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
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2009-10 May Scholar-Athletes of the Month

Ashley Durkee


Tyson McGuffin

The Community Colleges of Spokane’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for May is Ashley Durkee.  Ashley completed her second year of competition on the CCS women’s tennis team by taking third at the NWAACC Championships in #3 singles. Ashley’s overall record for the season was 8-2, including wins over every school in the league. As one of only two sophomores Ashley set the tone for the rest of the team with her hard work and determination.  She currently is completing her AA degree and plans to continue her career in finance at Western Washington University.

Congratulations Ashley!

The Community Colleges of Spokane’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for May is Tyson McGuffin.  Tyson completed one of the best seasons in CCS men’s tennis history by capturing both the Singles and Doubles titles while leading the Sasquatch to the 2010 NWAACC Team Championship.  He played #1 singles and was a perfect 12-0, never losing a set, while playing the best players on the opposing teams. In addition to his outstanding singles record, he teamed with Peter Brown to win the Doubles title, compiling a 10-1 season record with the only loss, a Pro-Set, to the Whitworth top doubles team.  His overall record of sets won and lost for the year, was an amazing 44 sets won and only one set lost. In the NWAACC finals he capped off his incredible season with his best performance. In Doubles he and Peter crushed a tough Green River team 6-2, 6-0. He then came back and dominated the defending NWAACC Singles Champion 6-2, 6-2 to claim the singles title as well.  Tyson will continue his academic and playing career next year at Eastern Washington University, majoring in education and going into coaching, where he will be a top player on a team that qualified for an NCAA Nationals berth in 2008.
Congratulations Tyson!