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West Coast Conference Announces Staff Promotions

July 30, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. ---- West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich announced today the promotion of Sarah Wilhelmi to Assistant Commissioner for Compliance and Student Services and Stefanie Ordoveza to Associate Director for Marketing and Communications.

"I'm very pleased to announce the promotions of Sarah and Stefanie," Zaninovich said. "Sarah has shown tremendous leadership and dedication since joining us and has made great progress with our Compliance and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee groups. Stefanie has been a big reason for our growth in the new media and communications areas, particularly with her work with the NCAA Women's Basketball Marketing Grant and new media initiatives."

Wilhelmi joined the West Coast Conference in October of 2008 as the Director of Compliance and Student Services. Wilhelmi serves as the conference liaison to the Academics, Legislation and Compliance Cabinet (ALC), the Compliance Directors Advisory Group, the WCC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the WCC Sportsmanship Task Force. Prior to joining the West Coast Conference, Wilhelmi served as the Director of Compliance Services at Stanford University, a Student Services Administrative Assistant at the University of Iowa, and a Membership Services Intern at the NCAA.

Ordoveza came to the West Coast Conference in November of 2008 as the Communications and New Media Coordinator. Ordoveza's day-to-day responsibilities include marketing/promoting the WCC Basketball Championships, coordinating conference community service initiatives, serving as staff liaison to the NCAA Women's Basketball Marketing Grant, and day-to-day media relations responsibilities for women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis and women's rowing.

About the West Coast Conference
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952 and has evolved and grown to become a nationally recognized and competitive force in Division I intercollegiate athletics, with 13 conference-sponsored sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's crew, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball. The WCC is characterized by the stability of its membership - only two conferences have been together longer - and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.