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WWU athletic director Lynda Goodrich retires after 26 years | Northwest roundup

After more than four decades overall serving as director of athletics and women's basketball coach at Western Washington, Lynda Goodrich...

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BELLINGHAM — After more than four decades overall serving as director of athletics and women's basketball coach at Western Washington, Lynda Goodrich announced her retirement Monday.

"Under Lynda Goodrich's guidance, WWU Athletics has enjoyed tremendous success on athletic fields and courts but also outstanding academic achievements by Western's student-athletes," Western president Bruce Shepard said in a news release.

During her 26 years as athletic director, WWU won nine team national titles, the only ones in school history, and she guided the program in stepping up from the NAIA to NCAA Division II. She also coached basketball 19 seasons.

Baseball

Washington State (20-24) allowed five runs in the fifth and fell, 7-5, at Portland (17-28).

Men's golf

No. 10-ranked Western Washington was second by four strokes after the first round of the NCAA Division II South Central/West Regional at The Home Course in DuPont.

• Washington received the No. 1 seed in the Tallahassee, Fla., region of the Division I Championship. Regional play will be held May 16-18.

Track and field

Seattle Pacific's Kishia Mitchell was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's female track Athlete of the Week.

women's swimming

Seattle U's Kevlyn Richards of Gig Harbor qualified for the World Championship Trials, held June 25-29 in Indianapolis, after posting a 100-meter breaststroke qualifying time at the May Flowers Swim Meet on Saturday in Seattle.

From team reports.

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