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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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NW Briefs: Seattle U. AD Guthrie resigns

Wendy Guthrie announced Monday that she will resign her position as athletic director at Seattle University.

Guthrie stated pursuits of professional and personal goals that she has not yet realized as her reason for leaving the university. She has led the NCAA Division II program for the past two years.

"Wendy has demonstrated a strong commitment to the mission of Seattle University and care of our student-athletes," said Robert Kelly, vice president of Student Development. "At the same time, she has implemented policy changes and fiscal controls essential to a well-managed Division II program.

We're very appreciative of her efforts."

Last month, men's soccer coach Peter Fewing resigned after 18 years at the helm of the program, citing differences with the administration.

After his resignation, alumni upset with the school pulled $300,000 in donations that were part of a $1.5 million fundraising campaign to renovate the school's soccer field.

A new coach has not been hired, but sources close to Fewing say his return is unlikely at this point.

Guthrie was named athletic director on June 30, 2004, and the Redhawks athletic program has shown significant progress since that time, highlighted by the 2004 NCAA Division II champion men's soccer team.

Basketball

Seattle Pacific guard Tony Binetti has been named first team All-America by the Division II Bulletin.

Binetti was voted to the NABC team last week.

Western Washington's Grant Dykstra became the school's first consensus All-American as he was a third-team pick on the Division II Bulletin squad. It was the fourth All-America honor for Dykstra.

Receiving honorable mention was Western guard Ryan Diggs.

• Western Washington's Tina Donahue was named to the Division II Bulletin All-America fourth team.

Baseball

STANFORD, Calif. — Randy Molina had a key two-run double in the seventh inning, and Stanford avoided the series sweep with a 5-3 Pac-10 victory over Washington State.

With the loss the Cougars fall to 20-7 on the season, 2-1 in conference play.

The Cougars won a series at Stanford (12-9, 1-2) for the first time in school history.

Earlier Monday, the Cougars became nationally ranked for the first time since 1989. They are 28th in the latest Collegiate Baseball poll.

The ranking marks the first appearance by a WSU squad since March 6, 1989, when the Cougars were ranked No. 25 by Collegiate Baseball.

Golf

Washington junior Alex Prugh shot 1-over 73 in round two at the National Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., placing him ninth at 3-under 141 headed into today's final round. The 24th-ranked Huskies finished the second round at 5-over 293, putting UW in 10th at 6-over 582. UCLA stayed in the top spot on the team leader board at 14-under 562.

• Washington State's Ryan Witz leads at 5-under 139 after the second round of the Duck Invitational in Junction City, Ore. Washington sophomores Joe Panzeri and Sterling Clark are tied for 15th at 1-over 145.

• Catherine Kim and Katja Trygg are both among the top 10 in medalist play, helping nationally ranked Western Washington to a two-stroke lead with a 306 after the first round at the 18-team Grand Canyon Invitational women's tournament in Goodyear, Ariz.

Notes

• Seattle Pacific's Teona Perkins has been selected the Great Northwest Athletic Conference indoor track and field athlete of the year.

SPU's Karin Rohde was chosen as GNAC track and field female athlete of the week.

• Pacific Lutheran's Jordan Bahr is third and Guy Jensen is seventh in the decathlon at the Linfield Heptathlon/Decathlon.

• Whatcom Community College transfers Mary Martineau and Emily Castro, have enrolled at Western Washington and will play for the Vikings' volleyball team this fall.

Compiled from sports-information reports. Correspondent John Boyle contributed to this report.

Copyright © 2006 The Seattle Times Company

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