Nov. 30, 2011
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:
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."
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.