The UTSA Athletics program has been awarded the annual WAC Commissioner’s Cup title for the 2012-13 season.
The winner is determined every season based on the order of finish for all 19 men’s and women’s sports including tournament play.UTSA tallied 90 total points to defeat the Idaho Vandals who finished second overall with 86.50 points.
“It was a tremendous achievement to win the WAC Commissioner’s Cup,” said UTSA Athletic Director Lynn Hickey, who has been with the university since 2000 and has seen UTSA win two Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup’s along with this most recent one.“The credit goes to all the hard work and dedication from our student-athletes and coaches.”
UTSA was tied for third overall with the Vandals in WAC tournament titles as each university had two for the season.The New Mexico State Aggies and Texas State Bobcats were tied for first with three WAC titles this year.
UTSA women’s cross country added 8.00 points and fell three points shy of winning the WAC conference championship , one of the closest finishes in league history, and Roadrunners volleyball also netted 8.00 points despite coming up short in the WAC semifinals.
“We’ve always felt we had a well-rounded department, one in which we are successful across the board in all of our sports,” Hickey said.“Winning our third conference commissioner’s cup in the last six years is a great reward and representation of that success.”
With all WAC tournament play over and UTSA baseball’s NCAA tournament play ending, UTSA will officially become members of Conference USA on July 1, 2013.