2017 is a very good year so far for Washington Huskies athletics. And that success has helped the Huskies propel the PAC-12 to 500 national titles
This is a year when the Washington Huskies sent the top women’s basketball player to the WNBA, and the top men’s basketball player to the NBA. It’s the year of the fastest man in the NFL studied at the University of Washington. Three defensive backs from the Washington football team all entered the NFL via the draft, and all heard their names called in round two.
Eight Washington Huskies players ended up in the NFL. Two of whom in football and one of whom in basketball ended up across the nation at Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
Rowers, softball, and more competed in and found success at national level. And the year is only halfway over.
Washington women’s rowing team success launched the Pac-12 to the 500 win plateau. Washington’s teams win marked the first time in NCAA history a team swept all grand finals. Not only did that set another NCAA record, the success pushed the Pac-12’s into the conference’s 500th NCAA team title as well.
The full Pac-12 earned 13 championships this past 2016-2017 scholastic year. Atop all conference winners is Stanford University with four wins, Oregon with three wins, USC with two wins, and finally Washington, Arizona State, California, and Utah with one win respectively.
The Pac-12 titles now stand at 501 and growing.
The next closest NCAA conference in terms of championships is the Big Ten with 309. Look for that number to grow as the Washington Huskies, along with member Pac-12 schools, continue their winning ways.