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2003-2004 Sun Devil Year in Review

July 9, 2004

(Pat Murphy/10th year): Finished season with a 42-18 record and were fourth in the Pac-10 with a 13-11 record...earned final national rankings of No. 22 (Baseball America) and No. 23 (Collegiate Baseball)...cruised through non-conference schedule going 28-7, including sweeps over nationally ranked Florida State, East Carolina and a victory over No. 1 and defending national champion Rice...Pat Murphy picked up his 400th career victory as a Sun Devil with a 15-5 win over No. 2 Stanford on May 30... he is 401-196-1 as the skipper of the Sun Devils...ASU earned the National No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament, earning a fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 28th overall...Sun Devils played at Cal State Fullerton (eventual National Champion) in the postseason for the third time in the last four years...finished with the No. 3 projected RPI in the nation (BoydsWorld.com) and had one of the toughest schedules in the nation...went 14-6 against ranked opponents...has now been ranked in 97 consecutive national polls dating back to the start of 2000...led the Pac-10 in hitting (.325) finished second in fielding percentage (.973) and was third in pitching (4.71 ERA)...junior shortstop Dustin Pedroia earned consensus All-America honors and was named one of five finalists for the Golden Spikes Award given annual to the top amateur player...Pedroia is the seventh all-time finalist from ASU... he became just the fourth player in ASU history and 22nd in Pac-10 history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors in three straight years...Pedroia led the Sun Devils hitting .393 (96-for-244) with 24 doubles, nine home runs, 49 RBI and 30 multi-hit games...ended his career with 98 multi-hit games and hit safely in 155 of 185 career games. Pedroia put together an unbelievable "Iron man" streak by starting in all 185 games of his ASU career and ranks seventh with a .384 career batting average. He fell just two hits shy of reaching 300 for his career, but still ranks fourth with 298 career hits and third with 71 doubles...was the first of six Sun Devils drafted, taken in the second round (65th overall) by the Boston Red Sox...sophomore outfielder Travis Buck finished in the top two in all three triple crown categories, tying for the team lead with nine home runs and led the squad with 58 RBI and was named the National Player of the Week (Mar. 2) after going 10-for-12 with 13 RBI against UCONN...he also became the 16th player in Pac-10 history to earn back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (Mar. 2, Mar. 8)...Buck was named to the 2004 USA Baseball National Team, becoming the sixth Sun Devil in the last four years named to the squad...junior Tuffy Gosewisch hit .342 (68-for-199) with 14 doubles and two home runs and was one of 15 catchers across the nation to be named a semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Catcher of the Year award...junior RHP Jason Urquidez led the team going 12-3 with a 3.41 ERA with 94 strikeouts in 97.2 innings and was named an honorable mention All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com and was named to the Clemens Award Watch List. He earned National and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors with his complete-game, three-hit victory over No. 1 and defending national champion Rice on Feb. 22...his 12 wins are the most by a starter since Marc Barcelo won 13 in 1993...freshman two-way player Zechry Zinicola was named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, keeping a string alive of at least one freshman All-American for ASU in each of Pat Murphy's 10 seasons...Zinicola hit .280 (28-for-100) with three home runs and 26 RBI at the plate and led the pitching staff with a 4-2 record and a 3.36 ERA on the mound he made 25 pitching appearances, including four starts, and struck out 57 in 56.1 IP...finished third in the Pac-10 with eight saves, ranking second in the tied for first in the ASU freshman record books...ASU's 20 saves led the Pac-10 and tied for the third most in school history (most since 22 in 1990)...17 of the 20 saves were recorded by true freshman...ASU took four of five games from rival Arizona, including winning both non-conference games in Tempe and taking two of three in the conference series in Tucson...ASU has now won 34 of 50 games (.680) against Arizona since 1995 and has won 16 of the last 20 dating back to 2000.
Attendance Breakdown: 34 home dates; attendance: 90,249; average: 2,655 (tops on West Coast)

Baseball Individual Honors
All-American: Dustin Pedroia (first-team by Baseball America, USA Today Sportsweekly, NCBWA; second-team by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, ABCA and Collegiate Baseball); Jason Urquidez (honorable mention by CollegeBaseballInsider.com)

Freshman All-American: Zechry Zinicola (first-team by Collegiate Baseball)

All-Pac-10: All-Pac-10: Dustin Pedroia (first), Travis Buck (first), Jason Urquidez (first), Josh Asanovich (HM), Erik Averill (HM), Pat Bresnehan (HM), Chris Cook (HM), Colin Curtis (HM), Tuffy Gosewisch (HM), Jeff Larish (HM), Jeff Mousser (HM), Joe Persichina (HM), Nick Walsh (HM), Zechry Zinicola (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Ryan McKenna (first), Garrett Schoenberger (first), Tuffy Gosewisch (second), Erik Averill (second), Seth Dhaenens (HM)

Pac-10 Pitcher/Player of the Week: Dustin Pedroia (Feb. 24), Jason Urquidez (Feb. 24), Travis Buck (Mar. 2), Travis Buck (Mar. 8)

National Player of the Week: Jason Urquidez (Feb. 24) by Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA/CBI Travis Buck (Mar. 1) by Collegiate Baseball and College Baseball Insider.

(Rob Evans/6th Year): Finished 10-17 and tenth in the Pac-10 with a 4-14 record...sophomore Ike Diogu was named an Associated Press preseason All-American, the first in Sun Devil history and the 11th in Pac-10 history since the poll began in 1986-87. Diogu was joined on the preseason team by Emeka Okafor (UCONN), Rickey Paulding (Missouri), Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph's) and Raymond Felton (North Carolina)...Diogu also earned All-Pac-10 honors for the second time in his career, broke the 40-year old Pac-10 record for free throws made with 243 and led the league in scoring with a 22.8 points per game mark...Diogu also was ninth in the nation in scoring...Sun Devils were third in the nation in free throw attempts per game at 27.56...beat Oregon at McArthur Court for the third time in six years as ASU is 5-4 against the Ducks in the past nine meetings...beat UCLA at home for the second straight year as ASU made 19 straight free throws and finished 19-of-20 (.950) from the charity stripe, the best mark in school history with 20 attempts...ASU has won four of the past five against the Bruins...beat Oregon State at home for the fifth straight time...won at the Sports Arena for the first time since Feb. 15, 1996, ending a seven-game losing streak at USC...Diogu was named as one of 16 finalists for the Adolph F. Rupp All-American Team...topped Temple 70-66 at America West Arena on Dec. 9, 2003, as ASU is now 4-1 at America West Arena overall and 4-0 under Rob Evans...won its 14th straight win in a home opener, as Stevie Moore had the most points by a Sun Devil newcomer (26) in season opener since 1993...ASU shot 73.5 percent from the free throw line, the fifth-best mark in school history, second-best in the past 17 seasons and fourth in the Pac-10...played back-to-back overtime games for the first time since 1985-86 against UCLA (Feb. 12) and USC (Feb. 14)...Jason Braxton averaged 4.8 assists per game, the best by a Sun Devil since Ahlon Lewis set Pac-10 record with 9.2 per game in 1997-98, which was fourth in Pac-10. His 2.04 steals per game was second in the league and he was second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.06...inducted Lafayette "Fat" Lever into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor in March of 2004. Lever is a 1988 ASU Hall of Fame inductee who was a four-year letterman from 1978-82 who returned to school and finished his B.A. in Education in 1996. A three-year starter, he earned second-team Associated Press All-American honors in 1981-82.
Attendance Breakdown: 15 home dates; total attendance: 135,041; average attendance: 9,003.

Men's Basketball Individual Honors
All-American: Ike Diogu (preseason Associated Press; postseason honorable mention by Associated Press; third-team by ESPN.com)

All-Pac-10: Ike Diogu (first)

Pac-10 All-Freshman: Kevin Kruger (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Justin Allen (second)

(Charli Turner Thorne/8th Year): Turned in the team's fourth consecutive winning season, finishing 17-12 overall...earned a bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, the team's school-record fifth consecutive postseason berth...finished in a tie for third in the Pac-10 with an 11-7 league record, one win short of the school record for conference victories in a season...ended up in the top half of the Pac-10 standings for the third time in four years...turned in a 13-1 record at Wells Fargo Arena, setting the school record for home winning percentage in a season (.929) and tying the school record for home wins (13) for the third consecutive season...the team has won 18 of its last 20 home games...beat two ranked opponents, including a 73-53 win over then No. 7 Stanford on Feb. 7, the worst defeat of the season for the Cardinal, which advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight...ASU also upset then No. 24 Washington...led the Pac-10 in three-point shooting defense for the third straight year and the fifth time in six seasons, allowing their opponents to shoot just 30.4 percent from beyond the arc...also led the league and set a school single-season record in rebounding defense (32.2 rebounds per game)...Sun Devils have led the Pac-10 in at least one defensive category in each of the last six seasons...finished first in the Pac-10 and 26th in the country in assists, dishing out an average of dishing out 16.4 assists per game and marking the first time in 18 years in the Pac-10 that ASU paced the league in that category...fell just one assist short of tying the school season record for assists with 475...finished third in the league in free throw shooting, knocking down 72.1 percent of its attempts from the charity stripe, the best effort since the 1986-87 team shot 72.4 percent from the free throw line...fell at WNIT runner-up UNLV 50-47 in the first round of that tournament...defeated Western Michigan and Binghamton to win the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic in November...Betsy Boardman earned tournament MVP honors, while Kylan Loney and YoVanna Rosenthal were also named to the all-tournament team...opened the Pac-10 season with a pair of wins over Washington State and Washington, marking just the second time in school history that ASU has opened league play with 2-0...won five straight Pac-10 games, the most consecutive league victories since a school-record seven-game winning streak in 2000-01...overcame three season-ending knee injuries, losing top returning scorer Jill Noe in October, lone senior Jen Albert in the team's Pac-10 opener in December and leading scorer Betsy Boardman on the last day of the regular season...Kylan Loney was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Feb. 5 after scoring a career-high 32 points in a Jan. 31 win over Arizona, the most points by a Sun Devil since 1997...Loney also became the first Sun Devil to win first-team All-Pac-10 honors since two-time honoree Amanda Levens in 2002...Emily Westerberg was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team, marking the seventh straight year that ASU has had a player earn mention on the all-rookie squad...had a school-record six student-athletes selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic teams, including Jen Albert who became the first women's basketball player in school history to earn first-team all-academic honors three times in her career...Charli Turner Thorne became the second coach in school history to lead her team to four consecutive winning seasons and needs just 11 wins to tie the school record for career victories...10 games were televised (three nationally on Fox Sports Net and seven statewide on AZ-TV).
Attendance Breakdown: 14 home dates; total home attendance - 24,004; average attendance - 1,715; season high - 3,202 vs. Arizona Jan. 31 at Wells Fargo Arena.

Women's Basketball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Kylan Loney (first), Kristen Kovesdy (HM)

Pac-10 All-Freshman: Emily Westerberg (first)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jen Albert (first), Carrie Buckner (second), Betsy Boardman (HM), Amy Denson (HM), Kylan Loney (HM), Lauren Stagg (HM)

Academic All-District VIII: Betsy Boardman (second)

(Walt Drenth, 8th year): Finished eighth at the NCAA West Region meet to close out their season after taking fifth in the conference race...captured the team title at the Arizona State Invitational and was third at the Canyon West Invitational...also finished fifth (of 30 teams) at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational...team climbed to as high as No. 12 in the national rankings before falling out in the final poll...Aaron Aguayo led the team in three races, including his runner-up finish at the Dave Murray Invitational...also took 18th at conference meet and was three places away (28th) from earning all-region honors...Juan Reyes led the team in two meets as his second-place finish helped the team to the win at the ASU Invite...six members of the team earned academic honors from the conference, including first team accolades for Jeremy Cramer and the fourth award in a row for Dan Maher.

Men's Cross Country Individual Honors
Pac-10 All-Academic: Jeremy Cramer (first), Ryan Warrenburg (second), Jay DeGroot (HM), Griffin Lee (HM), Dan Maher (HM), Juan Reyes (HM)

(Walt Drenth, 8th year): Advanced to their sixth-consecutive NCAA Championship meet where they finished 14th overall...team also won two team titles (Roy Griak Invitational and Arizona State Invitational) on their way to earning their highest national ranking ever at No. 3 in the Oct. 7 and Oct. 13 polls...also placed second at the Pac-10 Championships before finishing fourth at the NCAA West Region...Amy Hastings and Desiree Davila finished 25th and 44th, respectively, at the national meet to mark the first time in program history that the Sun Devils had two All-Americans in one season...Hastings led the charge on the season as she won two races (Dave Murray Invitational and Arizona State Invitational) while finishing second at regionals, third at the Roy Griak and fourth at the conference meets...her two wins ties her for the second-most in a single season in school history...at the conference level, three runners took home All-Pac-10 honors with Hastings earning first team while Davila and Anna Masinelli took second team spots...at the region meet, the same three women earned all-region accolades...the team finished the season with seven of its members earning academic all-conference selections.

Women's Cross Country Individual Honors
All-American: Amy Hastings, Desiree Davila

All-West Region: Amy Hastings, Anna Masinelli, Desiree Davila

All-Pac-10: Amy Hastings (first), Desiree Davila (second), Anna Masinelli (second)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Amanda Lyon (first), Jessica Scalzo (second), Alvina Begay (HM), Desiree Davila (HM), Amy Hastings (HM), Liz Lindgren (HM), Jenna Wrieden (HM)

(Dirk Koetter/3rd Year): Finished 5-7 and tied for eighth in the Pac-10 at 2-6...two Sun Devil student-athletes (Brian Montesanto and Jermaine McKinney) played the 2003 campaign as graduates and five more graduated in December...Andrew Walter had 3,044 passing yards, only the second time in school history a Sun Devil has thrown for 3,000 yards and trailing only his previous year's tally on the single-season school record list...Walter's 55 touchdowns is the third-highest total in school history, behind Jake Plummer (65) and Danny White (64)...threw just 10 interceptions in his 421 pass attempts (.0238), which set a school record for lowest interception percentage in a season (300+ attempts)...led the Sun Devils to an amazing come-from-behind victory on Oct. 18 at North Carolina in which he completed three passes for 69 yards on the game-winning drive, including a 42-yarder to Derek Hagan to bring the team to the UNC five-yard line and a five-yard game-winner to Skyler Fulton in the end zone as time expired...set career-highs vs. North Carolina for single-game completions (34) and pass attempts (58)...turned in four 300-yard passing games to bring his career total to nine and added his fifth 400-yard game with his 408-yard effort at North Carolina...his 316 yards on 18-of-28 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions earned the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week award following the Sun Devil's win over Oregon on Oct. 11...Jason Shivers led the Sun Devils with 104 tackles in 2003 to become the first Sun Devil to lead the team in tackles three consecutive seasons...since 1970, the first year tackles were recorded at ASU, only seven players led the team in back-to-back years, but Shivers became the first to do it in three straight...Shivers led the team in tackles six times in 2003, including a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo) at Iowa and finished second in the Pac-10 with 9.5 per game...redshirt freshman Loren Wade led the team in rushing with 136 carries for 773 yards and five touchdowns, marking the second consecutive year that a redshirt freshman has paced the team in the category (Cornell Canidate in 2002)...Wade finished fifth in the Pac-10 at 70.3 yards per game and turned in four 100-yard rushing games, including a stretch of three straight (at North Carolina, at UCLA and vs. California), to become the first Sun Devil to accomplish the feat since Delvon Flowers in 2001...Wade's average of 5.7 yards per carry tied for first among the Pac-10's rushing leaders and was the most for the Sun Devils' leading rusher since J.R. Redmond averaged 5.9 yards per carry in 1997...sophomore Derek Hagan led the team with 66 catches for 1,076 yards and nine touchdowns...his 1,076-yards also ranked fifth on the ASU single-season charts and made him just the seventh Sun Devil in school history to tally 1,000 receiving yards...Hagan finished fifth in the Pac-10 and 19th in the country in 2003 with 89.7 receiving yards per game...also ranked second in the ASU record books for receptions in a single season (66)...Hagan turned in six 100-yard receiving games in 2003, including a career outing to lead the Sun Devils past North Carolina on Oct. 18 with 11 catches for 185 yards (both career bests) and a touchdown...in addition to being a career high, his 11 catches tied with three others for the fourth-best single-game mark in school history...ASU linebacker Ron Pritchard was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame...Danny Villa (1983-86) and Freddie Williams (1973-76) were inducted into the ASU Hall of Fame...captains were juniors Riccardo Stewart and Andrew Walter...seniors who played in bowl games included Tim Fa'aita (Hula), Mike Karney (East-West Shrine), Regis Crawford (East-West Shrine) and Brett Hudson (Las Vegas)...Skyler Fulton was named as the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete (Valley of the Sun Chapter) and was named to the FCA Good Works Team for his community service.
Attendance Breakdown: 6 home dates; Total attendance: 325,488; Average attendance: 54,248.

Football Individual Honors
Freshman All-American: Kyle Caldwell, DE (The Sporting News); Andrew Carnahan, LT (The Sporting News and Rivals.com); Loren Wade, TB (The Sporting News)

All-Pac-10: Regis Crawford, OL (second), Grayling Love, OL (second), Riccardo Stewart, S (second), Jason Shivers, special teams (second), Skyler Fulton, WR (HM), Derek Hagan, WR (HM), Mike Karney, FB (HM), Tim Parker, P (HM), Andrew Walter, QB (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Skyler Fulton, WR (first), Chad Christensen, QB (second), Jason Burke, OL (second), Andrew Carnahan, OT (HM), Grayling Love, OT (HM)

Verizon Academic All-District: Skyler Fulton, WR (CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First-Team); Grayling Love (CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Second-Team).

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Andrew Walter (Offensive on Oct. 13)

(Randy Lein/12th Year): Finished tied for 21st at the NCAA Championships in Hot Springs, Va., fourth at the NCAA West Regionals in Sunriver, Ore., and second at the Pac-10 Championships in Tucson...ASU has now qualified for the NCAA Championships in 20 of the past 21 seasons...won four tournaments on the year (New Mexico's Tucker Intercollegiate, UNLV's Southern Highlands Championship, the National Invitational Tournament in Tucson and its own Thunderbird Invitational), the most since the 1999-2000 team also won four...four tournament wins was tied for third in the nation, as Florida won six, UCLA five and Minnesota, Arizona and ASU four...finished fifth in final Golfweek rankings and 11th in Golfstat...ranked third in nation in par-3 scoring (3.18), fourth in par-5 scoring (4.78) and fifth in sub-par strokes per round (3.32)...best tournament of the year was on April 9-10 when it shot a tournament record 43-under 821 to win its Thunderbird Invitational at Karsten, as third-team All-American Alejandro Canizares tied a tournament record with a 16-under 200...second-team All-American Chez Reavie had eight top-10 finishes and 22 in his four-year career...Reavie's 71.05 season stroke average is the best since Paul Casey set the school record with a 69.87 average in 1999-2000 and is the sixth-best in school history...ASU won three of its final seven tournaments beginning with the UNLV Southern Highlands Championship March 12-14...Canizares posted a 71.38 stroke average, seventh-best in school history...Niklas Lemke's 73.32 stroke average is seventh-best by a Sun Devil freshman...ASU is one of just six schools that has competed in the NCAA Regionals all 16 years it has existed. ASU is joined by Arizona, Clemson, UNLV, North Carolina and Oklahoma State. NCAA Regional play began in 1989...Reavie qualified for the 2004 U.S. Open right after the NCAA Championships.

Men's Golf Individual Honors
All-American: Chez Reavie (second), Alejandro Canizares (third)

All-Pac-10: Alejandro Canizares (first), Chez Reavie (first), Jesse Mueller (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Brett Johnson (first), Jesse Mueller (second), Kendall Critchfield (HM), Pat Moore (HM), Charly Simon (HM)

(Melissa Luellen/2nd year): Finished 10th at the NCAA Championships in Opelika, Ala., the team's first top 10 national showing under Melissa Luellen and the first since 2002...with three true freshmen, one sophomore and a junior, climbed from 24th after the first round at NCAAs to 10th, firing the team's two best rounds of the season on the second and third days (three-over 291)...sophomore Alissa Kuczka and freshman Tiffany Tavee were ASU's top finishers at the NCAAs, tying for 37th...that marked the 11th time in 13 tournaments that ASU had an underclassman as its top finisher...finished seventh at the NCAA West Regional in Palo Alto, Calif., to earn the team's 13th straight trip to the NCAA Championships, the third-longest active streak in the nation...climbed from 18th after the first round to a seventh-place finish...tied for fourth at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships in Somis, Calif., led by Kuczka and Tavee who finished fourth and tied for fifth, respectively...that marked the first time that two Sun Devils earned top-five finishes at Pac-10s since 1998 when Kellee Booth took fourth and Grace Park and Jeanne-Marie Busuttil tied for fifth...both Kuczka and Tavee earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 honors...ended the season ranked 28th by Golfweek/Sagarin...Kuckza and Tavee were the highest ranked Sun Devils at 70th and 74th, respectively...turned in top 20 finishes in all 13 tournaments, including seven top 10 showings...highest finish was a tied for fourth at Pac-10s...Kuczka led the team with a 75.91 stroke average, while Tavee finished with a 76.21 stroke average and turned in a team-best five top-20 finishes...Tavee was ASU's top finisher in four events and tied for the best finish in two others...ended the season with a 308.44 stroke average...averaged 299.86 strokes per round in the last two events (NCAA West Regional and NCAA Championships)...had five players card a season-low 71 on the year...turned in 10 of the team's top 12 rounds in the spring, including a pair of three-over 291s at the NCAA Championships...had five student-athletes named to the Academic All-Pac-10 squad, including junior Erin Tone who was a first-team selection after earning second-team honors in 2003.

Women's Golf Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Alissa Kuczka (HM), Tiffany Tavee (HM)

Academic All-Pac-10: Erin Tone (first), Beatriz "Cucu" Conti (HM), Sara Jones (HM), Alissa Kuczka (HM), Danelle Perata (HM)

(John Spini/24th Year): Finished ninth at the NCAA Championships hosted by UCLA with a score of 196.325...ASU qualified for nationals for the 10th time in the past 14 seasons, including six of the last eight...compiled a 10-6 record, including a 6-1 mark in Wells Fargo Arena...John Spini is one win shy of 300 regular-season victories, sporting a 299-109-2 career regular-season mark... ASU began the season ranked as low as No. 24 and was even out of the poll at one time, but moved up to as high as No. 17 to end the campaign...it was a record-setting year for perfect 10.0 scores as Sun Devils posted 10's 13 times, led by senior Maggie Germaine and sophomore Ashley Kelly with five each while freshman Cassandra Jusino and junior Kari Muth each had one...in comparison, ASU gymnasts had recorded perfect 10's on 24 occasions during its 28-year history prior to 2004...the previous school record was eight 10's (2003)...ASU set the all-time team high score of 198.45 in a win over Eastern Michigan on March 5...the squad also recorded the fourth-best (198.125 vs. Minnesota on March 12) and seventh-best (197.7 vs. Arizona on Feb. 27) all-time team scores...ASU set the all-time event records on uneven bars (49.6 vs. EMU on March 5) and on the floor exercise (49.825 vs. Arizona on Feb. 27)...Kelly tied for fourth in the all-around competition in the team portion of the NCAA Championships...her 39.575 was compiled by finishing tied for 10th on floor (9.90), tied for first on beam (9.9), tied for 16th on bars (9.875) and tied for seventh on vault (9.9)...Kelly was the NCAA national champion on beam...became the ninth Sun Devil to win an individual national title and the fourth to do it on beam...she is one of the three most decorated gymnasts in ASU history along with Kim Neal and Meagan Wright... by virtue of her beam performance, she was named a first-team all-American for the first time in her career...Kelly also was named a first-team all-American in the all-around and a second-team all-American on vault and on the floor exercise...she tied an ASU school record of five straight all-around titles in a row during the regular season...Kelly tied her school record all-around score of 39.825 vs. Arizona on Feb. 27...a No. 3 seed, finished second at the 2004 NCAA Central Regional Championships in Baton Rouge, La., thus earning the NCAA Championships berth...Kelly placed second in the all-around (39.625) at the NCAA Central Regionals...Kelly tied for first on vault (9.95), won beam (9.95) and tied third on floor (9.875)...ASU tied for fourth-place (196.7750) at the Pacific-10 Championships...defeated Arizona, 197.7-196.225, in Tempe on Feb. 27.
Attendance Breakdown: Six home dates; Total Attendance: 5,574; Average Attendance: 929

Gymnastics Individual Honors
NCAA Champion: Ashley Kelly (balance beam)

All-American: Ashley Kelly (balance beam)

Verizon Academic All-District: Kari Muth (first/at-large)

All-Pac-10: Ashley Kelly (first in all-around and first on balance beam)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Kari Muth (first), Jada Cox (HM), Maggie Germaine (HM)

Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week: Ashley Kelly (March 8)

(Ray Leone/3rd Year): Finished with a 13-5-3 record and a 6-2-1 second-place finish in the Pac-10...ASU was picked to finish third in the a preseason vote of the coaches, the highest predicted finish in the eight-year history of the program, however, ASU's second-place finish and the six wins were all-time records ...ended season undefeated at home (7-0-1) and recorded double-digit wins for the fifth straight year...the .690 winning percentage was an all-time best...advanced to the NCAA Championships second round for the second straight season and third time in the past four years...finished season ranked in the top-25 by all four major polls (Soccer America #14/Soccer Buzz #17/SoccerTimes.com #19/NSCAA #22) ...tied Arizona, 1-1, to extend its unbeaten streak to 8-0-1 all-time...the wins against Cal and Stanford marked the first time in school history that ASU swept the series...ASU was the only collegiate team to score a goal against the WUSA's San Diego Spirit...nine players scored game-winning goals, including two by four players...for the fourth straight year, Arizona State's recruiting class landed in the top-15 according to Soccer America and Soccer Buzz magazines...finished second in the Pac-10 in goals (40) and total points (114)...set a standard of excellence in the classroom in 2002-2003 with a team grade-point average of 3.46...was recognized with the top team grade-point average in the nation, as well as the Pac-10, and of all teams qualifying for the 64-team 2002 NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament...all 22 members of the team earned at least a 3.00 GPA or higher, also garnering Maroon & Gold Scholar-Athlete honors...senior Amy LePeilbet was a member of the U.S National team and finished her four-year career as one of the two-most decorated players in school history...senior Patrice Feulner finished her career second all-time in goals (28), assists (18), points (74) and fourth in game-winning goals (six)...sophomore Brittany Cooper set career-highs as she led the team with 10 goals, six assists and 26 points...sophomore Elizabeth Bogus finished second on the team in goals (six), points (16) and had one game-winning goal, making it her eighth career game-winner for second all-time...sophomore Manya Makoski was a member of the U.S. U-21 National team.
Attendance Breakdown: Eight home dates; Total Attendance: 4,877; Average Attendance: 610.

Soccer Individual Honors
All-American: Amy LePeilbet (first-team by Soccer Times; second-team by NSCAA and Soccer Buzz)

All-Region: Amy LePeilbet (first-team by NSCAA and Soccer Buzz); Brittany Cooper (third-team by Soccer Buzz); Stephanie Ebner (third-team by Soccer Buzz)

All-Pac-10: Amy LePeilbet (first), Manya Makoski (second), Stephanie Ebner (second), Brittany Cooper (second), Elizabeth Bogus (HM)

Academic All-American: Amy LePeilbet (CoSIDA first-team and District VIII selection)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Amy LePeilbet (first), Elzabeth Bogus (second), Patrice Feulner (second), Stephanie Peel (second), Brittany Cooper (HM), Stephanie Ebner (HM), Manya Makoski (HM), Haley van Bloomestein (HM)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Amy LePeilbet (Oct. 14)

(Linda Wells/15th Year): Finished the year with a 33-31 overall record and an eighth-place finish in the Pac-10 Conference with a 3-17 mark...recorded winning overall record for the 13th time in the past 15 years...won 30 or more games in nine consecutive seasons...played 28 games (nearly half of the total) against top-25 opponents...hit 42 home runs, just four shy of the all-time mark of 45 set in 2002...a school-record 10 players hit home runs while six players slugged multi-home runs...stole 67 bases, more than tripling their season total from all of last year (21)...home attendance rose to an average of 646, as well as setting the No. 1 and No. 2 all-time attendance records at Farrington Stadium against rival Arizona. The two-game series combined brought in over 3,300 fans as the record of 1,663 was set on the first night and 1,641 on the second night...Farrington Stadium/Field was named the 2003 Sports Turf Managers Association Softball Field of the Year...won its own Louisville Slugger Tournament for the third straight season...head coach Linda Wells announced her retirement at the end of the 2005 season...Wells will also be the head coach of the host Greek Olympic National Team in the 2004 Summer Games...senior third baseman Phelan Wright claimed her third straight All-American honor, earning second-team acclaim...she was one of 25 finalists for National Player of the Year honors...Wright becomes Arizona State's first three-time All-American selection in the modern era (2002-04)...Paula Noel also claimed three All-American honors from 1973-75...Wright ended her standout career as Arizona State's all-time batting average leader (.381), all-time home run leader (40) and finished second in doubles (44) and RBIs (162)...this past season she led the team with a .390 batting average, with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and 47 RBIs...senior outfielder Kristin Farber set ASU's single-season record for stolen bases with 33 and finished her career second all-time with 80...Farber led the team in at-bats (215) and triples (2), finished second in runs (35) and third in hits (66) and batting average (.307)...she also tied with Sevilla for the most assists in the outfield with six... junior outfielder Val Sevilla had a career year as she led the team with 70 hits, 17 doubles and 15 home runs, while finishing second on the team with a .363 average and 46 RBIs...Sevilla's 15 home runs and 17 doubles tied the single-season mark at ASU and her 46 RBIs ranks fourth all-time...Sevilla, who had never hit a home run before this year, also tallied a team-leading 21 RBIs with two outs, slugged three grand slams and tied for the most assists in the outfield with six...sophomore pitcher Desiree Serrano posted five double digit strikeout games...she is now fourth all-time at ASU with 434 career strikeouts. Attendance Breakdown: 37 home dates; Total Home Attendance: 23,927; Average attendance: 646

Softball Individual Honors
All-American: Phelan Wright (NFCA second team)


All-Region: Phelan Wright (NFCA second team), Val Sevilla (NFCA second team)

All-Pac-10: Phelan Wright (first), Val Sevilla (second), Kristin Farber (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jen McCard (first), Kari Reidhead (first), Kim Zadrozny (second)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Val Sevilla (March 9)

(Michael Chasson, Swimming/6th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/7th Year): Finished with a 3-5 dual meet record, 1-4 in the Pacific-10 Conference...placed 18th at the 2004 NCAA Championships in East Meadow, N.Y....placed fifth at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif....sent five swimmers (Jeff Barrett, Nick Brunelli, Ahmed Hussein, David Kolozar, Emerson Ward) and one diver (Joona Puhakka) to the NCAA Championships...due to the fact that 2004 is an Olympic year, the NCAA Championships were held in short course meters for the second time in history...sophomore diver Joona Puhakka won the NCAA title on the 3-meter springboard to become the first male student-athlete in the history of the swimming & diving program to win two national championships in a career (he won the NCAA 1-meter title as a freshman in 2003)...Puhakka placed third at the NCAAs on the 1-meter...he swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Pac-10 Championships and the Zone E Regional meet for the second year in a row...he won the 3-meter Pac-10 title with an astounding total of 674.75 points to beat his own school record by nearly 25 points and outdistance his nearest opponent in the event by nearly 100 points...also set a school record in the first meet of the season at Hawaii when he totaled a 390.70 in the 3-meter, 6-dive event...those were the only school records set by the men in '03-'04...Puhakka was named the Pac-10 Diver of the Year while diving coach Mark Bradshaw was recognized as the Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year...this was the second year in a row that the pair claimed these honors...senior Nick Brunelli placed 10th at the NCAAs in the 100m freestyle and 11th in the 50m freestyle...he had an exceptional Pac-10 meet, winning his first Pac-10 title with a victory in the 200 freestyle over eventual NCAA Champion Jayme Cramer of Stanford...Brunelli's time in the race was 1:35.26, a career-best to move him into third on the all-time Sun Devil top-10 in that event...he also placed second at the Pac-10s in the 100 free just behind Cal's Duje Draganja who went on to better the previous world record in the 100m free at the NCAAs...Brunelli placed fourth at the Pac-10s in the 50 freestyle...sophomore David Kolozar placed 14th at the NCAAs in the 200m butterfly...he placed 4th at the Pac-10s in the same event...junior Emerson Ward swam the second-fastest 100 breaststroke in school history (54.58) at the Pac-10s while in the 200 breaststroke, Leonardo Martins (1:59.48) and Joey Clements (1:59.66) swam the third- and fourth-fastest times in ASU history, respectively...ASU had five student-athletes earn nine All-American honors, including two first-team honors.

Men's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
All-Americans: Jeff Barrett (800m freestyle relay HM), Nick Brunelli (50m freestyle HM; 100m freestyle HM; 800m freestyle relay HM), Ahmed Hussein (800m freestyle relay HM), David Kolozar (200m butterfly HM; 800m freestyle relay HM), Joona Puhakka (1m springboard first-team; 3m springboard first-team)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Kyle Horton (first), Thomas McCrummen (first), Gordon Blukis (second), Joey Clements (second), Jonathan Shaw (second), Wiley Wallace (second)

Pac-10 Diver of the Year: Joona Puhakka

Pac-10 Coach of the Year (diving): Mark Bradshaw

(Michael Chasson, Swimming/6th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/7th Year): With one of the toughest schedules in the country, compiled a 2-8 dual meet record, 0-6 in the Pacific-10 Conference...seven of the eight dual meet losses came against teams that finished in the top nine at the NCAAs...placed 14th at the 2004 NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas...that marked the team's third straight national top-15 finish...qualified six swimmers (Petra Banovic, Cara DeVinny, ?gnes Kov?cs, Florencia Szigeti, Erin Baldinger, Amanda Gillespie) and one diver (Trisha Tumlinson) to the NCAA Championships ...since 2004 marks an Olympic year, the national meet was conducted in short course meters for the second time in history...diver Trisha Tumlinson recorded the team's highest individual finish with a second-place showing in platform diving, the highest collegiate placing of her career...she also placed ninth on the 1m springboard...led in swimming at the NCAAs by ?gnes Kov?cs who earned five All-American honors including four first-team awards...individually, she placed fifth in the 200m breaststroke and sixth in both the 100m breaststroke and the 200m IM...Florencia Szigeti turned in an exceptional year which included a ninth-place finish at the NCAAs in the 200 freestyle with a converted school-record time of 1:46.15...also broke her own school-record in the 100 freestyle with a converted time of 49.58 in the opening leg of the 400 freestyle relay... Szigeti's stellar season also included her winning the first Pac-10 title of her career when she claimed first-place in the 200 freestyle to become the Sun Devils' first conference champion in swimming since Kov?cs won the 200 breaststroke in 2002...three other school records were recorded by the Sun Devils in '03-'04...the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAAs of Petra Banovic, Szigeti, Kov?cs and Amanda Gillespie clocked a converted 7:10.69 to beat the previous best that had stood since 1988 by nearly seven seconds...Trisha Tumlinson notched two school records: one in the 1-meter, dual meet category when she totaled a 326.35 in the first meet of the year at Hawaii, and the second when she set the 3-meter, 11-dive school record with her Pac-10 Championship-winning total of 520.95...the squad placed fifth at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., for their highest finish since a fourth-place showing in 1995...Tumlinson also won the Pac-10 title on the platform...with Szigeti's win in the 200 free and Tumlinson's two Pac-10 crowns, the Sun Devils had their first season with multiple conference champions since 1995...the Sun Devils had six student-athletes earn 18 All-America honors including eight first-team honors...the Pacific-10 Conference recognized Trisha Tumlinson as the Pac-10 Diver of the Year and diving coach Mark Bradshaw as the Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year.

Women's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
All-American: Erin Baldinger (400m medley relay HM; 400m freestyle relay HM), Petra Banovic (800m freestyle relay first-team; 400m freestyle relay HM), Amanda Gillespie (800m freestyle relay first-team; 400m medley relay HM; 400m freestyle relay HM), ?gnes Kov?cs (200m IM first-team; 100m breaststroke first-team; 200m breaststroke first-team; 800m freestyle relay first-team; 400m medley relay HM), Florencia Szigeti (800m freestyle relay first-team; 200m freestyle HM; 400m Medley Relay HM; 400m freestyle relay HM), Trisha Tumlinson (platform first-team; 1m springboard HM) Verizon Academic All-District: Agnes Kovacs (second/at-large)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Courtney Caples (first), Sandra Steffensen (first), Melissa Bartlett (second), Brianna Patterson (second), Jessica Stenson (second), Erin Baldinger (HM), Petra Banovic (HM), Sarah Fischer (HM), Kathryn Hennessy (HM), ?gnes Kov?cs (HM), Nicole Zukowski (HM)

Pac-10 Diver of the Year: Trisha Tumlinson

Pac-10 Coach of the Year (Diving): Mark Bradshaw

(Lou Belken/22nd Year): Finished with a 10-13 overall record and went 1-6 in Pacific-10 Conference play...advanced to NCAA Regional action for the 13th time under Belken and the tenth time in the past 11 years...ASU upended Louisville 4-3 in the first round of regionals in Champaign, Illinois...the Sun Devils fell in the regional's second round to the University of Illinois 4-0 to round out the season...finished ranked No. 31 in the country by the ITA...posted a 9-5 home record...upset the National Champion runner-up UCLA, 5-2...recorded two shut-out victories on the year...ASU had four singles players and three doubles teams compete in the Pacific-10 Conference Championships...the duo of Chris Stewart and Jonathan Kinsella advanced to the semi-finals of the Conference Championships...the pair finished the season ranked 48th overall nationally...all of the team's 13 losses were to ranked opponents.

Men's Tennis Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Chris Stewart (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jonathan Kinsella (HM), Ryan McBride (HM)

(Sheila McInerney/20th Year): Recorded an 8-15 record, tied for eighth place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 1-7 mark...finished 36th in the country by the ITA after advancing to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Team Championships...it marked the eighth straight season ASU advanced to the Round of 16...advanced to the postseason for the 19th time in 20 seasons, and 17th straight...posted two upset wins to get to the NCAA round of 16...defeated No. 19 LSU (4-1) in first round play and pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NCAA Tournament by shutting out Texas (4-0), the region's top-seed and 12th-ranked team in the country...at No. 44 in ITA Rankings, the Sun Devils were the second-lowest ranked team to ever advance to the Sweet 16...the Sun Devils six wins coming into the tournament were the fewest ever by a participating team since the NCAA expanded the team tournament to a 64-team field in 1999...ASU has advanced out of its regional the last six years by a combined score of 58-7...fell to fourth-seeded Washington in the Round of 16 by a 4-2 score...ASU faced a strong non-conference slate (maybe the strongest ever) along with the always powerful Pac-10 Conference...sixteen of ASU's 20 opponents earned NCAA bids with six advancing to the Round of 16, while 10 of ASU's opponents were currently in the top-25, including seven of the top-12 teams...freshman Sabrina Capannolo led the team with 28 singles victories, including winning her last seven matches...junior Joslynn Burkett finished with a No. 76 national ranking in singles, while the doubles team of Lauren Colalillo and Kady Pooler finished No. 47.

Women's Tennis Individual Honors
Pac-10 All-Academic: Lauren Colalillo (HM), Cindy Sureephong (HM)

(Greg Kraft/8th Year): Scored 22 points to finish in a tie for 10th place while five sprinters earned 10 All-America awards at the NCAA outdoor championships...the 4x100m relay of Steven Koehnemann, Domenik Peterson, Seth Amoo and Lewis Banda led the charge with national runner-up honors while Peterson, Amoo, Banda and Jason Barton combined to finish fourth in the 4x400m relay...Banda led the way individually as he earned his third All-America honor of the meet by finishing fourth in the 400m while Barton rounded the national honor winners with his fifth-place ending in the 400m...the team's finish was the best since the 1981 squad took fourth...at the NCAA West Region Championships, the men saw Aaron Aguayo win the 3,000m steeplechase while both relays (Koehnemann, Peterson, Amoo and Banda in the 4x100m and Steve Fitch, Amoo, Peterson and Barton) each won...those three wins helped the men finish tied for fourth as a team with 63 points...two weeks prior, Aguayo and both relays each won conference gold while Banda added the 400m dash title for the second year in a row...the 4x400m relay of Fitch, Amoo, Peterson and Barton combined to win the event for the fourth straight year...the five members of the 4x400m relay had a stellar season as the school record was set twice, including the top mark of 3:01.26 set at the Pac-10 meet...at the annual Double Dual in Tucson, the Sun Devils defeated their intrastate rivals, downing Arizona (104-96) and Northern Arizona (130-60)...21 Top 10 marks were achieved with the 4x400m relay setting the school record...Banda and Barton put forth strong showings in the 400m dash, both recording times under 45 seconds with Banda (44.58) and Barton (44.82) ranking second and third all-time...for the success the sprinters enjoyed, Sun Devil assistant coach Darryl Anderson was selected as the USTCA Mondo National Assistant Coach of the Year for men's sprints and hurdles...Peterson earned the team's other award as he was selected Pac-10 Athlete of the Week on April 11...ASU finished tied for 12th at the national indoor meet with 17 points as four athletes combined to garner six All-America honors...Barton and Peterson led the way with two national honors each as Barton took third in the 400m dash and Peterson fourth in the 200m dash...both joined Amoo and Banda to place third in the 4x400m relay...the relay had another strong showing indoors as they competed in the Iowa State Last Chance Meet March 6 and clocked a 3:03.43 to not only set the school record indoors, but also reestablish the collegiate record...the four members that ran the race were Barton, Fitch, Amoo and Peterson...14 marks recorded went for spots in the school's Top 5 lists...along with the record relay, Peterson set the standard in the 200m dash (20.57) while Barton rewrote the 400m dash mark (45.56)...Peterson is the only Sun Devil to record a sub 21-second time indoors while Barton was just the second to turn in a sub 45-second time indoors for 400m...in the only other scored meet of the indoor season, the Sun Devils again swept their intrastate rivals, defeating Arizona (121-103) and Northern Arizona (121-84) at the Double Dual in Flagstaff...academically, eight members of the team earned conference two first team and four second team selections.

Men's Track and Field Individual Honors
Outdoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Seth Amoo (second, 4x100m; fourth, 4x400m), Lewis Banda (fourth, 400m; second, 4x100m; fourth; 4x400m), Jason Barton (fifth, 400m; 4th, 4x400m), Steven Koehnemann (second, 4x100m), Domenik Peterson (second, 4x100m; fourth, 4x400m)

Outdoor Individual Pac-10 Champions: Aaron Aguayo (3,000m steeplechase), Seth Amoo (4x100m, 4x400m), Lewis Banda (400m dash, 4x100m relay), Seth Amoo (4x400m relay), Jason Barton (4x400m), Steve Fitch (4x400m relay), Steven Koehnemann (4x100m), Domenik Peterson (4x100m, 4x400m)

Indoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Seth Amoo (third, 4x400m), Lewis Banda (third, 4x400m), Jason Barton (third, 400m; third; 4x400m), Domenik Peterson (fourth, 200m; third, 4x400m)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jeremy Cramer (first), Dan Maher (first), Lee Bartes (second), Jay DeGroot (second), Griffin Lee (second), Ryan Warrenburg (second), Greg Halver (HM), Juan Reyes (HM)

(Greg Kraft, 8th year): Capped the season by finishing 20th at the NCAA outdoor Championships with 12 points as five Sun Devils earned All-America honors...Jacquelyn Johnson, a true freshman, won the heptathlon to secure 10 team points for ASU while the 4x400m relay of Christina Hardeman, Cassandra Reed, Marcia Smith and Kandace Tucker combined to finish seventh to earn the other two team points...Johnson became the first Sun Devil to win gold at the national meet since Pal Arne Fagernes took the 1996 javelin title and also was the first woman to win an individual national title for the track and field program since Maicel Malone took the 1992 indoor 400m race...Johnson's win also was the first outdoor women's title since 1990 when Gea Johnson won the same event...on the conference level, the women finished fourth with 97 points as Johnson captured two titles, winning the heptathlon and the high jump to pace the women...Amy Hastings rounded out the champions with her victory in the 3,000m steeplechase giving an ASU woman the title in the event for each of the four years it has been contested...at the NCAA West Region Championships, the relays shined as both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays were won by ASU...Smith, Tucker, Reed and Porchea Carroll combined to win the short race while Smith, Tucker, Reed and Hardeman won the mile event...as a team, ASU scored 47 points to finish fifth at the regional meet...in the only other scored meet of the season, the Sun Devils swept Arizona (103-95) and Northern Arizona (125-60) in the Double Dual in Tucson...among the honors earned, Johnson was selected as the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year and was the conference's athlete of the week May 10...Hastings earned the weekly honor as well (April 26)...Sun Devil athletes recorded 24 times/marks that were good enough to earn spots on the school's all-time Top 10 lists, including Angela Tavlarides in the pole vault, who cleared a school-record 3.80m (12-5.5)...Tavlarides became the first Sun Devil woman to clear 12-feet while teammate Kristi Raban became only the third to climb over the 11-foot barrier...finished the indoor season tied for 27th at the NCAA meet with eight points, all earned by Johnson's national runner-up finish in the pentathlon...Hastings also earned All-America honors indoors as the eight American finisher in the 5,000m run (11th overall)...in the only other team scored meet, the Sun Devils swept past both Arizona (133.5-108) and Northern Arizona (133.5-62.5) at the annual Double Dual in Flagstaff...17 marks went for spots in the Top 5 while pole vaulting took top billing again as both Tavlarides and Raban tied for the school-record by clearing 3.66m (12-00.00), both the first to clear 12 feet in competition...Hastings also etched her name atop the 5,000m run lists...eight women earned academic honors from the conference with Sara Shisslak (first team) and Julia Pedersen (second) leading the way.

Women's Track and Field Individual Honors Outdoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Jacquelyn Johnson (first, heptathlon), Christina Hardeman (seventh, 4x400m), Cassandra Reed (seventh, 4x400m), Marcia Smith (seventh, 4x400m), Kandace Tucker (seventh, 4x400m) Outdoor Pac-10 Champions: Outdoor Individual Pac-10 Champions: Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon, high jump), Amy Hastings (3,000m steeplechase) Indoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Amy Hastings (11th, 5,000m), Jacquelyn Johnson (second, pentathlon) Academic All-Pac-10: Sara Shisslak (first), Julia Pedersen (second), Alvina Begay (HM), Desiree Davila (HM), Liz Lindgren (HM), Anna Masinelli (HM), Katrice Walton (HM), Jenna Wrieden (HM) Top Honors: Jacquelyn Johnson - Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year and Pac-10 Track and Field Athlete of the Week (May 10); Amy Hastings - Pac-10 Track Athlete of the Week (April 26)

(Brad Saindon/First year): Finished 2003 season with a 9-18 record and was ninth in the Pac-10 with a 4-14 record...previous head coach Patti Snyder-Park was also 4-14 and finished ninth in the Pac-10 in her first year at ASU...for the second straight year ASU beat rival Arizona at home with a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 win over the then No. 21 Wildcats...junior Natalie Harris earned honorable mention All-Pac-10, finished fifth in the league averaging 3.95 kills per game and recorded nine double-doubles...senior middle blocker Mandy Stephens set the ASU single-season record with a .383 hitting percentage and ranked fifth in the Pac-10...senior libero Courtney Blocher was fourth in the league with 3.50 digs per game and finished her career with 1,173 digs to rank 10th in school history...ASU finished the regular ranking second in the Pac-10 with 1.69 service aces per game...led by a team-high 34 aces from Harris, ASU finished with 166 total service aces after recording only 122 in 2002...senior outside hitter Kim Mehlhorn and sophomore outside hitter Sarah Watkins each recorded seven service aces in a single match...the seven aces are both rally-scoring records at ASU and tied for third in single-match history...Watkins and Mehlhorn each earned first-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors, while senior setter Cheryl Anglin and Blocher were named second-team...ASU now has 34 all-time All-Pac-10 Academic selections to rank first among conference schools...Anglin finished her career with 4,296 career assists, ranking second all-time in program history...senior outside hitter Juliana Escobar averaged 3.55 kpg and 3.12 kpg to ranks ninth in the Pac-10 in each category...opened the season with an upset win over Utah to break a string of four straight season-opening losses...won the SMU Classic by sweeping UT-Chattanooga, Stephen F. Austin and SMU as Stephens was named tournament MVP...in 12 home matches, the 2003 squad averaged an average crowd of 940 (11,283 total) to rank in the top 40 nationally...the 3,225 in the five-game win over Arizona (Sept. 26) marked the fifth largest crowd in program history.
Attendance Breakdown: 12 home matches; total home attendance: 11,283; average: 940

Volleyball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Natalie Harris (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Kim Mehlhorn (first), Sarah Watkins (first), Cheryl Anglin (second), Courtney Blocher (second), Natalie Harris (HM)

Verizon Academic All-District VIII: Sarah Watkins (second)

(Vicki Gorman/3rd Year): Finished 12-19 overall and 2-9 in their first season of conference play as a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation...finished 11th in the regular season conference standings before placing 10th at the MPSF Championships to end the year...playing in the toughest conference in the nation, ASU remained a member of the national Top 20 all season, reaching as high as No. 14 before ending the year at No. 16...the Sun Devils also faced 16 of the other Top 20 teams during the season, including all four NCAA participants and each of the teams that finished ranked in the Top 13...ASU also scored its largest upset in school history as it went on the road to knock-off No. 10 UC Santa Barbara, 7-4...Katie Davis became the first Sun Devil to earn post season honors as she was named honorable mention All-America and honorable-mention all-MPSF...Davis ended her two-year career in Tempe as the program's all-time leader in goals (89), points (125), steals (190) and shots (231)...she also closed 2004 as the ninth-highest scorer in the MPSF, averaging 1.58 goals per contest on the strength of her season-opening 14-game scoring streak...several records were set as rookies Katie Hedley and Ashley Bower established freshmen marks in goals scored (37) and assists (29), respectively...between the pipes, Jennifer Sanderson set school records for goalie assists (12), season save percentage (55) and saves in a game (19)...Tessa Wyborny moved into first for career assists (45) to cap the records...academically, eight different Sun Devils earned honors with Bower being one of only three players in the nation to finish the season with a 4.0 GPA.

Water Polo Individual Honors
All-Americans: Katie Davis (1st Sun Devil to earn the honor)

Academic All-Americans: Ashley Bower, Lauren Jacobson, Adriane Mota, Heather Rempfer, Jennifer Sanderson, Tessa Wyborny

All-MPSF: Katie Davis (honorable mention)

Academic All-MPSF: Elaine Bentley, Lauren Jacobson, Adriane Mota, Holly Newman, Heather Rempfer, Tessa Wyborny

All-Tournament Teams: Katie Davis (MPSF Championships)

Team Awards: Heather Rempfer (Sun Award and T.E.A.M. Award); Raelyn Ritchie and Jennifer Sanderson (Devil Award); Katie Davis (Sparky Award); Katie Hedley (Iron Woman Award); Elaine Bentley (Most Improved Award for Strength and Conditioning); Kimberlee Stevens (Gold Bar Award)

(Thom Ortiz, 3rd year): Finished the regular season with an 11-8 overall record and went 5-1 in the Pac-10...finished 26th at the NCAA Championships on the strength of Ryan Bader finishing fourth at 197...Bader's finish earned him All-America honors for the first time in his career and gave the Sun Devil program at least one honoree in each of the last 30 years...at the Pac-10 meet in Tempe, the Sun Devils finished fifth...Bader repeated as the conference champion at 197 while Nick Frost won his second title in as many years, this time winning at 184 (165 last year)...ranked as team in the national Top 20 all season, ASU had several impressive wins, including a 22-20 upset of then-No. 2 and undefeated Iowa State...individually, Bader led the team with a 33-8 overall record and won titles at Missouri, Reno and Pac-10...climbed as high as No. 2 in the national rankings during the season...opened the season at 9-0 before finishing second at Las Vegas...Bader joined four other Sun Devils at the NCAA meet including Frost, Christian Staylor (125), Patrick Williams (149) and Clifford Starks (HWT)...Starks, a midseason replacement, finished third at the Pac-10 meet to earn his berth...senior Ron Renzi amended the history books at ASU as he pinned an opponent in seven seconds to tie Dan Severn for the fastest fall in school history, set in 1976...academically, Curtis Ray earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors while Frost (second team) became just the second Sun Devil to earn conference academic honors three times in a career (also accomplished by Aaron Simpson). Attendance Breakdown: Eight home dates and two days of Pac-10 Championships; total attendance: 6,861; home duals only: 4,258; Pac-10 Championships: 2,603; average attendance (duals only): 533; average attendance (includes Pac-10 meet): 762

Wrestling Individual Honors
All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Ryan Bader - 197 (4th)

Pac-10 Champions: Nick Frost (184) and Ryan Bader (197)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Curtis Ray (first team) and Nick Frost (second team)

  • Individual NCAA Champions: Joona Puhakka (diving/men's 3-meter springboard); Ashley Kelly (gymnastics/balance beam); Jacquelyn Johnson (women's outdoor track and field/heptathlon)

    Athletic Directors' Cup: Finished 17th in the Directors' Cup with 708 points, which was a sixth-place finish among Pac-10 schools. Previous ASU Directors' Cup Finishes: 1994 (10th); 1995 (12th), 1996 (21st), 1997 (13th), 1998 (12th/430 points); 1999 (t-12th/420 points); 2000 (11th/733 points); 2001 (9th/801 points); 2002 (t-15th/767.5); 2003 (10th/860.75 points).

  • National Coach of the Year: Darryl Anderson (USTCA Mondo National Assistant Coach of the Year for men's sprints and hurdles)
  • National Freshmen of the Year: None
  • National Player of the Year: None
  • NCAA Team Champions: None
  • Pac-10 Team Champions: None

  • Pac-10 Champions (Individual): Joona Puhakka (men's diving 1-meter & 3-meter); Nick Brunelli (men's swimming 200 freestyle); Trisha Tumlinson (women's diving 3-meter & platform); Florencia Szigeti (women's swimming 200 freestyle); Nick Frost (wrestling at 184 pounds); Ryan Bader (wrestling at 197 pounds); Jacquelyn Johnson (women's outdoor heptathlon and high jump); Amy Hastings (women's outdoor 3,000m steeplechase); Aaron Aguayo (men's outdoor 3,000m steeplechase); Lewis Banda (men's outdoor 400m dash); Men's 4x100m Relay (Steven Koehnemann, Domenik Peterson, Seth Amoo, Lewis Banda); Men's 4x400m Relay (Steve Fitch, Seth Amoo, Domenik Peterson, Jason Barton)

  • Pac-10 Players of the Year: Joona Puhakka (men's diving); Trisha Tumlinson (Women's Pac-10 Diver of the Year)
  • Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Mark Bradshaw (men's and women's diving)
  • Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year: Jacquelyn Johnson oPac-10 Freshman of the Year: None
  • Bill Kajikawa Varsity "A" Association Student-Athletes of the Year: Kim Melhorn (volleyball) and Ryan McKenna (baseball)
  • Wings of Gold Student-Athlete of the Year: TBD
  • Pac-10 Medal of Honor: Nick Brunelli (men's swimming) and Phelan Wright (softball)

    SPARKY AWARD WINNERS (MAY 2)

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Bill Kajikawa
  • Golden Heart Award: Justin Allen (men's basketball)
  • Heather Farr Award: Lisa Aguilera (women's track and cross country)
  • Jim Brock Award: Joona Puhakka (men's swimming)
  • Female Athlete of the Year: Ashley Kelley (gymnastics)
  • Male Athlete of the Year: Ike Diogu (men's basketball)
  • Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Holly Azevedo (soccer)
  • Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Chad Christensen (football)
  • Female Unsung Hero: Jennifer Albert (women's basketball)
  • Male Unsung Hero: Skyler Fulton (football)
  • Male Rookie of the Year: Alejandro Canizares (golf)
  • Female Rookie of the Year: Amanda Gillespie (swimming)

    Pac-10 Conference Note: Men's track/field, women's track/field, wrestling, men's swimming/diving and women's swimming/diving do not name All-Pac-10 Teams.

    2003-2004 ALL-AMERICAN POSTSEASON AWARDS BREAKDOWN

    Academic All-Americans Verizon CoSIDA: Amy LePeilbet (soccer, first-team) Collegiate Water Polo Association: Ashley Bower, Lauren Jacobson, Adriane Mota, Heather Rempfer, Jennifer Sanderson, Tessa Wyborny

    Academic All-District Verizon Academic All-District VIII: Betsy Boardman (women's basketball/second), Skyler Fulton, WR (football/first), Agnes Kovacs (swimming, at-large/second), Amy LePeilbet (soccer, first-team), Grayling Love (football/second), Kari Muth (gymnastics, at-large/first), Sarah Watkins (volleyball/second)

    All-Americans (All Selections Noted)
    Baseball: Dustin Pedroia (first-team by Baseball America, USA Today Sportsweekly, NCBWA; second-team by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, ABCA and Collegiate Baseball); Jason Urquidez (honorable mention by CollegeBaseballInsider.com)
    Men's Basketball: Ike Diogu (preseason Associated Press; postseason honorable mention by Associated Press; third-team by ESPN.com)
    Women's Cross Country: Amy Hastings, Desiree Davila
    Football (Freshman All-American): Kyle Caldwell, DE (The Sporting News), Andrew Carnahan, LT (The Sporting News and Rivals.com), Loren Wade, TB (The Sporting News)
    Men's Golf: Chez Reavie (second-team), Alejandro Canizares (third-team)
    Gymnastics: Ashley Kelly (balance beam)
    Soccer: Amy LePeilbet (first-team by Soccer Times; second-team by NSCAA and Soccer Buzz)
    Softball: Phelan Wright (NFCA second-team)
    Men's Swimming and Diving: Jeff Barrett (800m freestyle relay HM), Nick Brunelli (50m freestyle HM; 100m freestyle HM; 800m freestyle relay HM), Ahmed Hussein (800m freestyle relay HM), David Kolozar (200m butterfly HM; 800m freestyle relay HM), Joona Puhakka (1m springboard first-team; 3m springboard first-team)
    Women's Swimming and Diving: Erin Baldinger (400m medley relay HM; 400m freestyle relay HM), Petra Banovic (800m freestyle relay first-team; 400m freestyle relay HM), Amanda Gillespie (800m freestyle relay first-team; 400m medley relay HM; 400m freestyle relay HM), ?gnes Kov?cs (200m IM first-team; 100m breaststroke first-team; 200m breaststroke first-team; 800m freestyle relay first-team; 400m medley relay HM), Florencia Szigeti (800m freestyle relay first-team; 200m freestyle HM; 400m Medley Relay HM; 400m freestyle relay HM), Trisha Tumlinson (platform first-team; 1m springboard HM)
    Men's Indoor Track and Field: Seth Amoo (4x400m relay), Lewis Banda (4x400m relay), Jason Barton (400m dash; 4x400m relay), Domenik Peterson (200m dash; 4x400m relay)
    Men's Outdoor Track and Field: Seth Amoo (4x100m relay; 4x400m relay), Lewis Banda (400m dash; 4x100m relay; 4x400m relay), Jason Barton (400m dash; 4x400m relay), Steven Koehnemann (4x100m relay), Domenik Peterson (4x100m relay; 4x400m relay)
    Women's Indoor Track and Field: Amy Hastings (5,000m run), Jacquelyn Johnson (pentathlon)
    Women's Outdoor Track and Field: Christina Hardeman (4x400m relay), Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon), Cassandra Reed (4x400m relay), Marcia Smith (4x400m relay), Kandace Tucker (4x400m relay)
    Water Polo: Katie Davis (1st Sun Devil to earn the honor)
    Wrestling: Ryan Bader at 197 pounds (4th)

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    Sport (Overall Record/Pac-10 Record)PostseasonNCAA FinishPac-10
    Baseball (42-18/13-11)NCAA Regionals22nd****4th*
    Men's Basketball (10-17/4-14)  10th*
    Women's Basketball (17-12/11-7)National Invitational TournamentT-3rd*
    Men's Cross CountryNCAA Regionals 5th
    Women's Cross CountryNCAA Championships14th2nd
    Football (5-7/2-6)  T-8th*
    Men's GolfNCAA ChampionshipsT-21st2nd
    Women's GolfNCAA Championships10thT-4th
    Gymnastics (10-6/3-3)NCAA Championships9thT-4th
    Soccer (13-5-3/6-2-1)NCAA Championships17th*****2nd*
    Softball (33-31/3-17)  8th
    Men's Swimming/Diving (3-5/1-4)NCAA Championships18th5th
    Women's Swimming/Diving (2-8/0-6)NCAA Championships14th5th
    Men's Tennis (10-13/1-6)NCAA Regionals 31st***T-7th*
    Women's Tennis (8-15/1-7)NCAA Round of 16 36th***T-8th*
    Men's Track and Field/IndoorNCAA Championships12th
    Women's Track and Field/IndoorNCAA Championships27th
    Men's Track and Field/OutdoorNCAA ChampionshipsT-10th3rd
    Women's Track and Field/OutdoorNCAA Championships20th4th
    Volleyball (9-18/4-14)  9th*
    Water Polo (12-19/2-9) 16th*****
    Wrestling (11-8; 6-1)NCAA Championships26thT-5th
    *denotes regular season Pac-10 finish
    ***denotes final ITA Rankings
    ****denotes Baseball America final ranking
    *****denotes final ranking

    Total NCAA Top-10 Finishes/Rankings (3): Women's Golf, Gymnastics, Men's Track and Field

    Total NCAA Top-25 Finishes/Rankings (12): Baseball, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Gymnastics, Soccer, Men's Swimming/Diving, Women's Swimming/Diving, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Men's Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Outdoor Track and Field, Water Polo

    (Updated July 9, 2004)

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