Western Water Polo Association

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Western Water Polo Association
(WWPA)
Western Water Polo Association logo
Established 1981
Association NCAA
Division National Collegiate
Members 13
Sports fielded 1 (men's: 1; women's: 1)
Region Western United States and Pennsylvania
Commissioner Christy Medigovich (since 2013)
Website thewwpa.com

The Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) is a single sport intercollegiate college athletic conference sponsoring men's and women's water polo. The WWPA is affiliated with the NCAA, and includes 12 member institutions, mostly in California, with one institution in Colorado and two in Erie, Pennsylvania; the league's geographic footprint will expand to Illinois in 2017. The league has seven men's teams and six women's teams, with only UC San Diego fielding both men's and women's teams in the WWPA. The two Pennsylvania schools, Gannon and Mercyhurst, also field teams for both men and women, but only the women's teams are in the WWPA, with the men's teams instead playing in the Collegiate Water Polo Association.

The WWPA members play a regular season of conference and non-conference games, followed by a championship tournament at the conclusion of both the men’s and women’s seasons, with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAAs.[1]

Members[edit]

Men's teams[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Division
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado Falcons 1981 Mountain West NCAA D-I
California Baptist University Riverside, California Lancers 2013 Pacific West NCAA D-II
University of California, Davis Davis, California Aggies 1981 Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons 1981 California NCAA D-II
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles 2016 Pacific West NCAA D-II
Fresno Pacific University Fresno, California Sunbirds 2014 Pacific West NCAA D-II
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California Lions 1987 West Coast NCAA D-I
Santa Clara University Santa Clara, California Broncos 1981 West Coast NCAA D-I
  • Reclassifying institution in yellow.
  • California Baptist — Primary Conference moves to the NCAA D-I Western Athletic Conference in 2018.

Women's teams[edit]

Institution Location Nickname Joined Primary
Conference
Division
California State University, East Bay Hayward, California Pioneers 2002 California NCAA D-II
California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, California Otters 2005 California NCAA D-II
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons 1981 California NCAA D-II
Gannon University Erie, Pennsylvania Golden Knights 2014 Pennsylvania State NCAA D-II
Mercyhurst University Erie, Pennsylvania Lakers 2015 Pennsylvania State NCAA D-II
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, California Seawolves 2004 California NCAA D-II
Future Members
McKendree University Lebanon, Illinois Bearcats 2017 Great Lakes Valley NCAA D-II
Fresno Pacific University Fresno, California Sunbirds 2017 Pacific West NCAA D-II

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The WWPA". Western Water Polo Association. Retrieved June 4, 2011. 

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