Utah State Finishes Fifth In WAC Commissioner’s Cup

LOGAN, Utah   Utah State finished fifth in the Western Athletic ConferenceCommissioner’s Cup standings it was announced by the league office Tuesday. Highlighting Utah State¹s 2009-10 academic year were its track and basketball programs as USU won WAC titles in men’s cross country, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and men’s basketball. USU also had second-place team finishes in women’s soccer, women’s cross country, and women’s indoor track and field. Boise State won the title with 92.25 points, followed by Fresno State (83.75), New Mexico State (80.75), Nevada (76.50), Utah State (74.00), Hawai’i (68.50), Idaho (68.00), Louisiana Tech (57.50) and San Jose State (51.75). The WAC awards its Commissioner’s Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference’s 19 men’s and women’s championships. Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport, and are averaged between a team’s regular-season finish (if applicable) and its WAC championship finish. Teams that do not qualify for a postseason tournament due to a smaller field receive points equal to their regular-season finish. Ties are not broken but instead are averaged between the tied teams. Affiliate members are not eligible for the Commissioner’s Cup, but their standings are still used for determining points. In its inaugural season in the WAC, Utah State finished in fourth-place in the Commissioner’s Cup standings, followed by a fifth-place finish in 2007, a sixth-place finish in 2008 and a fourth-place finish in 2009. 2009-10 WAC Commissioner’s Cup Standings1. Boise State (92.25)2. Fresno State (83.75)3. New Mexico State (80.75)4. Nevada (76.50)5. Utah State (74.00)6. Hawai’i (68.50)7. Idaho (68.00)8. Louisiana Tech (57.50)9. San Jose State (51.75) 2009-10 Utah State Athletic FinishesMen — WAC Finish (Record)Basketball — 1st (27-8/14-2/NCAA First Round)Cross Country — 1st (Individuals @ NCAA)Football — T-5th (4-8/3-5)Golf — 8thTennis — 7th (11-10/0-4)Indoor Track — 1stOutdoor Track — 1st (Individuals @ NCAA) Women — WAC Finish (Record)Basketball — 7th (13-17/5-11)Cross Country — 2nd (14th @ Regionals)Gymnastics — 3rd (4-18/0-5)Indoor Track — 2ndOutdoor Track — 4th (Individuals @ Regionals)Soccer — 2nd (10-9-2/5-2-1)Softball — 7th (20-30/5-14)Tennis — 7th (11-12/2-6)Volleyball — 7th (15-14/6-10) -USU-

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