Sam Houston in FCS
The new Western Athletic Conference member Sam Houston State University has garnered attention in the latest Football Championship Subdivision polls. They are ranked first in the STATS Perform Top 25 and AFCA Top 25 polls. Fellow WAC member Stephen F. Austin State Universty also received votes in the AFCA and STATS polls. For the first time in nine years, the WAC has had football competition and WAC-member schools are impressing the football community.
The Western Athletic Conference recently announced the location for the upcoming WAC Cross-country Conference Championship. The meet will be hosted by the California Baptist University Lancers, but it will be held at the UC Riverside Agricultural Operations location on the campus of UC Riverside. The CBU Lancers look to defend their titles, as the women and men both swept the individual and team titles at the 2020 championships, held in February 2021 due to COVID delays.
WAC Golf Qualifiers
Two Western Athletic Conference golf teams have already earned automatic qualifications to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Regionals in May 2022. New Mexico State University, the defending WAC champions, and Sam Houston State University both earned their spots at the NCAA competition. NM State won the WAC conference championships, earning their spot, while Sam Houston (prior to joining the WAC) won their conference championships as well.