Viks return home after falling just short in national title game

The historic season of the Western Washington University women's basketball team came to a close falling to Glenville State College 85-72 in the NCAA Division II National Championship Game Friday evening in Birmingham, Alabama.
Playing in its first national title game in the illustrious 51-seasons of program history, the Vikings concluded the 2021-22 campaign with a 25-6 record.
Matching up against the top scoring team in the nation, the Vikings had a two-point halftime lead at 46-44 and trailed by only one point at 61-60 with 2:13 remaining in the third quarter. The Pioneers completed the game on a 24-12 run, including a 9-0 spurt to pull away midway through the fourth quarter. Glenville State (35-1) outscored Western 41-26 in the second half to win the first national championship in school history.

Read the game recap here.

The team greets fans on South Campus last Saturday
Team members clap as they come off the team bus
Team members wave to the gathered crowd
Fans cheer on South Campus Way as the team bus approaches