The Ventura College Athletics program was named the 2017-18 Western State Conference Athletics Supremacy Award winner for overall athletic achievement for the academic year. The award is the school's 20th overall title, the highest total in conference history. It is the first since 2012-13, and the program's first since the conference changed the criteria to average achievement among all sports as opposed to an overall point total. The Pirates, with an average of 6.58 points, held off second place Santa Barbara City College, who had an average score of 6.47. Moorpark was third at 6.07 and Canyons was fourth at 6.06 in the 18-school conference competition.
Ventura claimed the Supremacy title thanks to a consistent performance across all 18 of its Western State Conference sponsored sports (the WSC Supremacy Award doesn't include performances in the sports of football). The Pirates earned points in 17 of the 18 WSC sports they sponsored, including winning titles in men's basketball, women's basketball and men's tennis. VC also had runner-up finishes in Mmen's cross country, softball and women's track. Ventura also boasted the third highest overall GPA of all the WSC schools, with an overall GPA of 3.09.
The award began with men's sports in 1965-66 and women's sports were added in 1977-78. The Pirates claimed their first Supremacy Award in 1970-71, also winning in 1982-83, 1983-84 and 1988-89. Ventura then won 15 straight Supremacy Awards from 1998-99 through 2012-13. VC finished fifth in 20013-14 and 2014-15 before runner-up finishes in 2015-16 and 2016-17.