B.C. colleges rename sports league to PacWest conference

Camosun Chargers will now play in B.C.'s PacWest athletics conference

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.

The new name represents both colleges and universities in B.C. including the Camosun Chargers 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, with the Chargers competing in volleyball, basketball and golf.

The league’s website has also been updated to www.pacwestbc.ca.

The new name is borrowed from but shouldn’t be mistaken for neighbouring NCAA PacWest conference that includes Arizona, California, Hawai’i and Utah.