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Broncos Continue To Lead Commissioner's Cup

Broncos Continue To Lead Commissioner's Cup

March 10, 2005

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With the completion of the men's and women's basketball regular season, the winter season comes to a close. The West Coast Conference announced the second update of the 2004-05 WCC Commissioner's Cup standings. The Commissioner's Cup is an all-sports award presented at the end of each academic year to the league's 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 finish of each team at the conclusion of 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 men's and women's points, will be honored with the Commissioner's Cup. Pepperdine University has dominated the Commissioner's Cup standings since the award's inception in 2001-02, winning all three trophies.

Santa Clara University sits atop the overall standings after the 2004-05 winter season, thanks to third place finishes in the WCC regular season standings in both men's and women's basketball. Both the Bronco men and women lead their respective categories as SCU's women's teams have accumulated 24.5 points and the men's teams 17.5.

The Broncos are followed in the standings by Gonzaga University with 36.5 points. Gonzaga jumped from sixth place in the fall standings to second place after the winter season. Gonzaga's significant improvement can be attributed to the Bulldogs taking home the WCC regular season title in both men's and women's hoops. Gonzaga is followed by the University of Portland, who has 33.5 points and the University of San Francisco with 33 points. Rounding out the Commissioner's Cup standings is the University of San Diego with 32.5 points, Loyola Marymount University with 31 points, Saint Mary's College with 25.5 points and Pepperdine with 17 points.

Overall Commissioner's Cup Standings
Santa Clara - 42.0
Gonzaga - 36.5
Portland - 33.5
San Francisco - 33.0
San Diego - 32.5
Loyola Marymount - 31.0
Saint Mary's - 25.5
Pepperdine - 17.0

Men's All-Sports
Santa Clara - 17.5
Gonzaga - 17.0
San Francisco - 15.5
Portland - 15.0
Loyola Marymount - 13.0
San Diego - 12.5
Saint Mary's - 12.0
Pepperdine - 4.5

Women's All-Sports
Santa Clara - 24.5
San Diego - 20.0
Gonzaga - 19.5
Portland - 18.5
Loyola Marymount - 18.0
San Francisco - 17.5
Saint Mary's - 13.5
Pepperdine - 12.5