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CONTENTS 2 AD Reflections 3 Academic Progress Rate 4  Final Four Impact on the University 6 Men’s Basketball 8 Men’s Basketball Final Four 10 Men’s Basketball Features 12 Women’s Basketball 14 Track 16 Women’s Golf 18 Women’s Rowing 20 Baseball 22 Women’s Cross Country Men’s Cross Country 23 Men’s Golf 24 Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer 25 Men’s Rowing 26 Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis 27 Volleyball 28 Academic Excellence 30 Graduation Success 32 Honors and Awards 34 Life Skills 40 Tickets 41 Marketing 42 Financial Breakdown 45 Compliance 46 Annual Giving 48 Light Up Luger 49 Volkar Groundbreaking 50  Investing in the Student-Athlete 52 Staff Directory 54 Coach Directory 56 Vision Statement

Photos courtesy of: Edward Bell, Stephen Brashear, Stephanie Carpenter, Rod Commons, Dorian Studio, Amanda Ford Photography, Rajah Bose and Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University, Hunter Lee, Katie Meyers, John D. Moore (SpokaneNightScenes.com), NCAA, NCAA Championships (Jon Lambert), Chris Oertell, Harry Pollard, Kyle Scholzen, Jennifer Smelko, Kyle Terada, Pat Tyson, Torrey Vail, West Coast Conference, and Mike Wootton.


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AD REFLECTIONS Gonzaga Athletics received a remarkable amount another league title and another appearance in the of support during the 2016–17 academic year, and NCAA Championships. And the Gonzaga baseball our student-athletes responded with an equally team won five of their last six league games to claim a share of their second straight WCC title. remarkable amount of success in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. We invite you to Outside of competition, our student-athletes were take this opportunity to read the pages of this annual even more successful. They ranked second in the report and celebrate with us the achievements of nation in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate at our student-athletes and coaches. Without all of you, 997, third in the nation in Graduation Success Rate our benefactors, none of this would be possible. at 98% and had the second-most teams (11) earn To say it was a record-breaking year would be an NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards. Along with those numbers, our student-athletes combined understatement. It represented so much more than merely setting new marks, it created an to set a new department record 3.42 grade-point unprecedented standard for excellence and sets average, with every team earning above a 3.0 the bar for the years ahead. As the world of college cumulative. Eighteen individuals earned perfect 4.0s as part of a record 55 named to the Gonzaga athletics becomes more competitive, and more expensive, let us assure you that we’ll continue to President’s List (3.85–4.0), along with 103 more strive to be the best in everything we do and never who were named to the Dean’s List (3.50–3.84). be satisfied with our results. Gonzaga student-athletes also continued to raise As we celebrate the past year, we can proudly say their own high standard for community outreach that every student-athlete, coach, benefactor and activity. This season, they combined to put in more than 3,200 hours benefitting 27 local agencies, staff member was a part of the unprecedented level of success. You’ll see throughout the pages including donation drives for Catholic Charities to of this book that new benchmarks were set across collect books, warm clothing, toiletry items, food, teams and individuals, in the classroom and on the diapers and toilet paper. graduation stage, and in leadership development Through it all, Zag Nation was there for us every step and community outreach. of the way, cheering us on, providing resources, Our men’s basketball team led the way with the and celebrating our successes. The support we have always felt from the Gonzaga community and deepest run in the history of Gonzaga basketball: a spot in the national championship game. The beyond was especially palpable this year. And for women’s basketball team returned to their own that we say “Thank You!” familiar territory in the NCAA tournament and atop As you can see above and throughout the pages the West Coast Conference. Men’s track distance of this annual report, we have a lot to be proud of runner Troy Fraley became the first-ever Allwith our student-athletes and coaches. Thank you American in his program’s history. Women’s golfer for taking the time to celebrate the memories made Bianca Pagdanganan shot an astounding NCAAthis year, and know that you are an integral part of record-tying 61 during the regular season before all of our success. We look forward to our continued making a run to her second straight appearance at partnership with you and many more successes to the NCAA Championships. The women’s rowing come. team’s domination of the WCC continued with

United We Zag,

Michael L. Roth Director of Athletics


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ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE After a historic 2015–16 academic year where Gonzaga golf, women’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s tennis, University’s student-athletes posted a record- men’s track, and women’s track. What is more, men’s breaking, NCAA Academic Progress Rate of 998, basketball was one of only five programs in the country the dedicated and talented student-athletes of GU to advance to the Sweet 16 while simultaneously followed it up with a 997 this year—good for second in receiving recognition for the academic performance, the nation behind Dartmouth University and tied with and the only one to advance to the Final Four. Villanova University and College of the Holy Cross. Gonzaga once again led the West Coast Conference This incredible feat is just one of the many examples with its departmental APR score and has set the showcasing the sustained academic success Gonzaga bar high enough that the rest of the league will be has experienced as we continue our quest to be the looking towards the Zags at the top for years to come. best in the country. Without a doubt, Gonzaga’s prominence in the APR Instituted in 2004, the Academic Progress Rate program is a testament to the outstanding education (APR) program is a 1,000-point scale representing and support provided to each and every one of our student-athletes by our coaches, faculty, and various an institution’s retention and maintenance of their scholarship student-athletes’ academic eligibility and support staff, and we couldn’t be more proud of the citizenship. APR rates are calculated every semester Zags who compete so successfully as both students and are attached not only to institutions, but also to and athletes! individual head coaches. The NCAA currently uses an APR score of 930 as its cut-off for acceptable retention HIGHEST DEPARTMENTAL MULTI-YEAR APRs 2015–16 and graduation of student-athletes; schools falling 1000 under that standard may be subject to NCAA penalties 999 998 ranging from scholarship limits and/or reductions to 998 997 997 997 potential elimination of postseason play opportunities. 997 996 996 996

996 Individual teams can also receive elite recognition 995 based on their APR score. Those scoring within the 994 top 10th percentile are recognized with the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award. Gonzaga had an incredible 993 11 of 15, or 73.3 percent, of its sports achieve this 992 designation, the second-highest percentage of teams 991 in the nation, behind Holy Cross’ 75 percent. The 900 11 teams to receive this public recognition were: APR baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s

995 995 995 995

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994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994 994

ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATES (APR) BASE MBB

GONZAGA

996

WBB

MXC

WXC MGOLF WGOLF WROW MSOC

995 1000 1000 1000 1000

WSOC

MTEN

WTEN

VOLLEY

WCC MULTI-YEAR AVERAGE

997**

1000

993

1000

997

987

1000

994

994

996

969

967

DNP*

DNP*

988

957

959

1000

973

975

1000

990

974

DNP*

986

978

977

993

975

963

977

991

DNP*

993

966

DNP*

DNP*

982

981

993

992

1000

985

958

972

1000

1000

1000

1000

DNP*

DNP*

988

984

1000

989

989

979

970

982

992

992

DNP*

DNP*

985

988

990

952

983

961

979

Saint Mary’s

956

968

986

988

977

960

DNP*

979

1000

988

950

950

984

975

San Diego

951

985

992

976

994

985

DNP*

989

970

983

970

975

1000

981

San Francisco

944

937

987

986

995

980

1000

DNP*

975

994

975

972

983

979

Santa Clara

984

985

991

968

1000

982

1000

962

974

991

963

1000

989

984

WCC Average

969

966

985

989

993

979

993

982

983

987

972

980

986

982

NCAA Average

972

966

980

978

987

984

990

988

976

986

981

988

986

981

BYU

960

945

983

Loyola Marymount

977

944

Pacific

970

975

Pepperdine

982

Portland

*Institution does not participate in this sport

**Calculation includes WCC sponsored sports only 2016–17 ANNUAL REPORT


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FINAL FOUR IMPACT ON THE UNIVERSITY It’s hard to know what the impact of Final Four and National Championship appearances will mean for an institution like Gonzaga University. Viewed from an external lens, what the University experienced this past April is like nothing in its nearly 130-year history.

53

more than

alumni chapter memberships processed each week (almost 2x the normal rate)

5,000

Plain and simple, the positive attention that was afforded to Gonzaga through the hard attended NCAA work of our student-athletes, coaches, pre-game alumni staff, faculty and benefactors resulting in celebrations participation in the NCAA tournament and championship game has made Gonzaga an international and highly recognizable name. The University ensured that when requests to start a visitors came to the website, viewed new regional chapter social media posts, and attended events, (including Texas, Iowa, not only were they able to relish in the Oregon, Vermont and amazing story of our athletic department’s South Carolina) success, they were also directed to some of Gonzaga’s outstanding academic and Most searched NCAA team service enterprises, giving the world a much broader view of this outstanding University.

10

more than

800%

increase in employers to register for professional development and 3x more jobs posted (due to tournament exposure and new online software)

Through unprecedented local, national and international coverage, our studentathletes were articulate, kind, humble and excellent representatives of their university.

Online news coverage was estimated at a publicity value of

$

406 million

2 million

page views during the Zags’ March Madness run for Gonzaga’s two main websites, gonzaga.edu and unfold.gonzaga.edu GoZags.com – the official site for Gonzaga Athletics – had views of

2.5 million

Biggest social media moments ever (nearly 200k people watched the Final Four win on Facebook live video) as well as considerable growth in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram followers/fans. GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS


ANNUAL FUND

32

%

increase in number of donors

39

5

TELEFUND PLEDGES

%

increase in number of dollars

129

%

increase in number of pledges

214

%

increase in number of pledge dollars

In addition to the increased web traffic, during the NCAA tournament, Gonzaga received

25%

more students inquiring

through the website.

A welcome-back community rally

hosted more than

1,000 community members

2 record-breaking game watches in Hemmingson Center and McCarthey Athletic Center with fans

totalling more than

6,000

While this level of attention and awareness is incredible, it is up to us as a community to make it meaningful; to leverage it to sustain and grow this level of success. Growing the scholarship support we provide students is a certain way to accomplish this. Our students, 99% of them in fact, benefit from scholarship funds and many of them are only here because of those scholarship dollars. We hope that this momentum continues, and we need you, all of you, to keep us moving. We thank you for all your support and look forward to what’s to come. Go Zags.

To learn more about how to support our students, our student-athletes, and our scholarship initiative, visit www.gonzagawill.com. 2016–17 ANNUAL REPORT


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MEN’S BASKETBALL The 2016–17 Gonzaga men’s The Bulldogs certainly looked the basketball season had plenty of part after cruising to a 98–71 win reasons to back up its claim as the best over Washington in front of another in program history. The program’s national TV audience. Gonzaga led by first Final Four, an appearance in the as many as 34 points in the rout over national championship game, and the the Huskies, and went on to cap off best record in school history may be the program’s first-ever perfect nonargument enough. Throw in a No. 1 conference record with three more seed in the NCAA Tournament and wins. No. 1 national ranking during the After starting the season 12–0, the season, along with a program-record Zags cracked the Top-5 in both 29–0 start to the season, and that major polls and rolled into a clash could do it. But, what numbers and with one-loss No. 21 Saint Mary’s on individual accolades can’t outlast are Jan. 13. The Zags once again made the memories from an unforgettable a statement, using a 16–0 run in the ride. second half to pull away with a 79–56 The Zags entered the season with win. nine new players and had to replace The Bulldogs passed another test at 70 percent of their scoring and 65 BYU on Feb. 2, and earned a No. 1 percent of their rebounding from the national ranking for only the second 2015–16 team. GU was tabbed 13th Percentage of time time in program history. Saint Mary’s and 14th in the two major preseason GU trailed opponents then came calling again on Feb. 11, polls, and for the 16th straight time, this season with GU’s No. 1 national ranking and first in the West Coast Conference (114:37 out of a perfect 25–0 record on the line. preseason poll. 1,560 minutes) ESPN’s College Gameday showcased After rolling through the first three the matchup during the day, and with games of the season, including a the eyes of the college basketball dominating 69–48 win over San Diego world on Moraga, Calif., the Zags State on ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon, once again controlled the tempo in a the Bulldogs would receive their first 74–64 win. true tests at the AdvoCare Invitational Gonzaga entered the West Coast in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Gonzaga Conference Tournament with a 29–1 rallied from an 11-point second half record, after winning the league’s deficit to beat Florida, 77–72, in the regular season title for the 20th time tournament semifinals, before holding in program history, and 16th time in off No. 21 Iowa State, 73–71, in the the last 17 years. It marked the fifth championship. The 11-point deficit to straight season the Zags have either Florida was the largest deficit the Zags shared or owned the title outright. would face on the season, trailing only two opponents by double-digits at For yet another year, GU made Las any point in the year. Vegas its second home. The Bulldogs beat Pacific, Santa Clara and No. 18 Fans began to learn just how special Saint Mary’s en route to the program’s this team could be on Dec. 3, when 16th WCC Tournament title. Gonzaga the Zags controlled the game from now boasts a 14-game win streak start to finish in a 69–62 win over in the league’s tournament and is No. 16 Arizona. The victory on 20–2 in the West Coast Conference ESPN boasted GU as the “Best in Tournament since the event moved the West” by national broadcasters to Las Vegas in 2009. across the country.

7.4

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7

.817

MARK FEW’S career winning percentage,

NCAA’s winningest active coach

BY THE NUMBERS 1,587

13

Games GU won by

T  otal rebounds was a program record and ranked second in the nation

21.1

30 points

S  coring margin ranked first in the nation, was a program and WCC record and was the largest in the NCAA in the last 20 seasons

or more in 2016–17, most in a season in program history

10

82.6

Consecutive seasons

36.5

with at least 25 wins, 20 straight with 20-plus wins

2 23 21 54

P  oints per game was a program record, 3,222 total points were also a program record

F  ield Goal Percentage Defense was program record and ranked second in the nation

T  eams that have won NCAA First Round game each of last nine seasons (Kansas) 2  0-point wins were second-most in the nation since 1998–99

S  traight games won by double-digits streak during the season

G  ames in a row holding opponents under 50 percent shooting from the field

+35.01

A  djusted efficiency rating on KenPom during the season, was not only the best in the nation, it was the best in the history of the KenPom era, dating back to the 2001–02 2016–17 ANNUAL REPORT


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MEN’S BASKETBALL

FINAL FOUR Gonzaga’s historic run to the Final seeded West Virginia, GU showed Four capped off a season full of its versatility and went toe-totoe with the Mountaineers on firsts, but the program’s first-ever appearance in the biggest event in the defensive end. In a game college basketball captivated Zag that featured 11 ties and six lead changes, the Bulldogs made a Nation and the entire country. play that will go down with Casey The Bulldogs received the top seed Calvary’s tip-in against Florida in in the West Region on Selection 1999 as one of the most iconic Sunday. It was the second time in in school history. A Josh Perkins program history that GU received block with one minute left led a No. 1 seed. And, the 32–1 Zags to a fastbreak where Williamsproved they were worthy. Goss found Mathews for a three that gave GU a 58–57 lead. A last Gonzaga opened the program’s second defensive stand led to the 19th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament with a 66–46 61–58 win. win over South Dakota State in A chance at history came two days Salt Lake City, Utah, where Jordan later in San Jose, Calif. Gonzaga Mathews led the Bulldogs with needed just one win to reach the 16 points and Johnathan Williams program’s first-ever Final Four, pulled down 14 rebounds. The win and the Zags used a dominating kept GU and Kansas as the only performance against Xavier to earn teams to win its opening-round that elusive feat. GU made 12 NCAA Tournament game each of three-pointers, including eight in the last nine seasons. the first half, to control the game with a big lead. Williams-Goss had After building a 22-point lead, the 23 points, but it was Williams that Zags fought off eighth-seeded would be named the NCAA West Northwestern in the second round, Region Most Outstanding Player 79–73. Nigel Williams-Goss paced after a 19-point, eight-rebound and GU with 20 points, while Zach three-block effort. Collins and Mathews both had 14 points. Collins also had four blocks. Plenty of storylines highlighted The victory was win No. 500 for a Final Four that featured two head coach Mark Few, helping him newcomers, another that had become the third-fastest coach to not been there since 1939, and reach 500 wins in a career, behind one regular in search of its sixth only Adolph Rupp (583 games) and national title. Two programs from Jerry Tarkanian (604). the Pacific Northwest and two from the Carolinas met inside The Zags continued their stingy the 75,000-plus seat University of defense in the program’s seventh Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. appearance in the Sweet 16. Gonzaga had reached the big-time, Matched up with one of the and Zag Nation showed up in full country’s best defenses in fourthforce.

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Salt Lake City, UT 1 GONZAGA 66 16 SOUTH DAKOTA ST 46 1 GONZAGA 79 San Jose, CA 8 NORTHWESTERN 73 8 NORTHWESTERN 68 9 VANDERBILT 66 1 GONZAGA 61 1 GONZAGA Buffalo, NY 4 WEST VIRGINIA 58 5 NOTRE DAME 60 12 PRINCETON 58 5 NOTRE DAME 71 4 WEST VIRGINIA 13 BUCKNELL

86 4 WEST VIRGINIA 80

83

NCAA WEST REGION

Thousands of GU fans traveled to the Valley of the Sun and the Bulldogs didn’t disappoint in the national semifinal against South Carolina. In the first-ever meeting between the programs, Gonzaga built a 14-point second half lead, but would need a late stand after a Gamecock rally to pull out the 77–73 win. The Zags held South Carolina to 37 percent shooting from the field, while making nearly 49 percent of their shots. WilliamsGoss again led GU with 23 points and six assists. A shot at a first national title came against North Carolina. In a game that was marred by foul trouble, neither team led by more than seven points with 11 ties and 12 lead changes. The Bulldogs led by two with under two minutes to play, but in the end the Tar Heels made a pair of key plays to win their sixth national title 71–65. With an eye to past players and coaches that all had a hand in pushing Gonzaga Basketball into the national spotlight, this GU team carried the torch for all who had come before them as Zags.

The victory over Northwestern was second time in program history that GU received a

1 seed #

win number

500 for head coach MARK FEW

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FEW Associated Press Coach of the Year Naismith Trophy Coach of the Year NABC Coach of the Year NBC Sports Coach of the Year USA Today Coach of the Year Sporting News Coach of the Year

It was only fitting that Gonzaga’s history. The Bulldogs won a Head Coach Mark Few collected program-record 37 games to just several honors in 2016–17, after two losses, the most wins and the fewest losses in the country. leading the Zags to unprecedented heights and new territory. Gonzaga won its fifth consecutive West Coast Conference regularAfter the Zags lost 70 percent of its points, 65 percent of its rebounds season championship and its from last season’s team and fifth straight WCC tournament championship. Few led Gonzaga welcomed nine new players for this season, Few guided GU to the Final to its 10th straight season with at least 25 wins, and third 30-win Four and the national championship season in program history. game for the first time in program

USBWA Coach of the Year

WILLI AM

S-GOS

S

Nigel Williams-Goss had plenty Award and a semifinalist for the of goals on the court when he Naismith Trophy. The Happy Valley, transferred to Gonzaga from the Ore., native was tabbed First Team University of Washington, but the All-American by Sports Illustrated accomplishment he strived for and the USBWA, and Second Team All-American by NBC Sports, The most came in the classroom. Sporting News, USA Today, the On March 2, Williams-Goss was NABC and the Associated Press. named a First Team Academic All-American. In his redshirt junior Williams-Goss was singled out for season, he boasted a 3.84 GPA, academic achievements at the Final earned a bachelor’s degree in Four and was given the NCAA’s Elite psychology, and began work on his 90 Award, which recognizes the Master of Arts in Organizational true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has Leadership. reached the pinnacle of competition Following the season, Williams- at the national championship level in Goss moved into even more rarefied his or her sport while also achieving air being named a First Team John the highest academic standard R. Wooden All-American. Being among his or her peers. The Elite 90 named first team both on the court is presented to the student-athlete and the classroom, Williams-Goss with the highest cumulative gradejoined a group of just six players point average participating at the in the last 20 years to accomplish finals site for each of the NCAA’s the feat: Gonzaga’s Dan Dickau championships. and Kelly Olynyk, Texas’ D.J. Augustine, Duke’s Shane Battier Williams-Goss capped his awards haul being selected as the Men’s and Connecticut’s Emeka Okafor. Scholar Athlete of the Year by Williams-Goss was also named the DI-AAA Athletic Directors NCAA’s Elite West Coast Conference Player of Association and the Mike Gilleran 90 Award the Week four times during the WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. -----------------season, a finalist for the Bob Cousy First Team Academic GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS All-American

WILL


KARNOWSKI

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Gonzaga’s win over Saint Mary’s surgery that forced him to miss in Las Vegas on March 7, not only most of the 2015–16 season. This clinched the Zags’ their 16th West year, he received the Kareem Coast Conference Tournament Abdul-Jabbar Award at the ESPN title, but clinched an unbelievable College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles. Named after Hall feat for a Bulldog. of Famer and three-time NCAA Przemek Karnowski earned his Champion Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 132nd victory at GU in the win, the annual honor in its third year breaking the NCAA Division I record recognizes the top center in for most victories in a career. He Division I men’s basketball. passed Duke legend Shane Battier A fan favorite on and off the court for the top spot. over the past six years, Karnowski Karnowski finished his five-year stint was also named to the Senior with 137 wins in his 152 games CLASS All-American First Team. played at GU for a phenomenal .901 An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty winning percentage. The Torun, and Achievement for Staying in Poland, native became the program School, the Senior CLASS Award record holder for wins in a career focuses on the total studentafter the Zags’ win at BYU on Feb. athlete and encourages students 2, surpassing the 122 wins by both to use their platform in athletics to Kyle Dranginis and Kevin Pangos. make a positive impact as leaders Karnowski played exceptionally in their communities. well this season, despite back

Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2017, Stockton was inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor. He became the fifth The former Gonzaga men’s member of Gonzaga’s basketball basketball great was selected to the program to enter the WCC Hall of National Collegiate Basketball Hall Honor. of Fame Class of 2017 on March 8. Stockton finished his Gonzaga Seven decorated former players and a championship-winning career as the first player to surpass former coach will be inducted into the 1,000-point and 500-assist marks during their career. He was the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Nov. 19. The 2017 named the West Coast Athletic Induction Celebration will take Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in scoring, place at the Arvest Bank Theatre at assists and steals during his senior the Midland in Kansas City. season. Stockton, Wake Forest’s Tim Duncan, Winston-Salem State’s Stockton then became Gonzaga’s first player drafted in the first Cleo Hill, Indiana’s Scott May, Purdue’s Rick Mount, Creighton’s round of the NBA draft as the Utah Paul Silas, and Duke’s Jay Williams Jazz selected the point guard with the 16th overall pick. A 10-time join former Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville coach Bo NBA All-Star, Stockton currently ranks as the NBA’s career leader Ryan to form the Class of 2017. in assists and steals. Stockton also Just four days prior to being won Olympic gold medals at the selected to the National Collegiate 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. Well after finishing his career at Gonzaga, John Stockton is still collecting accolades as a Bulldog.

STOCK

TON

LIAMS-GOSS

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The 2016–17 Gonzaga women’s a record 68 percent from long range basketball team had an exciting in the win over BYU. Laura Stockton season and when the dust settled, made a game-winning jumper to the Bulldogs had advanced to their beat Saint Mary’s at home to cap the eighth NCAA Tournament in nine streak. years and ninth overall. The Zags cut the nets after downing The Bulldogs won their 12th West San Diego 62–57 on Senior Night, Coast Conference Championship clinching the 13th WCC title in in 13 years and their sixth WCC program history, and second under Tournament title in the past nine coach Fortier, with a 14–4 league seasons. Their final 26–7 record record. meant they have reached 20 victories Kudron and Barta were selected in 10 of the last 11 years, and 25 wins All-WCC First Team, with Barta in nine of the last 10. They advanced becoming just the third Bulldog to to postseason play for the 13th time earn it twice in her first two seasons. in the last 14 years. Elle Tinkle was chosen to the second Head coach Lisa Fortier led her team, and Stockton was named to squad to the best non-conference the honorable mention list. KIARA KUDRON mark in her three-year tenure at the became the 17th member The top-seeded Bulldogs rolled helm at 9–2. That run was marked of the 600-rebound club through three games to claim the by a monumental victory at No. 11/7 finishing with WCC Tournament title, led by and eventual Final Four participant tournament MVP Jill Barta, who Stanford. It was the highest rated capped the championship game by team in the USA Today Poll GU breaking the tournament scoring 10th all-time at GU. has ever beaten and put them in mark with a career-high 37 points. It the national rankings at No. 25 the also vaulted her into the 1,000-point following week. Jill Barta was named scoring club at GU as the 22nd WCC Player of the Week following member. The Zags broke their own her 26 points in that contest, and tourney records in points, rebounds, then earned All-Tournament honors assists, steals, field goals, and threeat the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin pointers made. Kudron and Stockton Islands a week later. joined Barta on the all-tournament The Zags picked up wins over powerteam. five schools Washington State and GU earned an 11-seed in the NCAA Northwestern at home. Against the Tournament and headed out to Cougars, the Zags set a program high Seattle to face 6-seed Oklahoma. with 34 first-quarter points, and Kiara Against the Sooners, the Zags found Kudron was named WCC Player of their footing a little late, falling 75–62 the Week. to end the season. After two WCC losses to start the Tinkle and Kudron were named to the conference season, the Bulldogs WCC All-Academic Team, and Emma ripped off a 12-game win streak. Barta Stach, Chandler Smith, and Emma was named WCC Player of the Week Wolfram were all named honorable again and a top-five player nationally, mention. Kudron was also selected and made game-winning shots at San as a DI-AAA Scholar-Athlete. Diego and Santa Clara. The Zags set a program record, making 17 threes at

651,

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS


ELLE TINKLE became the all-time leader in

wins at Gonzaga with

113

and games played with 143 and is eighth all-time with 187 steals.

JILL BARTA once again led GU in scoring at

16.8 points per game,

HEAD COACH LISA FORTIER Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier continued to set a new standard in her third year leading the program. On December 3 in Spokane, coach Fortier picked up her 50th win in a 79–39 win over Presbyterian, becoming the fastest coach in program history to reach the milestone. She did it in just 74 games, and with 11 fewer losses than any of her predecessors. She is the first coach in program history to lead her team to the NCAA Tournament twice in her first three years, and she was named WCC Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons, also the first GU coach to achieve that feat.

1,000-POINT CLUB

fourth in the WCC, finishing ninth in GU history in points (554) and sixth in free throws made (149), which was also 26th nationally. The team broke season records in made threes

224

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and free throw percentage (.774)

After scoring a tournament-record 37 points in the WCC Championship game, Jill Barta became the 22nd member of the 1,000-point club at Gonzaga. She is the fourth fastest to get there in history at 65 games and second fastest in the NCAA Division I era beginning in 1987. Barta is the second to achieve the feat in her sophomore season joining Heather Bowman (62 games).

ZAG NATION

The Zags led the nation in the percentage of building capacity being filled at 93.63 percent in attendance per game this season. They welcomed an average of 5,618 patrons per game this season to the 6,000-seat McCarthey Athletic Center, making a grand total of 84,266 tickets punched. They were 12th in the nation in overall average attendance, the most in the West in average and total attendance. The Bulldogs filled McCarthey to capacity with four sellouts this season.

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TRACK The rise of the Gonzaga women’s Larsen Distance Carnival in Los Angeles. and men’s track programs continued The Zag men had some breakout in 2017. One of the fastest-growing performances in the 5,000 meters programs in the West Region capped with Perrin running the second-fastest off another successful season at the time ever at GU of 14:04.82—slightly National Championships. ahead of teammates Scott Kopczynski NCAA West (14:09.16, 5th in GU history) and Sumner Preliminary For the second straight season, a trio Goodwin (14:12.35, 6th in GU history). of Zags represented the program in the Qualifiers Kaderabek’s time of 14:22.26 ranks 10th postseason, as Jessica Mildes, Troy in program history. Fraley and Jake Perrin all ran in the NCAA West Preliminary in Austin, Texas. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Truax and Henry Morris ran the seventh and Mildes had her sensational GU career eighth fastest times in program history. come to a close at her second appearance Fishburn ran the fastest 10,000-meter at the West Prelims. She placed 31st in time by a freshman in men’s program the women’s 10,000-meter semifinal. history, and Mildes took the women’s Perrin had his phenomenal first year 5,000-meter title with a time of 16:25.08. end with a 39th-place in the men’s 5,000-meter semifinal, and was the first Mildes then ran the third-fastest freshman in program history to compete 1,500-meter time in women’s program at the preliminaries. history, despite cold and rainy conditions at the Northwest Scoring Clash, and then Perrin opened the season winning his followed that up with her 10,000-meter 3,000-meter heat at the University of postseason qualifying time at the Mt. Washington Indoor Preview. His time SAC Relays. In the men’s 10,000 meters of 8:17.25 was four seconds ahead of at Mt. SAC, Goodwin and Perrin posted the second-place finisher in his heat. the third and seventh-best times on the The following week in Pullman, Sammy GU all-time list. Truax won the men’s mile with a time of 4:24.54. The sophomore had the fastest At the Cougar Invitational, Ian Goldizen time in the 58-runner field. won the 3,000 meters with a new program record time of 8:31.57. Kyle Indoor, three runners climbed up the Thompson cracked the GU all-time all-time Gonzaga top 10 lists. At the top-10 in second place at 8:36.25. UW Invitational, Max Kaderabek ran Kopczynski ran the seventh-fastest the eighth-fastest 5,000-meter time 1,500-meter in men’s program history. in program history at 14:42.07, and Zac Garrard ran the fifth-fastest mile Kaderabek finished his GU career with time program history at 4:10.95. Perrin a seventh-place finish in the 10,000 finished with the fastest 3,000-meter meters at the Portland Twilight. His time by a freshman in program history time of 29:57.52 ranks fourth on the GU to wrap up the indoor season at the all-time list. Brianna Vasquez won her Husky Classic. He crossed the line at heat of the women’s 400 meters with a 8:09.02, which also ranks third all-time time of 1:00.42. She placed sixth in the in GU history. event and improved her No. 3 mark in program history. Gonzaga opened the outdoor season with Phillip Fishburn winning in his Following the season, Mildes was first collegiate race, placing first in the named Academic All-District for the 10,000 meters at the Buc Scoring Invite. second straight time. She boasts a 4.00 cumulative grade point average. She On April 1, numerous top-10 times in graduated with a major in accounting, program history were set at the Bob and is working on her Master of Taxation.

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TROY FRALEY Troy Fraley made school history on He entered the postseason with Dylan Blakenbaker from Oklahoma. June 7, 2017, becoming the first- the top collegiate 3,000-meter Fraley made his move past the steeplechase time in the country ever Gonzaga men’s participant Sooner with a two laps left in the at the NCAA Outdoor Track and this season after shattering his race and used a big kick to pull own then-school record with a Field Championships. Fraley not away with the win. only participated, but became time of 8:39.30 at the Payton Fraley also qualified for the 5,000 the school’s first NCAA Jordan Invitational on May 5. He TROY FRALEY meters at the West Prelims. He finished second in his heat behind track All-American in the became the chose not to race in the event and runner Brandon 3,000-meter steeplechase professional focus on the steeplechase, but Doughty (8:38.69) after being one with a seventh-place finish ran the program’s second-fastest in a school-record time of of the last entries invited into the 5,000-meter time at the Portland track All-American in field of 25 runners at the prestigious 8:35.38. Twilight. He won the event on Gonzaga history event. The redshirt junior was Fraley’s fantastic season fourth overall, beating out Olympic May 13, with a time of 13:57.58. concluded at Historic Trials runners, the Venezuelan He is one of only two runners in Hayward Field in Eugene, national record holder, and the GU history to run a sub-14 minute Ore. The Kalispell, Mont., native, third-place finisher from the U.S. 5,000-meter time. made an unforgettable run to the Cross Country Championships. Overall, Fraley placed in the top national championships at the During the regular season, he was four in 10 of the 11 races he ran most prominent track and field one of only two runners in the in the outdoor season, finishing facility in the country. The track NCAA to have a time under eight first or second in nine of those has been home to numerous U.S. minutes and 40 seconds. races. He placed first six times. Olympic Trials, the Junior World He came in second in the 3,000 At the NCAA West Preliminary Championships, and will host the meters at the UW Preview to open World Championships in 2021. in Austin, Texas, Fraley ran the the indoor season, and nearly fastest time in the region at Fraley qualified for the national broke his own school record at final by placing sixth in his semifinal 8:44.99. In that race, he remained the UW Invitational. He ran three heat, advancing with a time of near the front of the pack from the races unattached during the cross start, before breaking away with 8:43.08. country season and won all three.

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WOMEN’S GOLF The 2016–17 Gonzaga women’s golf The Zags had a strong fall season, team was young this season with highlighted by a third-place finish just one upperclassman, but were at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic and able to lean on senior Ciera Min and a fifth-place finish at the Pat Lesser sophomore Bianca Pagdanganan, Harbottle Invitational. In the spring, two of the most decorated players the Zags finished fifth at The Gold in program history, for guidance and Rush and runner-up at the Pizza Hut leadership. Lady Thunderbird Invitational. While the team fell just short of qualifying for Pagdanganan made her secondthe NCAA Regionals, Pagdanganan straight appearance at the NCAA advanced individually for the secondChampionships, still the only GU straight year. golfer, male or female, to compete in the event in school history. She She finished two-under par and in a tie set program records at the event, for fourth place after shooting a 72 in this year at Rich Harvest Farms in the final round of the NCAA Regional Sugar Grove, Ill., by shooting a finalChampionship at the University of day 73 and finishing in a tie for 66th, New Mexico Championship Course CIERA MIN became the 62 spots better than her 128th-place in Albuquerque, N.M. Her score of (-2) finish last year. tied the program record she set last year and her fourth-place finish set The highlight of the year was on a new school record. Pagdanganan March 17, when Pagdanganan tied led the tournament in eagles with the NCAA single-round record by firing two and par-five scoring at six-under to be named All-WCC all a 61 in the final round of the Pizza overall. Her second-round 69 was just four seasons. Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational the third round in the 60s in program in Saint George, Utah. She won the history in the regional round. She tournament, her second career win, owns the other two rounds as well, a with a program-record score of 130 first-round 67 and second-round 69 in (-14). It was the first individual win for last year’s regional. the Zags this season and the team finished second, their best finish Pagdanganan fell just short of this year. The 61 set a tournament, breaking her single-season stroke course, school, and West Coast average mark set last year of 73.21, Conference single-round record. For as she averaged 73.24 this year. Min the Zags, it was the second-best had an average of 73.61 this season, 18-hole score (285) (-3) and 36-hole third all-time. The two own the topscore (577) (+1) in team history. four all-time single-season stroke averages and top-two career scoring Pagdanganan was named the March averages with Pagdanganan at 73.22 WCC Golfer of the Month and and Min at 74.21. Min was selected represented Gonzaga along with Min WCC First Team All-Academic for the on the All-WCC team for the second third straight year and was selected to consecutive year, after both were the President’s List both semesters named Preseason All-WCC. Min this year. The women’s golf program became the first golfer in program is one of just 93 teams nationally that history to be named All-WCC all four has earned NCAA Public Recognition seasons, and was also selected as Awards in each of the 12 years of the the Gonzaga Senior Female Athlete Public Recognition program. of the Year at the 2017 Evening of Excellence.

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Program-record score of 130 (-14) Won tournament by eight strokes Set a tournament, course, school, and West Coast Conference single-round record Made a hole-in-one on the par-three 17th Nine birdies in the round For the Zags, it was the second-best 18-hole score (285) (-3) and 36-hole score (577) (+1) in team history 2016–17 ANNUAL REPORT


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The Gonzaga Bulldogs extended loaded with NCAA Championships their dominance of the West Coast participants, with the varsity eight Conference in 2017, winning their boat winning the C Final and second third-straight WCC Championship varsity eight, varsity four, and second and 16th overall, as the conference varsity four taking fifth, fourth, and has only hosted 21 championships second in the B Finals, respectively. since it adopted the sport in 1997. The varsity eight was named the WCC Crew of the Month heading The Zags secured this year’s WCC into the WCC Championships. Championship in sweeping fashion, winning the varsity eight, second After their performance at the WCC varsity eight, and varsity four Championships at Lake Natoma, races for the first time since 2008. Gonzaga head coach Glenn Putyrae The Zags advanced to the NCAA was named the WCC Coach of Championships for the third straight the Year for the third-straight time year and fourth time in five years, and eighth time overall. Freshman where they finished 19th overall Alexa Jadallah was named the WCC and set program-record times at the Coxswain of the Year after leading event on the first day of racing. The GU to victory in the varsity eight varsity four finished 18th overall, with race. Freshman Caroline Maguire the varsity eight and second varsity was tabbed the WCC Newcomer eight taking 19th in the field. of the Year, rowing with GU’s top crew all season. Micailah Donner, It was a tremendous finish to a Olivia Marsh, Meghan McCallum, season where the Zags had to battle and Isabelle Belzil were all named the ever-changing weather before All-WCC, as all four were named the competition season even began. Preseason All-WCC and rowed on After a fall season that saw the Zags GU’s top crew all season. pick up third varsity eight and novice eight wins over Washington State, Gonzaga had 18 student-athletes GU spent an extended winter on the honored as WCC All-Academic, erg machines waiting for the ice to leading the first team with their four melt on their home water at Silver selections. Rachael Arand, Belzil, Lake. Marie Hayman, and Olivia Lada were all selected to the first team. Belzil, The No. 18 Zags opened the spring Arand, Hannah Churchill, Lauren season with varsity four, third varsity English, Hayman, Anna Johnson, eight, and novice eight wins over Lada, and Isabella Spies were all No. 12 Washington State in Pullman selected to the CRCA Scholar-Athlete in the Fawley Cup. As a result, the Team, which requires a minimum varsity four was named the WCC 3.50 GPA. Crew of the Month. They followed that up with wins over Clemson, Boston U, Notre Dame, and (RV) Central Florida at the Lake Natoma Invitational, as Notre Dame and UCF would advance to the NCAA Championships as well. The Zags finished 14th overall at the Clemson Invitational, a field

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The Gonzaga Baseball team raised 2012. The staff ace also earned another pennant in 2017, winning Second Team All-America honors by a second consecutive share of the Collegiate Baseball and Second Team West Coast Conference regular All-Region accolades by the American season title. Gonzaga did it in thrilling Baseball Coaches Association. fashion, taking two series and five Academically, the Bulldogs also of six games against co-champions excelled, posting a 3.25 team GPA Loyola Marymount and BYU to end during the Spring semester with the conference slate. Those series 10 earning spots on the Dean’s or wins also helped GU clinch the No. President’s Lists. Additionally, both 1 seed for the WCC Championships. Brown and Fredrickson received Despite the season ending in the CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, finals of the league tournament, and the pair joined Jeff Bohling Gonzaga put together another 30-win in earning WCC All-Academic year, going 33–20 with a 20–7 mark designation as well. Roberts, Justin in WCC play. Those 20 conference Vernia, and Daniel Bies were named victories are the program’s most to the WCC All-Academic Honorable since joining the league in 1995, and Mention. the back-to-back conference titles were another first since 1980–81. Aside from the accomplishments as a team, several individual players Six Zag players earned All-WCC had strong seasons, too. Mills tied honors in 2017, as did head coach the team single-season record Mark Machtolf, who was named with 12 saves, climbing to second Coach of the Year for the third time on the career saves list. Morgan in his career. Junior right-hander registered 138 strikeouts—thirdEli Morgan picked up his second most in the nation through the WCC consecutive First Team All-WCC Championships—for the secondaward, and a trio of seniors—Sam most Ks by a Bulldog pitcher, and his Brown, Wyatt Mills, and Jake 281 career strikeouts are third-most Roberts—each received Second in school history. Brown, meanwhile, Team All-Conference accolades. wrapped up one of the most prolific Redshirt sophomore Daniel four-year careers the Zags have seen, Fredrickson was named All-WCC finishing among the school’s top four Honorable Mention after leading in at-bats, games played, and hits in the squad in hitting against WCC a career while also reaching the top foes, and freshman Troy Johnston 10 in walks. was voted to the conference’s AllFreshman squad.

After the season, four Zags were selected in the 2017 MLB draft: Mills In addition to All-WCC honors, (3rd round, Seattle), Morgan (8th, Morgan picked up a plethora of Cleveland), Frost (15th, Chicago White regional and national awards. He was Sox), and Bohling (17th, Colorado). named First Team All-America by Mills was the Bulldogs’ highest draft Perfect Game/Rawlings, giving the pick since 2013 and fourth highest Zags their fourth-ever First Teamer selection in program history. and first since Marco Gonzales in

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WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Jordan Thurston had a tremendous becoming the fifth and sixth Zags to be season, leading the women’s cross named to the women’s preseason Allcountry team to stellar finishes in 2016. WCC team. The junior placed in the top six in the first After winning the Gonzaga-Idaho Dual, five races of the season, winning the first Thurston placed first at the Montana three. Invitational with a time of 21:09.2, over At the season-opening Clash of the 40 seconds ahead of second place. Inland Northwest, Thurston placed first in Mildes also had a top-five finish, placing Moscow, Idaho. She broke the program’s fifth with a time of 22:17.1. record on a 4,000-meter course with a Thurston continued her phenomenal time of 13:40.6, five seconds ahead of season for Gonzaga women’s cross the second-place finisher. country with a sixth-place finish at Jessica Mildes and Thurston were both the NCAA Pre-Nationals at the LaVern tabbed Preseason All-West Conference Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY The Gonzaga men’s cross country team Kaderabek placed second for the second opened their 2016 slate by placing first in straight race at 25:25.6. the first three races of the season. The At the West Coast Conference Bulldogs started the season by taking Championships, the GU men got out to the team titles at the Clash of the Inland a fast start, led after the first split, stayed Northwest, the Gonzaga-Idaho Dual and in second at the second split and in the the Montana Invitational. top three for the majority of the race, Max Kaderabek enjoyed a successful before placing fourth. The Zags placed in season. He was the top finisher for the the top four for the fifth straight season. Zags in five of the six races he entered. Quintana led Gonzaga with a 16th-place The redshirt junior placed second in his finish. He crossed the line at 25:04.6, just first three races of the season beginning four seconds off of All-WCC honorable with the Clash of the Inland Northwest. mention pace. He finished the 6,000-meter race with Kaderabek guided the Bulldog men to a time of 18:23.9. Scott Kopczynski and a 12th-place finish at the NCAA West Dillon Quintana came in fifth and seventh. Regionals. His time of 30:45.4 was 52nd, The Zags hosted Idaho in a dual meet and the sixth-fastest time in program at Mead High School on Sept. 17. history over a 10,000-meter course. Kaderabek paced the Zags to the team Quintana and Jake Perrin were not far win with a second-place finish. His time behind in 61st and 63rd. Quintana crossed of 24:52.2 was just ahead of Kopczynski the line with the seventh-fastest time in in third (25:00.1). program history at 30:49.3, while Perrin’s time was 30:51.7, the eighth-best time in Gonzaga then won the Montana program history. Invitational, beating out teams from around the region. The Zags eased to the Ian Goldizen and Jerry Sicalo were named team title with five finishers in the top-10. honorable mention Academic All-West Coast Conference. It was the second time Goldizen received the honor in his career. GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS


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Haute, Ind. Competing against some of All-WCC Bulldog runner under women’s the nation’s best, Thurston had her firstHead Coach Patty Ley. As a team, the GU place unbeaten streak come to an end, women placed fourth with 139 points. but had an impressive finish nonetheless. The Zag women placed 16th at the NCAA She finished the 6,000-meter course at West Regionals in Sacramento, Calif. 21:07.5. Thurston crossed the line with a time At the WCC Championships, Thurston ran of 20:31.0, nearly beating her personal to an All-West Coast Conference finish in record of 20:30.4, in 16th place. San Diego, Calif. She paced the GU women Mildes and Thurston were both named with fourth-place finish overall, finishing Academic All-West Coast Conference, the 6,000-meter course in 20:58.7. It was while Katy Culver and Julie Henling were the junior’s second straight All-Conference tabbed honorable mention. Mildes made her finish after placing seventh at the 2015 second consecutive appearance on the first WCC Championships in Spokane with a team this season with a perfect 4.0 GPA. time of 21:20.4. Thurston is the seventh

MEN’S GOLF The Gonzaga men’s golf team finished Nick Nolan led the Zags at the Wyoming 2016–17 with the fifth-lowest team Desert Intercollegiate at four-over (220) in scoring average for a single season in Palm Desert, Calif. The freshman finished program history at 298.43. the tournament with 36 pars. David Ganz opened the season with Angus Montgomery made seven a sixth-place finish at the Itani Quality birdies in the third and final round to Homes Collegiate in Pullman, Wash. finish in a tie for fifth at the 2017 West Ganz carded a 67 (-4) in the third and final Coast Conference Championships. round, and finished even-par (213) in the Montgomery entered the last day of the tournament. The junior had his careertournament in a tie for 13th, but climbed best round and matched the third-lowest the leaderboard after carding a 67 (-5) in round in program history. the final round. His five-under round was the lowest of the season for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs completed their fall He went one-under through the first nine schedule at the Ka’anapali Classic holes in Round 3, which was the backCollegiate Invitational. Three Gonzaga nine on the course, before making five men’s golfers finished under-par in the birdies and going four-under over the last round. Gonzaga’s 276 (-8) total in front-nine. The senior finished five-under the third and final round ranks as the (211) in the tournament. Montgomery third-lowest in program history. It’s GU’s was tabbed honorable mention All-West lowest round since the Bulldogs finished Coast Conference. with a 274 in the 2014 Ka’anapali Classic Collegiate Invitational. This year’s 858 (+6) Ganz and Gaske both represented tournament total is the fifth-lowest 54the Bulldogs on the 2017 West Coast hole score in the history of the program. Conference All-Academic Team, while Ganz carded a 67 (-4) in the final round, Ben DuBois, Montgomery and Tyler which matched his career-low round Munetake were all named honorable and the fourth-lowest in GU history. He mention Academic All-WCC. played bogey-free golf in the final round, making four birdies and 14 pars. 2016–17 ANNUAL REPORT


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WOMEN’S SOCCER The GU women’s soccer team celebrated the match had an impact in the wild finish some unprecedented moments during that led to fans storming Luger Field. the 2016 season. The Zags played under Karley Baggerly, Gotta and Aliyah lights for the first time at Luger Field, Miller were all named All-West Coast going unbeaten at home in their nonConference honorable mention. Baggerly conference schedule. received an All-WCC postseason honor Gonzaga started its schedule splitting for the fourth time in her GU career, games at the Outrigger Resorts Soccer while Miller was honorable mention for Classic, including a shutout of Nevada in the third straight season. Gotta was also the season-opener. Callie Best and Sarah named to the conference’s All-Freshman Carter were tabbed All-Tournament in the Team. Bulldogs’ first-ever appearance in Hawaii. Baggerly’s six goals ranked sixth in the The Zags recorded shutouts in three of WCC this season. She was also sixth with their first seven matches of the season, 46 shots in 2016. The senior completed including a historic 1–0 victory over her career with 24 goals, which ranks third Washington State on Aug. 28. Best in program history. She is also third in GU scored her first collegiate goal off of history with 60 career points. Baggerly Madeline Gotta’s first collegiate assist finished fourth in program history with in the Bulldogs’ 1–0 victory. It was 169 shots taken. Gonzaga’s first win over the Cougars in Carter was named Academic All-West program history. Coast Conference, while Baggerly, On Senior Day, the Zags scored three Kristin Standish, Sarah Swanson, and goals in an 11-minute span to complete Jodi Ulkekul were all tabbed honorable a thrilling 4–3 overtime comeback win mention Academic All-WCC. over Pacific. Every senior that played in

MEN’S SOCCER The Gonzaga men’s soccer team came compared to six for their opponents, firing out of the gates this season with and only Seattle U scored more than a 5–0–1 start including wins over No. 16 one goal in a match against GU in that Seattle U and at No. 20 American leading stretch. Against UIC and Seattle U, the to the Zags’ first national ranking since Zags scored four times, and netted three 2007, as they cracked the NSCAA NCAA against American. Division I Men’s Top-25 Poll at No. 20 on The Bulldogs entered conference action September 13. unbeaten at home, but did suffer three The Zags would face two more ranked road losses in the final weeks of the nonteams, road losses at No. 19 Utah Valley conference slate. Four of their seven and No. 17 Washington, and finished conference matches went to overtime, the season 8–8–2. GU ended seventh dropping two, with a win and a tie. in the WCC as injuries began to pile up On October 28, Nick Ulowetz scored after the scorching start. Through those three unanswered goals at Luger Field first six games, Gonzaga scored 15 goals

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MEN’S ROWING The Gonzaga men’s rowing team battled The season sweep of the top boats over adversity in 2016–17, especially due to an WSU was completed on April 22 in the extended winter in Spokane that didn’t Fawley Cup at Silver Lake, with a fourallow the team to get on the water until boat sweep. The performance again saw late March. the Zags receive votes in the national rankings as a result. GU opened their spring season on March 17 against Santa Clara, San Diego, The Western Sprints took place on and UC San Diego in a warmup for the May 13 on Lake Natoma outside of Western Sprints. The Zags’ varsity eight Sacramento. The Zags depth shined as boat finished fourth, four seconds back the second varsity eight finished third, just of third-place UCSD, while novice eight 13 seconds off the winner in Santa Clara. had the highest GU finish of the day as The Zags varsity four crew battled the a runner-up. nation’s best at the IRA Championships, June 2–4, back on Lake Natoma, edging The Zags then entered their top crew Drexel in the fourth level final. in the highly-regarded San Diego Crew Classic, the largest regatta in the world The fall season was highlighted by wins held for primarily eight-oared rowing over Washington State and a seventhshells, on April 1. They went on to finish place finish at the Head of the American. third in the petite final and finished 11th That regatta had a field of 27 teams that overall in the Cal Cup. featured nationally-ranked teams Cal and Stanford. On April 5, the Zags trekked to the prestigious Kerr Cup in Philadelphia The Bulldogs commitment to the where the second varsity eight shined, classroom and community was evident as making the grand final and finishing sixth. well, with 12 selected to the President’s The overall performance vaulted GU into List and 17 on the Dean’s List, while Cole receiving votes in the US Rowing national Garcia was presented the Leadership poll the following week. Award at the Evening of Excellence, with the Zags setting a program-record with a 3.40 GPA in the spring.

to beat San Diego 3–2 in overtime. He selected to the WCC All-Academic was the first Zag to record a hat trick Team, including Jalen Crisler and since former Seattle Sounder Zach Scott Jakob Granlund, who were First Team scored three against Loyola Marymount selections. They added seven President’s in 2001 in Spokane. He is only the fifth List selections and 21 to the Dean’s List. Bulldog to do it in the last 15 years. Crisler and Granlund were also selected First Team All-WCC, joined by Christo The Zags ended the season on senior Michaelson and Ben White who were night with a 1–1 draw against Pacific, chosen honorable mention, and Davis keeping the Tigers from claiming a Behnke was tabbed to the All-Freshman share of the West Coast Conference team. Granlund was also selected to Championship. the All-Far West Region Third Team. All return in 2017 with the exception of the The Zags academic performance was senior Granlund. especially impressive, with nine players

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MEN’S TENNIS The Bulldogs once again had a young The Stevens Center. Saurombe, the lone squad in 2016–17, carrying four senior, clinched a thrilling 4–3 comeback freshmen, two sophomores, and just one win against Idaho on Feb. 4, the squad’s senior. Despite the youth, the Bulldogs second in three years over the local rival. had historically strong doubles play and The Bulldogs got another big win when gained enough experience to set up well they swept UC Irvine on the road by a for the next two seasons. 4–0 tally, their first-ever win over the Anteaters. Gonzaga won 11 doubles points in their 19 dual matches this spring, equaling The Zags had a busy but successful GU’s recent program high set in 2010. tournament season in the fall as three All three doubles pairs won at least nine different Bulldogs won singles brackets. matches during the dual slate, topped by Both O’Sullivan and Everly opened the Ronzai Saurombe and Simón Homedes year with flight titles at the EWU Fall Dualde, who went 10–7 together at No. 3 Classic, and Emilio Moreno won his first doubles. Kyle Everly and Vincent Rettke career bracket championship at the Zags’ picked up 10 wins when also considering own Bulldog Classic in October. fall tournaments, and Sam Feit and Feit and Rettke—both freshmen—each Ruadhan O’Sullivan posted another finished the year with 18 overall singles winning record at 9–8 atop the doubles victories and a winning record in singles lineup. play. Moreno also had a winning mark In the spring dual season, GU went 6–13 while O’Sullivan and Saurombe each with four of those wins coming inside turned in .500 records.

WOMEN’S TENNIS One year after its most successful season Another notable first in 2017 was the in program history, Gonzaga women’s Bulldogs’ first perfect season inside The tennis once again earned that designation Stevens Center. GU went 10–0 in home after a brilliant 2016–17 campaign. duals this year, with four singles players and three doubles pairs also going The Zags went 17–4 and earned a spot unbeaten in Spokane. in the WCC Championship finals, both program bests. After finishing second Overall, seven Zags reached doublein the regular season standings, the digit victories, with six winning at least Bulldogs swept BYU in the semifinals of 16 singles matches over the season. the WCC tournament, moving on to their Sophomore Nevada Apollo had a breakout first-ever WCC title match. The Zags fell year, going 22–6 overall and 13–3 in dual to 11th-ranked Pepperdine in the finale play, spending most of her time atop although were leading on two singles the singles lineup. Both she and fellow courts when the match was clinched. sophomore Sophie Whittle earned All-

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VOLLEYBALL With a new head coach and six new Two other seniors—Morgan Douglass players, Gonzaga volleyball kept its and McKayla Ferris—reached major momentum in 2016. The Zags finished career milestones as Douglass tallied her 17–11 overall, their best record since 1,000th dig Nov. 19 and Ferris her 1,000th 1990, and tied for third in the WCC for kill Nov. 21. Additionally, sophomore Faith the first time in 22 years. Smith moved into the school’s top 10 list for career assists, currently sitting in 10th The Bulldogs’ 10 conference victories place with 1,258 in two years. were the most since 1994, and they picked up a pair of historic wins against In the classroom, four Zags earned Pepperdine, beating the Waves in Malibu Academic All-WCC honors as both for the first time ever in October and Douglass and Ferris grabbed spots on completing the season sweep a month the WCC All-Academic Team. Allen and later in Spokane. On the same roadtrip, Paige Folger each received All-Academic the Bulldogs edged LMU in five sets for Honorable Mention. their first SoCal sweep as well. The season was the first as head coach Individually, Emmy Allen had a standout for Diane Nelson. She became the first year, earning All-WCC First Team honors Zag alum to take over the squad and the after 377 kills. That ranks in GU’s top 10 first coach in GU’s Division I history to for a single season during the rally scoring post a winning record in her opening year. era, and she became just the second Zag Nelson also added two new assistants since 2001 to land 30 kills in one match. to the staff: Drew Pascua and volunteer She landed 30 kills in one of the biggest assistant Jacob Pruitt. matches of the season as the Zags beat Pepperdine in five sets Nov. 5 inside the Martin Centre.

WCC First Team­—Singles, marking the first time that two Zags have earned the conference’s top singles honor.

In the classroom, Whittle earned WCC All-Academic accolades in her first year of eligibility, and Alex Bourguignon was named All-Academic Honorable Mention for the second consecutive year.

Both were All-WCC for doubles play as well. Whittle and Graciela Rosas picked up First Team honors after being the The Zags achieved all this despite having only doubles team in the conference just one upperclassman in Bourguignon, to go undefeated in dual play. Apollo and she was only a junior in 2016–17. and teammate Domonique Garley, All eight players on the Zag roster will meanwhile, earned All-WCC Honorable return for the 2017–18 season, and they’ll Mention after tough play at No. 1 doubles. add one of the top Canadian juniors in It was also the first time multiple GU Ashleigh Jacobs to the fold as well. doubles pairs earned All-Conference recognition.

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE As if the athletic accolades weren’t recognized for GPAs between Year by the Division I-AAA Athletic enough, Zag Nation has even more 3.50–3.84. Directors Association and the WCC cause to celebrate the 2016–17 Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of Throughout the year, 60 studentacademic year, as our studentthe Year. Przemek Karnowski also athletes earned WCC all-academic athletes broke through many joined William-Goss on the Division honors, a new Gonzaga record. longstanding grade-point average I-AAA ADA team, while Kiara Kudron Sam Brown and Daniel Fredrickson and University Honors records earned her spot on the women’s (Baseball), Nigel Williams-Goss with their extraordinary efforts in side. Karnowski was also named a (Men’s Basketball), and Jessica the classroom. The fall semester First Team Senior CLASS Academic Mildes (Women’s Cross Country) showcased the highest-ever All-American for his exceptional were all named to CoSIDA departmental GPA at a 3.38, but that academic, athletic, and community Academic All-District teams. Nigel didn’t last long. GU student-athletes achievements. Williams-Goss went on to become rallied to post an remarkable 3.42 a CoSIDA Academic All-America As a result of these record setting GPA in the spring. First Team honoree. Williams-Goss individual performances, it was a The Zags also posted record- also accomplished something team effort. Every GU squad posted a that no other Gonzaga student- team GPA over 3.00 for the 2016–17 breaking numbers on the University athletes has: win the NCAA’s Elite academic year, with women’s track Honors lists with 158 studentathletes earning their way onto 90 Award. The Elite 90 Award is and field (3.71), volleyball (3.60), presented to the student-athlete men’s rowing (3.40), and men’s the President’s List and Dean’s with the highest cumulative grade- soccer (3.39) setting new team List. A record 55 were named to the President’s List, which had an point average participating at the records during the spring semester. finals site for each of the NCAA’s Women’s track and field also increased requirement from 3.70 in the past to a minimum 3.85 needed 90 championships. In addition to deserves high praise for achieving for inclusion—18 earned a perfect Academic All-America and Elite the highest individual team GPA ever 90 awards, Williams-Goss was with their 3.71 besting women’s 4.0 GPA. On the Dean’s List, another record, 103 students were named the Scholar-Athlete of the tennis’ 3.70 from Spring 2015. NIGEL WILLIAMS-GOSS First Team Academic All-American, Elite 90 Award Winner, I-AAA ADA Scholar Athlete of the Year, WCC All-Academic, WCC Mike Gilleran Scholar Athlete of the Year

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EVENING OF EXCELLENCE

SAM BROWN CoSIDA Academic All-District, WCC All-Academic

BASEBALL

3.25

MEN’S BASKETBALL

3.42

WOMEN’S GOLF

3.01

MEN’S ROWING

WOMEN’S TENNIS VOLLEYBALL

DEPARTMENT

PRESID LIST ENT’S

2 1 9 4 4

11

3.29

3.42

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14

3.53

3.60

13

20

3.39

3.32

14

7

3.44

MEN’S SOCCER

6

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3.40

WOMEN’S ROWING

1

12

3.71

MEN’S GOLF

1

1

3.42

WOMEN’S XC/TRACK

4

3

3.20

MEN’S XC/TRACK

MEN’S TENNIS

6

3.14

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S SOCCER

DEAN’S

TEAM

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student-athletes recognized on either the Dean’s list (3.5–3.84) or President’s list (3.85+)

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of the Year. Men’s basketball’s Przemek Men’s rowing’s Cole Garcia was presented Karnowski took home the award for Male the Leadership Award, women’s track and Senior Athlete of the Year, while women’s field’s Jessica Mildes was named the Female golfer Ciera Min was named the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, and men’s golfer Senior Athlete of the Year. Ryan Gaske was named Male Scholar Athlete

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1

1

4

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9

3

103

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WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD, VOLLEYBALL, MEN’S ROWING, and MEN’S SOCCER all had

record breaking team GPAs

3.42

highest departmental semester in GU history (Spring 2017)

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GRADUATION SUCCESS Another remarkable year of academic accomplishments came to a close for Gonzaga student-athletes.

79 T aking part in the graduation ceremonies 32 G raduated with honors 25 N ew inductees into Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society

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Gonzaga student-athletes are and the WCC Average is 89 graduating at a rate of 98 percent. percent according to the latest Ten Gonzaga squads achieved Graduation Success Rate (GSR) perfect 100 percent GSR scores, numbers released by the NCAA including Women’s Basketball, in Fall 2016, which is tied for Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s the third-highest percentage in Soccer, Men’s and Women’s the nation. The Zags, who rank Golf, Men’s and Women’s behind only Harvard and Loyola Tennis and Men’s and Women’s Chicago’s 99 percent, have the Cross Country and Track. All 13 top GSR in the West Coast of GU’s countable programs Conference and are tied for finished above the national third in the nation with the likes average in their respective of Yale, Brown, Dartmouth, sports. Men’s Basketball Notre Dame and Princeton, achieved a 90 percent GSR among a group of 14 schools at score, 10 percentage points 98 percent. For comparison, the higher than the national average NCAA average is 86 percent of 80 percent for the sport.

JESSICA MILDES Cross country and track athlete Jessica Mildes, from Chattaroy, Washington, capped a tremendous academic and athletic career at Gonzaga after joining the Gonzaga family as a transfer student in the Fall of 2014. She immediately displayed incredible passion and commitment to academic excellence through the pursuit of an Accounting degree, one of the most rigorous on Gonzaga’s campus.

This past summer, she gained admission into GU’s Master of Science in Taxation program and began to pursue her graduate degree while finishing up her undergraduate requirements JESSICA MILDES this past fall. Over her career earned a perfect as a Zag, she earned a perfect 4.0 in her undergraduate work and a perfect 4.0 in her graduate work. Mildes was named to the in her undergraduate WCC All-Academic team twice and graduate work and last season accomplished the incredible feat of being named a CoSIDA Academic All-American.

4.0

Mildes, who walked in the undergraduate ceremony in May 2016 as an early graduate, also qualified to represent Gonzaga in the 10,000-meter semifinals at the 2016 and 2017 NCAA West Preliminaries. In track, she wraps up her career with school records in the 10,000 meters at 33:40.82 and 5,000 meters at 16:16.88. In cross country, Mildes is second on the program’s all-time list over a 6,000-meter course at 20:25.3 and third over a 5,000-meter course at 16:57. She helped guide the Zags to their first-ever national championship berth and a league title in 2015 with an All-Conference finish at the West Coast Conference Championships. She was selected All-Region, placing 21st at the NCAA West Regionals.


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HONORS AND AWARDS NAME

SPORT

RECORDS AND AWARDS

NAME

SPORT

RECORDS AND AWARDS

Emmy Allen

Volleyball

All-WCC First Team WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention 2016 Utah Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team

Mark Few

Men’s Basketball

Nevada Apollo

Women’s Tennis

WCC Doubles Pair of the Week (Feb. 28) WCC Singles Player of the Week (Feb. 14) WCC Singles Player of the Week (April 18) All-WCC First Team Singles All-WCC Honorable Mention Doubles

Rachael Arand

Women’s Rowing

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team

AP Coach of the Year WCC Coach of the Year Naismith Trophy Coach of the Year NBC Sports Coach of the Year USA Today Coach of the Year USBWA District IX Coach of the Year Sporting News Coach of the Year USBWA Coach of the Year NABC District 9 Coach of the Year NABC Coach of the Year

Paige Folger

Volleyball

Karley Baggerly

Women’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention All-WCC Honorable Mention

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention Ameritas Players Challenge All-Tournament Team

Lisa Fortier

Women’s Basketball

WCC Coach of the Year

Jill Barta

Women’s Basketball

All-WCC First Team WCC Player of the Week (Nov. 21) WCC Player of the Week (Jan. 16) WCC Tournament Most Outstanding Player WCC All-Tournament Preseason All-WCC Paradise Jam All-Tournament

Troy Fraley

Men’s Track

All-American - 3,000 meter steeplechase Preseason All-WCC Team Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary Round in 3,000 meter steeplechase Qualified for NCAA Championships in 3,000 meter steeplechase Set 3,000 meter steeplechase record

Davis Behnke

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Freshmen Team

Daniel Fredrickson

Baseball

Isabelle Belzil

Women’s Rowing

All-WCC Team CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team WCC Crew of the Month - April Preseason All-WCC Team

All-WCC Honorable Mention CoSIDA Academic All-District WCC All-Academic Team

Tyler Frost

Baseball

Preseason All-WCC Team WCC All-Tournament

David Ganz

Men’s Golf

WCC All-Academic Team

Cole Garcia

Men’s Rowing

Gonzaga Athletics Leadership Award

Domonique Garley

Women’s Tennis

WCC Doubles Pair of the Week (Feb. 28) All-WCC Honorable Mention Doubles

Ryan Gaske

Men’s Golf

WCC All-Academic Team Gonzaga Male Scholar Athlete of the Year

Austin Giftopoulos

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Player of the Week (Aug. 29)

Ian Goldizen

Men’s Cross Country

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention Set 3,000 meter record

Madeline Gotta

Women’s Soccer

All-WCC Honorable Mention WCC All-Freshman Team

Daniel Bies

Baseball

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Jeff Bohling

Baseball

WCC All-Academic Team Preseason All-WCC Team

Alex Bourguignon

Women’s Tennis

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Sam Brown

Baseball

All-WCC Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-District WCC All-Academic Team

Sarah Carter

Women’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team

Colton Cavey

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Player of the Week (Sept. 5)

Hannah Churchill

Women’s Rowing

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team

Zach Collins

Men’s Basketball

All-WCC Second Team WCC All-Freshman Team NABC District 9 Second Team

Jakob Granlund

Men’s Soccer

All-WCC First Team All-Far West Region Third Team WCC All-Academic Team

Katherine Conway

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Marie Hayman

Women’s Rowing

Jalen Crisler

Men’s Soccer

All-WCC First Team WCC All-Academic Team

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team

Julie Henling

Women’s Cross Country

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Katy Culver

Women’s Cross Country

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Alexa Jadallah

Women’s Rowing

Ana Delucchi

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Crew of the Month - March

WCC Coxswain of the Year WCC Crew of the Month - April

Alec Johnson

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Emma Delucchi

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Anna Johnson

Women’s Rowing

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team

Micailah Donner

Women’s Rowing

All-WCC Team Preseason All-WCC Team WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Crew of the Month - April

Troy Johnston

Baseball

WCC All-Freshman Team

Przemek Karnowski

Men’s Basketball

Preseason All-WCC Team ESPN.com Preseason Top 100 List (55) HoopHall LA MVP Senior CLASS Award Finalist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Winner WCC All-Academic Team All-WCC First Team USBWA All-District IX NABC District 9 First Team D1-AAA ADA Men’s Scholar Athlete Team Senior CLASS All-American First Team Gonzaga Male Senior Athlete of the Year Most wins in program history

Morgan Douglass

Volleyball

WCC All-Academic Team

Ben DuBois

Men’s Golf

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Lauren English

Women’s Rowing

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Crew of the Month - April

Lindey English

Women’s Rowing

WCC Crew of the Month - April WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention

Ariel Evans

Women’s Rowing

WCC Crew of the Month - March

Sam Feit

Men’s Tennis

WCC Doubles Pair of the Week (March 21)

Jake Kempf

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

McKayla Ferris

Volleyball

WCC All-Academic Team 2016 Utah Volleyball Classic MVP

Shaylee Kieffer

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Kiara Kudron

Women’s Basketball

All-WCC First Team DI-AAA Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team WCC Player of the Week (Dec. 12) WCC All-Tournament

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NAME

SPORT

RECORDS AND AWARDS

NAME

SPORT

RECORDS AND AWARDS

Olivia Lada

Women’s Rowing

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team WCC Crew of the Month - April

Megan Seifert

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Crew of the Month - March

Alexis Legaspi

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Jerry Sicalo

Men’s Cross Country

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Mark Machtolf

Baseball

WCC Coach of the Year

Chandler Smith

Women’s Basketball

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Caroline Maguire

Women’s Rowing

WCC Newcomer of the Year WCC Crew of the Month - April

Faith Smith

Volleyball

2016 Utah Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team

Isabella Spies

Women’s Rowing

Olivia Marsh

Women’s Rowing

All-WCC Team Preseason All-WCC Team WCC Crew of the Month - April WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention

CRCA National Scholar Athlete Team WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC Crew of the Month - March

Emma Stach

Women’s Basketball

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Kristin Standish

Women’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Jordan Mathews

Men’s Basketball

Jerry West Award Finalist All-WCC Honorable Mention

Laura Stockton

Women’s Basketball

All-WCC Honorable Mention WCC All-Tournament

Nicola Maytom

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Sarah Swanson

Women’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Meghan McCallum

Women’s Rowing

Preseason All-WCC Team WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention WCC Crew of the Month - April All-WCC Team

Jordan Thurston

Women’s Cross Country/Track

WCC All-Academic Team All-WCC Team Preseason All-WCC Team Set 4,000 meter course record

Christo Michaelson

Men’s Soccer

All-WCC Honorable Mention

Elle Tinkle

Women’s Basketball

Jessica Mildes

Women’s Cross Country/Track

WCC All-Academic Team Preseason All-WCC Team CoSIDA Academic All-District Team Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary Round in 10,000 meters Gonzaga Female Scholar Athlete of the Year CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team

All-WCC Second Team Senior CLASS Award Candidate WCC All-Academic Team Preseason All-WCC Team Most wins in program history Most games played in program history

Nathaniel Tolton

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Amelie Tristant

Women’s Rowing

WCC Crew of the Month - March

Haruna Tsuruta

Women’s Tennis

WCC Singles Player of the Week (Feb. 21)

Jodi Ulkekul

Women’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Nick Ulowetz

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Justin Vernia

Baseball

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC All-Tournament

Ben White

Men’s Soccer

All-WCC Honorable Mention Preseason All-WCC Team

Sophie Whittle

Women’s Tennis

WCC Doubles Pair of the Week (March 28) WCC Singles Player of the Week (April 4) WCC All-Academic Team All-WCC First Team Singles All-WCC First Team Doubles

Nigel Williams-Goss

Men’s Basketball

Bob Cousy Award Finalist NBCSports Preseason Top 100 List (15) Naismith Trophy Semifinalist Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 ESPN.com Preseason Top 100 List (29) AdvoCare Invitational MVP WCC Player of the Week (Nov. 28) NABC Good Works Team Nominee WCC Player of the Week (Jan. 9) Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Bob Cousy Award Semifinalist WCC Player of the Week (Jan. 30) Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Naismith Trophy Midseason Watch List CoSIDA Academic All-District WCC Player of the Week (Feb. 20) WCC All-Academic Team All-WCC First Team WCC Player of the Year Naismith Trophy Semifinalist CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team Wooden Award National Ballot Bob Cousy Award Finalist Basketball Times Third Team All-America NBC Sports Second Team All-America Sporting News Second Team All-America USA Today Second Team All-America USBWA All-District IX NABC District 9 First Team NABC Second Team All-America USBWA First Team All-America Wooden Award All-America Team AP Second Team All-America NCAA Elite 90 Award D1-AAA ADA Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year WCC Mike Gilleran Scholar Athlete of the Year

Ben Willis

Men’s Soccer

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Emma Wolfram

Women’s Basketball

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Aliyah Miller

Women’s Soccer

All-WCC Honorable Mention

Wyatt Mills

Baseball

All-WCC Second Team Tied season saves record

Ciera Min

Women’s Golf

Preseason All-WCC WCC All-Academic Team All-WCC Team Gonzaga Female Senior Athlete of the Year

Angus Montgomery

Men’s Golf

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention All-WCC Honorable Mention

Eli Morgan

Baseball

Perfect Game/Rawlings First Team All-America Collegiate Baseball Second Team All-American Preseason All-WCC Team Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (March 13) Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (March 20) Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week (April 24) Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week (March 6) Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week (March 13) Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week (March 20) Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week (April 3) Rawlings WCC Pitcher of the Week (April 24) USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List All-WCC First Team ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Second Team

Tyler Munetake

Men’s Golf

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Cheryl Murbach

Women’s Rowing

WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

Ruadhan O’Sullivan

Men’s Tennis

WCC Doubles Pair of the Week (March 21)

Bianca Pagdanganan

Women’s Golf

Preseason All-WCC WCC Golfer of the Month - March Set school and WCC record, equaled NCAA singleround record NCAA Regional Individual Qualifier NCAA Championships Individual Qualifier All-WCC Team

Josh Perkins

Men’s Basketball

Preseason All-WCC WCC All-Academic Team All-WCC First Team

Jake Perrin

Men’s Cross Country/ Track

Qualified for NCAA West Preliminary Round in 5,000 meters

Glenn Putyrae

Women’s Rowing

WCC Coach of the Year

Jake Roberts

Baseball

All-WCC Second Team WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention WCC All-Tournament

Graciela Rosas

Women’s Tennis

WCC Doubles Pair of the Week (March 28) All-WCC First Team Doubles

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LIFE SKILLS ZAG OF THE MONTH A student-athlete selected as Zag of the Month exhibits effort and excellence in academics, leadership, integrity, campus involvement, community involvement, dedication to team, and the ability to serve as a role model for current and future GU students and student-athletes. Each month the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) nominates and selects one of their peers for the award.

Sarah Carter

Nick Ulowetz

SEPTEMBER Women’s Soccer

Ciera Min

NOVEMBER Women’s Golf

Jenny Albrecht

JANUARY Women’s Cross Country

Emma Wolfram

MARCH Women’s Basketball

OCTOBER Men’s Soccer

Graham Wendle

DECEMBER Men’s Cross Country

Nigel Williams-Goss

FEBRUARY Men’s Basketball

Cole Garcia

APRIL Men’s Rowing

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

3,276 total hours

FALL 2016: 2,268.5 SPRING 2017: 1,007.5

LOCAL SCHOOLS All Saints Catholic School Arlington Elementary Chase Middle School Garry Middle School Hamblen Elementary Moran Prairie Elementary Opportunity Elementary St. Aloysius Gonzaga Catholic School

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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

presentation, she reflected on her athletes enrolled in the New own experience of being involved Athlete Orientation course were in a horrific single car drunk driving provided with an additional accident. mental health workshop wherein The Life Skills Program strives they assessed their own stress to educate student-athletes on The student-athlete population levels and the transitional first areas essential for their athletic, was surveyed on their substance months of college and Division I academic, and personal success. use at the annual Spring Tailgater, athletics. Student-athlete wellness and an alcohol-free SAAC event. The development were supported in data from these surveys will be 2016–17 through the following used to enhance future substance programs: use education programs. Feedback from many student-athletes, particularly upperclassmen, brought forward concerns over their knowledge In addition to the annual alcohol of personal finances as they education workshop presented A collaboration between the prepare to graduate and enter to all freshmen student-athletes departments of Sports Medicine, the workforce. In collaboration in September, Student-Athlete Strength and Conditioning, and with Dr. Eddy Birrer and Dr. Support Services and Gonzaga’s Student-Athlete Support Services J.D. Morscheck from Gonzaga’s Center for Cura Personalis led to the introduction of the firstSchool of Business, the second collaborated to provide team-by- ever yoga mindfulness program annual Financial Literacy team Alcohol and Other Drugs for student-athletes in 2015–16. Workshop took place in the (AOD) Conversations. These With the addition of a Studentspring semester. sessions were meant to provide Athlete Wellness Chair to the an honest and confidential SAAC board and an Assistant Student-athletes were able to environment to discuss substance Director of Athletics for Studentgain a better understanding use, team cultures, and their Athlete Health and Wellness to of topics such as credit score, goals for the year. The meetings the department for 2016–17, budgeting, popular retirement included anonymous polling and programming continued to be a options, dealing with student provided insight on the truths and central focus. loan debt and other various tools myths of campus culture. to assist them along the way. In the fall, the Zags were given the Programming also included what In early Spring, SAAC welcomed opportunity to hear from a local to expect when purchasing a Sarah Panzau-Evans back to mental health professional, who first home or vehicle. Studentcampus. A former student- educated the student-athletes athletes asked questions and athlete and a nationally-renowned on stress, while also providing discussed various scenarios speaker, Sarah provided a powerful coping tools. Student-athletes that they might encounter postmessage to Gonzaga student- were also led through a meditation graduation, walking away with athletes focusing on potential and yoga session following the essential information on dealing consequences when choosing presentation. Freshmen studentwith finances. to consume alcohol. In her

FINANCIAL LITERACY

ALCOHOL EDUCATION

STUDENT-ATHLETE HEALTH & WELLNESS

DRIVES BENEFITING CATHOLIC CHARITIES 8TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE MBB - November 18

518

lbs

of food and $1,706

4TH ANNUAL WARM CLOTHING DRIVE WBB - December 8

4TH ANNUAL DIAPER DRIVE WBB - January 19

5TH ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE WBB - February 11

3,076 15,199 1,558 items and $1,045

items and $1,500

BRING IT HOME

2,754 toiletry items

books and $754

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LIFE SKILLS PRIDE PRIDE is a friendly competition meant to promote mutual support and fellowship among the athletic teams that make up the Zag family. PRIDE recognizes student-athletes’ commitment to Gonzaga’s mission of creating a “mature concern for others” through community outreach and service. In the fall, each team collectively decided what they would like to accomplish and set their PRIDE goal for the year, raising their goals from the previous year. Additionally, the overall departmental goal was raised to challenge all current Zags to do more GU athletic teams met and serve more than any their goal, and passed the class prior. Not only did all departmental goal by over of the GU athletic teams meet their goal, but they passed the departmental goal by over 1,000 PRIDE points! PRIDE points Way to go, Zags!

1,000

CAREER DEVELOPMENT The Life Skills Program prepares student-athletes for their futures following graduation and life after sport through a variety of career development programs and individual career counseling. Close relationships and collaboration with GU’s Career and Professional Development department and the Gonzaga Alumni Mentoring Program (GAMP) further support studentathletes with their career planning. The Senior Student-Athlete Resume Book was published for the sixth year, featuring portfolios of the graduating class of 2017. Each of their resumes displayed the unique achievements and accolades they earned as a Zag. The goal of the Resume Book is to assist studentathletes in networking with GU alumni, supporters, and constituents as they pursue their future careers. The fifth annual Senior Networking Social was held in the fall, which focuses on preparing our senior student-athletes for life after graduation. They had the opportunity to practice networking and self-promotion skills with athletic department constituents and invited guests.

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STUDENTATHLETE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

PARTICIPANTS

and participated in team-building exercises, behavior and leadership Trent Schulte style assessments, and group Sophomore, Baseball discussion sessions. The focus of this year’s Institute was the different Faith Smith aspects of leadership, particularly Sophomore, Volleyball with Servant Leadership. The The Student-Athlete Leadership group read Journey to the East Laura Stockton Institute, in its seventh year, to deepen their understanding Sophomore, Women’s Basketball is designed to further develop of Servant Leadership. The DiSC student-athletes’ leadership Anthony Adamek assessment tool was used early skills as students, athletes, and Sophomore, Men’s Rowing in the year to help the participants leaders on campus and in the learn about their own personal Brandon Fairhurst community. Members were leadership style. DiSC is the Sophomore, Men’s Rowing selected to participate in the leading personal assessment tool developmental program to further Anna Johnson used to improve work productivity, improve themselves as mentors Junior, Women’s Rowing teamwork and communication. and leaders on their respective This year’s class also spent time teams and on the Student-Athlete Isabelle Belzil outlining an initiative to increase Advisory Committee. Junior, Women’s Rowing the community and unification of The 2016–17 Leadership Institute student-athletes. Isabella Spies met regularly throughout the year Junior, Women’s Rowing Garrett Wilson Sophomore, Men’s Soccer Colton Cavey Junior, Men’s Soccer Jodi Ulkekul Sophomore, Women’s Soccer McKenna Ferrera Sophomore, Women’s Soccer Bianca Pagdanganan Sophomore, Women’s Golf Kelly Gilbert Sophomore, Women’s Cross Country Emma Morris Sophomore, Women’s Cross Country Mason Villarma Redshirt Freshman, Men’s Cross Country Bennett Gagnon Sophomore, Men’s Cross Country

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LIFE SKILLS ZAGOLYMPICS

THE CHAMPIONS OF THE FIRST EVER ZAGOLYMPICS

competition, fun and an environment to foster relationships with studentEach year, the Student-Athlete athletes outside of each of their Leadership Institute is tasked with respective athletic teams. In its first providing insight into how Gonzaga year, the program was unveiled might better the student-athlete as part of the annual New Athlete experience. Last year’s group of Orientation course. Freshmen from CAPTAIN leaders focused in on areas that would various athletic squads were placed Graham Wendle contribute to the Gonzaga Athletics on mixed ZagOlympics teams, Men’s Cross Country community. With a collaborative goal with their upperclassmen peers of from SAAC of encouraging even the Leadership Institute as team CAPTAIN more departmental team cohesion, captains. Olivia Marsh the Leadership Institute came up Women’s Rowing The semester saw the introduction with ZagOlympics. of scored competitions including a Maddie Cooley ZagOlympics was created as a dodgeball tournament, team building Women’s Soccer means to bring Zags together. Aimed activities, a campus scavenger hunt, Isaiah Jackson at freshmen, it was meant to include skits and team videos. Men’s Soccer Casey Legumina Baseball Jacob Larsen Men’s Basketball Sarah Hawley Women’s Cross Country Ben Hogan Men’s Cross Country Jake Perrin Men’s Cross Country Caroline Maguire Women’s Rowing Kate Ketels Women’s Tennis Tessie Powers Volleyball

CAMPUS COLLABORATIONS Career & Professional Development

Gonzaga Alumni Mentor Program (GAMP)

Center for Community Action and Service - Learning (CCASL)

Gonzaga Student Body Association (GSBA)

Center for Cura Personalis Center for Student Academic Success

Health & Counseling Center

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Leadership Resource Center GUEST Services Student Development Office Sodexo


STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC) SAAC is comprised of representatives from each Gonzaga athletic team whose main purpose is to serve as a student-athlete voice regarding student-athlete welfare within Gonzaga’s Athletic Department, the WCC, and the NCAA. As role models, SAAC also strives to develop leaders through Gonzaga’s long-standing Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic traditions by being firmly committed to service, opportunity and social justice.

SAAC OFFICERS Cole Garcia

PRESIDENT Senior Men’s Rowing

Kaylie Loewen

SECRETARY Junior Volleyball

Ciera Min

STUDENT-ATHLETE WELLNESS CO-CHAIR Senior Women’s Golf

Emma Wolfram

VOLUNTEER CHAIR Redshirt Junior Women’s Basketball

ZAG COMMUNITY BUILDING

Nick Brooks

VICE PRESIDENT Redshirt Junior Baseball

Sam Brown

STUDENT-ATHLETE WELLNESS CO-CHAIR Redshirt Senior Baseball

Meg Rapp

MEDIA AND PROMOTIONS CHAIR Senior Women’s Soccer

COLE GARCIA

MEN’S ROWING Being a part of SAAC has been the most rewarding and impactful experience of my Gonzaga career. What I’ve learned in my four years here is that SAAC empowers people to be their best. People think that there’s some huge secret that we’re hiding in the Academic Lab that makes us so phenomenal, but the truth is the student-athletes are great people. Whether you want to spearhead departmental change, serve as a voice for your team, or just volunteer for an hour or two each month, SAAC provides you the opportunity to do so. Freshman year, I came to Gonzaga as an only child, and four years later I am leaving with a family.

Tianna Helm

EVENT PLANNING CHAIR Junior Women’s Soccer

a Winter Formal. Paired with Catholic Charities and the adoption of six families for Christmas, students purchased more than 150 gifts to donate. Nearly all Zags came to enjoy an evening of dancing, food and a photo booth.

SAAC prides itself in bringing together all Zags, making them feel part of the SAAC’s marquee spring event consists family by providing three communityof what might be the largest beanbuilding events. This fall semester bag-toss tournament around. For the began with the annual Welcome Back 2017 SAAC Tailgater, 86 studentBowling night. With a costume contest, athlete teams competed in this doublebowling, food and fun, all athletic teams elimination bracket tournament. get together to start off the new school Following the championship, studentyear on a positive note. athletes cheered on the baseball team As the fall came to an end and the as they began a WCC series versus snow fell in Spokane, SAAC organized Saint Mary’s.

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TICKETS Gonzaga

SOLD OUT

entire allotment of Final Four Tickets

Allotment of

LARGEST

700

student group

student tickets sold out in 5 minutes

of any school at the Final Four

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

1

#

in national attendance percent capacity (93.63%)

5,618

average attendance for WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Women’s Basketball season tickets sold

(2nd best in program history and 12th nationally) GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

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275% increase in web traffic to GoZags.com from March 1–April 4 over previous month

MARCH 15–APRIL 4

28,000 22 online stories

resulting in reach of

MARKETING

26

8,000 online stories

resulting in reach of

during Final Four (April 1– 4)

12,000

broadcast mentions, reaching

7

20.1

BILLION people

during the NCAA Tournament (March 15–April 4)

BILLION people during Final Four

@ZAGMBB

@ZAGMBB

million people reached

over previous year

MARCH 31–APRIL 4

BILLION people

4.2

million Final Four viewers at peak, up 44 percent

over previous year

during NCAA Tournament

FACEBOOK

20.6

million Championship Game viewers at peak, up 30 percent

TWITTER

3.2

million impressions

during Final Four (April 1– 4)

TWITTER – mentions

up 50% from previous month

TRADEMARK AND LICENSING In August of 2016, Gonzaga has also enhanced its placement Athletics added a Director of internationally, entering three new Trademark and Licensing to ensure countries during the 2016–17 proper usage of the University’s season. The integration of the marks and grow the visibility of Director of Trademark and the GU brand. This addition also Licensing allows for improved provides the opportunity to create education to both internal and new avenues for product placement. external entities, fans and vendors, While working to increase national which will create consistency in market presence, Gonzaga Athletics the marketplace.

Number of artwork submissions for approval during NCAA Tournament:

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FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN One annual goal of the Athletic Department Athletic Department growth has been is to develop and effectively manage a consistent with that of the overall University, balanced operational budget, while at the with enhancements coming through selfsame time grow current revenue streams generated funds in the form of excess net and identify new revenue sources for revenues and philanthropic giving. Recent Gonzaga Athletics. Although operating costs changes in NCAA governance and the continue to rise, the Athletic Department pressures to support student-athletes in a has once again operated within a balanced more direct manner have resulted in the budget and continued to reduce debt. The need for additional funding to support these ability to generate excess net revenue initiatives. In 2016–17, the portion of the dollars to fund enhancements, while still Athletics budget funded by the University making both scheduled and additional represented 5.5% of the University’s overall payments towards its debt obligations, operating budget (net of scholarships). is a prime example of the Department’s commitment to operating in a fiscally responsible and disciplined manner.

Institutional Scholarship Support

$4,944,714

Annual Giving (BDC, Sport Specific)

$2,949,469

Direct Institutional Support

$8,684,092

Ticket Sales

$1,949,416

Sponsorship and Media Royalties

$1,969,165

Merchandise Sales, Concessions and Catering Endowment Distribution Facility Rental

$101,204 $342,857 $52,028

Athletic Guarantees

13.17%

$133,000

NCAA/WCC Distributions

TOTAL REVENUE

ATHLETICS REVENUE

$1,271,790

22,397,735

$

22.08%

38.77%

5.68%

8.70% 8.79%

The included numbers are based on current estimates. Final fiscal year records may vary.

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

0.6% 0.23% 1.53%

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ATHLETICS EXPENSES

Personnel Scholarships

23.27%

35.73%

5.85%

Uniforms and Equipment Game Guarantees Nutrition Program General and Administrative Facility Operations Debt Service

NON-SCHOLARSHIP EXPENDITURES Funded by Athletic Revenues

TOTAL EXPENDITURES*

$8,684,092 $8,502,412

17,186,504

$

*Excluding Scholarships

$487,667 $564,399 $514,517 $175,593 $1,053,790 $1,538,619 $111,425

Debt Reduction and Reserves

TOTAL EXPENSES

Funded by Institutional Support

$378,270

Athletic Officials

0.50%

$3,048,914

Recruiting

4.70% 6.87%

$5,211,231

Team/Administrative Travel

1.69% 2.18% 2.52% 2.30% 0.78%

13.61%

$8,002,261

$1,311,049

22,397,735

$

WHY IS BENEFACTOR SUPPORT SO CRITICAL? Gifts are instrumental in providing critical funding to our talented student-athletes for the opportunity of a world class experience—academically, athletically and socially.

50.53%

The included numbers are based on current estimates. Final fiscal year records may vary.

49.47%

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FINANCIAL BREAKDOWN SCHOLARSHIP

ATHLETICALLY-RELATED STUDENT AID** 9,000,000

The Cost of Attendance at Gonzaga was valued at $55,018 for the 2016–17 school year, leading to a total scholarship expense in excess of $4.9 million. This is an ongoing expense that Gonzaga Athletics must fund from its annual budget. Nonetheless, Gonzaga still lags behind the other nine member schools of the West Coast Conference in total athletically-related student aid and aid per participant. Gonzaga budgeted 111.6 scholarships towards the NCAA maximum of 149.2 scholarships allowed for sports in which Gonzaga competes, which leaves us 37.6 scholarships short of being a fully-funded program.

8,500,000 8,000,000 7,500,000 7,000,000 6,500,000 6,000,000 5,500,000 5,000,000 4,500,000

AID PER PARTICIPANT** 35,000 30,000 25,000 20,000 15,000

2016–17 cost of attendance at Gonzaga was valued at

10,000

SCHOLARSHIP EQUIVALENTS* 300 250 150 100

240.9 BYU

142.28 LMU

138.77 PACIF IC

120.75 USD

95.37 PEP

94.23 SCU

94.13 GONZ

92.66 PORT GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

109.6 USF

50 AGA

The included numbers are based on current estimates. Final fiscal year records may vary.

200

102.11 SMC

*Based on West Coast Conference Scholarship survey for fiscal year 2015–16 **Based on 2015–16 EADA Report

$30,32 USF 2.75

$26,12 PACIF 1.77 IC

$23,44 LMU 1.94

$23,30 PEP 0.55

$23,17 PORT 8.30

$20,51 SMC 0.49

$16,33 SCU 5.44

55,018

$

$13,89 GONZ 4.35 AGA $15,86 USD 5.83

$8,614 BYU .48

5,000

$8,861 LMU ,052

$8,071 PACIF ,626 IC

$7,187 USD ,220

$6,966 PEP ,863

$6,822 USF ,619

$6,327 PORT ,676

$6,027 SCU ,778

$6,009 SMC ,573

$4,821 GONZ ,338 AGA $5,211 BYU ,758

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COMPLIANCE INTRODUCTION TO ZAGS ASK It is the responsibility of Gonzaga Athletics to ensure that representatives of its athletics interests (“boosters”) adhere to all institutional, WCC, and NCAA rules and regulations. The fall of 2016 saw the launch of “Zags Ask,” a new outreach campaign designed to educate Gonzaga boosters on important NCAA rules. During basketball season, visitors to the McCarthey Athletic Center may have noticed educational “toilet tips” posted in main concourse bathrooms, a pre-game compliance quiz displayed on the video board, and a “compliance corner” feature printed on women’s basketball stat sheets. Additionally, this March, Gonzaga Athletics released a brief educational video featuring Fran and her quest to become the #1 Zags fan. Gonzaga supporters can expect additional outreach efforts in 2017–18. Please remember that Zags Ask before they act!

YOU ARE A REPRESENTATIVE OF GONZAGA’S ATHLETICS INTEREST IF YOU HAVE EVER:

Hi I am Fran, Please learn about my mission to be the #1 Zags fan here: WWW.GOZAGS.COM/COMPLIANCE

An extra benefit is any good, service, or discount that is not available to the general public. When a Gonzaga student-athlete or their family receives an extra benefit, no matter how small, he or she becomes immediately ineligible.

1. Been a member of any organization

promoting Gonzaga’s athletic program (i.e. Zags Athletic Giving).

2. Made financial contributions to the

Gonzaga University Athletic Department.

3. Been a season ticket holder in any sport. 4. Helped to arrange employment of or provided any benefits to prospective or enrolled student-athletes.

5. Promoted the athletic programs at

A Gonzaga booster may not contact a prospective student-athlete to encourage him/ her to attend Gonzaga, or provide any benefit to a prospective student-athlete or their family. Please leave the recruiting to our coaches! For questions please contact the compliance office at compliance@gonzaga.edu.

Gonzaga University.

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ANNUAL GIVING ENHANCEMENT This year has seen a new level of success for Gonzaga Athletics. Our ability to reach such heights is possible through the outstanding support we receive from our community of donors. Annual contributions play a critical role in the success of our programs by enhancing the student-athlete experience with the additional resources needed to excel at the Division I level. Specifically, donations help fund scholarships, ZAGS GOLF CLASSIC academic support services, This was our 32nd year celebrating athletic training, strength and the annual Zags Golf Classic at conditioning, facilities, and expand Manito Country Club. This event team budgets including recruiting, continues to be one of the best travel, and equipment. Annual opportunities for our studentsupport from our donors allows athletes, coaches, and staff to meet Gonzaga Athletics the ability to the supporters that enable our recruit, educate, and train the best success as a department. Keeping and brightest student-athletes. with tradition, student-athletes and coaches from all sports teams ANTHONY’S SCHOLARSHIP were on hand to interact with DINNER golfers throughout the course and The Anthony’s Scholarship Dinner is our premiere kickoff event for to thank them for their support. the men’s and women’s basketball In June, we introduced Zags Each year we honor a person or seasons. The event was emcee’d Athletic Giving (ZAG), the new individuals who have served the by Tom Hudson, Voice of the fundraising vehicle that facilitates tournament well, have supported Zags, and included a live auction annual contributions to support our athletic efforts in admirable fundraiser with items such as an and enhance our 18 Division I ways, or have achieved distinction autographed and framed Domantas programs. Our mission is to following their time with us at Sabonis jersey, a pregame radio connect donors with their passion Gonzaga. This year, we honored segment with Tom Hudson and in order to provide the resources Mike Redmond, a distinguished Matt Santangelo, and a suite at necessary for our student-athletes Gonzaga Baseball alum and WCC a men’s and women’s basketball to excel in competition, in the Hall of Honor recipient. Mike was game in McCarthey Athletic classroom, and in the community. one of the best players in GU Center. Both men’s head coach For more information visit history and always represented our Mark Few and women’s head www.gozags.com/ZAG. university with class throughout coach Lisa Fortier addressed the his collegiate and Major League crowd, providing their outlook on Baseball playing and managing the year ahead. The event was career. In 20 years, Mike has capped off with a question-andmissed only one Zag Alumni answer session with Kiara Kudron, Baseball Weekend, and it was Emma Wolfram, and Makenlee due to his professional team being Williams from the women’s team, in the playoffs. We appreciate and Jordan Mathews, Johnathan all of Mike’s contributions to GU Williams, and Nigel Williams-Goss and know his legacy will have an from the men’s team. impact for years to come.

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IMPACT SOPHIE WHITTLE

KAYLIE LOEWEN

WOMEN’S TENNIS

VOLLEYBALL

I am thankful for all the opportunities that I have received and look forward to the years ahead. Gonzaga allows me to grow as a student, an athlete, and a human being. I am grateful for the support that got me here.

I appreciate all that the donors do for us; it is a huge blessing. It allows us as student-athletes an opportunity to thrive during our time here. We are able to become not only the best athletes we can be, but more importantly the best all-round person we can be. Although we may never meet all the donors, we are grateful for their gift. Through their example of giving back, we develop a sense of gratitude and humility. Through this experience, it strengthens the Gonzaga community and allows us to give back as well.

NICK BROOKS

BASEBALL

Many of our achievements can be attributed to our generous benefactors. Because of them, we not only compete, but succeed on the national level. I’m proud to be a ZAG.

HANNAH CHURCHILL

WOMEN’S ROWING

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LIGHT UP LUGER On Wednesday, September 28, The six new banks of lights gave the improvement for our fans and 2016, the lights were officially GU soccer programs the chance students. Getting the lights is a to play games when the sun sets. giant step in completing our soccer turned on at Luger Field, home Game times can be moved later, facility. On behalf of our coaching of Gonzaga men’s and women’s soccer. University President Dr. which prevents students from staff and our players, we give a big having conflicts with class. It also thank you for everyone who made Thayne McCulloh, Director of allows parents and families more this possible.” Athletics Mike Roth and both time following work days and teams were joined by key program school days to attend games. supporters for the Light Up Luger ceremony to dedicate the lights. The new stadium lights include 228 bulbs on a half dozen poles and Men’s soccer player Jalen Crisler illuminate one of the best playing and women’s soccer player Sarah surfaces in the region. Carter “flipped the switch” on a giant light switch to ceremoniously “The new lights are a huge begin a new era of Gonzaga improvement to our soccer facility Soccer. One of the project’s and our soccer environment,” major benefactors, Avista Utilities, men’s soccer head coach Einar provided the switch, which was a Thorarinsson said. “It’s a great big hit with attendees.

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VOLKAR GROUNDBREAKING On September 29, 2016, Gonzaga University department record 158 honorees on the broke ground on the Volkar Center for President’s and Dean’s List and combined Athletic Achievement, a 51,000-square- 3.42 grade-point average. foot space located on the south side of On the second floor, Gonzaga Athletics will the Martin Centre. The groundbreaking have ample space to continue to improve revealed the namesake in recognition of its nutrition program for student-athletes, major benefactors Pat and Sandy Volkar of while also providing a third space for men’s Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. basketball game day pregame and halftime With an open date scheduled for fall 2017, hospitality in addition to the ’63 Court the $24 million Volkar Center will house and Herak Club. This floor will feature a Student-Athlete Support Services, a weight skybridge connection to the McCarthey room, nutrition center, basketball practice Athletic Center south concourse for court, Gonzaga Athletics Hall of Fame, and enclosed traffic flow between the two multiple meeting areas. A game-changing buildings. addition for Gonzaga Athletics, the new The basketball practice court and strength building will provide student-athletes with and conditioning area on the ground floor one of finest facilities in the nation. provide Gonzaga Basketball with the space This facility, combined with other spaces in and equipment that is on par with other the Martin Centre and McCarthey Athletic nationally-recognized programs. Coming Center, will enhance the overall studentoff of a Final Four and national title game athlete experience and allow GU Athletics appearance on the men’s side and a WCC to continue to be successful in competition, championship and NCAA appearance on in the classroom and in the community. the women’s side, the upward trajectory of GU’s basketball programs is undeniable. With the new academic space on the top floor, GU student-athletes will have An overall game-changing addition to the access to a state-of-the-art space to athletics landscape at Gonzaga, the Volkar grow as students, collaborate with each Center will enhance the student-athlete other and add to an already impressive experience in nearly every way for years to list of accomplishments that includes a come.

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INVESTING IN THE STUDENT-ATHLETE The Gonzaga community has long taken Student-Athlete Support Services department pride in the academic achievements of its cultivates this achievement by continuously student-athletes, who have set a standard enhancing programming in the areas of leadership development, community building, for excellence on par with any athletic department in the nation. In a year that saw academic support and career development. so much achievement on the court, on the These programs are designed to assist student-athletes in finding and maintaining field and on the water, Gonzaga also had unprecedented achievement in the classroom a balance between the demands of athletics and in the community: a third straight year and academics while preparing for “life after of finishing in the top two in the nation in sport.” And now, with the completion of the new Volkar Center for Athletic Achievement the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR), a new departmental record GPA of 3.42, a on the horizon, they will have a state-of-the-art record number of student-athletes earning facility from which to operate. University honors, and a new departmental But, it takes more than just physical space to record in community outreach with over 3,200 accomplish the type of results that make us volunteer hours spent in the service of others. all so proud to be Zags. It takes resources. This level of achievement comes from having And it takes champions from within the great student-athletes, great coaches, and Gonzaga community willing to invest in these a great approach to investing in the entire resources and invest in these student-athletes. Champions like Liz and Scott Morris. student-athlete experience. The fundamental premise that underlies all else in the Dedicated to education, athletics, leadership, Department of Athletics is that each varsity community, giving back, and Gonzaga, the athlete is first and foremost a student. The

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Morris’ have been generous donors and Liz said. “Because of that, we have chosen impactful leaders in many different areas of to create this endowment and invest in this GU. In 2012, they established the Scott & Liz mission.” Morris Academic Endowment for Athletics By creating an endowment, the Morris’ gift as a way to contribute towards the wellwill generate income in perpetuity and help to roundedness of Gonzaga student-athletes so provide resources that can be depended on for that they can become the leaders the world long-term planning for the support of physical, needs most. “We need strong leaders, and spiritual and personal growth in competition, in Gonzaga-trained leaders are what we need,” the community and in the classroom. Liz asserts. The programs, guidance, and support The exposure to Jesuit tradition and tenets, stewarded by Student-Athlete Support coupled with Gonzaga’s commitment to Services is just another important piece of the the overall development, well-being and continued commitment to achieving the goal undergraduate experience of the studentof excellence and student-athlete success. athlete, is what Liz and Scott see as the key This holistic approach to developing the to developing unique leaders. And it’s what true student-athlete is not possible without guided their decision to make an impact on generous and ongoing philanthropic support the academic mission of Gonzaga Athletics. from the Gonzaga Athletics community. We “We’ve had tremendous success across the ask for your continued support in this important board in athletics, but we can never lose sight endeavor that brings so much pride to all those that we are turning out leaders not just on the that call themselves “Zags”! field of play, but leaders in the community,”

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STAFF DIRECTORY SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

EXTERNAL OPERATIONS Gayle Clayton

Administrative Assistant Director of Athletics

Chris Johnson

Associate Director of Athletics External Operations

Mike Roth

Director of Athletics

Melony Lloyd

Administrative Assistant

Chris Standiford

Deputy Director of Athletics/ Chief Operating Officer

FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE

Shannon Strahl

Kelsey Crawford

Senior Associate Director of Athletics - Compliance and Student Services/SWA

Steve Hertz

Senior Associate Director of Athletics - Major Gifts

Josh Cox

Director of Ticket Operations

Peggy Sue Loroz

Ticket Manager

Professor of Marketing/ Business School

STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT SERVICES

Heather Gores

Associate Director of Athletics Programs/Title IX Coordinator

Megan Pitzen

Director of Annual Giving

Lindsey Lessing

Mike Roden

Director of Marketing

Emma Dolcetti

Assistant Director of Marketing

Associate Director of Athletics Student-Athlete Support Services

Jared Hertz

Associate Director of Athletics Athletic Advancement

Meghan McNeil

Director of Life Skills Development

Sam MacDonald

Kim Vore

Associate Director of Athletics Business Operations

Steffany Galbraith

Director of Trademark and Licensing

Director of Academic Support Services

Tracy Garcia

Mike Roden

Associate Director of Athletics Student-Athlete Support Services

Amanda Flores

Program Coordinator

Academic Coordinator

Renae Howat

Chris Johnson

Associate Director of Athletics External Operations

Ciera Min

Program Assistant

Graduate Intern

COMMUNICATIONS Rob Kavon

Associate Director of Athletics Facility & Event Operations

Rian Oliver

Associate Director of Athletics Compliance

Jordan Gasser

Graduate Intern

Todd Zeidler

Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

COMPLIANCE Rian Oliver

Todd Zeidler

Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

Barrett Henderson

Sports Information Director

Associate Director of Athletics Compliance

Brian Gaul

Bill Drake

Assistant Director of Athletics Student-Athlete Health and Wellness

Scott Garrison

Sports Information Director

Director of Compliance

Kyle Scholzen

Assistant Sports Information Director

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS


Zag Area Code: 509

Sports Information Fax: 313.5730

Main Office: 313.4202

GU Ticket Office: 313.6000

Main Office Fax: 313.5787

Athletics Website: www.gozags.com

Mailing Address: Gonzaga University Athletics 502 E. Boone Ave. Spokane, WA 99258–0066

MAJOR GIFTS Jared Myers

Director of Video Services

BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Steve Hertz

Kim Vore

Senior Associate Director of Athletics - Major Gifts

Jennifer Smelko

Senior Graphic Designer

Visit GoZags.com for updated directory and contact information.

Associate Director of Athletics Business Operations

Jared Hertz

Sheri Fitzthum

Associate Director of Athletics Athletic Advancement

Staff Accountant

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AND BROADCAST - IMG Jennifer Porto

John Nelson

Athletic Gift Officer

Mark Livingston

General Manager

Staff Accountant

SPORTS MEDICINE

Jennifer Rennard

Anthony Travel

Matt Stern

Account Executive

Bill Drake

Assistant Director of Athletics Student-Athlete Health and Wellness

Rob Hardie

Technical Support Specialist

Justin Sweeney

Account Executive

Mary Lynn Moshofsky

Partner Services Coordinator

Josh Therrien

Head Athletic Trainer

KERMIT R. RUDOLF FITNESS CENTER

Eric Gunning

Jose Hernandez

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Director

Tom Hudson

Voice of the Zags

Kendall Gallop

Shelly Radtke

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Director

FACILITY AND EVENT OPERATIONS Rachel Geoghegan

Rob Kavon

Quinn Kesselring

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Director

Associate Director of Athletics Facility and Event Operations

TBD

Dan Gilbert

Director of Facility and Event Operations

Tyler Seth

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Director

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Natalie Hastings

Ali Steiner

Assistant Director of Facility and Event Operations

Tommy Brown

Athletic Turf Manager

Assistant Director

Mike Nilson

Strength and Conditioning Coach

CHEERLEADING

Travis Knight

Michelle Wilson

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Head Coach

Cody Reeves

Groundskeeper

Sean Moriarty

Graduate Intern

Nick Carlone

BAND

Strength and Conditioning Coach

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COACH DIRECTORY BASEBALL

Mark Machtolf

Head Coach

Danny Evans

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Lisa Fortier

Head Coach

Jordan Green

Associate Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Brandon Harmon

Stacy Clinesmith

Assistant Coach

MEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S GOLF

Brad Rickel

Head Coach

Victoria Fallgren

Assistant Coach

MEN’S ROWING

Assistant Coach

Dan Gehn

Director of Rowing/Head Coach

Craig Fortier

Assistant Coach

Mark Few

Mark Voorhees

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

TBD

Director of Basketball Operations

Tommy Lloyd

WOMEN’S ROWING

Assistant Coach

Nneka Enemkpali

Video Coordinator

Glenn Putyrae

Head Coach

Donny Daniels

Assistant Coach

CROSS COUNTRY/ TRACK AND FIELD

Kari Grambo

Assistant Coach

Brian Michaelson

Assistant Coach

Pat Tyson

Director; Head Men’s Coach

Marisa Wortman

Assistant Coach

Stephen Gentry

Director of Basketball Operations

Patty Ley

Head Women’s Coach

Madison Keaty

Riccardo Fois

Coordinator of Basketball Analytics and Video Operations

Sonja Steele

Men’s/Women’s Basketball Administrative Assistant

MEN’S GOLF

Assistant Coach

MEN’S SOCCER Robert Gray

Head Coach

Einar Thorarinsson

Head Coach

Scott Kim

Assistant Coach

Paul Meehan

Assistant Coach

Vito Higgins

Assistant Coach

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

Chris Watkins

Head Coach

Joshua Patiño

Assistant Coach

Lexi Brown

Assistant Coach

MEN’S TENNIS

Peter MacDonald

Head Coach

Derek Siddiqui

Assistant Coach

WOMEN’S TENNIS

D.J. Gurule

Head Coach

Natalie Pluskota

Assistant Coach

VOLLEYBALL

Diane Nelson

Head Coach

Ashley Allen

Assistant Coach

Drew Pascua

Assistant Coach


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VISION STATEMENT DIVERSIFIED GREATNESS

PASSION FOR SUCCESS

As a department, we have a responsibility Success must not be defined simply to be equitable in the opportunities we by winning or losing games, matches, provide our student-athletes and coaches races, or contests. Instead, we believe because we expect greatness on multiple there are many components that must layers—individually, throughout each team, coexist for success to truly be achieved. and throughout the department entirely. Strong academics, social consciousness, Isolated successes are not enough. In accountability, leadership, commitment to the absence of greatness at one or more community, and diversified greatness for of these layers, we fail in our pursuit. all eighteen (18) of our sports comprise the Society embraces a winner, and we believe foundation. It is the courage to take risks, to achievement breeds inspiration—of the refuse to see limitations, and to sustainably self, of peers, and of the community. prevail across all programs that define our Our student-athletes—our leaders—must success. It is the contribution of many inspire. And so they all must achieve. individuals to create a deep and varied Without achievement, our student-athletes culture combined for a common goal—a have less of an opportunity to impact our broad-based, nationally-renowned athletic institution’s mission and have less of an program. opportunity to extend greatness beyond their sport. Finally, without greatness STUDENT-CENTERED PHILOSOPHY throughout our department, there is no The student-athlete is central to our distinction between “us” and “them.” department. Through athletic scholarship,

DIVERSIFIED GREATNESS PASSION FOR SUCCESS STUDENTCENTERED PHILOSOPHY These are the driving forces behind the pursuit to distinguish ourselves at the highest level of intercollegiate competition.

we are affording the opportunity to a uniquely-talented student to be part of a caring, supportive, disciplined environment where they will be formed into a better individual, a better leader, who in turn impacts his or her team, our institution, and the greater community during and after their educational careers. We are educators of young people, and the teachable moments often happen in ways unrelated to the outcome of the game. It is in the process of winning or losing that our student-athletes learn discipline, work ethic, social responsibility, character, and what it means to be a teammate, a citizen, and a role model. It is through these educational experiences that we work to develop the mind, body, and spirit of each studentathlete so they can learn from failures and capitalize on successes. As coaches, as staff, and as a university community, we encourage and expect our student-athletes to reach beyond what seems possible. It is our responsibility to ensure that each student-athlete has the resources and support to rise to that challenge.

GONZAGA UNIVERSITY / DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS


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Gonzaga Athletic Annual Report 2016-17  

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