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San Diego Tabbed to Win 2011 WCC Men's Golf Title, Pepperdine Women Picked to Repeat

March 7 ,2011

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SAN BRUNO, CALIF. -- San Diego was chosen as the favorite to claim the West Coast Conference men's golf title in the 2010-11 preseason coaches poll. The Pepperdine women were chosen to the win the women's golf title. The Toreros, who received the maximum seven first place votes for a total of 49 points, finished in second place with a score of 892 at the 2010 WCC Golf Championships.

Headlining the group of San Diego returners are 2010 Men's Individual Award Winner senior Gunner Wiebe. Joining Wiebe on the 2011 Preseason All-Conference Team are classmate Scott Brace and junior Alex Ching.

The Pepperdine women's golf team won their ninth consecutive WCC Championship last year and have claimed 12 out of the last 14. The Waves make up half of the 2011 Preseason All-Conference team, including 2010 All-WCC selections senior Taylore Karle, junior Kaitlin Drolson, and sophomore Danielle Kang. Senior Martine de Gannes and freshman Liv Cheng round out the Preseason All-Conference team.

Men's Golf 2011 Preseason Poll
1. San Diego - 49 (7)
2. Pepperdine - 42 (1)
3. San Francisco - 34
4. Santa Clara - 33(1)
5. Saint Mary's - 24
6. Portland - 22
7. Loyola Marymount - 13
8. Gonzaga - 7
(First place votes)

Men's Golf 2010 Preseason All-Conference Team
Name, School, YR
Josh Anderson, PEP, JR
Scott Brace, USD, SR
Nick Chianello, POR, SO
Alex Ching, USD, JR
Richard Conlin, SMC, RS SR
Ji Hwan Park, USF, JR
Andrew Putnam, PEP, SR
Scott Travers, SCU, RS SR
Taylor Travis, USF, SO
Gunner Wiebe, USD, SR

Women's Golf 2011 Preseason Poll
1. Pepperdine - 25 (5)
2. San Francisco - 20
3. Gonzaga - 17(1)
4. Santa Clara - 13
5. Portland - 9
6. Seattle - 6
(First place votes)

Women's Golf 2011 Preseason All-Conference Team
Name, School, YR
Liv Cheng, PEP, FR
Martine de Gannes, PEP, SR
Kaitlin Drolson, PEP, JR
Victoria Fallgren, GON, SO
Katrina Hegge, USF, SO
Jessica Howe, GON, JR
Tinna Johannsdottir, USF, SR
Danielle Kang, PEP, SO
Taylore Karle, PEP, SR
Miki Ueoka