1998 Pac-10 Conference Results

The Pacific-10 Conference continues to live up to its billing as the "Conference of Champions." The league led the nation in NCAA Team Championships for the second consecutive year with 11 and also laid claim to 45 individual titles. Six different Pac-10 members won at least one NCAA title. Pac-10 members have now won an incredible 25 NCAA team crowns the past two seasons and 41 over the past four years. Those 41 titles have been earned in 18 different sports.

Pac-10 members have won 232 NCAA men's team championships (far ahead of the 151 claimed by the Big Ten) and 61 women's crowns (far ahead of the Southeastern Conference, which has 41) to lead all conferences in both categories.

Men's NCAA team titles have come at a phenomenal rate - 15 basketball titles by five schools (more than any other conference), 35 of the last 38 in tennis, 22 of the last 29 in volleyball, 24 of the last 29 in water polo, 17 of the last 32 in baseball, 19 of the last 34 in swimming & diving and 18 of the last 38 in track and field (44 overall). The Conference has also claimed an incredible 991 NCAA individual crowns.

On the women's side, the story is the same. The NCAA has been conducting women's championships for 17 years and Pac-10 members have won four team titles in a single year on 11 occasions, including eight in 1996-97 and four last year. Included in the NCAA team titles are 12 of 17 championships in softball (plus one vacated), 11 of 17 in tennis, six of the last eight volleyball titles and eight of the last 10 trophies in both golf and swimming. Additionally, the 298 individual titles lead all leagues.

Final 1998 Pac-10 Softball Standings

                  Conference       Overall   

                  W   L   PCT.     W   L   PCT.

1. Arizona        27  1   .964     67  4   .943

2. Washington     19  9   .678     52  10  .770

3. Stanford       17  11  .607     41  18  .694

4. California     12  14  .461     35  27  .564

5. Oregon         10  18  .357     40  31  .563

6. Arizona State  9   19  .321     38  27  .584

7. UCLA           8   18  .307     18  27  .400

8. Oregon State   8   20  .285     27  28  .490

UCLA Among The 1998 Pac-10 Leaders

Team Batting    UCLA           .241   8th

Triples         Laurie Fritz    5     3rd

Home Runs       Kim Wuest       11    4th

Team Pitching   UCLA            2.04  7th

Team Fielding   UCLA           .959   6th

1998 All-Pac-10 Conference Softball Teams

First Team

Name                    School   Pos.

Tarrah Beyster          OSU      P/IF

Becky Blevins           STAN     P

Leah Braatz-Cochrane    UA       C

Nancy Evans             UA       P

Eve Gaw                 UW       P

Jamie Graves            UW       P

Rosie Leutzinger        UW       IF

Toni Mascarenas         UA       IF

Alison McCutcheon       UA       OF

Lety Pineda             UA       IF

Jennifer Spediacci      UW       P

Roxanne Tsosie          ASU      P

Kellie Wiginton         STAN     C

Kim Wuest               UCLA     IF

Second Team

Name                    School   Pos.

Michelle Acosta         STAN     UT

Lauren Bauer            UA       OF

Jennie Cook             UO       P/IF

Marcy Crouch            STAN     P

Triawn Custer           UO       IF

Kim DePaul              UW       IF

Whitney Floyd           CAL      P

Christine Gill          ASU      IF

Nicole Giordano         UA       OF

Lisa Iancin             CAL      IF

Nicole Odom             UCLA     IF

Jill Robinson           UO       IF

Katie Swan              UA       IF

Raja Woods              ASU      IF

Honorable Mention

Name                    School   Pos.

Jennifer Apfelbaum      UO       IF

Carrie Breedlove        ASU      P

Paige Bowie             CAL      IF

Jodi Chmielewski        OSU      IF/OF

Nicole DiSalvio         CAL      P

Jennie Foyle            STAN     IF

Laurie Fritz            UCLA     IF

Erin Helgeland          UW       OF

Casey Hiraiwa           UCLA     UT

Erin Hull               ASU      OF

Becky Lemke             UA       P

Katie Mackey            UO       IF

Katie May               CAL      IF

Becky Newbry            UW       IF

Michelle Schneider      STAN     IF

Courtney Stewart        OSU      IF

Lindsey Welch           UO       OF