Tradition of Excellence

161 NWAC Championships
150 NWAC Regional Championships
12 NCWSA Championships
3 NJCAA National Championships
326 Total Team Championships
as of 2-8-2018
Spokane Community College Square Spokane Falls Community College

NWAACC Northwest Champions

Recognizes former NWAACC athletes who have distinguished themselves after leaving NWAACC member colleges. NWAACC Northwest Champions from CCS:

Robin Jordan-Denning: One of the most dominant athletes to ever compete in the NWAACC. She participated in volleyball and basketball, 1982 through 1984. In 1982, she led CCS to the conference volleyball title and was named to the Tournament All-Star Team. In 1983, the team repeated and she was the tournament MVP. Robin led CCS to back-to-back basketball titles in 1983 and 1984 and was named MVP in both tournaments. She is the only NWAACC athlete to ever be named the MVP in two different conference tournaments. Robin played volleyball at the University of Idaho, and was named to the All-Conference Team and MVP. She coached volleyball and basketball in Moscow, Idaho.

Tom McConnaughey: Played football for CCS 1976 and 1977 and was named Most Inspirational Player in 1976. He is ranked ninth in career receptions. Tom played football for the University of Oregon from 1978 to 1979 and then went on to the University of Central Arkansas, where he was named All-Conference. He was Assistant Football Coach at Spokane from 1983 to 1985. Professionally, he played with the New Jersey Generals from 1983 to 1985; part of the 1985 season with the Philadelphia Eagles, and ended with the Minnesota Vikings. From 1988 to the present, he is Head Football Coach and teacher at Federal Way High School.

Dan O'Brien: 1988 NWAACC Decathlon Champion and event record holder. In the conference meet, he won the 100 meters, 100 meter hurdles, shot put and long jump. In 1990, he won the silver medal in the decathlon at the Goodwill Games; 1991 World Decathlon Champion; American Record Holder; TAC Decathlon Champion; current World Record Holder; 1993 World Decathlon Champion; 1995 World Decathlon Champion;1996 Olympic Games Gold Medal Winner; 1998 Goodwill Games Decathlon Champion.>

Spike Walker: In 1971, he was named Captain and Most Improved for the SFCC track team; was first in the shot put at the 1970 and 1971 NWAACC Championship meets. His shot put of 61' 3 1/4" in 1971 remains as the Conference record. He holds the stadium and school record with a put of 62'1". He was a former National Record Holder with the 62'1" put. At present, he is a successful, published author living in the Longview, Washington area.