{{ article.title }}

West Coast Conference hosts fall Presidents' Council meetings

Nov. 30, 2011

WCC on Twitter | WCC on Facebook | WCC on YouTube

SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference held its annual Fall Presidents' Council Meeting on Friday, November 18 and discussed recent NCAA legislation, graduation success rates and conference championship schedules.

Key agenda topics at the Presidents' Council meetings included:

  • The Presidents' Council released the following statement regarding NCAA legislation relative to the provision of financial aid to student athletes:
    "The member institutions of the West Coast Conference consider the welfare of student-athletes to be the highest priority, and this has been demonstrated both in the provision of meaningful financial aid packages across each student body and support of the holistic education of all of our students.

    Our Presidents are fully cognizant of the most recent NCAA legislation relative to the provision of financial aid to student-athletes (i.e. cost of attendance). Consistent with the Conference's historic practices for more than 50 years, each member institution will have the ability and autonomy to make financial aid decisions on their respective campus, in accordance with NCAA rules as they always have done, mindful of their commitment to the student-athletes.

    We know that this continuation of this West Coast Conference philosophy will demonstrate the fundamental commitment to all student-athletes and permit the conference's athletic programs to remain competitive at the highest level."

  • Reviewed the 2011-12 WCC Graduation Success Rate (GSR) summary:
    1.The West Coast Conference recorded a 90 percent graduate rate across all 13 conference sponsored sports as compared to the national average of 83%
    2.Forty-six of the Conference's 107 teams recorded a 100% graduation success rate
    3.The WCC's men's basketball graduation success rate has improved from 64% in 2008 to 80% in 2011

  • Approved schedule for 2013 West Coast Conference Baseball Championship with competition to be held from Thursday, May 23-Saturday, May 25.

  • Approved the addition of California State University Bakersfield as an affiliate member in women's golf beginning with the 2012-13 season.

    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, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, women's rowing, 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 and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.