Women’s basketball returns to ‘Sweet 16’
Relying on the nation’s top defense, No. 21-ranked George Fox won its second consecutive Northwest Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division III “Sweet 16” for the third time since 2000. The Bruins (25–5) led the nation in fewest points allowed per game (45.3). After two NCAA tournament wins — including a win at conference co-champion Puget Sound (Wash.) — the Bruins fell 47–40 to No. 1 Hope (Mich.). The seven seniors on the team completed their careers with three conference titles, four consecutive top-25 seasons, and won nearly 80 percent of their games (85-24).
Most wins in a season ..................... 25
Longest win streak .......................... 12
Fewest points allowed per game .... 45.3
Margin of victory (single game) ........ 98 (111-13 vs. Multnomah)
Northwest Conference honors
Katy Campbell (Sr., Springfield, Ore., post/wing) Player of the Year
Melissa Marek-Farris (Sr., Glide, Ore., post) First Team
Tiffany Behary (Sr., Lake Oswego, Ore., point guard) Honorable Mention
Scott Rueck Coach of the Year
Men’s basketball senior point guard Brent Satern of Silverton, Ore., was named to the Northwest Conference first team after leading the conference with 5.8 assists per game. He also led the Bruins (9-16) with 15.3 points per game.
Bend it like Tsohantaridis
Tim Tsohantaridis has replaced the man who replaced him as men’s soccer coach two decades ago. Manfred Tschan resigned last fall after 20 years at the university to go into business with three of his former players at Newberg-based Action Equipment Company. Tschan’s teams won several national and regional championships, and his 224-189-26 men’s soccer career record ranks him among the top-50 active NCAA Division III coaches in career victories. Tsohantaridis previously coached the George Fox team from 1986 to 1989 and led the Bruins to a National Christian College Athletic Association national title in 1988. He will continue to teach in the Department of Religious Studies.