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CCL x NWAC


2.26.24

The Cascade Collegiate League announces a new partnership TO BECOME THE OFFICIAL COLLEGIATE SUMMER BASEBALL LEAGUE OF THE NWAC.

READ THE NWAC'S OFFICIAL RELEASE: NWAC Partners with Cascade Collegiate League for 2024 Season - Northwest Athletic Conference (nwacsports.com)

 

THE NWAC IS THE ATHLETIC GOVERNING BODY OF TWO-YEAR COLLEGES IN WASHINGTON, OREGON, IDAHO AND BRITISH COLUMBIA. THERE ARE 15 MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SPORTS AND 10 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS. APPROXIMATELY 4,200 STUDENT-ATHLETES COMPETE IN THE NWAC REPRESENTING A STUDENT POPULATION OF OVER 400,000. MANY NWAC STUDENT-ATHLETES CONTINUE THEIR ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC CAREERS AT THE NAIA-NCAA LEVELS. THE NWAC PROMOTES THE THREE IDEALS OF CHARACTER, COMPETITION AND COMMUNITY.

"IT'S A LIFELONG HONOR FOR THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE TO PARTNER WITH THE NWAC AND CONTINUE TO PROVIDE COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENTAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS ACROSS ALL MEMBER INSTITUTIONS. WE ARE ECSTATIC ABOUT THIS NEW RELATIONSHIP AND WILL WORK TIRELESSLY TO ENHANCE THE PLAYING EXPERIENCE FOR YEARS TO COME." -CCL Commissioner, Ben Krueger

THE PARTNERSHIP WILL PROVIDE FURTHER EXPOSURE FOR THE GROWTH OF THE CCL WHILE THE NWAC WILL EVALUATE DATA ON STUDENT-ATHLETES FROM THE CONFERENCE PLAYING IN THE CCL. THE 2023 ROSTERS INCLUDED OVER 60+ NWAC STUDENT-ATHLETES FROM SCHOOLS SUCH AS BIG BEND, BLUE MOUNTAIN, CENTRALIA, CHEMEKETA, CLARK, COLUMBIA BASIN, EVERETT, GRAYS HARBOR, OLYMPIC, SKAGIT VALLEY, SW OREGON, UMPQUA, WENATCHEE VALLEY AND YAKIMA VALLEY.

"NWAC IS PLEASED TO PARTNER WITH THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE" SAID MARCO AZURDIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NWAC. " THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE WILL PROVIDE POTENTIAL NWAC BASEBALL PLAYERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THEIR SKILLS AND GET EXPOSURE TO NWAC BASEBALL PROGRAMS. ADDITIONALLY, IT WILL PROVIDE CURRENT NWAC BASEBALL PLAYERS CONTINUED CHANCES TO HONE THEIR SKILLS AS THEY SEEK TO PLAY AT THE NEXT LEVEL. THANK YOU TO THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE FOR THIS PARTNERSHIP."

483 nwac student-athletes have played in the cascade collegiate league since 2018 - and counting!

Chase Cleveringa
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