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No. 16 putting the Seawolves among the top 5 percent of all 315 NCAA Div. II institutions.

• UAA ranked No. 16 in the nation in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup final standings,

NCAA CHAMP! • 4-time NCAA champ and 12-time All-American Micah Chelimo repeats as Bill MacKay Athlete of the Year

• Seawolves from all sports combined for a 3.18 overall GPA in calendar year 2013


• 9 of 12 sports qualified for NCAA Championships

• 5 Top-10 NCAA team finishes, including first-ever podium finish for Women’s Cross Country

• 2 NCAA Div. II individual champions


• 2 NCAA Div. II West Region Athletes of the Year • 5 GNAC Athletes-of-the-Year • 6 GNAC Freshmen/Newcomers-of-the Year

• 2 CoSIDA/ Capital One Academic All-American

• 11 Region/Conference Coach-of-the-Year awards


All-America awards


All- Region awards


All-Conference awards


MEN’S BASKETBALL • 17-13 overall record, 10-8 GNAC (t-4th)

• Earned program’s 9th straight winning season

• Led nation in fewest turnovers and best assist-turnover ratio

• Ranked 2nd nationally in three-pointers per game • Defeated nationally 5th-ranked Minnesota State • Set 25 school records and 16 GNAC records

• Junior Teancum Stafford chosen Academic All-American with 4.0 GPA • Junior Travis Thompson voted 1st Team All-GNAC



•19-9 overall record, 12-6 GNAC (t-3rd)

• Led nation with 14.3 steals per game • Led GNAC in scoring with 79.6 points per game

• NCAA Tournament berth



• Defeated Div. I UC Riverside • Swept season series from Seattle Pacific and UAF • Beat fellow NCAA teams Western Washington, Simon Fraser, MSU Billings & Saint Leo

• 2013 AT&T Hoops Classic Champions

• Senior Kylie Burns and freshman Kiki Robertson earned 2nd Team All-GNAC



CROSS COUNTRY • Program-best 4th-place NCAA finish with two All-Americans

• NCAA West Region and GNAC champions

• Senior Susan Tanui wins West Region and GNAC individual titles • Sophomore Joyce Kipchumba earns GNAC Newcomer of the Year • Michael Friess chosen West Region and GNAC Coach of the Year MEN •8th-place NCAA finish with three All-Americans

•GNAC champions (4th straight season)

•NCAA West Region runners-up

•Senior Isaac Kangogo wins GNAC individual title •Michael Friess chosen GNAC Coach of the Year 2013-14


• Earned four scores of 190 or higher • Sophomore Stefany Bryan qualified for all-around at NCAA West Regional Championships • Posted dual victories over Temple



• Stefany Bryan, Simone Penker, Julia York and Kallie Randolph earned All-MPSF honors • Five Seawolves earned All-MPSF Academic Team honors, including 4.0 GPAs by Simone Penker and Marie-Sophie Boggasch



• 18-16-4 overall record • 12-12-4 WCHA (6th place)

• Advanced to WCHA Final Five with 2-1 playoff victory over Alaska Fairbanks

• Won title of own Kendall Hockey Classic

• Defeated four nationally ranked teams, including defending NCAA runner-up Quinnipiac • Senior captain Matt Bailey voted 1st Team All-WCHA, signed NHL contract with Anaheim

• Produced four WCHA Scholar-Athletes





• 8th-place NCAA Championships finish (29th time in last 30 years finishing in Top 10)

• 6th-place at Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association Championships

• Three skiers combined for five All-America honors • Senior All- American Lukas Ebner earned men’s RMISA Nordic MVP

• Sophomore All-American Marine Dusser finished as women’s RMISA Nordic MVP runner-up

• Senior All-American Niko Harmanen skied to podium finish (3rd place) in NCAA giant slalom race



WOMEN • 13th-place NCAA Championships finish • Produced six All-Americans, including two awards for sophomore Joyce Kipchumba

• GNAC Champions for second straight year

• Sophomore All-American Karolin Anders named Outstanding Female Performer at GNAC meet

• Joyce Kipchumba NCAA West Region Female T&F Athlete of the Year and GNAC Newcomer of the Year • Michael Friess West Region and GNAC Coach of the Year • Ryan McWilliams West Region Assistant Coach of the Year MEN

• 9th-place NCAA Championships finish

• Senior Micah Chelimo wins NCAA 3,000-meter race for second career indoor national title, while finishing runner-up in the 5,000 meters • Runner-up GNAC Championships team finish • Senior Ethan Hewitt set new GNAC record in 400-meter dash

• Michael Friess GNAC Coach of the Year • Anthony Tomsich West Region Assistant Coach of the Year 2013-14



• Furnished 3 All-Americans at the NCAA Championships, helping UAA tie for 16th with 16 points • Qualified 7 Seawolves to the National meet in Allendale, Mich. • Landed 5 UAA athletes on the All-West Region team



• Gave the Seawolves 6 GNAC titles, including the 4x100-meter relay and 3 by Jamie Ashcroft • 8 athletes were named All-GNAC and GNAC All-Academic MEN

• 2 Seawolves were named All-Americans as team finished tied for 22nd with 10 points

• UAA sent 3 athletes to the NCAAs in Michigan

• The Seawolves placed 8 Seawolves on the All-West Region team • 6 Seawolves won events at the GNAC Championships, while 11 were named All-GNAC • GNAC honored 8 Seawolves with All-Academic honors



• 21-10 overall record, 15-3 GNAC (2nd)

• Produced fifth consecutive winning season and top-4 GNAC finish

• Set program records with 9-0 GNAC road record and 9-0 start in league play

• NCAA Tournament berth • Swept season series from Seattle Pacific and UAF • Earned road wins over fellow NCAA teams Western Washington and Central Washington • Sophomore Katelynn Zanders (South Anchorage HS) chosen AVCA 2nd Team All-American • Zanders and sophomore Julia Mackey (Fairbanks/West Valley) voted unanimous All-GNAC

• Erin Braun GNAC Freshman of the Year • Quinn Barker GNAC Newcomer of the Year • Chris Green GNAC co-Coach of the Year



• 26 former Seawolf student-athletes earned their bachelor’s degrees last year, including two magna cum laude and three cum laude honorees

• 3.18 – Overall grade-point average of all Seawolf student-athletes in calendar year 2013 • 2 – Academic All-Americans – Teancum Stafford (MBB) and Lukas Ebner (SKI) • 64 – Academic All-Conference certificates earned by Seawolves in 2013-14


GOSEAWOLVES.COM • UAA’s official home page features up-to-the-minute access to Seawolf Athletics, with live video, live stats, highlights, stories, bios, historical information and much more. • Keep up with the mobile app as well, featuring both free and premium editions FACEBOOK • UAA Athletics’ official Facebook page has doubled in size over the 2013-14 season is over 10,000 likes • Fans can also follow individual pages for UAA’s women’s basketball, skiing, track & field/cross country and gymnastics teams TWITTER • Breaking news as it happens at @UAASeawolves • Over 2,200 followers (as of June 12, 2014) • Twitter accounts for each individual sport with in-game updates INSTAGRAM • Using action photos to interact with fans and promote upcoming at ‘alaskaanchorage’ • 500 followers, with just over 300 photo posts since joining in 2013




COMMUNITY SERVICE • $43,743 – Amount raised by UAA student-athletes and coaches to support the St. Baldrick’s foundation for cancer research

The Seawolf hockey team spearheaded the St. Baldrick’s fund-raising effort by volunteering to have their heads shaved last March.

• Over 1,000 combined hours of community service by all Seawolf student-athletes in 2013-14

• 40+ pints of blood donated to Blood Bank of Alaska thanks to the UAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s effort with its yearly blood drive • UAA student-athletes annually visit local elementary schools to promote the importance of education and physical fitness. • In 2013-14, the Seawolves made trips to North Star, Turnagain, Lake Otis and Kasuun elementaries, along with the Municipality’s ‘Wild About Reading’ day.



Nov. 25-29, 2014 – Alaska Airlines Center 2014 FIELDS Women – UAA • Boise State • Long Beach State • Yale Men – UAA • Colorado State • Mercer • Missouri State • Pacific • Rice • Santa Barbara • Washington State

• Nation’s oldest regular-season college basketball tournament (37 years)



• Nationally televised since 1985 • Former men’s champions include North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Arizona • Inaugural season in state-of-the-art Alaska Airlines Center in 2014 • Former women’s champions include Tennessee, Texas, Stanford, plus 6 Seawolf titles! • Featured 300 future NBA players, including 21 All-Stars, 7 Rookies of the Year, 34 NBA champions, 4 NBA Finals MVPs, 5 Olympic Gold Medalists and one NBA MVP • Legendary players include Tim Duncan, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, Damian Lillard and many dozens more

• Featured all-time women’s greats Cheryl Miller, Chamique Holdsclaw and Candice Wiggins • Featured 68 all-time Seawolf victories (35 men, 33 women) over Div. I teams


KENDALL HOCKEY CLASSIC Oct. 10-11, 2014 – Sullivan Arena 2014 FIELD UAA • UAF • Maine • Wisconsin • 24th annual tournament in 2014

• 8 Seawolf titles

• 9 Seawolf Most Outstanding Players

• Other former champions include Michigan, North Dakota, Denver and Boston U. • Featured more than 25 future NHL skaters, including Ryan Miller, Jon Casey, Anson Carter and UAA’s own Curtis Glencross




FACILITIES ALASKA AIRLINES CENTER • Grand Opening in September 2014

• New home for Seawolf Athletics

• 196,000 sq. ft. • 5,000-seat arena will host community events, graduations, concerts and more • Home competition venue for UAA basketball, volleyball and gymnastics, plus training facilities for all 13 Seawolf sports • State-of-the-art video scoreboard • 5 VIP suites • 800-seat auxiliary gymnasium • Home to Varsity Sports Grill restaurant • Located on campus, adjacent to Providence Hospital and UAA Student Housing • Managed by industry leader Global Spectrum • 5,000 sq. ft. strength & conditioning center SULLIVAN ARENA • Home to UAA Hockey since 1983 • 6,251 seating capacity • Olympic-sized rink

• New video scoreboard to premiere in 2014




The Margin For Excellence The University of Alaska Foundation provides a venue through which loyal alumni, fans and friends can give financial support to the Athletic Department, while capturing all of the current tax benefits allowed by the Internal Revenue Service. Gifts in support of Seawolf Athletics and our Student-Athletes come in many forms. From gifts-in-kind that allow us to enhance the fan experience, outright gifts for endowed scholarships or program support, memorial contributions, and even the donation of WCHA playoff tickets. It all makes a difference. Private support helps provide the margin of excellence required to excel both in the classroom and in competition. Scholarships UAA Athletics currently provides approximately $2.3 million annually for Student-Athlete scholarships in 13 varsity sports. However, the cost of tuition continues to rise. Keeping pace with the increasing scholarship costs is critital to remining competitive. Private giving in the area of scholarship support remains a top priority. Building Futures Initiative Through the generosity of our loyal donors, this initiative will allow for major investment in facilities that will allow us to provide exceptional training and competition venues and to enhance the game day experience for all Seawolf fans. Investments in the Building Futures Fund provide the funding necessary to enhance athletic facilities both current and future. Excellence Funds UAA Athletics and each sport sponsored by UAA has an established “Excellence Fund” to help support the programs’ most critical needs. Your generosity helps buy new training gear and equipment, enhance recruiting and travel budgets, sustain ongoing operating budgets, and create new initiatives that promote Student-Athlete well-being. Every gift counts! For additional information on supporting Seawolf Athletics, please contact Tlisa Northcutt in the Development Office at 907.786.1211 or

Donors interested in supporting UAA athletics may give to one of the following funds: ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS Seawolf Legacy (ALL) Blueliner (HKY) Fred Cromer Memorial (WBB) Heikki Kanerva Memorial (SKI) Roy Pedersen Memorial (SKI) MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS Dale Allen Memorial (MBB) Dick Smith Memorial (HKY) EXCELLENCE FUNDS Athletic Excellence Excellence in M. Basketball Excellence in W. Basketball Excellence in XC/T&F Excellence in Gymnastics Excellence in Hockey Excellence in Skiing Excellence in Volleyball There are a number of ways to contribute to Seawolf Athletics at the University of Alaska Anchorage: Cash Donations Gifts of Real Estate Life Insurance Matching Gifts Planned Giving Pledges Stocks and Bonds Retirement Savings FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Tlisa Northcutt Assoc. AD for Development 907-786-1211

“UAA has been so good to me,” said All-American Micah Chelimo - a Seawolf Legacy Recipient, “I have been given full scholarship as a student-athlete and I think it’s my time/turn to give something small to ensure that UAA goes on changing the world.” (An excerpt from Chelimo’s online gift form when asked why he made a donation in support of UAA scholarships.) “I know I speak on behalf of the entire athletic community when I say that you have impacted our lives and futures in a very amazing way,” said current volleyball player Katelynn Zanders - one of the first recipients of the Alaska Airlines Scholar-Athlete Scholarship. “You have changed my life, the lives of many current UAA students, and also the lives of younger generations who aspire to be like us. Not many people get to be a part of this amazing community and support system and for that we thank you.”





“I’m honored to be the first recipient of the Dick Smith Memorial Scholarship,” said junior Scott Allen, “It means a great deal to me, particularly given that Mr. Smith dedicated himself to the growth of Seawolf Hockey over so many years.”


AURORA CIRCLE Individuals $10,000 - $19,999 Organizations $10,000 - $49,999 Safeway Foundation GOLD CIRCLE $5,000 - $9,999 Judith A. Dresser GLACIER CIRCLE $2,500 - $4,999 Christopher L. Green Tlisa and Scott Northcutt Lee and Idamarie Piccard Rick Calcote and Anne Reed Kevin J. Silver Diageo KeyBank CHANCELLOR’S CIRCLE $1,000 - $2,499 Dede M. Allen J.Anderson Moores & William Moores Lonnie and Adriana Brooks Starr and McMillan Burton Tonya and Frank Carney Don Hopwood and Leslie Dean John and Tina DeLapp Stephanie and Michael Friess Rick Gregg Keith and Pat Hackett Judith E. Helgeson P.J. Hill and Mimi Hogan Alan K. Kajikawa Richard Ketterman Judy and Mark Madden Tim and Mary McDiffett Elaine Mills Jane M. Pallister Alan Piccard and Kristine Ashley Phil Poythress and Kathy Jones William and Dianne Spindle Stephen and Paula Strom Matt and Andrea Thomas


JADE CLUB $500 - $999 Frank and Kathie Bethard Jeff and Cheryl Campbell Robert E. Karlen Daniel E. Kerkvliet Richard D. McEvoy Shawna and Travis Palmer Ann and Al Parrish Camden and Michelle Toohey Cheryl Stewart and Chris Turletes Halliburton NSO Alaska Pinnacle Construction

FORGET-ME-NOT CLUB $250 - $499 Steve Cobb and Sandra Carroll-Cobb Bruce and Becky Erickson Margot L. Ferguson Robin J. Graul Robert and Julie Kapke Tom and Sue May Tom Walsh Julie A. Weber Fairweather UNIVERSITY CLUB Up to $249 Ryota Abe Rosetta and John Alcantra Kenneth Ayers Valerie K. Baffone Lori and Paul Blakeslee Peter & Kelly Brakora Bruce Breager Richard Briggs James and Linda Cazort Keri L. Clark Teri Cothren Sarah W. Craft Tim & Helen Craig Cheryl A. Curtis Jerry and Shirley Dewhurst Richard Dunning Bridgett Dyson Jeff and Heidi Edwards Michael Ellingboe John and Jennifer Ferguson Jack & Jeanne Fiske Jonathan and Lindsey Galin Ann and Marvin Green Dave & Carol Hammingh Van Hartley Larry Hatfield Larry & Judy Helgeson Michael and Carolyn Himsl Terry Homan Marko Hrgovic

Bob Huston Walter John and Sharon Richards Renee Kendall R Kern Jared Kettler Keith Korri Margaret M. Lawson Mark Lee Richard Loeb Natalie M. Lowman Doug and Barbara Luiten Kerry MacMillan-Howard V. McKinney and J. Josephson Marilyn McRae Michael Meek Kathy Merrick Karen Miernyk Randy and Janis Moore Deborah Narang Michael & Mary Norman Debra L. Omstead George R. Osborne, Jr. James O’Toole & Kathy Klos Raymond Petersen Kimberly and Robin Rampmeyer Robae and Maurice Robinson Cherie and Norman Ross Stacey & Mike Roy Nate and Christine Sagan Paula and Joe Saindon Ruth Sandstrom Jennifer Segelhorst Debbie Smith Ruth Standaart-Pupo and Joseph Pupo Bob Tait Tamie and Paul Taylor Steve Thompson Wes & Sue Tonkins Mary R. Touchton Bruce Turner Vikki Warner Kate Wattum Banfi Vintners Costco Wholesale - Anchorage I Electrical Sales Agents NEA Alaska Siegel Construction CORPORATE PARTNERS 2013-14 Season Active Ankle Systems Alaska Airlines Alaska Rock Gym Alaska School Activities Association Alaska Speech and Language Depot Alaskan Memories Anaconda Sports Anchorage Daily News Anchorage Fracture and Ortho.Clinic

Anchorage Marriott Downtown AT&T Alaska AT&T Mobility Avis Rent A Car Bagoy’s Florist Benton Bay Athletic Lions Club Caffé D’arte Capital Office Systems CARRS/Safeway Clarion Suites Downtown Coca-Cola Bottling Company ConocoPhillips Alaska Crossbar The Dome Enterprise Car Rental Frito Lay Full Swing Golf of Alaska GCI Holiday Station Stores Holland America Princess Hotel Captain Cook K&L Distributors Kendall Toyota of Anchorage KeyBank KTUU Magic Bus Millennium Alaskan Hotel Muffin Man Café 817 The Northern Light Odom Corporation Papa John’s Premier Alaska Tours Ravn Alaska Red Robin Seawolf Dining by NMS Sourdough Mining Company Spawn Spenard Builders Supply SpringHill Suites Stellar Designs Subway of Alaska The Alaska Club UAA Bookstore UAA Stay on Track Visit Anchorage Vito’s Auto Sales Wells Fargo Bank Alaska Wendy’s / North Wend Foods MEMORIAL GIFTS Gifts were made in honor/memory of the following: Sterling Dale Allen Carol Kajikawa Dalton Denny Moores Bob Zundel

Accuracy of Donor Listings Great care was taken to ensure the accuracy of this Honor Roll listing. If we have inadvertently omitted or misstated your name, please accept our sincere apologies and let us know by contacting Tlisa Northcutt, Assoc. AD for Development at or 907.786.1211. This listing reflects donations made in support of Seawolf Athletics to the UA Foundation and charitable gifts to the Seawolf Athletic Association. We account for, acknowledge and steward our donors on a fiscal year giving basis, July 1 – June 30. Due to the date of this publication, this listing is complete through May 31, 2014.


LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Individuals $25,000+ Organizations $50,000+ Joe Alston James Olson and Bobbi Ramos Olson Tom and Vicki Packer Alaska Airlines Anchorage Fracture & Ortho. Clinic GCI Pepsi Skinny Raven Sports

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