B.C. COLLEGIATE sport fans can say bye-bye to the tongue-twisting title of BCCAA and hello to the much sexier name of PacWest.
The B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association has dumped its former, nerdier sports acronym in favour of the Pacific Western Athletic Association, or PacWest.
The new name represents both colleges and universities in B.C. including the Kwantlen Eagles athletic teams.
“We feel the PacWest name does an excellent job of identifying who we are and what we do and will give us a significant advantage as we implement our marketing plans,” said PacWest president Bruce Hunter in a press release.
A total of 14 schools compete in the PacWest, including Eagles men’s and women’s teams which compete in soccer, basketball, badminton and golf. Other PacWest teams also conpete in volleyball.
The league’s website has also been updated to www.pacwestbc.ca.
The new name is borrowed from, but shouldn’t be mistaken for, the neighbouring PacWest Conference of the NCAA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) that includes universities from Arizona, California, Hawaii and Utah.