The West Coast Conference (WCC) is making history.
On Monday, March 19, Gloria Nevarez was named commissioner of the WCC. She is the first Latin American woman to have this position at a Division I program.
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According to the Associated Press, Nevarez will replace Lynn Holzman and become the fourth full-time commissioner in conference history. Holzman left in January to become NCAA vice president for womens basketball.
Nevarez becomes one of 10 female conference commissioners in Division I and the second woman of color to be named a Div. I conference commissioner, following in the footsteps of current Big Sky Commissioner Andrea Williams, who was appointed in 2016.