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151 PAC-12 HISTORY // 2015 PAC-12 FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE 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 2014-15 award winners: 2014-15 PAC-12 TOM HANSEN CONFERENCE MEDAL WINNERS School Men Women Arizona Kevin Cordes, Swimming Samantha Pickens, Diving Arizona State Taylor Kelly, Football Shelby Houlihan, Cross Country/Track & Field California Chris Adcock, Football Reshanda Gray, Basketball Colorado Rune Oedegaard, Skiing Brooke Wales Granstrom, Skiing Oregon Marcus Mariota, Football Janie Takeda, Softball Oregon State Sean Mannion, Football Tayla Woods, Volleyball Stanford Chasson Randle, Basketball Kelsey Harbin, Field Hockey UCLA Dennis Mkrtchian, Tennis Samantha Peszek, Gymnastics USC Cristian Quintero, Swimming Zoe Scandalis, Tennis Utah Delon Wright, Basketball Georgia Dabritz, Gymnastics Washington Hau'oli Kikaha, Football Krista Vansant, Volleyball Washington State DaVonté Lacy, Basketball Nicole Setterlund, Soccer LEARFIELD SPORTS DIRECTORS' CUP The STANFORD Cardinal captured their 21st-consecutive Directors' Cup in leading the Pac-12 Conference to an unprecedented 1-2-3 !nish in the !nal 2014-15 Division I Lear!eld Sports Directors' Cup standings, the National Association of Collegiate Direc- tors of Athletics (NACDA) announced. Led by a pair of spring NCAA titles in women's golf and women's water polo, Stan- ford won its 21st-consecutive Cup. Six top three !nishes, and eight top !ve !nishes propelled the Cardinal in tallying an impressive 1,448.00 points. UCLA !nished second (1,236.00 points) for the seventh time and for the !rst time since a three-year run as runner-up from 2006-08. The Bruins captured the men's wa- ter polo title in the fall, and posted runner-up !nishes in men's soc- cer, women's tennis and women's water polo. USC placed third overall, its best !nish ever in the Directors' Cup, with 1,209.00 points. The Trojans collected top-four !nishes in six champion- ships during the 2014-15 year. Behind its na- tional title in women's swimming, as well as runner-up !nishes in rowing and men's swimming, CALIFORNIA placed 12th with 937.25 points. OREGON bene!ted with three NCAA titles (men's indoor track and !eld, men's and women's outdoor track and !eld) and placed 13th with 933.50 points, while WASHINGTON placed 24th with 756.75 points. ARIZONA STATE and ARIZONA !nished 30th (683.30) and 36th (566.25), respec- tively. COLORADO, which added a pair of NCAA titles in men's cross country and ski- ing, !nished 43rd with 539.50 points, UTAH was 56th overall (445.00), followed by OREGON STATE (65th, 334.25) and WASHINGTON STATE (tied 170th, 91.00). The success of the Pac-12 in the Directors' Cup was bolstered by the capturing of nine NCAA titles, most among all conferences. In addition, eight Pac-12 league mem- bers !nished among the top four in 19 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 !nish in up to 20 sports - 10 women's and 10 men' CONFERENCE COMPARISON Conference* Top 25 Membership Schools Ratio 1. SEC (14) 7 .500 2. Pac-12 (12) 6 .500 3. ACC (15) 5 .333 4. Big Ten (14) 4 .286 5. Big 12 (10) 3 .300 * based on 2014-15 membership WHERE THEY RANKED School Total Pts 1. Stanford 1448.00 2. UCLA 1236.00 3. USC 1209.00 12. California 937.25 13. Oregon 933.50 24. Washington 756.75 30. Arizona State 683.30 36. Arizona 566.25 43. Colorado 539.50 56. Utah 445.00 65. Oregon State 334.25 170. Washington State 91.00 TOM HANSEN CONFERENCE MEDAL WINNERS

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