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2020 Softball Media Guide

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P A C - 1 2 C O N F E R E N C E 66 2 0 2 0 S O F T B A L L M E D I A G U I D E 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 renamed 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 2018-19 award winners: 2018-19 PAC-12 TOM HANSEN CONFERENCE MEDAL WINNERS School Men Women Arizona Chatham Dobbs, Swimming & Diving Katrina Konopka, Swimming & Diving Arizona State David Hoffer, Swimming & Diving Kianna Ibis, Basketball California Andrew Seliskar Swimming & Diving Kristine Anigwe, Basketball Colorado Wilson Belk, Golf Kaitlyn Benner, Cross Country/T&F Oregon Ryan Gronlund, Golf Shannon Williams, Lacrosse Oregon State Stephen Thompson Jr., Basketball Alina Hagstrom, Rowing Stanford Harrison Williams, Track and Field Ella Eastin, Swimming & Diving UCLA Micah Ma'a, Volleyball Izzy Carey, Beach Volleyball USC Justin Suh, Golf Terese Cannon, Beach Volleyball Utah Chase Hansen, Football Kari Lee, Gymnastics Washington Ben Burr-Kirven, Football Stacey Fung, Tennis Washington State Gardner Minshew II, Football Taylor Mims, Volleyball CONFERENCE COMPARISON Conference* Top 20 Membership Schools Ratio Pac-12 (12) 5 .417 ACC (15) 5 .333 Big Ten (14) 5 .357 SEC (14) 4 .286 * based on 2018-19 membership WHERE THEY RANKED School Total Pts 1. Stanford 1567.75 5. USC 1075.75 6. UCLA 1056.50 18. California 835.75 19. Arizona State 821.00 24. Washington 801.00 27. Oregon 762.25 41. Arizona 572.50 50. Colorado 511.00 65. Oregon State 364.35 79. Utah 278.75 88. Washington State 206.50 TOM HANSEN CONFERENCE MEDAL WINNERS STANFORD WINS 25TH DIRECTORS' CUP SIX PAC-12 MEMBERS AMONG TOP 25 The STANFORD Cardinal captured its 25th-consecutive Directors' Cup with USC and UCLA finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, leading the Pac-12 Conference to another im- pressive finish in the final 2018-19 Division I Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup stand- ings. The Pac-12 placed six teams among the top 25 as only the 14-member SEC had more with eight. Led by six NCAA titles (women's volleyball, women's swimming and diving, men's gym- nastics, women's water polo, women's tennis, men's golf), Stanford won its 25th-consecu- tive Cup. In all, the Cardinal posted 16 top five finishes in tallying a record 1,567.75 points. It's the fifth time Stanford has eclipsed 1,500.00 points. Behind one NCAA title (men's water polo) and four runner-up finishes on the women's side (indoor track and field, beach volleyball, outdoor track and field, water polo), USC fin- ished in the top 10 for the eighteenth time in the history of the Directors' Cup, coming in fifth with 1,075.75 points. UCLA posted a pair of national titles (beach volleyball and softball) to place sixth with 1,056.50 points for its 23rd top-10 finish. CALIFORNIA placed 18th overall with 835.75 points, aided by a national title in men's swimming and diving, to claim its 20th consecutive top-20 finish. Coming in at 19th with 821 points, ARIZONA STATE posted its first top-20 finish since 2013. Thanks in part to a women's rowing title, WASHINGTON posted its second-most points with 801.00 to finish 24th. OREGON placed 27th (762.25 points), ARIZONA was 41st (572.50), followed by COLORADO in 50th (511.00) as the Buffs captured their third NCAA women's cross country title. OREGON STATE placed 65th (364.35), followed by UTAH in 79th (278.75) after the Utes took home the NCAA skiing title, and WASHINGTON STATE rounds out the team scoring for the Pac-12, finishing 88th (206.50). The success of the Pac-12 in the Cup was bolstered by the capturing of 13 NCAA titles, most among all conferences. In addition, nine Pac-12 league members combined to post 32 top-four finishes in 24 NCAA championships. The Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. 19 sports - four of which must be baseball and men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball. Then the next highest 15 (max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender, will be used in the standings.

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