Western Water Polo Association
|Western Water Polo Association
|Sports fielded||1 (men's: 1; women's: 1)|
|Region||Western United States and Pennsylvania|
|Commissioner||Christy Medigovich (since 2013)|
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.
- Reclassifying institution in yellow.
- California Baptist — Primary Conference moves to the NCAA D-I Western Athletic Conference in 2018.
|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|
|McKendree University||Lebanon, Illinois||Bearcats||2017||Great Lakes Valley||NCAA D-II|
|Fresno Pacific University||Fresno, California||Sunbirds||2017||Pacific West||NCAA D-II|
- "The WWPA". Western Water Polo Association. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
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