Long Beach State earned the 2008-09 Big West Conference Commissioner’s Cup, presented to the campus with the best overall results in the conference’s 18 sponsored sports championships. The cup is the second for the 49er program in the 11-year history of the award.
Leading the way to the cup were the four conference championships Long Beach State captured in the 2008-09 academic year—women’s volleyball, women’s tennis, women’s golf and women’s soccer—which totaled an average of 110 points over the 14 conference sports in which the university competes.
To determine the champion for the Commissioner’s Cup, total points are summed and divided by the number of championships in which each institution competes. Each sport champion is also given a 20-point bonus. The Commissioner’s Cup is then awarded to the school with the highest average.