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GNAC.TV Announcing Team Named for GNAC Basketball Championships Coverage

GNAC logoPORTLAND, Ore. – For the fifth consecutive year, Robert Lowery will lend his experience to Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. The 2018-19 tourney, hosted by Western Washington University, will tip off Thursday at noon in Carver Gymnasium in Bellingham. Thursday’s quarterfinal games and Friday’s semifinal action will all be streamed live on

Lowery, who will serve as the play-by-play announcer, will be joined by Shawn Walli, of VikingsTV, who will provide color commentary on the eight quarterfinal and semifinal round men’s and women’s games. Each telecast will include a 10-minute pre-game show, as well as post-game interviews.

For the third time in four years, the finals of the GNAC Basketball Championships on Saturday, March 9, have been selected to be streamed on ESPN3 as part of NCAA Division II Basketball Showcase. The women’s final will air at 5:20 p.m. (Pacific time) with the men following at 7:35 p.m.

Lowery, who serves as director of Radio Services and Integrated Communications at Central Washington University, will also host pre-tournament interviews on the GNAC YouTube site beginning Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. with players and coaches from the participating tournament teams.

Lowery is also the host of the conference’s weekly 30-minute podcast GNAC Insider, which airs live Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (Pacific) during the academic year.

Media contact: Connor Pelton, Media Relations, Great Northwest Athletic Conference, (503) 305-8756,