Every possession was a battle, nearly every shot was contested and the winner could be better described as a survivor in the rugged game that decided the women's champion of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout.

Beth Bragg
It was George Mason's first appearance in the Great Alaska Shootout.Stephan Wiebe
Winter vanished just in time for the Shootout, leaving some coaches warm but disappointed.Beth Bragg
In Tuesday's 94-61 steamrolling of Pepperdine in the first round of the GCI Great Alaska Shootout, mayhem happened early and often at the Alaska Airlines Center.Beth Bragg
Michelle Clark-Heard previously came to the tournament in 1988 as a player.Stephan Wiebe
Suki Wiggs would have been Idaho's top returning scorer this season. Instead, he's become the leading scorer for the Seawolves.Stephan Wiebe
UAA coach Chris Green earned his third GNAC Coach of the Year award, and the Seawolves stole four of the 15 spots on the all-conference first-team.Alaska Dispatch News
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is on the Alaska Airlines Center's big screen for the Shootout as part of a promotional deal between GCI and audio equipment company Monster Inc.Beth Bragg
Anchorage dentist Chad Trammell sunk his teeth into the 24-hour World's Toughest Mudder race and extracted a $10,000 victory.Beth Bragg
Dimond received goals from six different skaters and Lillian Lewis stopped all 12 shots he faced.Alaska Dispatch News