Pac-10 Leads Nation With 8 NCAA Titles

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--The Pac-10 lived up to its well deserved billing of 'Conference of Champions'� by capturing eight NCAA titles during the 2002-03 academic year, most of any conference. The Pac-10 total of eight NCAA titles edged out the Southeastern Conference, which was runnerup with seven NCAA crowns. No other conference earned more than three NCAA championships.

The Pac-10 had the most NCAA titles of any conference in women's sports with five, and tied with the SEC for most in men's sports with three. UCLA led the way with four NCAA titles in women's gymnastics, softball, women's water polo and men's soccer. Stanford had two titles in men's cross country and men's water polo. USC contributed crowns in women's golf and women's volleyball.

Following are the 2002-03 NCAA championships broken down by conference:

Conference	Men	Women	TotalPac-10		3	5	8Southeastern 	3	4	7Atlantic Coast	2	1	3Big East	2	1	3Big Ten		2	0	2Big 12		2	0	2Ivy League	0	2	2Mountain West	1	1	2West Coast	0	1	1Western Athletic1	0	1

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