Weber State Athletics
It was a great year for Weber State hurdler Tawnie Moore, who set school and Big Sky Conference records in the 100-meter hurdles, culminating in an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Championships and second-team All-America honors. She is the first hurdler in WSU history — male or female — to earn All-America honors in a hurdles event.
Wildcat senior Nathan Dunivan finished 10th in the NCAA discus event with a personal best mark of 189 feet, 5 inches to improve his school record. He also earned second-team All-America honors.
WSU entered the playoffs as the No. 2 overall seed, a program best
Number of rushing yards by freshman running back Josh Davis
The Trophies Just Keep Coming
The Weber State Spirit Squad trophy case is getting crowded.
WSU’s cheer team won its third consecutive national title at the 2019 NCA Collegiate Cheer Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was the Wildcats’ fifth national championship in eight years. WSU cheer partners Mekenzie Grabau and Kollin Cockrell also claimed the Coed Partner title at the competition.
Waldo defended his 2018 crown as the nation’s top mascot, edging “Truman the Tiger” from the Southeastern Conference’s University of Missouri, to earn his third national title in five seasons.
Softball Makes History
After a successful regular season — the Wildcats won the Big Sky Conference regular-season softball crown for the fourth straight year — and a dominating win in the 2019 Big Sky Conference championship game, defeating Northern Colorado 8–0, the Wildcats earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament in Los Angeles. There, they picked up a 7–3 win over Cal State Fullerton and became the first team in school and conference history to win an NCAA regional game. The season later ended at the hands of the University of Missouri.
2019 also saw the Wildcats, led by league MVP Takesha Saltern, set a Big Sky win-percentage record with a 14–2 mark in conference play.
Soccer Rises to Top
Weber State women’s soccer had an incredible turnaround in 2018, earning the Big Sky Conference regular-season championship after a 10th-place finish in 2017, the biggest statistical improvement in conference history. The Wildcats piled up a school-record seven league wins (7–1–1 Big Sky, 9–4–4 overall) on their way to their first regular-season title since 2008 and their first title of any kind since 2013. With the help of nine All-Big Sky selections, head coach Tim Crompton bagged his third Big Sky Coach of the Year honor.