USD Men's Basketball 2001-2002
T HE WEST COAST CONFERENCE TURNS 50 THIS YEAR and w ill embark on a season-long celebration looking back at so years of traditien-filled rivalries, excellence in the classroom and exciting athletics success.
THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE was orig inally founded in 1952 as the California Basketball Association to provide a convenient venue for five San Francisco Bay Area schools to compete in basketbal l. Since that modest beginning, the Conference has evolved into a nationally recognized and competitive force within the NCAA. T he league formally known as the West Coast Athleti c Conference currently sponsors 13 sports: baseball, both men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; and women's volleyball and crew. FROM THE PINE FORESTS of Eastern Washington, to the Columbia River Basin, to the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, to the sunny beaches of Southern California, the current WCC membership spans the western coast of t he United States. The Conference is characterized by the stability of its membership, as only two NCAA Division I conferences nationally have been together longer. S ince its birth in 1952, the wee has been a dominant force in intercollegiate athletics, boasting 33 NCAA individual and t eam championships. And while titles are being earned on the field, degrees are being earned in the classroom, as the WCC is home to numerous Academic All-Ameri ca ns. And after graduation, West Coast Conference alumni have continued to flourish, as some of the world 's elite athletes started in the wee. THE so-YEAR HISTORY OF THE wee demonstrates that success in intercollegiate athletics can be bui lt on the foundation of values, character and academics. The champions of tomorrow are competing today, so look to the West Coast Conference, where the nation's best student-athletes continue to make their mark in sports history.
For up-to-date information and events connected with our celebration visit our Website: WWW.WCCSPORTS.COM
GONZAGA • LOYOLA MARVMOUNT • PEPPERDINE • PORTLAND SAINT MARV'S • SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO • SANTA CLARA
'est Coast Conference • 1200 Bayhill Drive, Suite 302 • San Bruno, CA 94066 • (650) 873-8622 phone • (650) 873-7846 fax
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