It’s a topic front and center across all athletic departments, regardless of level or division, and the fact this message is delivered by current NCAA DI, DII and DIII student-athletes is all you need to know.

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The 2023 GNAC baseball season gets underway next week — Western Oregon gets the curtain call when it plays at Fresno Pacific Feb. 3 — so we’re providing an officiating tutorial prepared by the NCAA that reviews this season’s rule changes and intepretations.

The 30-minute video is narrated by George Drouches, the NCAA’s national coordinator of umpires.

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We told you in a recent post about former Western Washington University women’s basketball player Gracie Phelps, who was recognized at last week’s NCAA Honors Celebration with the 2023 Inspiration Award.

You can read about Gracie’s story here.

Below are photos from the ceremony, which took place at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio, site of the 2023 NCAA Convention.

Master of ceremonies Andy Katz interviews Gracie Phelps on stage at the NCAA Honors Celebration.

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