Arizona State Wins NCAA Championship
- Looking Back On 400 NCAA Titles
- Order A Pac-10 '400 Championships' Shirt
With Arizona State winning the NCAA softball title today, Pac-10 Conference teams have now claimed 400 NCAA Championships, becoming the first conference in history to reach the milestone.
With nine team titles thus far in 2010-11, the Pac-10 has now led the nation in NCAA Championships in 45 of the last 51 years.
"The Pac-10 has been built around excellence and we are very proud of reaching this historic milestone," Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott said. "This is the reason why we are looking forward to the launch of the Pac-12 Network, so that fans across the country and around the world can witness the amazing accomplishments of our student-athletes. The Conference of Champions moniker is well deserved and well earned."
Arizona State entered the NCAA softball championships as the tournament's top seed for the first time in school history after finishing Pac-10 play by winning 13 of their final 14 games, including a 12-game winning streak. It is the school's 23rd NCAA Championship and second softball title.
The ASU softball team joins USC's men's water polo, Stanford's men's gymnastics, California's men's and women's swimming and diving, Oregon's women's indoor track, Stanford's women's water polo, UCLA's women's golf and USC's men's tennis as the nine Pac-10 teams to claim national championships this academic year.
The 400 Pac-10 championships consist of 271 men's titles and 129 women's championships and all 10 Pac-10 institutions have won multiple national championships.
It is almost fitting that the Pac-10 has reached the milestone with a softball title this year since 2010-11 marks the 25th anniversary of women's sports in the Pac-10 and softball is the Conference's most successful women's sport. The Pac-10 now has 23 titles in softball, 19 in women's tennis and 14 in women's golf.
The moniker Conference of Champions has been earned by the number of titles, but also the depth of success. Pac-10 teams have won championships in 26 of the 37 Division 1 sports the NCAA sponsors and has reached double digit titles in 16 of those sports.
The Conference will have a chance to add more titles this year as it will have teams competing in three additional championships this Spring - men's and women's track and field and baseball.
Pac-10 NCAA Championships by Institution
UCLA - 107 (71 men's, 36 women's)
Stanford - 101 (61 men's, 40 women's)
USC - 93 (79 men's, 14 women's)
California - 30 (25 men's, 5 women's)
ASU - 23 (11 men's, 12 women's)
Oregon - 18 (13 men's, 5 women's)
Arizona - 17 (6 men's, 11 women's)
Washington - 6 (6 women's)
OSU - 3 (3 men's)
WSU - 2 (2 men's)
Pac-10 NCAA Championships By Sport (Top 10)
53 Men's Tennis
45 Men's Outdoor Track & Field
37 Men's Water Polo
25 Men's Volleyball
22 Men's Swimming
19 Women's Tennis
15 Men's Basketball
14 Women's Golf
14 Men's Golf
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