Wins Happen Here
The number of career points scored by Jeremy Senglin, breaking Bruce Collins' 37-year-old WSU record
Wildcat point guard Jeremy Senglin is running out of room on his basketball résumé. The two-time Big Sky champion leaves Weber State as the school’s highest-scoring player, with 2,078 career points. He leads the Big Sky in 3-pointers, with 345. Senglin’s 2016-17 season netted him a second First-Team All-Conference honor, as he led the nation with 132 3-pointers, breaking the Big Sky single-season record. He adds these accolades to his MVP honor from the 2016 Big Sky Tournament, where he led the Wildcats to their second title in three years.
Appetite for Service
When he’s not busy building a successful collegiate basketball program, Randy Rahe is busy building sandwiches. As part of the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign, the WSU men’s basketball coach spent an afternoon working at Subway in January 2017. The four-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year (the most in league history) made an effort to help fund cancer research and set an example for all Weber State student-athletes and Spirit Squad members.
The number of Weber State individual titles at the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championships, the most by WSU since 2009
Weber State runner pulled off the impressive feat of winning three conference championships in one season, earning the individual title at the 2016 Big Sky Cross Country Championships, and finishing first at both the 2017 Big Sky Outdoor and Indoor Track & Field Championships. Her victory in the outdoor steeplechase capped an impressive career at WSU just a few months after she won the indoor 5,000 meters. Child finishes her career as a five-time individual Big Sky champion to go along with the Wildcats’ 2015 team cross country championship.
In 2017, the WSU softball team earned its second consecutive regular-season Big Sky championship. The Wildcats hosted the Big Sky tournament and narrowly missed a three-peat, falling to Montana in the championship game. Weber State put an exclamation point on the season, advancing to the championship round of the National Invitational Softball Championship.
National Champs x 2
Weber State claimed two national championships at the 2017 NCA and NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Wildcat cheer squad won the Division I Coed crown (its third in six years), while the Wildcat dance team won the Hip Hop Division I title.
The number of service hours contributed by WSU student-athletes and Spirit Squad members in 2016-17
Senior Jamie Stokes broke the school record in the 1,500 meters during the 2017 Payton Jordan Invitational at Stanford University, posting a time of 4:15.95. Her time broke Amber Henry's 2013 record of 4:16.07. A week after the invitational, Stokes won the 1,500-meter title at the Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championships, setting an outdoor championship record of 4.19.51
David Blair Grabs Gold
Utah’s only gold medal from Rio arrived home around the neck of Weber State alumnus and Paralympian David Blair, who broke his own world record to place first in the 2016 Paralympic Games discus event.
Blair was born with a small left leg and misshapen foot, commonly known as clubfoot. Between his birth and 10th grade, he underwent eight surgeries at Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City. Doctors fused the foot at a 90-degree angle. While Blair’s foot has no movement, the surgery allowed him to run, much like a prosthetic would.
Blair attended Weber State on a track scholarship. When he graduated in 1999, he held six Weber State records in hammer, discus and indoor weight. At a distance of 200 feet and 8 inches, his record-breaking hammer throw still holds.