Pac-10 Leads With 11 NCAA Team Titles
The Pac-10 lived up to its well deserved billing of "Conference of Champions" by capturing 11 NCAA titles during the 2008-09 academic year. It marked the sixth time the Conference has totaled double digits in NCAA titles, a feat no other conference has ever achieved. The Pac-10 total of 11 NCAA titles far outstripped any other conference.
This season marks the ninth time in the last 10 years that the Pac-10 has topped all conferences in NCAA championships won. In addition to the 11 championships, Pac-10 teams posted NCAA runner-up finishes nine times.
The Pac-10 men's and women's programs claimed six NCAA women's titles and five men's crowns. Seven different league schools claimed NCAA titles. Only eight institutions nationally claimed multiple NCAA titles this year, with four of them Pac-10 schools. Oregon, Stanford, USC and Washington each won two NCAA championships to join Texas A&M, Maryland, North Carolina and Penn State as multiple title winners this academic year.
Washington won titles in women's cross country and softball. Stanford claimed men's gymnastics and women's rowing. USC took men's tennis and men's water polo and Oregon won titles in men's cross country and men's indoor track & field. Other NCAA crowns came from Arizona State in women's golf, California in women's swimming and UCLA in women's water polo.
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