AZUSA, Calif. -- After claiming two Pacific West Conference titles along with three more top-five finishes in the fall, Azusa Pacific is the early leader in the race for the PacWest Commissioner’s Cup, which is based on the average finish of each school in all conference sports.
The Cougars won PacWest championships in women’s cross country and women’s soccer, and Azusa Pacific was the only conference school to win multiple fall championships. The Cougars tied for first place in men’s soccer, earning second-place points with Fresno Pacific claiming the championship tiebreaker for the conference title, and men’s cross country posted a third-place finish while volleyball claimed fifth place.
Azusa Pacific totaled 65 points between its five fall sports to average a second-place finish. California Baptist, last year's Commissioner’s Cup runner-up, sits in second place with 63.5 points, while BYU-Hawaii (58 points), Hawai‘i Pacific (51 points), and Fresno Pacific (49.5 points) round out the top-five of the 13-school conference.
The other schools to win PacWest fall championships were Fresno Pacific (men’s soccer), BYU-Hawaii (volleyball), and California Baptist (men’s cross country).