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Loyola Marymount University Claims 2006 WCC Commissioner's Cup

May 31, 2006

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San Bruno, Calif. - Loyola Marymount University has enjoyed a historic 2005-06 season, culminating with its first-ever West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup. 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, is also presented. The University of San Francisco captured the Men's All-Sports Award, while Santa Clara University, last year's Commissioner's Cup winner, claimed the Women's All-Sports Award, marking the first time in WCC history that three different schools earned the three awards.

The recipient of the Commissioner's Cup is based on a point system reflecting the place finish of each team in 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 point totals is honored with the Commissioner's Cup.

LMU displayed consistent excellence during the 2005-06 year, finishing in the top half of the conference in nine of the WCC's 13 sponsored sports. The Lions claimed their first-ever conference champinships in men's golf and women's rowing.

"The West Coast Conference is proud to present Loyola Marymount University with the 2006 Commissioner's Cup," said WCC Commissioner Michael Gilleran. "Earning this award is a direct result of Loyola Marymount's dedication to building a successful broad-based intercollegiate athletics program. LMU's student-athletes, alumni, staff and administration should take great pride in winning this award."

Santa Clara finished second in the overall Commissioner's Cup standings with 65 points, while earning the Women's All-Sports award for the second consecutive year with 36.5 points. San Francisco finishes third in the final Commissioner's Cup standings with 64 overall points, behind an outstanding season from the Dons' men's squads, who earned the Men's All-Sports Award with 40 points. Pepperdine had an outstanding Spring season to finish in fourth place overall with 58.5 points, while Saint Mary's College placed fifth with 49.5 points and the University of San Diego finished sixth with 48.5 overall points. Gonzaga University finished in seventh place with 48 points, while the University of Portland finished eighth with 44 points.

Pepperdine won the overall Commissioner's Cup in each of the first three years of the award's existence, while Santa Clara snapped the Waves' string by taking home the award in 2005. The winning school is presented with a Commissioner's Cup trophy that it retains until the next season's winner is determined.

2006 Commissioner's Cup Standings
Loyola Marymount - 67.5
Santa Clara - 65.0
San Francisco - 64.0
Pepperdine - 58.5
Saint Mary's - 49.5
San Diego - 48.5
Gonzaga - 48.0
Portland - 44.0

Men's All-Sports
San Francisco - 40.0
Loyola Marymount - 34.5
Santa Clara - 28.5
Saint Mary's - 24.5
Pepperdine - 24.0
San Diego - 24.0
Gonzaga - 21.0
Portland - 18.5

Women's All-Sports
Santa Clara - 36.5
Pepperdine - 34.5
Loyola Marymount - 33.0
Gonzaga - 27.0
Portland - 25.5
Saint Mary's - 25.0
San Diego - 24.5
San Francisco - 24.0