March 18, 2002
San Bruno, Calif. -- With the winter season coming to a close last weekend, the West Coast Conference announces the second update of the inaugural WCC Commissionerıs Cup. The Commissioner's Cup is an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the leagueıs top performing school in conference play. A Men's and Women's All-Sports Award, recognizing athletic achievement within each gender, will also be presented.
The recipient of the Commissioner's Cup is based on a point system reflecting the place finish of each team in conference play. The Men's and Women's All-Sports Awards are given to the schools that accumulate the most points within each particular gender. The institution with the highest point total after combining the menıs and womenıs point totals will be honored with the Commissioner's Cup.
Santa Clara continues to lead the overall standings as well as the Men's and Women's all-sports standings heading into the spring season. The Broncos finished tied for second in women's hoops and tied for third in men's hoops to retain their lead. Pepperdine moved past Portland in the overall standings after first place finishes in both men's and women's basketball and stand 11.5 points behind Santa Clara.
As a league, the WCC's Winter season was highlighted with six teams earning postseason bids. On the menıs side, Gonzaga and Pepperdine, WCC co-regular season champs, earned bids to the NCAA tournament. The Pepperdine women, winners of the women's basketball regular season and tournament title, were joined by Santa Clara in the women's NCAA tournament.