It has been a big week of celebration around the region as teams played in conference tournaments, claimed league championships and earned national tournament berths.
Boise State finally completed the elusive feat of capturing the Mountain West tournament championship by getting the better of their nemesis San Diego State to raise the trophy for the first time. Meanwhile, Seattle also celebrated the WAC championship and another NCAA tournament appearance.
Washington prevailed in the Apple Cup Series meeting against Washington State, but both heard their names called during the selection show and will host in the First Round, the Huskies hosting neighboring Seattle in what should be a packed house. Players from the region also advanced to the DI NCAA tournament with Santa Clara, Utah and Northern Colorado, which claimed the Big Sky championship against Eastern Washington after the pair knocked out the top two seeds in the semifinals.
Elsewhere, Pacific Lutheran finished off the Northwest Conference (DIII) race for the men's title, making it a sweep for men and women in the league. Also sweeping was Western Washington in the DII Great Northwest Athletic Conference.