About the Pac-12 Conference
The Pac-12 Conference is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders by championing excellence in academics, athletics, and the well-being of our student-athletes.
History of the Pac-12
Built on a firm foundation of academic excellence and superior athletic performance, the Pac-12 Conference renewed its undisputed claim as the Conference of Champions® in 2018-19. Beyond the courts and fields, the Pac-12’s accomplishments extend into the classrooms across 12 campuses, and outside its traditional geographic footprint into new corners around the world.
The only conference to win 500 NCAA Championships, the Pac-12 once again led the nation in 2018-19 with 13 NCAA crowns. This haul adds to an incredible 188 NCAA team titles claimed since 1999-2000 and 330 since 1981-82, the start of women’s sports sponsorship, an average of nearly nine per year. Even more impressive has been the breadth of the Pac-12’s success with championships coming in 28 different men’s and women’s sports. The Pac-12 has led or tied the nation in NCAA Championships in 53 of the last 59 years, with the exceptions coming no lower than third.
For the 14th-consecutive year, the Pac-12 had the most, or tied for the most, NCAA titles of any conference in the country, winning at least six every year since 1999-2000. No other conference has won double-digit NCAA crowns in a single year, the Pac-12 doing so 11 times, including a record 14 in 1996-97.
Spanning over a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 has claimed 526 NCAA Championships (304 men’s, 191 women’s, 31 combined), over 200 more than the next league.
Pac-12 members have won 304 NCAA team championships on the men’s side, 85 more than the next-closest conference. Men’s NCAA crowns have come at a phenomenal rate for the Pac-12 - 16 basketball titles by six schools, 54 tennis titles, 47 outdoor track & field crowns, and 29 baseball titles. Pac-12 members have won 25 of 49 NCAA titles in volleyball, 45 of 50 in water polo, 31 in skiing, and 25 in swimming & diving national championships.
On the women’s side, the story is much the same. Since the NCAA began conducting women’s championships 38 years ago, Pac-12 members have claimed at least four national titles in a single season on 29 occasions, including every year except one since 2000-01. Overall, the Pac-12 has captured 191 NCAA women’s titles, easily outdistancing the SEC, which is second with 103. Pac-12 members have dominated a number of sports, winning 24 softball titles, 24 tennis crowns, 16 volleyball titles, 19 of the last 30 trophies in golf, and 17 in swimming & diving.
Individually, the Conference has produced an impressive number of NCAA individual champions. Over 2,000 (2,379) individual crowns have been won by Pac-12 student-athletes over the years with 1,383 by male student-athletes. Pac-12 women student-athletes have captured an unmatched 808 NCAA individual crowns, an average of over 21 championships per season, including 29 in 2018-19. Student-athletes have also captured 188 individual titles at combined championships (i.e., skiing and fencing).
The Pac-12’s excellence is further proven in the annual Division I Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup competition, the prestigious award that honors the best overall collegiate athletics programs in the country. Stanford won an unprecedented 25th-consecutive Directors’ Cup in 2018-19 to lead the Conference, leading a 1-5-6 finish for Pac-12 institutions. Six Pac-12 member institutions ranked among the top-25 Division I programs: No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 USC, No. 6 UCLA, No. 18 California, No. 19 Arizona State and No. 24 Washington. At least five member institutions have been ranked in the top 25 each year of the Directors’ Cup program.
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|Jamie Zaninovich||Deputy Commissioner / Chief Operating Officer|
|Woodie Dixon||General Counsel, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs|
|Brent Willman||Chief Financial Officer|
|Danette Leighton||Chief Marketing Officer|
|Erik Hardenbergh||Chief of Staff|
|Teresa Gould||Senior Associate Commissioner, Sports Management & Institutional Services|
|Ron Barker||Associate Commissioner, Governance|
|Chris Grant||Associate Commissioner, Sports Management & Championships|
|Duane Lindberg||Associate Commissioner, Television|
|Erik Price||Associate Commissioner, Compliance|
|Tammy Newman||Associate Commissioner, Governance|
|Dustin Rocke||Associate Commissioner, Broadcast & Media Administration|
|David Coleman||Vice President, Officiating|
|Dave Hirsch||Vice President, Communications|
|Will Hunter||Vice President, Operations|
|Anna Roberts||Vice President, Human Resources|
|Heather Vaughan||Vice President, Marketing|
|Andrew Walker||Vice President, Public Affairs & Head of Communications|
|Natalia Ciccone||Assistant Commissioner, Communications|
|Chris Merino||Assistant Commissioner, Compliance|
|Drew Seidenberger||Assistant Commissioner, Basketball Operations and Sports Administration|
|Cheryl Wong||Assistant Commissioner, Sports Management & Championships|
|Michael Ortiz||Senior Director, Video Operations|
|Jesse Hooker||Director, Communications|
|Josh Ishoo||Public Relations Director|
|Sean Harris||Director, Sports Management and Championships|
|Noveen Moinpour||Senior Manager, Marketing & Event Management|
|Cecile Catig||Accounts Payable Specialist|
|Tyler Jahnke||Manager, Ticket Sales|
|In Ja Halcomb||Executive Assistant to the Commissioner|
|David Lucero||Manager, Operations|
|Michael Brady||Manager, Business Operations|
|Michelle Zhang||Manager, International|
|Mike Hornick||Specialist, Video Operations|
|Chris Berg||Coordinator, Sports Management|
|Ryan Andersen||Communications Fellow|
|Nicole Mitchell||Communications Fellow|
|Wendy Heredia||Senior Administrative Assistant|
|Stephanie Toovey||Administrative Assistant|
|Keisha May||Administrative Assistant|
|Lanea Tuiasosopo||Sports Management Fellow|
|Juwaan Williams||Sports Management Fellow|
|Bobby Dibler||Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating|
|Violet Palmer||Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officiating|
|Joan Powell||Coordinator of Women's Volleyball Officiating|
|Dave Yeast||Coordinator of Baseball Officiating|
|Joanne Venditto||Coordinator of Softball Officiating|
|Sandra Hunt||Coordinator of Women's Soccer Officiating|
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