THIS YEAR, SEATTLE PACIFIC hosted some 900 athletes representing 88 teams for the NCAA’s Fall Championships Festival held the first weekend in December. SPU was the first West Coast city to host these competitions.
“It was a true honor to host the DII Fall Festival,” said Jackson Stava, athletic director. “To have the entire DII community in Seattle was exciting, as this event had never been west of the Rockies. We are thrilled with the distinct Seattle experience that was provided to the student-athletes, coaches, and fans.”
The festival concept, unique to Division II, was developed by the NCAA to create an experience similar to the Olympics, with multiple events
in the same city or geographic area over multiple days.