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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference (WCC) announced today that Los Angeles-based

University Credit Union (UCU) will be title sponsor of the Conference’s men’s and women’s basketball

championships beginning in 2019. The  2019 University Credit Union West Coast Conference Basketball

Championships will take place March 7-12 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.


The long-term agreement marks the largest sponsorship agreement in WCC history. The agreement was

secured by the WCC’s multi-media rights partner Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE).


“We are pleased to partner with University Credit Union to bring fans the excitement surrounding the

annual West Coast Conference Basketball Championships, and are grateful to UCU for their long-term

commitment to the WCC and our student-athletes.” said WCC Commissioner Gloria Nevarez. “UCU places

tremendous emphasis on serving their customers through their wealth of knowledge, which aligns with

the value the West Coast Conference places on serving its member institutions. The University Credit

Union West Coast Conference Basketball Championships embodies our belief in creating foundational

relationships that serve our student-athletes for life beyond athletics.”


As title sponsor, University Credit Union will receive an integrated marketing presence before and during

the marquee basketball championships as the WCC enters its 11th year hosting its highly-successful

tournament in Las Vegas. All 18 men’s and women’s games will be nationally televised in more than 60

million homes.


“This is a tremendous opportunity for us to expand our relationship among the prestigious West Coast

university communities our team has been serving since 1951” said Dr. David Tuyo, President & CEO,

University Credit Union. “This new partnership with the West Coast Conference is just another moment

for us to highlight the value of UCU and our promise to provide the Top 1% Best Rates in the Nation* to

our members.”


In addition to the WCC, University Credit Union currently has athletics and campus partnerships at

several member institutions including Pepperdine University, Loyola Marymount University, and, most

recently Santa Clara University.


 "This is a perfect fit and aligns two partners who share service to others as a core-value.” added Mark

Massari, VWSE’s West Region Vice President for Collegiate Services. “We are excited to introduce

University Credit Union to the over 1 million loyal alumni, institutional staff and constituents who make up the WCC.”