KIRKLAND, Wash. – Northwest University has announced the inductees to its Eagle Hall of Fame: Rachel Olson, a two-sport athlete at NU, and the 1993 Eagle men’s basketball team will be inducted into the Eagle Hall of Fame on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the 4th Annual Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit in Bellevue.
Olson graduated from Northwest U in 1981 after competing in four years of collegiate volleyball and two seasons of basketball at the school. A setter, outside hitter, and team captain in volleyball, Olson was a two-time all-conference selection and was named a National Little College Athletic Association First Northwest All-American in her senior year. She was also a member of the inaugural season of women’s basketball at the university and played two seasons for the Eagles.
The NU 1993 men’s basketball team won the ’93 NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association) national championship under the leadership of head coach Doug Filan. The Eagles defeated Baptist Bible of Pennsylvania 85-69 for the title, with NU hall of famer Wes Davis being named the tournament MVP and Pete Maravich Award winner. Both Davis and teammate Jason Filan were named to the all-tournament team. Davis was also named a first team All-American, Erik Konsmo a 2nd team All-American, and Brock Baker earned honorable mention All-American honors.
The Eagle Hall of Fame Benefit will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Friday, March 21, 2014, with a silent auction at 5:00 p.m. and the dinner and hall of fame program at 7:00 p.m. Proceeds for the event will support scholarships for student athletes, and tickets are available to the public.
Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014