WWU Athletics Hall of Fame- Class of 2018: (L-R) Jason Stiles, Alison Haukaas, Katja Trygg, Joni Slagle and Anne Cooper. PHOTO: WWU Athletics
WWU Athletics Inducts Five into Hall of Fame Class of 2018
May 19, 2018
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Five former student-athletes, all of whom helped their respective sports to national tournament success, made up the Class of 2018 inductees into the Western Washington University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 19, at Carver Gymnasium.
The quintet upped the hall’s membership to 145 over the 116-year history of athletics at Western.
The five inductees included women’s basketball center Anne Cooper, who played on a national quarterfinal squad in 1986; softball pitcher Alison Haukaas, who helped the Vikings to the school’s first team national championship in 1998; women’s basketball forward Joni Slagle, who led the Vikings to nationals in 1977; football quarterback Jason Stiles, who directed WWU to three national playoff appearances in the early-1990s and is currently a color commentator for ROOT SPORTS Northwest; and women’s golfer Katja Trygg, who competed on three teams that all placed fifth at nationals from 2004 to 2006.
The induction ceremony was the 43rd for Western, which has the second oldest hall of fame among Pacific Northwest colleges and universities. It also marked the 50th anniversary of the event, the first taking place at halftime of a men’s basketball game on Jan. 27, 1968.
2018 WWU Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees
Tacoma, WA (Stadium HS)
Washougal, WA (Washougal HS)
Belfair, WA (North Mason HS)
Federal Way, WA (Decatur HS)
Bainbridge Island, WA (Bainbridge HS)
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