PAC-10 Conference Reaches Historic Milestone
With Arizona State winning the NCAA softball title this week, Pac-10 Conference teams have now
claimed 400 NCAA Championships, becoming the "rst conference in history to reach the milestone.
With nine team titles thus far in 2010-11, the Pac-10 has now led the nation in NCAA Championships in 45 of the last 51 years.
"The Pac-10 has been built around excellence and we are very proud of reaching this historic
milestone," Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott said. "This is the reason why we are looking forward
to the launch of the Pac-12 Network, so that fans across the country and around the world can
witness the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes. The Conference of Champions
moniker is well deserved and well earned."
Arizona State entered the NCAA softball championships as the tournament's top seed for the first
time in school history after finishing Pac-10 play by winning 13 of their final 14 games, including a
12-game winning streak. It is the school's 23rd NCAA Championship and second softball title.
The ASU softball team joins USC's men's water polo, Stanford's men's gymnastics, California's
men's and women's swimming and diving, Oregon's women's indoor track, Stanford's women's water polo, UCLA's women's golf and USC's men's tennis as the nine Pac-10 teams to claim national championships this academic year.
The 400 Pac-10 championships consist of 271 men's titles and 129 women's championships and
all 10 Pac-10 institutions have won multiple national championships.
It is almost ftting that the Pac-10 has reached the milestone with a softball title this year since
2010-11 marks the 25th anniversary of women's sports in the Pac-10 and softball is the Conference's most successful women's sport. The Pac-10 now has 23 titles in softball, 19 in women's tennis and 14 in women's golf.
The moniker Conference of Champions has been earned by the number of titles, but also the depth
of success. Pac-10 teams have won championships in 26 of the 37 Division 1 sports the NCAA
sponsors and has reached double digit titles in 16 of those sports.
The Conference will have a chance to add more titles this year as it will have teams competing in
three additional championships this Spring - men's and women's track and feld and baseball.
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