Crusader student-athletes excelled well beyond just the playing fields and gym floors during the 2014-15 season. Last July, Northwest Nazarene University Athletics claimed an unprecedented honor as the Crusaders swept the season-long Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Sports title for the fifth time, tying for the most academic titles in league history.
Payton Lewis set the bar high on his track & field career.The freshman from Nampa Christian High earned two NCAA Division II National Championships berths, won three Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles and set five school records during 2014-15.
Bryan Neba is a soccer player, a soldier and a nursing student. He understands the unique opportunities he has at NNU and as a Division 2 athlete because his current path would have been impossible in his native Cameroon.
When Linnea is not donning her scrubs and listening to heart beats, she plays for the Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders, a team that recently clinched the conference title of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) and now begins the fight for a national championship as the No. 1 seed in the NCAA West Regional tournament.
When alum Doug Money returned to NNU for the track and field reunion, he shared an amazing story of a passion for running that can't be stopped no matter the challenges.
Taylor VanValey defines success on and off the court. She is just one of NNU's outstanding players tearing up the court this season.
With volleyball and men’s soccer earning first-ever top 25 rankings this season, Crusader athletics are helping shine a national spotlight on NNU and its unique campus community.
Jeremiah "Bear" Woods tells his inspirational story of finding motivation and success despite great loss on national television show "The Real Winning Edge."
Rocke Musgraves is in his second season as NNU head baseball coach. Listen as he shares some of his first impressions of the university and his philosophy on integrating NNU's faith tradition into the fabric of his team.
When John Spatz stepped onto NNU’s campus back in the fall of 2003, he took over a young Crusader Track & Field program that now faced the challenges of competing in the NCAA and for Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships. Twelve years later, Crusader Track & Field is one of the elite athletic programs both at NNU and in the GNAC.