Wazzu Weekly: June 20, 2022

A golden champion; soccer, volleyball schedules released



The WSU women’s soccer team celebrates after defeating the University of Montana 3-0 in an NCAA Tournament match at the Lower Soccer Field, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, in Pullman.

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen managing editor

Hello and welcome to another 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.

Klay Thompson and the Warriors won thier fourth NBA Finals championship on Thursday. With his fourth championship, Thompson now surpasses Gene Conley for the most NBA championships for a former Coug. Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics in 1959, 1960 and 1961 after he won a World Series with the Braves in 1957. Read more about Thompson and the Warriors’ 2022 NBA Championship here.

WSU track and field sent six Cougs to the National Championships in Oregon. Read all about the three All-Americans and six excellent efforts here.

In Daylon’s Daily, WSU high jumper and Daily Evergreen writer, Daylon Hicks revisits his season and the emotion he felt watching his teammate, Mitch Jacobson compete in the championships. Read it here.

Sports analyst Phil Steele released his preseason Pac-12 picks. Evergreen columnist Trevor Junt looks at each of the Cougs Steele expects to excel and some of the Cougs overlooked by Steele including quarterback Cam Ward. Read it here.

WSU soccer released their complete schedule and WSU volleyball released their television schedule. Read all about soccer’s schedule here and volleyball’s schedule here.

WSU pitching was at its best late in the season versus the Portland Pilots. Revisit their 3-0 victory in this article from Evergreen writer Jake Hull here.

WSU student-athletes brought out the student in student-athlete. See which WSU programs excelled in the classroom based on Academic Progress Rate here.

That is all for this week. Happy reading and see you next week. Go Cougs!