June 3, 2011
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - For the fourth consecutive year, the University of San Diego has won the West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup. San Diego becomes the first school in conference history to win the Cup four straight years. The Toreros also become the first WCC program to win the award four times; breaking their previous mark of three they shared with Pepperdine who won the first three trophies between 2002-2004.
"Congratulations to President Mary Lyons, [Executive Director of Athletics] Ky Snyder, and all of the University of San Diego student-athletes, coaches, and staff on becoming the first WCC institution to win the Commissioner's Cup for the fourth straight year," said West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "In a conference that values broad-based athletic success, this award recognizes USD's over-arching excellence in a highly competitive field of eight, like minded member institutions. Their run has been truly remarkable."
San Diego also won the 2010-11 WCC Women's All-Sports Award, while San Francisco took home the WCC Men's All-Sports trophy. The Men's and Women's All-Sports Awards are given to the schools that accumulate the most points within each particular gender sport. This past season USD took home WCC championship titles in women's volleyball, men's tennis and women's rowing. A total of six Torero programs advanced to NCAA postseason play - volleyball, women's soccer, women's and men's tennis, and men's golf. Five different Torero coaches earned WCC Coach of the Year honors, while six USD student-athletes were tabbed WCC Players of the Year.
"Every year we set a goal of being the best and winning the WCC Commissioner's Cup," said Ky Snyder, USD Executive Director of Athletics. "To accomplish this for the fourth straight year is a testament to the outstanding job our coaches and student-athletes do throughout the school year. What I think is really great is that our graduating seniors were a part of this tremendous accomplishment each year they were here, and now next year's graduating class has the same opportunity."
The WCC 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 and is based on a point system, reflecting the finish of each team in conference play. The institution with the highest point total after combining the men's and women's point totals is honored with the Commissioner's Cup.