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Santa Clara First In the Commissioner's Cup Standings At Halfway Point

Santa Clara First In the Commissioner's Cup Standings At Halfway Point

Jan. 12, 2007

Belmont, Calif. - After another successful fall season, the West Coast Conference announces the first update of the 2006-07 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 captured the first three Commissioner's Cups, before Santa Clara University and Loyola Marymount University earned their first Commissioner's Cups in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

In one of the most competitive seasons in recent memory, just 10 points separates the first place and the fourth place teams. The parity in the Commissioner's Cup standings underlines the overall success of the WCC in the fall as all eight league institutions were represented in the NCAA postseason. Santa Clara is off to a good start in its quest for a second Commissioner's Cup, leading the Women's All-Sports division with 19 points and the overall race with 33 points. The Broncos are followed by the University of Portland and the University of San Francisco with 27.0 overall points each. San Francisco and Santa Clara lead the WCC Men's All-Sports division with 14 points apiece. Loyola Marymount University rounds out the top half with 23 overall points, followed by Pepperdine University with 20 points. Gonzaga University and the University of San Diego each boast 18.5 points, while Saint Mary's College checks in with 12 overall points.

Commissioner's Cup Standings
Santa Clara - 33.0
Portland - 27.0
San Francisco - 27.0
Loyola Marymount - 23.0
Pepperdine - 20.0
Gonzaga - 18.5
San Diego - 18.5
Saint Mary's - 12.0

Men's All-Sports
San Francisco - 14.0
Santa Clara - 14.0
Gonzaga - 11.0
Portland - 11.0
Loyola Marymount - 9.0
San Diego - 6.0
Pepperdine - 3.0
Saint Mary's - 3.0

Women's All-Sports
Santa Clara - 19.0
Pepperdine - 17.0
Portland - 16.0
Loyola Marymount - 14.0
San Francisco - 13.0
San Diego - 12.5
Saint Mary's - 9.0
Gonzaga - 7.5