Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) is a college athletic conference with members located mostly in the western United States, although it now has members as far east as Pennsylvania. The conference participates at the NCAA Division I level, primarily in Olympic sports that are not directly sponsored by a school's home conference (such as the Pac-12 and Big West, whose members all participate in MPSF competition in at least one of its sports).

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
MPSF
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation logo
Established1992
AssociationNCAA
DivisionDivision I
Members39
Sports fielded
  • 10
    • men's: 5
    • women's: 5
RegionWestern United States, Southwestern United States, Southern United States, Northwestern United States
HeadquartersWoodland, California
CommissionerAl Beaird (since 1997)
Websitempsports.org
Locations
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation locations

History

The MPSF was founded in 1992 and specifically created to provide an outlet for competition in non-revenue-producing Olympic sports. The MPSF conducts championships in men's volleyball; women's lacrosse; and indoor track, gymnastics, and water polo for both men and women. In 2010 the MPSF added women's swimming and diving to its list of sports, and added that sport for men in the 2011–12 season. The 2012–13 school year was the last for MPSF competition in men's soccer.

The conference's membership varies by sport; 39 schools are MPSF members in at least one of its sponsored sports. Schools are not required to participate in the MPSF competition for each sponsored sport if their primary conference affiliation sponsors a competition in that sport (e.g. Pac-12 soccer and women's gymnastics).

All MPSF members have a primary conference affiliation. All Pac-12 and Big West Conference members house at least one sport in the MPSF. The West Coast Conference is represented by six schools (BYU, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Saint Mary's, San Diego), and the Mountain West Conference has four full members represented (Air Force, Fresno State, San Diego State, San Jose State). The Great Northwest Athletic Conference is represented by Alaska–Anchorage and Seattle Pacific. Seven conferences are represented by one school each – the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (Penn State Behrend), the Big 12 Conference (Oklahoma), the Big Sky Conference (Sacramento State), the Big Ten Conference (Indiana), the California Collegiate Athletic Association (UC San Diego), the Pacific West Conference (Concordia–Irvine), the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (Austin), and the Western Athletic Conference (Grand Canyon).

Members

Source:[1]

Current members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Division
United States Air Force Academy Colorado Springs, Colorado Falcons Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage, Alaska Seawolves Great Northwest NCAA D-II
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona Wildcats Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona Sun Devils Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Austin College[2] Sherman, Texas Kangaroos Southern CAC NCAA D-III
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah Cougars West Coast NCAA D-I
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California Mustangs Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Fresno Fresno, California Bulldogs Mountain West NCAA D-I
California State University, Fullerton Fullerton, California Titans Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California 49ers Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Northridge Northridge, California Matadors Big West NCAA D-I
California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California Hornets Big Sky NCAA D-I
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, California Golden Bears Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of California, Davis Davis, California Aggies Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, Irvine Irvine, California Anteaters Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, California Bruins Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of California, Riverside Riverside, California Highlanders Big West NCAA D-I
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, California Tritons California CAA (Big West in 2020) NCAA D-II (D-I in 2020)
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California Gauchos Big West NCAA D-I
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado Buffaloes Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Concordia University–Irvine Irvine, California Eagles Pacific West NCAA D-II
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Arizona Antelopes Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Honolulu, Hawai'i Rainbow Warriors & Rainbow Wahine Big West NCAA D-I
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, Indiana Hoosiers Big Ten NCAA D-I
University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 NCAA D-I
University of Oregon Eugene, Oregon Ducks Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Beavers Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of the Pacific Stockton, California Tigers West Coast NCAA D-I
Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College Erie, Pennsylvania Behrend Lions Allegheny Mountain NCAA D-III
Pepperdine University Malibu, California Waves West Coast NCAA D-I
University of Portland Portland, Oregon Pilots West Coast NCAA D-I
University of San Diego San Diego, California Toreros West Coast NCAA D-I
San Diego State University San Diego, California Aztecs Mountain West NCAA D-I
San Jose State University San Jose, California Spartans Mountain West NCAA D-I
Seattle Pacific University Seattle, Washington Falcons Great Northwest NCAA D-II
University of Southern California Los Angeles, California Trojans Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Stanford University Stanford, California Cardinal Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah Utes Pac-12 NCAA D-I
University of Washington Seattle, Washington Huskies Pac-12 NCAA D-I
Washington State University Pullman, Washington Cougars Pac-12 NCAA D-I

Future members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference
Division

Former members

Institution Location Nickname Primary
Conference[a]
Division
California Baptist University Riverside, California Lancers Western Athletic NCAA D-I
California State University, Bakersfield Bakersfield, California Roadrunners Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of California San Diego San Diego, California Tritons California[b] NCAA D-II
University of Denver Denver, Colorado Pioneers Summit NCAA D-I
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, California Lions West Coast NCAA D-I
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Paradise, Nevada Rebels Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico Lobos Mountain West NCAA D-I
University of North Dakota Grand Forks, North Dakota Fighting Hawks Summit NCAA D-I
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado Bears Big Sky NCAA D-I
Saint Mary's College of California Moraga, California Gaels West Coast NCAA D-I
Seattle University Seattle, Washington Redhawks Western Athletic NCAA D-I
University of Wyoming Laramie, Wyoming Cowboys & Cowgirls Mountain West NCAA D-I
Notes
  1. ^ Current affiliation; does not necessarily match affiliation(s) during a school's MPSF tenure.
  2. ^ Primary affiliation changes to the Division I Big West Conference in 2020.

Sports

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation sponsors championship competition in five men's and five women's NCAA sanctioned sports[3] The MPSF dropped men's soccer after the 2012 season. The moves of Denver (all sports) and New Mexico (soccer only) to other conferences left the MPSF with six soccer members, but all six would soon leave due to moves by the Western Athletic Conference. MPSF soccer member Seattle was already in the WAC, and another MPSF soccer school, CSU Bakersfield, was already committed to join the WAC in 2013. Because the WAC dropped football after the 2012 season due to a near-complete membership turnover, it needed to add another men's sport to maintain its Division I status. To that end, it invited the four remaining MPSF soccer schools to join them; all accepted, and the WAC began sponsoring men's soccer in 2013–14.[4]

In October 2015, Arizona State announced that it would elevate its club team in women's lacrosse to full varsity status starting in the 2017–18 school year (2018 season), which will give the Pac-12 six women's lacrosse schools. This number is required by league bylaws for official sponsorship of a sport, and is also the number of teams required for a conference to be an automatic NCAA tournament qualifier. This led the Pac-12 to announce that all of its women's lacrosse teams would leave the MPSF for the new Pac-12 lacrosse league for the 2018 season. The four remaining MPSF lacrosse schools will retain that league's automatic NCAA tournament bid for the 2018 and 2019 seasons while the MPSF seeks to add new members in that sport.[5]

The next major change in conference membership came in January 2016, when the Golden Coast Conference, a water polo-only league that previously operated only a women's competition, announced it would add a men's division effective with the 2016–17 season. The GCC took six of the 10 members of the MPSF men's water polo league, leaving the MPSF with only the four Pac-12 members that sponsor the sport.[6]

On May 31, 2016, the Big West Conference announced that it would begin sponsoring men's volleyball in the 2017–18 school year (2018 season). The Big West men's volleyball league now includes five full members Long Beach State, Cal State Northridge, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara and Hawai'i, plus associate member UC San Diego. The full Big West members remain in the MPSF in other sports, but UC San Diego exited the federation.[7] California Baptist also exited the MPSF after dropping its only conference sport of men's volleyball shortly after the 2017 season, and Cal State Bakersfield left the MPSF after dropping its last remaining conference sport of women's water polo at the same time.[8]

MPSF Teams
Sport Men's Women's
Gymnastics 4 6
Lacrosse - 3
Swimming & Diving 5 7
Track & Field Indoor 15 20
Volleyball 7 -
Water polo 5 6

Sponsorship by sport

Men Women
Gymnastics
  • Air Force
  • California
  • Oklahoma
  • Stanford
Swimming
& diving
  • BYU
  • Cal Poly
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Hawai'i
  • Pacific
Volleyball
  • BYU
  • UCLA
  • Concordia–Irvine
  • Grand Canyon
  • Pepperdine
  • USC
  • Stanford
Water Polo
  • California
  • UCLA
  • Penn State Behrend
  • USC
  • Austin College
  • Stanford
Track & field
Indoor
  • Arizona
  • Arizona State
  • BYU
  • Long Beach State
  • Cal State Northridge
  • California
  • UCLA
  • UC Riverside
  • Colorado
  • Oregon
  • Portland
  • USC
  • Stanford
  • Washington
  • Washington State
Gymnastics
  • Air Force
  • Alaska–Anchorage
  • Sacramento State
  • UC Davis
  • San Jose State
  • Seattle Pacific
Lacrosse
  • Fresno State
  • UC Davis
  • San Diego State
Swimming
& diving
  • BYU
  • Cal Poly
  • UC Davis
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • Hawai'i
  • Pacific
  • San Diego
Water Polo
  • Arizona State
  • California
  • Indiana
  • UCLA
  • San Jose State
  • USC
  • Stanford
Track & field
Indoor
  • Arizona
  • Arizona State
  • BYU
  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Long Beach State
  • Cal State Northridge
  • California
  • UC Irvine
  • UCLA
  • UC Riverside
  • Colorado
  • Hawai'i
  • Oregon
  • Oregon State
  • Portland
  • USC
  • Stanford
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Washington State
  • Penn State Behrend — participates only in conference tournament.

Conference champions

[1]

Men's gymnastics

Year Team
1992–93 Stanford
1993–94 UCLA
1994–95 Stanford
1995–96 Oklahoma
1996–97 Nebraska
1997–98 California
1998–99 Nebraska
Oklahoma
1999–00 Oklahoma
2000–01 Oklahoma
2001–02 Oklahoma
2002–03 Oklahoma
2003–04 California
2004–05 Oklahoma
2005–06 Oklahoma
2006–07 Oklahoma
2007–08 Oklahoma
2008–09 Stanford
2009–10 Oklahoma
2010–11 Stanford
2011–12 Oklahoma
2012–13 Oklahoma
2013–14 Oklahoma
2014–15 Oklahoma
2015–16 Oklahoma
2016–17 Oklahoma
2017–18 Oklahoma
2018–19 Oklahoma

Women's gymnastics

Year Team
2001–02 Sacramento State
2002–03 Sacramento State
2003–04 San Jose State
2004–05 Sacramento State
2005–06 Seattle Pacific
2006–07 Seattle Pacific
2007–08 UC Davis
2008–09 Alaska–Anchorage
2009–10 UC Davis
2010–11 UC Davis
2011–12 UC Davis
2012–13 UC Davis
2013–14 Sacramento State
2014–15 UC Davis
2015–16 Sacramento State
2016–17 San Jose State
2017–18 San Jose State
2018–19 Air Force

Women's lacrosse

Year Team
2004 California
2005 Stanford
2006 Stanford
2007 Stanford
2008 Stanford
2009 Stanford
2010 Stanford
2011 Stanford
2012 Oregon
2013 Stanford
2014 Denver
2015 Stanford
2016 USC
2017 USC
2018 San Diego State

Men's soccer

Year Team
1992 Washington
1993 UCLA
1994 Fresno State
1995 UCLA
1996 UCLA
1997 UCLA
1998 Washington
1999 Washington
2000 San Jose State
2001 New Mexico
2002 New Mexico
2003 San Jose State
2004 New Mexico
2005 New Mexico
2006 New Mexico
2007 New Mexico
2008 Denver
2009 Sacramento State
2010 Sacramento State
2011 New Mexico
2012 Air Force

Men's swimming & diving

Year Team
2010–11 CSU Bakersfield
2011–12 Brigham Young
2012–13 UNLV
2013–14 Brigham Young
2014–15 Brigham Young
2015–16 Brigham Young
2016–17 UC Santa Barbara
2017–18 UC Santa Barbara
2018–19 Hawaii

Women's swimming & diving

Year Team
2010–11 UC Davis
2011–12 Brigham Young
2012–13 UC Davis
2013–14 UC Davis
2014–15 Hawaii
2015–16 UC Davis
2016–17 Hawaii
2017–18 Hawaii
2018–19 Hawaii

Men's track & field indoor

Year Team
1992–93 California
1993–94 Arizona
1994–95 Arizona
1995–96 Arizona
1996–97 Idaho
1997–98 Washington State
1998–99 Stanford
1999–00 Stanford
2000–01 Washington State
2001–02 UCLA
2002–03 UCLA
2003–04 UCLA
2004–05 UCLA
2005–06 Washington
2006–07 Washington
2007–08 Oregon
2008–09 UCLA
2009–10 UCLA
2010–11 Stanford
2011–12 Arizona State
2012–13 Arizona State
2013–14 California
2014–15 Oregon
2015–16 USC
2016–17 Oregon
2017–18 USC
2018–19 Brigham Young

Women's track & field indoor

Year Team
1992–93 UNLV
1993–94 Utah State
1994–95 Arizona
1995–96 Washington
1996–97 Stanford
1997–98 Stanford
1998–99 Washington State
1999–00 Washington State
2000–01 Arizona
2001–02 Arizona
2002–03 Stanford
2003–04 Stanford
2004–05 Stanford
2005–06 Stanford
2006–07 Arizona State
2007–08 Arizona State
2008–09 Stanford
2009–10 Oregon
2010–11 Oregon
2011–12 Stanford
2012–13 Oregon
2013–14 USC
2014–15 USC
2015–16 Oregon
2016–17 USC
2017–18 USC
2018–19 USC

Men's volleyball

Year Team
1993 UCLA
1994 UCLA
1995 UCLA
1996 UCLA
1997 Stanford
1998 Pepperdine
1999 Brigham Young
2000 UCLA
2001 UCLA
2002 Pepperdine
2003 Brigham Young
2004 Brigham Young
2005 Pepperdine
2006 UCLA
2007 UC Irvine
2008 Pepperdine
2009 USC
2010 Stanford
2011 UC Santa Barbara
2012 UC Irvine
2013 Brigham Young
2014 Brigham Young
2015 UC Irvine
2016 Brigham Young
2017 Long Beach State
2018 Brigham Young
2019 Pepperdine

Men's water polo

Year Team
1992 California
1993 California
1994 Stanford
1995 California
1996 USC
1997 USC
1998 Stanford
1999 UCLA
2000 UCLA
2001 Stanford
2002 California
2003 USC
2004 Stanford
2005 USC
2006 California
2007 USC
2008 USC
2009 UCLA
2010 USC
2011 UCLA
2012 USC
2013 USC
2014 UCLA
2015 UCLA
2016 CAL
2017 UCLA
2018 Stanford

Women's water polo

Year Team
1996 UCLA
1997 UCLA
1998 UCLA
1999 California
2000 Stanford
2001 Stanford
2002 UCLA
2003 Stanford
2004 USC
2005 UCLA
2006 Stanford
2007 UCLA
2008 UCLA
2009 USC
2010 UCLA
2011 California
2012 UCLA
2013 USC
2014 Stanford
2015 UCLA
2016 USC
2017 UCLA
2018 USC

NCAA titles

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation has won 93 NCAA titles in seven sports. UCLA has won 24 national titles. Stanford has won 16 titles. USC has won 15 titles. Oregon has won 11 titles. Oklahoma has won nine titles. California has won six titles. UC Irvine has won four titles. Arizona State and Brigham Young have won three titles. Pepperdine has won two titles. The MPSF has won every men's and women's water polo NCAA title since the inception of the conference.

Men's gymnastics

Year Team
1992–93 Stanford
1994–95 Stanford
1996–97 California
1997–98 California
2001–02 Oklahoma
2002–03 Oklahoma
2004–05 Oklahoma
2005–06 Oklahoma
2007–08 Oklahoma
2008–09 Stanford
2010–11 Stanford
2014–15 Oklahoma
2015–16 Oklahoma
2016–17 Oklahoma
2017–18 Oklahoma

Men's soccer

Year Team
1997 UCLA

Men's track & field indoor

Year Team
2007–08 Arizona State
2008–09 Oregon
2013–14 Oregon
2014–15 Oregon
2015–16 Oregon

Women's track & field indoor

Year Team
1999–00 UCLA
2000–01 UCLA
2006–07 Arizona State
2007–08 Arizona State
2009–10 Oregon
2010–11 Oregon
2011–12 Oregon
2012–13 Oregon
2013–14 Oregon
2015–16 Oregon
2016–17 Oregon

Men's volleyball

Year Team
1993 UCLA
1995 UCLA
1996 UCLA
1997 Stanford
1998 UCLA
1999 Brigham Young
2000 UCLA
2001 Brigham Young
2002 Hawaii†
2004 Brigham Young
2005 Pepperdine
2006 UCLA
2007 UC Irvine
2009 UC Irvine
2010 Stanford
2012 UC Irvine
2013 UC Irvine

† — Vacated due to NCAA violations

Men's water polo

Year Team
1992 California
1993 Stanford
1994 Stanford
1995 UCLA
1996 UCLA
1997 Pepperdine
1998 USC
1999 UCLA
2000 UCLA
2001 Stanford
2002 Stanford
2003 USC
2004 UCLA
2005 USC
2006 California
2007 California
2008 USC
2009 USC
2010 USC
2011 USC
2012 USC
2013 USC
2014 UCLA
2015 UCLA
2016 California
2017 UCLA
2018 USC

Women's water polo

Year Team
2001 UCLA
2002 Stanford
2003 UCLA
2004 USC
2005 UCLA
2006 UCLA
2007 UCLA
2008 UCLA
2009 UCLA
2010 USC
2011 Stanford
2012 Stanford
2013 USC
2014 Stanford
2015 Stanford
2016 USC
2017 Stanford
2018 USC

References

  1. ^ Members - Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on July 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "'Roo Men's Water Polo to Join Mountain Pacific Sports Federation". acroos.com. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ Mountain Pacific Sports Federation - Athletics. Mpsports.Org. Retrieved on 2013-07-17.
  4. ^ "WAC Adds Men's Soccer" (Press release). Western Athletic Conference. January 9, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Pac-12 Adds Women's Lacrosse for 2018 Season". Lacrosse Magazine. October 23, 2015. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Retrieved February 6, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "GCC Launches Men's Division To Begin Play in 2016" (Press release). Golden Coast Conference. January 21, 2016. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Big West Conference Makes Men's Volleyball 18th Sponsored Sport". Big West Conference. Retrieved May 31, 2016.
  8. ^ "CSUB Athletics Announces Strategic Shift in Resources" (Press release). CSU Bakersfield Athletics. June 27, 2017. Retrieved July 12, 2017.

External links

2011 MPSF Men's Soccer Tournament

The 2011 MPSF Tournament will be the postseason tournament of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation to determine the MPSF’s champion and automatic berth into the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship.

2016 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

The 2016 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship was the 48th annual NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate water polo. Tournament matches were played at the Spieker Aquatics Complex at the University of California in Berkeley, California from December 3–4, 2016. The five conferences receiving automatic qualification were: the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Northeast Water Polo Conference (NWPC), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA). California defeated USC 11-8 to win the national title in double overtime.

2017 NCAA National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Tournament

The 2017 NCAA National Collegiate Volleyball Tournament was the 48th edition of the NCAA Men's National Collegiate Volleyball Championship, open to teams from both Division I and II. The tournament was held May 2, 4, & 6 at St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by Ohio State University. The Ohio State Buckeyes won their second consecutive National Championship and fourth overall.

2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Volleyball Tournament

The 2018 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Volleyball Tournament was a postseason men's volleyball tournament for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation during the 2018 NCAA Division I & II men's volleyball season. It was held from April 14 through April 21, 2018 at campus sites. The winner received The Federation's automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.

2019 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Volleyball Tournament

The 2019 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Volleyball Tournament was a postseason men's volleyball tournament for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation during the 2019 NCAA Division I & II men's volleyball season. It was held April 13 through April 20, 2018 at campus sites. The winner received The Federation's automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Volleyball Tournament.

Air Force Soccer Stadium

Air Force Soccer Stadium is a soccer-specific stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on the grounds of the United States Air Force Academy. It is the home field for Air Force college soccer.

The 1,000-seat stadium was built in 1995 and has been upgraded since to allow Air Force to host NCAA playoff games.

The men's soccer team competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, while the women's team competes in the Mountain West Conference.

Alaska Anchorage Seawolves

The Alaska Anchorage Seawolves are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in Anchorage, Alaska, United States, in NCAA intercollegiate sports. The vast majority of UAA's athletic teams are in NCAA Division II with the exception of the alpine and Nordic ski, gymnastics, and ice hockey teams, which are members of Division I.

The Seawolves principally compete as members of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Teams playing outside the GNAC include the hockey team (Western Collegiate Hockey Association), the gymnastics team (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), and the ski teams (Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association).

UAA also formerly hosted the nationally known GCI Great Alaska Shootout college basketball tournament every Thanksgiving.

Cal State Northridge Matadors

The Cal State Northridge Matadors are the athletic teams that represent California State University, Northridge in Northridge, Los Angeles, California. The Matadors field 17 teams in nineteen sports.

The Matadors compete in NCAA Division I and are members of the Big West Conference. CSUN has been a member of the Big West Conference since the summer of 2001 for most sports. The men's and women's indoor track and field teams compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation instead. Men's volleyball also competed in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, but will compete in the Big West beginning in 2018.

Houston Baptist Huskies

Houston Baptist Huskies, also known as Houston Baptist, HBU or Huskies, refers to the sports teams of Houston Baptist University. HBU's official school colors are royal blue and orange. With the inception of the athletics program at the university in 1960 until 1990 the Huskies were a part of the NCAA. After playing for seventeen years as a member of the NAIA, the Huskies began play as an NCAA Division I team again in 2007 and became a full member of the NCAA for the 2011–12 academic year.After one year of independent status in the NCAA, HBU joined the Great West Conference, and began play as a member in 2008 for all sports but basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, and women's soccer. These teams remained independent until the 2009–2010 season when they joined the other HBU teams. Men's soccer joined the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation since the Great West did not sponsor the sport.

On November 9, 2011, officials from the Southland Conference visited HBU in their expansion drive. On November 21, Houston Baptist accepted an invitation to join the Southland Conference joining July 1, 2013. The school started a football program in 2013 and began Southland play in 2014. There are also plans for a new basketball arena. With the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation dropping men's soccer after the 2012 season, the HBU team moved to the Western Athletic Conference, which began sponsoring the sport from 2013 onwards.

Jovan Vavic

Jovan Vavic (born 1961/1962) is the former head coach of both the University of Southern California men’s and women’s water polo teams. In 2012, he was interim head coach of the United States men's national water polo team. While coaching USC he won the National Coach of the Year award 15 times, and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year award 13 times. He was fired by USC in March 2019 in the wake of his indictment in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.

MPSF Men's Soccer Tournament

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Men's Soccer Tournament was the conference championship tournament in men's college soccer for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The tournament was held annually between 2009 and 2012. The conference was disbanded when MPSF membership ended in favor of teams joining the Western Athletic Conference.

Maddie Musselman

Madeline Musselman (born June 16, 1998) is an American water polo player. She was part of the gold medal-winning American team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She was the second-leading goal scorer of the US team in the event with 12 goals and named to the Olympic All-Star Team.Musselman won gold with Team USA at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, and at the Pan American Games in Toronto.She was named 2017 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Newcomer of the Year after she won a conference-record seven Newcomer of the Week awards.Earned tournament MVP at 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, where Team USA won gold; scored 16 goals in six games, including hat trick in 13-6 final-round win over Spain.

Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

The Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA) is a college athletic conference whose member schools compete in men's volleyball. The conference footprint is centered in the Midwestern United States, stretching from Missouri in the west to Ohio in the east. Many of the conference's schools also participate in the similarly named Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association in men's volleyball at the club level.

The MIVA Tournament champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA National Collegiate Men's Volleyball Championship, which now consists of seven teams playing in a single-elimination format to determine the national champion. The two other pre-2017 major volleyball conferences, the EIVA (Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) and the MPSF (Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), also send their league tournament champions to the tournament, as do Conference Carolinas (since the 2014 season) and the Big West Conference (from the 2018 season forward).

NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship

The NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship is an annual tournament to determine the national champion of NCAA men's collegiate water polo. It has been held every year since 1969. With a limited number of NCAA water polo programs at the national level, all men's teams, whether from Division I, Division II, or Division III, are eligible to compete each year. The tournament was expanded from a four-team bracket in 2013 by adding two play-in games that are contested by the bottom four seeds, effectively creating a six-team bracket with a first-round bye for the top two teams.

While the championship often includes teams from around the country, most programs are located within the state of California, and no school from outside California has ever surpassed third place or participated in the NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship game.

The four California based PAC-12 schools have been the most successful. California is the most successful program with 14 titles, followed by UCLA with 11 titles, Stanford (10 titles), and USC (10 titles). One of these four schools has won the championship every year since 1998.

NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship

The NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship has existed since the 2001 season. Seven conferences have teams competing in women's water polo: the Big West Conference, the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), the single-sport Golden Coast Conference, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) and the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA). Some teams compete at Division III either as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference or independently. Teams qualify by either winning their respective conference tournament or receiving one of the few at large bids available.

New Mexico Lobos men's soccer

The New Mexico Lobos men's soccer team represented the University of New Mexico in all NCAA Division I men's soccer competitions from 1983 until 2018. The team became a soccer-only member of Conference USA in July 2013 after leaving the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (the school's primary conference, the Mountain West, only sponsors that sport for women). The team is being cut after the 2019 season.

Seattle Pacific Falcons

The Seattle Pacific Falcons (also SPU Falcons) are the 13 varsity athletic teams that represent Seattle Pacific University, located in Seattle, Washington, in NCAA Division II intercollegiate sports. The Falcons compete as members of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for all sports except for gymnastics, which competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

UC Irvine Anteaters men's volleyball

The UC Irvine Anteaters men's volleyball team is the men's intercollegiate volleyball team at the University of California, Irvine. UC Irvine was a founding member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in the 1992-93 season. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, UCI moved to the Big West Conference's inaugural men's volleyball league. Irvine has won the NCAA Men's National Collegiate Volleyball Championship four times, and appeared in the tournament an additional three.

USC Trojans men's volleyball

USC Trojans men's volleyball is a collegiate volleyball team that represents the University of Southern California (USC). The team participates as a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), an athletic conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The program began in 1970 and first awarded schlorships during the 1976-77 season. The program has won the NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship four times, and placed second seven times. Home games are played at Galen Center on the USC campus in Los Angeles, California.

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