Women win All-Sports Trophy
When the softball team tied for the Big Sky Championship this spring, its victory was the grand slam needed for PSU to earn the Big Sky Conference Women's All-Sports Trophy. All the women's teams finished well during the 2012-13 season. The volleyball team won its regular-season title, softball and soccer were both co-champions, and golf and indoor and outdoor track and field took second-place finishes. The Big Sky award is based on points from regular season standings. This is Portland State's first outright Women's All-Sports Trophy. The Vikings shared the 2010-11 award with Montana.
Can they win it again?
Winning the Big Sky Conference Women's All-Sports Trophy is a multi-team effort. PSU women compete in nine sports, and Big Sky scores the top seven team standings in awarding the trophy. Women's soccer is predicted to do well this fall. It was a favorite in the preseason coaches' poll. The volleyball program's 2012 win earned it the rights to host the 2013 Big Sky Tournament, a confidence builder that will last all season, says head coach Michael Seemann. Softball and golf are wild cards with brand new head coaches. Viking fans can see for themselves how the women's teams fare; for a full schedule of all sports, visit goviks.com.
Captions: Regular season conference wins by the soccer team (including student Eryn Brown, top left), the softball team (top right and above left ), and volleyball helped the women win the 2012-13 Big Sky Conference Women's All-Sports Trophy. Photos by Scott Larson, Larry Lawson, and Bethany Baker
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