Mike Hopkins decided to take the $15,000 bonus he earned in being named the Pac-12 coach of the year to buy 1,250 Starbucks gift cards at $12 apiece.

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Mike Hopkins, after his first season as the Washington basketball coach, has come up with a unique way to thank Huskies fans.

Hopkins decided to take the $15,000 bonus he earned in being named the Pac-12 coach of the year to buy 1,250 Starbucks gift cards at $12 apiece. He plans to give them away Thursday. Also, UW season-ticket holders who present their ticket card as well as Dawg Pack members who show their UW ID will be given an additional gift card. This will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Starbucks in U-Village near the campus.

“I wouldn’t have won this award without such incredible support,” Hopkins said.

NOTES

• Washington senior Andrew Gardner took third in his semifinal heat in the steeplechase in the 8:41.48 to advance at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore. Brock Eager of Washington State took 14th in the hammer at 223-0.

• Washington’s men’s rowing team finished the season second in the USRowing Collegiate Coaches’ poll. Yale’s 2.6-second victory over the Huskies in the varsity -eight final at the IRA championships last weekend made Yale a unanimous choice for the No. 1 spot in the last poll of the year.

• Swinomish Golf Links in Anacortes, which had 16 greens vandalized in late May with a grass-killing chemical, plans to close Monday and stay closed into early July to re-sod all the greens, according to a pro shop employee. The course is owned by the Swinomish Tribe, and a $10,000 reward has been offered by for information leading to the conviction of the vandals.

• Seattle University’s Tarik Skubal, Zach Wolf, Nick Meservey and Dalton Hurd were all selected in the MLB draft. Skubal was selected in the ninth round by the Tigers, Wolf in the 18th round by the Marlins, Meservey in the 21st round by the Orioles and Hurd in the 23rd round by the Cubs.

• Interlake High second baseman Adam Jacques was taken by the Reds in the 38th round of the MLB draft. Jacques is committed to play for Tacoma Community College next year. Kentridge shortstop Kody Darcy was taken by the Mets in the 39th round. The Xavier commit batted .425 with 18 RBI this season.

Stacy Fung of Washington was named to the ITA All-American tennis team.

Jalen Green out of Lindbergh High in Renton has signed to play basketball at Western Washington. The 6-foot-7 Green averaged 26.7 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 4.4 blocks.

• Defender Steph Catley of the Reign was named to the NWSL team for the month of May.