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Santa Clara Leads Commissioner's Cup Standings

Santa Clara Leads Commissioner's Cup Standings

Dec. 9, 2004

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - With the fall sports regular season coming to a close, the West Coast Conference announced theat the Santa Clara University athletic department is currently tied for the lead in 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.

The University of Portland and Santa Clara University are tied atop the overall standings after the 2004 Fall season, with the Pilots leading the men's all-sports race with 13 points, while the Broncos headline the women's all-sports race with 18.5 points. Portland captured WCC titles in men's and women's cross country and shared the league's women's soccer crown with Santa Clara.

The Pilots and the Broncos are followed in the standings by the University of San Francisco with 26.5 points. The Dons have had a strong fall season, capturing their first WCC men's soccer title since 1994, and finishing second in the women's cross country championship. The University of San Diego, the WCC women's volleyball champions, currently sits in fourth place with 25 points, while Loyola Marymount University (23) is fifth, Gonzaga University (20.5) is sixth, Saint Mary's College (14) is seventh and Pepperdine University (9) is eighth.

Commissioner's Cup
Portland - 30.5
Santa Clara - 30.5
San Francisco - 26.5
San Diego - 25
Loyola Marymount - 23
Gonzaga - 20.5
Saint Mary's - 14
Pepperdine - 9

Men's All-Sports
Portland - 13
Loyola Marymount - 12
San Francisco - 12
Santa Clara - 12
Gonzaga - 9
San Diego - 7
Saint Mary's - 5
Pepperdine - 1

Women's All-Sports
Santa Clara - 18.5
San Diego - 18
Portland - 17.5
San Francisco - 14.5
Gonzaga - 11.5
Loyola Marymount - 11
Saint Mary's - 9
Pepperdine - 8