Week in Review Feb. 28 – March 8

Men’s Basketball:

The Seattle University Men’s Basketball team made history, March 5, by winning their first Western Athletic Conference (WAC) championship as a Division I program. Playing in their final home game of the season at the Redhawk Center, the team pulled away late to record a 74-66 win against the Chicago State Cougars. 

Junior Riley Grigsby, Redshirt Sophomore Cameron Tyson and Sophomore Darrion Trammell excelled in this game, combining for 60 points. At halftime, the game was tied 30-30 with Grigsby scoring 12 of his 22 points. Tyson finished with 18 points, 14 of those were from the second half.

With minutes left, Tyson hit back-to-back three-point shots, giving the Redhawks a six-point lead that they would not relinquish. The Redhawks brought home a share of the WAC’s regular season title and are headed to the WAC tournament in Las Vegas March 11 where they will try to reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in more than 50 years.

Women’s Basketball:

The Redhawks started the week March 5 with a dramatic 57-54 win against the Chicago State Cougars. However, the women’s basketball season ended March 8 when the team fell to University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) in the first round of the WAC Women’s Tournament by the score of 61-71.

Senior Courtney Murphy had a good season, making at least one three-pointer in 10 games straight. The UTRGV game was Murphy’s third career double-digit rebounding game (second this year). Freshman Taliyah Clark also finished the season on a high note with the UTRGV game being her third double-digit scoring effort. She made five three-pointers and grabbed five rebounds—both stats a single game career-high.


Beginning the week with a postponed game originally planned for March 1 at Oregon State University, the Redhawks went on to win 5-3 against the University of British Columbia March 6, and lose March 8, 5-6 to the University of Washington (UW).

Against UW, the Huskies tied the game in the ninth inning. The Redhawks managed to score in all three extra innings, as did the Huskies with them loading the bases and taking the game in the end. 

This leaves the Redhawks season record at 2-8 as they head to Las Cruces, N.M. to play New Mexico State March 11.


On the first day of the Judi Garman Classic, the Redhawks beat the University of Pennsylvania 5-1 March 4. The Redhawks had a doubleheader March 5. Against Weber State, Seattle U lost 0-3. However, they were able to turn it around and bring home the win 8-3 against Cal State Fullerton.

Sunday, March 6, the Redhawks lost against the University of Utah (1-5) and Arizona State University (0-9) during their last day in Fullerton, Calif..

The Redhawks go into their home opener March 9 at Logan Field with a record of 11-9.

Men’s Golf:

The Redhawks were on the road this week starting in Palm Desert, Calif. at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate March 2-4 and ending in Brandon, Ore. at the Bandon Dunes Invitational hosted by Idaho March 6 and continuing to March 8.

At the Wyoming Intercollegiate, the Redhawks had a team score of 11-over 875. Senior Federico Gutierrez (68-80-74) shot a season best round of 4-under 68 in round one.

In Oregon, the Redhawks finished seventh out of 15 teams. The team score was 31-over 883 with Senior Jack Rahon tying for 11th place with a three round total of (76-71-70).

The Redhawks will next head to Eugene, Ore. for the Duck Invitational March 21–22.

Women’s Golf:

Feb. 28 to March 1, the Redhawks attended the GCU Invitational in Phoenix, Ariz. There, they finished fourth out of 20 teams. The team score was 13-over 877 with Senior Samantha Bruce tying for second place overall with a 2-under 214 (75-70-69).

This week, the women’s golf team travels to St. George, Utah for the Pizza Hut Lady Thunderbird Invitational hosted by Southern Utah March 10–12. 

Men’s Tennis:

The Redhawks took two losses this week, March 5 against the University of California, Davis, 1-6 and Sacramento State University, 0-4 March 6. 

The team will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nev. this week for matches against the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 12, and DePaul University, March 13, in the Fertitta Tennis Complex.

Women’s Tennis:

The Lady Redhawks also took two losses this week against the University of Portland March 4, 1-6 and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas March 5, 0-7. 

Seattle U will have a weekend off and then continue their season March 20–21 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. for the Mustang Tennis Complex.


The PLU Invitational took place March 5 on American Lake. The Redhawks competed in a total of six races, earning first place in the varsity 4+ and runner up in the other five races. 

The second round of racing was the varsity 4+ lineup with Maya Hirota (cox), Gillian Retter (s), Zoe Monian (2), Ruby Batch (3) and Kaia Beckius (b) crossing the finish line at 8:58.2.