The WCC is extending the voting for the last spot on the 25th Anniversary of Women’s Athletics Team powered by Zappos.com, to January 3rd, 2010, because of a continued strong response on wccsports.com. The first to the 24th spots were voted on by Senior Women’s Administrators from each WCC member institution, conference staff, and select media, with the last spot to be determined by fan voting.
The remaining candidates are Kelley Cunningham (GON, Volleyball), Valerie Gillon (USF, Basketball), Lindsey Huie (POR, Soccer), Melissa King Fisher (SCU, Basketball), Angela Lawrence (PEP, Tennis), and Carolina Llano (PEP, Golf).
With a tradition that includes national championships, All-Americans and countless NCAA Tournament appearances, the West Coast Conference has established itself as a national force in collegiate women’s athletics. The 2009-10 school year marks the 25th anniversary of when the WCC began sponsoring women’s athletics. The Conference is celebrating the historic milestone with the WCC 25th Anniversary of Women’s Athletics campaign, powered by Zappos.com. The campaign is a season-long celebration of 25 years of WCC women’s athletics excellence.
The WCC began sponsoring women’s athletics in 1985 with volleyball, cross-country, basketball, and tennis entering their first years of conference competition. The WCC added women’s soccer as a conference sport in 1992, followed by women’s rowing and women’s golf in 1997.
In 25 years, the WCC has established itself as one of the premier women’s soccer conferences in the country, winning three national titles. In women’s volleyball, the WCC is one of the most competitive conferences in the nation, sending the highest percentage of teams from one conference into the NCAA Tournament in 2008. Women’s basketball has been equally as impressive sending multiple teams into the postseason for 10 consecutive seasons. In women’s tennis, San Diego’s Zuzana Lesenarova won the NCAA singles championship in 1999, while in women’s golf, Pepperdine has established itself as a perennial national power with four top five finishes in the NCAA Championship. In women’s rowing, Gonzaga has won 12 of the previous 13 WCC Championships, while Portland has dominated the WCC Cross Country Championships, winning 19 of the 25 conference titles.
Show support for your school and vote here for who you think should represent the remaining spot on the 25th Anniversary Team.