its faces seven matches against teams that made last year’s NCAA Div. II Tournament.

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference season gets under way Sept. 8 and 10 when UAA hosts Western Oregon and Saint Martin’s in the first of nine league contests. All matches will be at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex, beginning at 7 p.m.

Fans will get a free sneak preview of the 2011 Seawolves when they face a group of alumni players on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the WFSC.

20   ALUMNI MATCH (exh.)                                        ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
26   at BYU-Hawaii                                                           Laie, Hawaii                    3 pm
26   at Hawaii Pacific                                                       Honolulu, Hawaii          9 pm
27   vs Hawaii-Hilo                                                          Honolulu, Hawaii          3 pm
27   at Chaminade                                                            Honolulu, Hawaii          9:30 pm

2-3   at Cal State-San Bernardino Invitational                San Bernardino, Calif.
2 vs Cal State-Dominguez Hills                                                                      11 am
2 at Cal State-San Bernardino                                                                         6:30 pm
3 vs Chico State                                                                                                    11 am
3 vs Cal State-Los Angeles                                                                               4 pm

8   WESTERN OREGON*                                           ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
10   SAINT MARTIN’S*                                           ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
17   at Alaska Fairbanks*                                       Fairbanks                        7 pm
22   at Simon Fraser*                                               Burnaby, B.C.                6 pm
24   at Western Washington*                                Bellingham, Wash.      6 pm
29   SEATTLE PACIFIC*                                         ANCHORAGE                 7 pm

1   MONTANA STATE BILLINGS*                                ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
6   at Central Washington*                                             Ellensburg, Wash.         6 pm
8   at Northwest Nazarene*                                            Nampa, Idaho               5 pm
15   ALASKA FAIRBANKS*                                            ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
20   WESTERN WASHINGTON*                                    ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
22   SIMON FRASER*                                                        ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
27   at Montana State Billings*                                      Billings, Mont.               5 pm
29   at Seattle Pacific*                                                       Seattle, Wash.                6 pm

3   NORTHWEST NAZARENE*                                   ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
5   CENTRAL WASHINGTON*                                    ANCHORAGE                 7 pm
10   at Saint Martin’s*                                                    Lacey, Wash.                 6 pm
12   at Western Oregon*                                               Monmouth, Ore.           6 pm

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17-19   NCAA West Regional Championships                    TBD

* Great Northwest Athletic Conference match
Home matches in BOLD at Wells Fargo Sports Complex
All times Alaska Daylight/Standard

Womens basketball signs Utah Prep Star

The UAA women’s basketball team added another decorated prep star to its roster Wednesday as head coach Tim Moser announced that Utah native Katie Richens has singed a National Letter of Intent with the ‘Wolves.?Richens, a 5-8 guard from Roosevelt, Utah, recently earned her second straight First-Team All-State honors from both the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News after leading Union High School to a 37-8 record the past two seasons.

As a senior last year, the McDonald’s All-American nominee averaged 19.5 points per game and repeated as the Region 10 MVP, helping Union advance to the Class 3A State Tournament.??As a junior, Richens was the Tribune’s Class 3A State MVP and led Union to a runner-up finish at the 2010 UHSAA State Championships. The Cougars went 22-2 overall in 2009-10, with Richens averaging 15.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game.

Richens was a four-year letterwinner at Roosevelt, earning first-team all-region as a sophomore and second-team all-region as a freshman.

She is the second signee for the Seawolves’ 2011-12 recruiting class, joining fellow incoming freshman Jessica Madison (G, 5-8, Port Angeles, Wash.), who signed during the fall period in November.

Seawolf Auction, May 5, to support student athletes

The list of great items continue to grow for the 24th annual Seawolf Auction, set for next week – at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on campus. Doors will open for the silent auction and casual buffet at 6 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m.

Check out a partial, but ever-growing list of auction items below.
Proceeds from the event go to support UAA student-athletes. For more information regarding corporate table reservations or to donate auction items, please contact UAA athletics at 786-1293 .
Auction items, which continue to come in, will include:

  • Huge vintage Barbie Doll collections- Trip for two on Alaska Airlines- Tickets for two to 2012 Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas- Magic Bus limo ride for 17- One-week stay at Palm Springs condo- 2011-12 season tix to UAA hockey, men’s & women’s basketball- African Photo Safari- Game-worn UAA hockey jerseys- 10 tix to any Sullivan Arena event- The Alaska Club gold family tennis membership- Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins jersey- 2011 Carrs/Safeway Shootout VIP package- 3-day motorhome rental- Personal reserved parking space at UAA- Trip for two on Era Alaska- Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise for two- Two nights at Kenai Prince Lodge- 2011-12 UAA hockey VIP package- UAA Hockey & Skate Party for 30 – 2012 WCHA Final Five tickets for two- Golf clubs & simulator punch card from Full Swing Golf- Two roundtrip Princess Midnight Sun Express overnight tickets

-Compiled by Megan Edge