Wazzu Weekly: May 30, 2022

Six Track and Field Cougs head to nationals, WSU welcomes new women’s golf coach



The WSU women’s tennis team celebrates Fifa Kumhom’s win during an NCAA collegiate tennis match against UW, April 15.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor

Hello, and welcome to the inaugural Wazzu Weekly roundup of Washington State sports news.

This is a collection of the week’s top stories and articles from your dedicated Daily Evergreen Sports Section.

Six Cougs qualify for National Championships 

While most spring sports are wrapped up, one remains in the championship chase. WSU Track and Field competed at the NCAA Division I West Regionals over the weekend with six Cougs, three men and three women, qualifying for nationals. Read more. 

Cougar Baseball with a third straight winning season 

Despite missing the Pac-12 baseball tournament, third-year head coach Brian Green’s Cougar baseball team turned in another excellent year. Read more about WSU Baseball’s third consecutive winning season here.

Bayerlova finishes strong

Michaela Bayerlova saw her season and Cougar career come to a close in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Tennis Singles Championships on Thursday. Bayerlova is the only Coug in program history to win a match in the singles championships, much less win three in one year and make it all the way to the quarterfinals.

Wazzu welcomes two to Soccer team 

WSU Soccer gained two transfers from Pac-12 schools. One, a former Beaver who played club ball with star goalie Nadia Cooper, and the other the sister of a current Cougar soccer star. Read more about the two new Cougs here. 

Chun snags new Women’s Golf coach

Athletic Director Pat Chun hired Sofie Aagaard to lead the next era of WSU Women’s Golf, WSU Athletics announced on Friday. As head coach of Cal Poly, Aagaard led her team to three Big West Conference team titles and three NCAA Regional appearances.

Coug alumna signs pro basketball contract

WSU Women’s Basketball alumna, Krystal Leger-Walker signed her first professional contract with Northern Kāhu of the Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa in her home country of New Zealand, Northern Kāhu announced on Wednesday.

Klay Thompson: always a Coug

Klay Thompson’s return from two injuries that kept him out for two-and-a-half seasons is an incredible feat unto itself. Add on the remarkable success he and the Golden State Warriors have had since, and you have another chapter to the Cougar legend’s extraordinary story. Read more.

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That is all for this week. Thank you for reading and Go Cougs!

Sam Taylor

Sports Editor