As a member of a Sweet 16 team, I know first hand making it to the division 1 level is rare and earning the right to compete in the NCAA tournament is even rarer. It takes years of dedication, hard work and a little luck from every player, coach and staff member at a program to achieve such a result.

     This year, the state of Washington is well represented in this elite company. There are a total of 17 players representing five universities, including two universities from the state, in this year’s edition of March Madness.

     Check out the full list below of every player, there school and when their first game is so you can tune in, follow along, and see how far the representatives from the Evergreen State can go!