West Coast Conference adds CSU Bakersfield as affiliate member in women's golf
Dec. 1, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced today the addition of California State University Bakersfield as an affiliate member in the sport of women's golf, beginning with the 2012-13 season. The addition gives the WCC the minimum six teams required to receive an automatic qualification to the NCAA Women's Golf Championships.
"We are pleased to have CSU Bakersfield become a West Coast Conference affiliate member in women's golf," WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich said. "We're excited to add an affiliate member in a sport that continues to expand its profile nationally and look forward to the Roadrunners' arrival for the 2012-13 season."
CSU Bakersfield will make its debut as an affiliate member at the 2013 WCC Golf Championships on April 15-17 at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Washington.
"This is a great opportunity for our women's golf program to join a conference of such high caliber like the West Coast Conference," said CSU Bakersfield Director of Athletics Jeff Konya. "This is another example of putting our student-athletes in the best position to compete for championships and we are optimistic about the direction of our women's golf program with a new coach on board and now a new conference to call home next season."
The West Coast Conference began sponsoring women's golf during the 1996-97 school year with four charter members - Gonzaga University, Pepperdine University, the University of San Francisco and Santa Clara University. The Conference has since brought Brigham Young University into the fold in 2011-12 and CSU Bakersfield will replace Seattle University as the sixth member after SU moves to the Western Athletic Conference following the 2011-12 season.
Pepperdine won its 10th straight West Coast Conference Women's Golf Championship, and 13th in the last 15 years, in 2010-11 at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister, California. Pepperdine won the title from 1998-2000 and 2002-11, and the University of San Francisco took top honors in 1997 and 2001. The 2012 WCC Golf Championships will be held April 16-18 at San Juan Oaks.
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