BYU football: Cougars deem going it alone the best option
University of San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. 8,775
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, Calif. 7,990
SOURCE: WCC WebsiteWest Coast Conference at a glance
The West Coast Conference was formed in 1952. The WCC 13 league-sponsored sports: baseball; both men's and women's basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis; and women's volleyball and crew.
The eight WCC members span the western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico, 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 Conference is characterized by the stability of its membership — only two conferences have been together longer — and its unique emphasis on combining excellence in athletics with excellence in academics.
The Conference recognizes championships in each of its sports, has hosted NCAA championship events, and produced 26 NCAA Division I individual or team champions. And, many outstanding WCC student-athletes have gone on to excel in professional sports.
School Location Enrollment
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., 7,275
Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 9,015
Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif., 7,170
University of Portland, Portland, Ore., 3,670
Saint Mary's College, Moraga, Calif., 3,810
University of San Diego, San Diego, 7,835
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, 8,775
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif., 7,990
SOURCE: WCC website
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