Seattle University to join WAC

Jun 14, 2011

Seattle University has accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference in 2012. The WAC announced the move Tuesday following a board of directors meeting in Park City, Utah.

Seattle University President Stephen Sundborg, S.J.:

We are pleased to be joining the WAC. We are honored by the invitation as it reflects the strides and achievements we have made in Division I intercollegiate athletics. Our membership in the WAC will move us closer to our goal of building championship programs, especially for basketball fans. The WAC has provided some of the nation’s best intercollegiate competition for nearly a half-century. By taking this step, we are providing our fans outstanding rivalries, and we give our teams a direct path to conference championships and NCAA Division I postseason competition.

SU will begin competing in the WAC in 17 sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball.

The addition of Seattle on July 1, 2012, means the WAC will have nine full-time members for the 2012-13 season.