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Kacie Sowell

Sports & Exercise Science


One of ten DI women’s basketball student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Division I-AAA Athletics Director’s Association Student-Athlete team. One of four members of her team to receive 2012-13 Western Athletic Conference All-Academic honors. Going into her senior year, she has earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA as a sports and exercise science major. She has also competed 150 hours of internship credits in the Seattle U athletic training room and has completed Potentrix Lab hours (nutrition and fitness testing).


According to her head coach, Joan Bonvicini, who was named Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and is 11th on the all-time wins list for NCAA Division I women’s college basketball,

“I have known Kacie for the past three years as her Head Basketball Coach. She has been an impact person and student-athlete since the moment she stepped on our campus. Kacie’s on-court presence and off-court demeanor mark her as a leader. Her attention to detail and high personal standards set her apart from her peers.
Kacie is a joy to coach. She is our hardest worker, an outstanding teammate, an exceptional student and our best and most reliable player. Furthermore, Kacie enjoys the trust and respect of her coaches and fellow student-athletes, and is the kind of person you would choose to consult as a leader. I give Kacie my highest recommendation.”


Sowell is a four-year member of the Seattle U Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving as the SAAC Holiday Food Drive Chair in the fall of 2013. She also gave time to sorting and distributing food for the Northwest Harvest Food Service food drive in 2011. In 2012, she served as a volunteer in chore/companion services, serving a senior citizen sponsored by Catholic Community Services. She has served as the Committee Chair for the SAAC Holiday Toy Drive all four holiday seasons she has been in school at Seattle U (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013). From 2010-13, she’s volunteered at the Rotary Boys & Girls Club, helping with All-Girls Gym events, as well as with tutoring and hanging out with kids. During the 2010-11 year, she helped with coaching as part of the Future Redhawk Program. With her team, the Redhawks spent time with and taught basketball skills to young schoolchildren at La Puebla de Heredia during the team’s foreign tour in Costa Rica in August 2013.


Named 2012-13 Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year, also named First Team All-Conference, to the WAC All-Tournament team and Western Athletic Conference 2013-14 Preseason Player of the Year in both the Media and Coaches polls.. Finished 2012-13 ranking seventh in the nation in NCAA DI field-goal percentage (55.6%) and tied for 20th in double-doubles (17). Passed the 1000 career point mark and 500 career rebound mark in 2012-13 (currently has 1,047 career points and 727 career rebounds). Named to the Washington Dental Service Thanskgiving Tournament All-Tournament team. Named WAC Player of the Week twice in 2012-13, the team’s first year in the conference (Dec. 31-Jan. 6; Feb. 11-17). Led the conference in field-goal percentage and ranked in the top 10 in rebounds per game, points per game, and steals. Received the Bill Fenton 101 Club Athlete of the Year Award in 2012-13, honoring the best athletic talent across the entire athletic department for the year. Named 2011-12 Independent Player of the Year and named Independent Player of the Week six times. Named to the 2011-12 Women’s Basketball Invitational All-Tournament Team. In 2011-12, averaged a double-double for the season, recording 18 double-doubles over the year. Has been the team’s leading scorer and rebounder for the past two seasons. A 2011-12 and 2012-13 team captain. A key member of the team who has recorded the program’s first ever Division I 20-win seasons and DI postseason appearances, appearing in the WBI and WNIT the past two seasons, including in their first year of full NCAA Division I membership and first year in the WAC (2012-13).