Pac-12 National Champions
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The Pac-12 sponsors 11 men’s sports and 12 women’s sports and hosts championships in 18 sports throughout the school year, including basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, swimming & diving, tennis, and track & field for both men's and women's. The Conference also hosts championships in beach volleyball football, women's gymnastics and wrestling. Additionally, the Conference is a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) in four other men’s sports and three women’s sports.
Pac-12 Championships are hosted by member institutions, as well as the Conference, in some of the country's best and most historic venues, including the Weyerhauser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash., host of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials; Hayward Field on the Campus of the University of Oregon, also site of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials and NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships.
Entering the 2014-15 campaign, STANFORD leads all institutions with a combined 268 men's and women's Pac-12 titles across all sports. UCLA and USC are tied with 222 all-time Conference crowns, with WASHINGTON looking for its 200th this season.
For a complete list of championships hosted by the Pac-12 Conference, visit the Pac-12 Championships Schedule Page.
Pac-12 National Champions
Pac-12 National Champions
The Pac-12 rises above the rest, upholding its tradition as the “Conference of Champions ®,” claiming an incredible 131 NCAA team titles since 1999-2000, including 10 in 2013-14. That is an average of nearly nine championships per academic year. Even more impressive has been the breadth of the Pac- 12’s success, with championships coming in 28 different men’s and women’s sports. The Pac-12 has led or tied the nation in NCAA Championships in 48 of the last 54 years, the only exceptions being in 1980-81, 1988-89, 1990-91 and 1995-96 when the Conference finished second, and only twice finished third in 1998- 99 and 2004-05.
For the ninth-consecutive year, the Pac-12 had the most NCAA titles or tied for the most of any conference in the country, winning at least six every year since 2000-01. No other conference has won double-digit NCAA crowns in a single season, the Pac-12 doing so seven times, including a record 14 in 1996-97.
Spanning nearly a century of outstanding athletics achievements, the Pac-12 was the first conference to reach 400 championships in 2010-11. With the inclusion of Colorado and Utah, the Conference surpassed another major milestone, with league teams capturing 450 titles, outdistancing the next conference by nearly 200. In all, Conference teams have won 469 NCAA Championships (287 men’s, 154 women’s, 28 combined).
Pac-12 members have won 287 NCAA team championships on the men’s side, 83 more than the next closest conference. Men’s NCAA crowns have come at a phenomenal rate for the Pac-12 - 16 basketball titles by six schools (more than any other conference), 54 tennis titles, 46 outdoor track & field crowns, and 28 baseball titles. Pac-12 members have won 25 of 45 NCAA titles in volleyball, 40 of 45 in water polo, 28 in skiing, and 24 in swimming & diving national championships.
Individually, the Conference has produced an im- pressive number of NCAA individual champions. Over 2,000 (2,167) individual crowns have been won by Pac-12 student-athletes over the years with 1,485 by male student-athletes.
On the women’s side, the story is much the same. Since the NCAA began conducting women’s championships 33 years ago, Pac-12 members have claimed at least four national titles in a single season on 24 occasions, including 14-consecutive years from 2000-2014. Overall, the Pac-12 has captured 154 NCAA women’s titles, easily outdistancing the SEC, which is second with 93. Pac-12 members have dominated a number of sports, winning 23 softball titles, 21 tennis crowns, 14 volleyball titles, 15 of the last 25 trophies in golf, and 13 in swimming & diving.
Pac-12 women student-athletes shine nationally on an individual basis, as well, having captured an un- matched 682 NCAA individual crowns, an average of nearly 21 championships per season.
For a year-by-year list of Pac-12 national champions, click on the sport link in the table above.
The Pac-12 Conference established the Pac-12 Leadership Award in 2002 to recognize student-athletes who have served on their institutional Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) and demonstrated leadership. This Pac-12 Leadership Award is a $3000 scholarship for postgraduate study awarded to one male and one female student-athlete each year.
The Pac-12 Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which is composed of representatives from each member institution, selects the winners of the award each year from nominations submitted by each campus SAAC. Leadership Winners
Pac-12 Woman of the Year
The Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. Winners of the Conference Woman of the Year award go on to be nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year. Pac-12 Woman of the Year Winners
Pac-12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year
The Pac-12 Conference established the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards in 2007-08 to recognize its outstanding senior student-athletes. A Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be named in each of the Pac-12's 23 sponsored sports. The nomination criteria are: senior (in athletics eligibility) on track to receive a degree; cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; participation in at least 50% of the scheduled contest in the sport; and minimum of one year in residence at the institution. Pac-12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year Winners
The Sportsmanship Award is selected by members of the Pac-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and is based on good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in participation of intercollegiate athletics, as well as a demonstration of good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting. Nominees must have demonstrated the values of respect and integrity through a specific action, ideally directed toward an opponent. The student-athlete must have consistently demonstrated the values of respect and integrity in his or her daily participation in intercollegiate athletics. Sportsmanship Award Winners
Tom Hansen Medal
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. In 2009, the Conference 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. Tom Hansen Medal Winners
Postgraduate Scholarship Program
In 1999, the Conference created a postgraduate scholarship program to honor outstanding student-athletes from its member institutions who also are outstanding scholars. Each year, the Conference awards 40 scholarships of $3,000 each to student-athletes who have excelled academically and athletically and have completed their intercollegiate athletics eligibility. Each Pac-10 institution selects four student-athlete recipients, two men and two women, through its institutional selection process. Postgraduate Scholarship Information