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2016-17 Women's Basketball Media Guide

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107 2016-17 PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL // PAC-12 PAC-12 CONFERENCE A Conference Medal is awarded annually to each member institution's outstanding senior male and female student- athlete based on the exhibition of the greatest combination of performance and achievement in scholarship, athletics and leadership. Conference medal winners have been named every year since the 1960-61 academic year. In 2009, the Pac-12 re- named the award the Tom Hansen Conference Medal in honor of Hansen, who retired at the end of June 2009 after serving for 26 years as Commissioner of the Pac-10. Following are the 2015-16 award winners: 2015-16 PAC-12 TOM HANSEN CONFERENCE MEDAL WINNERS School Men Women Arizona Rafael Quintero, Diving Bonnie Brandon, Swimming Arizona State Michael Bercovici, Football Elisha Davis, Basketball California Tyrone Wallace, Basketball Rachel Bootsma, Swimming Colorado Connor Winter, Cross Country Alexis Keating, Golf Oregon Daan Maasland, Tennis Cheridan Hawkins, Softball Oregon State Seth Thomas, Wrestling Ruth Hamblin, Basketball Stanford Conrad Kaminski, Volleyball Ivana Hong, Gymnastics UCLA Daniel McClintick, Water Polo Danusia Francis, Gymnastics USC Max de Vroome, Tennis Samantha Bricio, Volleyball Utah Brandon Taylor, Basketball Breanna Hughes, Gymnastics Washington Brian Clay, Football Melanie Wade, Volleyball Washington State Joe Dahl, Football Kourtney Guetlein, Soccer LEARFIELD SPORTS DIRECTORS' CUP The STANFORD Cardinal captured their 22nd-consecutive Directors' Cup in lead- ing the Pac-12 Conference to another impressive finish in the final 2015-16 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the National Association of Collegiate Direc- tors of Athletics (NACDA) announced. Led by a spring NCAA title in women's tennis, and a pair of runner-up finishes in women's golf and women's water po-lo, Stanford won its 22nd-consecutive Cup. The Cardinal grabbed another NCAA title in men's soccer and posted eight top five finishes in tallying an impressive 1,526.50 points. That's 220 points more than runner-up Ohio State. USC finished fourth (1,196.25 points) for its third consecutive top 10 finish. The Tro- jans captured a pair of spring titles in women's water polo and beach volleyball. UCLA placed sixth overall, its 20th top 10 finish in the Directors' Cup, with 1,091.50 points. The Bruins collected a title in men's water polo and posted six other top-five finishes during the 2015-16 year. Behind its three national titles in men's golf, and men's and women's indoor track and field, OREGON posted its highest finish ever in the Directors' Cup at 10th with 973.75 points. CALIFORNIA added a national title in women's rowing and placed 11th with 966.00 points. WASHINGTON added an NCAA title in women's golf and placed 14th with 951.50 points, while ARIZONA posted a national runner-up finish in baseball and collect 740.75 points giving the Pac-12 Conference a phenom- enal seven teams among the top 25. ARIZONA STATE finished 37th (595.25), followed by COLORADO which finished 46th (483.75), UTAH was 51st over-all (433.75), followed by OREGON STATE (84th, 245.25) and WASHINGTON STATE (102nd, 172.00). The success of the Pac-12 in the Directors' Cup was bolstered by the capturing of 10 NCAA titles, most among all con-ferences. In addition, 10 Pac-12 league members combined to post 38 top-four finishes in 22 NCAA championships. The Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men's. CONFERENCE COMPARISON Conference* Top 25 Membership Schools Ratio 1. Pac-12 (12) 7 .583 2. ACC (15) 6 .400 3. SEC (14) 5 .357 4. Big Ten (14) 4 .286 5. Big 12 (10) 3 .300 * based on 2015-16 membership WHERE THEY RANKED School Total Pts 1. Stanford 1526.50 4. USC 1196.25 6. UCLA 1091.50 10. Oregon 973.75 11. California 966.00 14. Washington 951.50 25. Arizona 740.75 37. Arizona State 595.25 48. Colorado 483.75 51. Utah 433.75 84. Oregon State 245.25 102. Washington State 172.00 TOM HANSEN CONFERENCE MEDAL WINNERS

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