By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

By the students, for the students of Central Washington University

The Observer

Courtesy of Angelie Sampson, VP Volleyball Club

The glory days don’t have to be over

Evan Couch, News Editor
June 7, 2022

The end of high school does not have to mean the end of competitive sports. For those who are unable to play sports at the collegiate level for whatever reason, there are alternatives that can compare...

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Courtesy of Laura Dahlby Nicolai

Who is SAAC and what do they do?

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Throughout each division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) are prevalent.  Unlike division one and three schools within the NCAA, division...

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Jon Kitna Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament readies for 20th anniversary

Jon Kitna Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament readies for 20th anniversary

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

As the school year begins to wrap up, the CWU community looks forward to summer and its festivities. July 7 marks the beginning of the annual Kitna Wildcat Classic Golf Tournament, celebrating its 20th...

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Volleyball off-season is underway

Volleyball off-season is underway

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
June 1, 2022

Women’s volleyball’s off-season is underway following the West Region semifinals exit in the Division II (DII) Women’s Volleyball tournament, last December.  This offseason has some importance...

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Avery Fisk defends her discus title

Avery Fisk defends her discus title

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
June 1, 2022

Senior Avery Fisk won her second consecutive discus throwing title at the GNAC Outdoor Track and Field championships.  After trailing the competition by 0.42 meters going into the final throw, Fisk...

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Adam Fahsel named baseball GNAC player of the year

Adam Fahsel named baseball GNAC player of the year

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
June 1, 2022

Junior centerfielder Adam Fahsel was named baseball GNAC player of the year for the 2022 season. Despite CWU having a 14-35 record this season, Fahsel had a career individual season in which he had career...

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Jacob Thompson clearing the pole that made him GNAC Champion | Courtesy of Caleb Dunlop

Jacob Thompson: CWU’s Pole Vault Champion and athletic photographer

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

Jacob Thompson, CWU’s sports information student assistant, told a story of he and his friends having a competition to see who could climb the highest up a gate outside his high school in Oahu, Hawaii...

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Men’s and women’s rugby compete in USA Rugby 7s championship

Men’s and women’s rugby compete in USA Rugby 7s championship

Chase Beyer, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

CWU men’s and women’s rugby played in the inaugural USA Rugby 7s Collegiate Championships postseason tournament last weekend at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.   The USA Rugby...

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Allie Thiessen had career highs in Batting Average .392 and on base percentage .471
this past season. | Photo courtesy of Kim Douglas/Crazy Bees Photography

Allie Thiessen hits on First Team All–GNAC selection

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2022

Allie Thiessen was awarded a First Team All-GNAC selection this month, following a season where she held career-bests on multiple statistical fronts. Thiessen led the Wildcats in batting average at .392 ...

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Nolan Milliman in his warm-ups before a game

Looking back and to the future

Isaac Hinson, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

The baseball team saw one of their freshman pitchers make an impact down the stretch. While Nolan Milliman got off to a slow start in the first half of the season, his improvement in the second half showed...

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A relay block start by Makenna Hansen.

Athletes reflect on their unique college experiences

Jacqueline Hixssen, Staff Reporter
May 18, 2022

The ‘college experience’ looks different for all students. Student-athletes have busy sport and school schedules that make their college experience look different from non-athletes.  Makenna Hansen,...

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Donte Hamilton (pictured) is ready to go from defensive captain to assistant coach this fall.

Going from students of the game to teachers

Jared Galanti, Sports Editor
May 18, 2022

Former wide receiver JoJo Hillel and linebacker Donte Hamilton have decided to return to the football program as graduate assistant coaches for head coach Chris Fisk’s 2022-23 staff. Hillel will be a...

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