Pac-12 Conference

2014 Softball Media Guide

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WELCOME LARRY SCOTT PAC-12 COMMISSIONER WELCOME! I want to welcome you to the Pac-12, a Conference steeped in tradition and focused on defining the future. Our vision is rooted in the West Coast, where a pioneering spirit and innovation have helped create some of the most significant advancements and leaders the world has ever known. The Pac-12 is setting the standard in collegiate athletics. We continue to provide our athletic programs and student-athletes unprecedented coverage, thanks to our land- mark media-rights deal with our television partners and Pac-12 Networks, the first-ever integrated media company owned by a college conference. In addition, the Conference is building best-in-class events for our student-athletes and fans, and driving positive change for our sports and athletics programs. Also with the Pac-12 China Initiative, we are proactively promoting the Conference and member institutions through innovative student-athlete exchanges and sport. We have great pride and respect for our rich history of academic excellence and superior athletic achievement. It has literally defined us as the "Conference of Champions" with 459 NCAA titles at the end of 2013 academic year, by far won the most of any confer- ence in the country. We will continue to uphold the traditions and embrace that broad- based commitment to success as we enter a new era in college athletics. The institutions of the Pac-12 are centers of excellence that are fueled by an imperish- able pursuit of research and discovery. The commitment to comprehensive excellence on our campuses has helped produce monumental breakthroughs in medicine, major developments in environmental sustainability and cutting edge technology that have had tremendous influence globally. The students and leaders who have helped shape the Conference for nearly a century continue to impact the world and inspire the next generation to even greater heights. We have established a bold vision for the Pac-12 that will encourage more collaboration between all of our schools and will allow athletics to better serve as a bridge to the overall university mission. We are very excited about what the future holds for the Pac-12 and are very much look- ing forward to another dynamic season of high-caliber competition. Sincerely, Commissioner Larry Scott

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