BYU Wins 2017-18 West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup

June 7, 2018

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Brigham Young University won the 2017-18 West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup, awarded to the WCC institution enjoying the most success during conference play. This marks the unprecedented sixth consecutive Commissioner's Cup victory for the Cougars in their seventh year of Conference membership.

BYU's win surpasses the University of San Diego for the most overall and consecutive Commissioner's Cup victories. The Toreros won five straight from 2008-2012. Pepperdine University (2002-04) rates third on the all-time list with three while Santa Clara University (2005 and 2007) and Loyola Marymount University (2006) also own cup triumphs.

After setting records for winning point margins in each of the last two seasons, the 2017-18 race was much closer. BYU registered 94 points to edge runner-up Loyola Marymount with 89 points after an impressive spring surge. Gonzaga finished third overall with 83 points.

The awards were handed out as part of the ninth annual West Coast Conference Honors Dinner, held Wednesday night at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, Calif.

The West Coast Conference 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.

This season BYU captured outright championships in men’s cross country, women’s golf and softball, while sharing the volleyball title to go along with a runner-up showing in women’s cross country.

BYU won the women's all-sports trophy race for the sixth straight year with a tally of 58.5 points after collecting three titles. Loyola Marymount was second in a close race with 56.5 points finishing strong with runner-up showings in softball and rowing. Gonzaga was third with 50 points.

The University of San Francisco snapped BYU’s winning streak in the men's all-sports trophy race, claiming it for the fourth time overall and the first since 2010-11. The Dons tallied 37.5 points, good for a two-point win against runner-up BYU’s 35.5 points. The Dons won the men’s soccer title. Saint Mary’s College was third in the men’s race with 35.0 points.

Overall, the Cougars compiled 94.0 Commissioner's Cup points at the conclusion of the academic year, which includes menʼs and womenʼs cross country, menʼs and womenʼs soccer, women's volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, softball, women’s rowing and baseball.

Loyola Marymount (86.5) placed second in the final overall standings, Gonzaga (83.0) is third while Saint Mary’s is fourth with 77.5 points. Pepperdine (75.5) is fifth, 0.5 points in front of San Francisco (75.0) in sixth place. San Diego (74.5), Santa Clara (69.5), University of the Pacific (59.5) and the University of Portland (58.0) round out the standings.

2017-18 Commissioner's Cup Standings
(FINAL - 5/30/18)

BYU

94.0

Loyola Marymount

89.0

Gonzaga

83.0

Saint Mary’s

77.5

Pepperdine

75.5

San Francisco

75.0

San Diego

74.5

Santa Clara

69.5

Pacific

59.5

Portland

58.0

Men's All-Sports

San Francisco

37.5

BYU

35.5

Saint Mary’s

35.0

Gonzaga

33.0

Portland

30.5

Loyola Marymount

30.0

Santa Clara

29.5

San Diego

29.0

Pepperdine

28.0

Pacific

23.0

Women's All-Sports

BYU

58.5

Loyola Marymount

56.5

Gonzaga

50.0

Pepperdine

47.5

San Diego

45.5

Saint Mary’s

42.5

Santa Clara

40.0

San Francisco

36.5

Pacific

36.5

Portland

27.5

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