Long Beach State is hoisting the Big West Conference (BWC) Commissioner’s Cup once again after tallying the best point average during the 2011-12 season. The 49ers recorded a 140.0-point average, the highest average ever achieved by any school in the history of the BWC Cup. It is the second consecutive cup and fourth overall for the Long Beach State program.
The 49ers picked up significant points thanks to Big West championships in women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, women’s tennis and softball. Second place finishes in women’s soccer, women’s cross country, men’s golf and men’s track also added to the school’s high point tally.
UC Davis was second and UC Santa Barbara placed third followed by UC Irvine. Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, Pacific and UC Riverside round out the standings.
The Big West Commissioner’s Cup, which started during the 1998-99 season, is presented at the end of the spring season to the institution with the top overall point average tallied from Big West Conference Championships. 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.