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BYU softball: Cougars join the WCC

By Spencer Shamo

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, July 3 2013 4:49 p.m. MDT

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — BYU softball officially joined the West Coast Conference, its fourth conference in four years.

With the addition of Pacific on Monday, the WCC has the needed six teams to become a softball league. The conference welcomes softball teams from BYU, Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Saint Mary’s, San Diego and Santa Clara, most of which made up the Pacific Coast Softball Conference during the 2013 season.

In 2014, BYU will compete for its eighth consecutive conference championship and 10th consecutive NCAA regional berth.

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 14 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, softball, 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. For more information, visit the WCC website, the BYU athletic website or follow the West Coast Conference on Twitter at @WCCsports.

Spencer Shamo is a Communications major at BYU and the BYU softball SID.

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