The men’s basketball team finished third in the Northwest Conference (NWC), advancing to the conference tournament before losing a close battle to the No. 12 Whitworth Pirates, 74-69. The Pioneers finished with an overall record of 16-10 and an NWC record of 10-6. The Pioneers were led by seniors James Hollins, Ross Erickson, and Dexter Pearce, each of whom earned all-NWC recognition. Hollins was named to the all-NWC First Team, leading the team in scoring with 15.8 points per game. Erickson was named to the all-NWC Second Team, after leading the team in total rebounds with 157. Pearce was named all-NWC Honorable Mention after finishing second in the conference in three-point shooting percentage, making 44.2 percent of these shots.
The men’s swim team finished seventh at the Northwest Conference championships after having a dual meet record of 0-7. First-year Tyler Moody and sophomore Trevor Schapiro both had record-breaking performances for the Pioneers at the conference championships. Moody finished third in the 100 breaststroke, beating his own previous school record with a time of 58.78. He also took sixth in the 200 breaststroke, breaking the school record with a time of 2:13.98. Schapiro had a strong showing in the distance races for the Pioneers, taking fifth in both the 500 and 1650 freestyles, with times of 4:42.90 and 16:45.10, respectively. Schapiro’s 500 freestyle time broke a school record set in 1981.
The women’s swim team finished sixth at the Northwest Conference championships after having a dual meet record of 2-5 this season. Senior Rachael Cazden took home the conference title in the 100 freestyle, with a time of 52.75. She also took third place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.74 and third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.47. Cazden swam alongside sophomore Ali Brauer, senior Gail Wilcoxen, and senior Hannah Frank to take the school record in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:49.94. Cazden, Brauer, and Frank were joined by sophomore Monica Castro for another record-setting race, this time in the 400 medley relay, with a time of 4:00.38. Both women’s breaststroke records fell, with Brauer taking the 100 breaststroke record with a time of 1:07.92 and senior Katy Yeh taking the 200 breaststroke record with a time of 2:27.59.