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ASU Team Finishes/Records For 2001-2002

July 23, 2002

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM FINISHES/RECORDS FOR 2001-2002

(Pat Murphy/8th year): Finished 37-21 with final rankings of 19th (Baseball Weekly) and 22nd (Baseball America)...finished tied for third in the Pac-10 with a 15-9 mark...advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year and the fifth time in the last six years under Pat Murphy...postseason appearance was the 26th in school history...hosted a NCAA regional for the second time in the last three years...went 2-2 in the regional, winning a pair of games over San Diego and dropping a pair of games to top-seeded Houston...played all but three of their home games in 2002 at Mesa's Hohokam Park while home field Packard Stadium awaits renovation...went 26-9 at Hohokam Park and 3-0 at Packard Stadium...extended its NCAA record consecutive games scoring streak to 433 games, scoring at least one run in all 58 games...Murphy reached several coaching milestones during 2002, including recording his 600th career Division I victory (March 8 vs. UNLV), coaching in his 1,000th career game (April 21 vs. Cal), and winning his 300th games as a Sun Devil (May 17 vs. USC)...played an exceptionally tough schedule, going 8-10 vs. ranked opponents...pitching staff recorded the best ERA in Murphy's eight-year tenure with a 4.40 mark, second in the Pac-10 behind Stanford...sophomore right fielder Andre Ethier was named to the All-Pac-10 team, leading the Devils in hitting in league games at .431...freshman Dustin Pedroia was also named to the All-Pac-10 team and was selected as one of 22 players for the USA Baseball National team...Pedroia finished fourth on the team in hitting at .347, led the team with 27 multi-hit games and set the ASU freshman record with 82 hits...Pedroia also hit .381 in Pac-10 play and was the only Sun Devil to start and play in all 58 games...starting at three positions (2B, 3B and SS), Pedroia made only four errors in 223 total chances for a .982 fielding percentage...sophomore first baseman Jeremy West was the Devils third member of the All-Pac-10 first team, leading the team in several offensive categories...West clubbed 13 home runs, led the Pac-10 with 71 RBI and finished third on the team in hitting with a .356 batting average...he was one of only two players in the league to be named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice...sophomore Steve Garrabrants led the Pac-10 with seven triples and ranked fourth in the league with 16 stolen bases...Sergio Garcia became the first Sun Devil since the 2000 season to record five hits in a game...freshman Nick Cadena Cadena led the team with two multi-home run games...senior Cesar Castillo hit .305 after becoming the starting catcher and was named to the NCAA Regional all-tournament team...relief pitcher Ryan Schroyer led the Pac-10 in ERA with a 2.37 mark and finished second with eight saves...junior Carlos Arguello was 5-1 with a 2.01 ERA and earned two wins in the NCAA Tournament...sophomore Mike Esposito led the team with nine wins and ranked third in the league with 93 strikeouts and eighth with a 3.72 ERA...Esposito registered the sixth most strikeouts in single-game school history when he had 17 vs. Washington (3/28)...All-America honors were earned by Pedroia (Collegiate Baseball First-Team Freshman All-American and Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American); Jeff Larish (Collegiate Baseball honorable mention Freshman All-American) and Mark Sopko (Collegiate Baseball honorable mention Freshman All-American)...Pac-10 All-Academic honors went to Ryan McKenna (first team), Cesar Castillo (second) and Aaron Klusman (second)...honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors went to Ryan Schroyer, Nick Walsh and Mike Esposito.

Attendance Breakdown: 39 home dates; total attendance: 83,165; average attendance: 2,247.

2002 MLB June Draft

PlayerRoundTeam
Mike Esposito12thColorado Rockies
John Sheaffer19thNew York Yankees
Bryce Kartler48thCleveland Indians

(Rob Evans/4th Year): Finished 14-15 and 7-11 in the Pac-10 (seventh)...reached postseason play for the second time in the past four years as it made its eighth appearance in the National Invitational Tournament...beat UCLA and Arizona in the same season for the first time since 1985-86...beat four NCAA Tournament teams (Arizona, UCLA, Oregon and Utah)...played six straight games against ranked teams from Feb. 14-March 7...team led the Pac-10 in assists per game (16.78) in the 18 regular-season league contests...inducted current New Jersey Net head coach Byron Scott into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor. Scott, a 1988 inductee into the ASU Hall of Fame, was an Associated Press second-team All-American and All-Pac-10 pick in 1983 and led the Sun Devils in scoring in 1981 and 1983...the March 7 ASU vs. Arizona Pac-10 Tournament game matched the ratings for the top-rated ASU basketball game on Fox Sports Arizona. The game received a 3.5 rating and was viewed by approximately 54,000 homes in Phoenix. The game on Feb. 20 in Tucson received a 2.8 rating and the game in Tempe on Jan. 23 registered a 2.5, good enough for the fourth- and fifth best ratings on Fox Sports Arizona...Chad Prewitt earned All-Pac-10 honors and second-team NABC District 15 second-team honors as well as second-team All-Pac-10 by Basketball America and The Sporting News...beat No. 10 Arizona 88-72 on Jan. 23. ASU's win over the tenth-ranked Wildcats marked the first time an unranked Sun Devil squad beat a ranked team in Tempe since March 12, 1994, when ASU beat seventh-ranked Arizona 94-87. It also ended a 12-game losing streak to the Wildcats...beat No. 20 UCLA in Pauley Pavilion for the first time since 1987 with a 69-68 win on Feb. 16. It marked ASU's first victory over a ranked opponent on the road since Jan. 31, 1998, when it beat fourth-ranked Stanford 90-87 in overtime. The win over UCLA was the first in Los Angeles since Feb. 16, 1987, ending a 15-game losing streak to the Bruins on their home court...beat eventual Pac-10 champion Oregon 95-88 on Jan. 6...won its 35th annual holiday tournament with a 77-60 win over Big Ten member Northwestern on Dec. 29. ASU beat Canisius 77-54 in the first round. Chad Prewitt earned MVP honors while Curtis Millage earned All-Tournament Team accolades...beat NCAA Tournament-bound Utah 71-62 in the Southwest Showdown at America West Arena on Dec. 4, 2001.

Attendance Breakdown: 15 home dates; total attendance: 105,689; average attendance: 7,046.

(Charli Turner Thorne/6th Year): Tied the school record for victories with a 25-9 overall record... finished in a tie for second in the Pac-10 Conference with a 12-6 record, which matched ASU's most conference wins...won the inaugural Pac-10 Tournament...traveled to Nashville, Tenn., for the NCAA Midwest Sub-Regional, downing No. 8 seed Wisconsin 73-70 on March 16 before falling to top-seeded Vanderbilt 61-35 on March 18...back-to-back NCAA invitations are the first for the Sun Devils in 19 years, while the win over Wisconsin marked the team's first postseason victory since 1983...25 wins marked the team's first back-to-back 20-win seasons in 19 years and was just the sixth 20-win campaign in school history...upset second-ranked Stanford to win Pac-10 Tournament, held March 1-4 at Oregon's McArthur Court...snapped No. 2 Stanford's 22-game overall winning streak and turned in ASU's biggest win since downing then-No. 2 USC in 1982...overcame second-half deficits in each of the team's three victories at the Pac-10 Tournament and in the first-round NCAA victory over Wisconsin...senior Amanda Levens was named to the All-Pac-10 first team for the second straight year, becoming ASU's first two-time selection since Ryneldi Becenti (1992-93)...Levens also earned honorable-mention Associated Press All-America honors...Melody Johnson was an honorable-mention All-Pac-10 selection and freshman Kylan Loney was an honorable-mention Pac-10 All-Freshman selection, marking the sixth straight season that ASU has had a player mentioned on the league's all-rookie team...Levens and Johnson were also named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team, the ASU Holiday Classic All-Tournament team (Levens was MVP) and the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team (Johnson was MVP)...Johnson was taken by the Portland Fire in the fourth round of the 2002 WNBA Draft (second pick in the fourth round and the 50th selection), becoming the first Sun Devil selected in the WNBA Draft directly out of college...received votes in every poll of the season and climbed as high as 21st in the Nov. 19 AP poll...ranked 22nd in the preseason AP poll, marking the first time in 18 years that the team had been ranked in the preseason... turned in a 13-2 home record at Wells Fargo Arena, which set the school season record for home victories...went 8-1 in Pac-10 games at home, winning their last eight...downed every team in the Pac-10 for the first time since joining the Pac-10 in 1986-87...led the conference in scoring defense, rebounding defense and three-point shooting defense, the second straight year that the team paced the league in scoring and rebounding defense...emerged from the non-conference slate with nine victories for the first time since 1991-92...downed Kansas State and Richmond to win the 2001 Paradise Jam in November in the U.S. Virgin Islands...K-State went on to win 14 straight games and climb to ninth in the AP poll after its loss to the Sun Devils...defeated Fordham and Rutgers to win the ASU Holiday Classic in December...won seven consecutive games in November and December which matched the team's longest winning streak of the 2000-01 season and was the second-longest streak in school history...knocked off Oregon three straight times, including twice at McArthur Court, snapping an eight-game losing streak in Eugene...Levens was named Pac-10 Player of the Week two weeks in a row (Dec. 10 & 17), the first back-to-back selections in school history...Levens led the team in scoring for the second straight year, ranking fourth in the Pac-10 with 16.7 points per game, the most for a Sun Devil since Karen O'Connor averaged 19.5 ppg in 1988-89...she finished second in school history with 117 career three-pointers and holds the top two single-season three-point marks (a school-record 60 in 2001, 57 in 2002)...she also became the third Sun Devil to score 1,000 points in just two years and finished her career ranked 12th in scoring at ASU with 1,020 points...Levens led the team and ranked fifth in the league in assists at 4.4 per game...her total of 145 assists ranks sixth on the ASU single-season charts...she also set the school single-season records for free throws (167) and free throw attempts (216)...Johnson finished as ASU's career leader in field goal percentage, knocking down 56.2 percent of her attempts...she led the team in rebounding with 6.6 boards per game (8th in the Pac-10) and was second on the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game (12th)...her single-season field goal mark of 55.2 percent ranked second in the Pac-10 and seventh on the ASU single-season charts...freshman Kylan Loney set the school record for assists by a freshman with 104, passing ASU Hall of Famer Jodi Rathbun who had 80 in her rookie campaign...had three players named to the Academic All-Pac-10 teams in first-teamers Jen Albert and Leah Combs (second consecutive season) and second-teamer Betsy Boardman...it was the first time in school history that ASU had two first-team academic selections...Combs was also a Verizon Academic All-District VIII second-team selection for the second consecutive season...eight games were televised.

Attendance Breakdown: 15 home dates; total home attendance: 19,546; average attendance: 1,303; season high: 2,419 vs. Stanford Dec. 21 at Wells Fargo Arena.

(Walt Drenth/6th Year): Competed at the NCAA Championships for the second time in three years, placing 20th with 477 points...ended the season ranked No. 15 in the final MONDO Poll, highest ranking was 14th...junior Fasil Bizuneh became the first male in ASU history to earn two All-America honors in cross country with 22nd-place finish at the NCAA Championships...also competing at nationals were junior Ronnie Buchanan (77th), freshman J.J. Duke (130th), senior J.R. Cox (153rd), sophomore Kyle Morgan (196th), sophomore Juan Reyes (205th) and sophomore Dan Maher (231st)...team qualified for NCAA Championships as an at-large selection...squad placed fourth at the West Regionals, second-highest all-time finish to 1999 third-place performance...earning All-Region honors were Bizuneh (fourth place), Buchanan (14th) and Duke (21st)...hosted the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, setting a school record with a second-place team finish and improving upon three straight fourth-place finishes at the conference meet...Bizuneh's individual runner-up finish was the highest ever for an ASU male at the conference meet...Bizuneh earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors, while Buchanan (eighth place) and Reyes (ninth place) earned second-team accolades...Duke, the top freshman finisher at the conference meet (15TH), was named the 2001 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...Reyes was the only Sun Devil to capture a meet title during the season, winning the UC Irvine Invitational...Reyes and Bizuneh finished second and third, respectively, in the Roy Griak Invitational, leading ASU to an eighth-place team finish...Bizuneh and Cox were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second team, while senior Cheyne Jones, Maher, junior Jeremy Rasmussen and Reyes were named to the honorable mention team...Duke went on to place 10th in the junior men's 8000-meter race at the 2002 U.S.A. Winter Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, Wash., Feb. 10, missing a qualifying spot for the U.S. team by just four places...freshman Roger Cahill, who redshirted the 2001 cross country season, placed 32nd in the same race.

(Walt Drenth/6th Year): Made fourth straight team appearance at the NCAA Championships, placing 23rd with 554 points...squad ranked 10th in the nation in final FinishLynx poll and was ranked as high as fourth during the season...senior Lisa Aguilera became the first ASU woman to earn two career All-America honors in cross country with her 18th-place finish at the NCAA Championships...also competing at nationals were senior Kelly MacDonald (56th), senior Brianna Torres (189th), sophomore Jen Hurbis (194th), freshman Desiree Davila (205th), senior Nikki Simmons (212th) and junior Cody Sohn (248th)...squad earned NCAA berth as an at-large selection...after winning the individual crown last year, Aguilera finished third at the 2001 NCAA West Regional Championship to lead ASU to a third-place team finish...squad recorded 83 points, an ASU regional record...it was the third-straight top-three team finish at regionals...earning All-Region honors with their top-25 finishes were Aguilera (third place), MacDonald (sixth) and Torres (ninth)...team also placed third at the Pac-10 Championships which it hosted...Aguilera was once again ASU's top finisher with a seventh-place performance...Aguilera, Torres (ninth) and MacDonald (10th) earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors...for the second time in three years, team won Roy Griak Invitational title...Aguilera and MacDonald finished second and third, respectively...Aguilera finished second at the Roy Griak meet for the third-straight season...Aguilera and MacDonald were both named to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII first-team for cross country/track and field...Aguilera went on to earn national second-team Verizon Academic All-America honors...Aguilera was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team, while MacDonald, sophomore Beth Martin and senior Kristin McFerron were second-team selections...earning Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention were sophomore Cynthia Atencio, junior Joanie Baca, junior Candi Criscione, Hurbis, Simmons and Torres.

(Dirk Koetter/1st Year): Finished 4-7 overall and 1-7 in the Pac-10 (ninth)...averaged 34.0 points per game, tied for third in the conference...All-Pac-10 pick Shaun McDonald led league in receiving yards (1,104 for 100.4 yards per game), yards per reception (23.5) and touchdown receptions (10)...senior Tom Pace led Pac-10 in kickoff return average at 31.6 yards per return, which also set a school record...sophomore Terrell Suggs tied for second in the league with 16.5 tackles for loss and with 10 sacks...McDonald and offensive linemen Levi Jones and Scott Peters were first-team All-Pac-10 picks on offense, while Suggs was a first-team defensive selection...punter Nick Murphy earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors...honorable mention honors went to Mike Barth, Mike Karney, Kyle Kosier, Tommie Townsend and Alfred Williams...Pac-10 All-Academic Team honors went to Mike Williams (first), Phil Howard (first), Eric Fields (first), Mike Barth (first), Tom Pace (second), Patrick Wilson (second) and Nick Murphy (second)...honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors went to Skyler Fulton and B.J. Miller...Jones, the 10th pick in the NFL draft, won the Morris Trophy given to the top lineman in the league as voted on by the opponents...Mike Barth and Mike Williams were first-team Verizon Academic All-District VIII selections...Jones also earned All-America honors by Football News (second-team)...Suggs earned third-team All-American by Football News...Jason Shivers was a first-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News after becoming the first Sun Devil freshman to lead the team in tackles with 89 (51 solo)...NFL draft picks included Jones (10th overall pick to Cincinnati Bengals), Peters (fourth round and 124th overall to Philadelphia Eagles), Travis Scott (fourth round and 130th overall to St. Louis Rams) and Kyle Kosier (seventh round and 248th overall to San Francisco 49ers)...McDonald's 1,104 yards was the second-best in ASU receiving history...four true freshman played in 2001 (Daryl Lightfoot, Shivers, Barton Hammit and Lamar Baker).

Attendance Breakdown: 7 home dates; total attendance: 344,997; average attendance: 49,285.

(Randy Lein/10th Year): Finished 20th at the NCAA West Regionals held in Albuquerque, N.M....injured wrist kept 2001 U.S. Public Links Champion Chez Reavie from competing in the fall and he competed in six events and led the team with a 73.37 stroke average...Reavie won the U.S. Public Links in the summer of 2001 and played in the Masters in April...Reavie, who also earned All-Pac-10 second team honors, became the third Sun Devil to win the Public Links, joining Billy Mayfair (1986) and John Jackson (1969)...ASU is one of just six schools to compete in all 14 NCAA Regionals since it began the format in 1989...finished ninth at Pac-10 Championships in Corvallis, Ore....finished second at the ASU Thunderbird/SAVANE Invitational...earning Pac-10 All-Academic Team honors were Nick Manthey (first), Ryan Whitaker (second), Kendall Critchfield (honorable mention), Brett Johnson (honorable mention), Kurt Mayr (honorable mention) and Mike Skillern (honorable mention) ...freshman Jesse Mueller and junior Brady Stockton competed in all 11 tournaments.

(Mickey Yokoi/1st year): Finished in a tie for ninth at the NCAA Championships with sophomore Jimin Kang being the top individual finisher with a tie for 19th...the ninth-place finish marked the first top 10 showing for the Sun Devils since 1999, while Mickey Yokoi was the only women's golf coach in the country to lead his team to NCAAs in his first year at the helm...advanced to the NCAA Championships for the 11th straight season, the third-longest active streak in the country...finished in a tie for sixth at the NCAA West Regional, led by Kang...Kang was named a first-team National Golf Coaches Association All-American...tied for third at the Pac-10 Championships...Kang captured individual medalist honors at the Pac-10 Championships, becoming the 13th Sun Devil to win a conference title and the first since Grace Park in 1999...three Sun Devils were named to the All-Pac-10 team with Kang earning first-team honors and sophomore Blair O'Neal and junior Ga?lle Truet earning honorable-mention...ended the season ranked ninth in the Golfweek/Sagarin team rankings...had three players ranked in the national top 100 in the final poll, including Kang who finished sixth, O'Neal at 86th and Truet at 91st...garnered top 10 finishes in all 12 tournaments, including six showings in the top five...tied for first at the New Mexico State Intercollegiate in October but lost in a one-hole playoff to Baylor...Kang got her first career win at the NMSU Intercollegiate, finishing at 11-under par 205 (67-71-67)...Kang finished second in the following tournament, the Stanford Intercollegiate, tying the school record with a seven-under 65 in the first round and three-round total of 10-under 206...finished in a tie for second at the Mountain View Collegiate and was second at the PING/ASU Invitational... Kang led the squad with eight top 10 showings (five in the top five), while O'Neal had three (best was tie for sixth at NMSU Intercollegiate) and Truet turned in two (best was tie for second at the Mountain View Collegiate)...had at least three players finish in the top 25 in three tournaments... led the nation in stroke average as a team in the fall...Kang led the team and was fourth in the country with a 72.13 stroke average including 15 rounds at or below par and seven in the 60s...Kang decided to forgo her final two years of eligibility and pursue a professional career at the end of the 2001-02 season...earning Pac-10 All-Academic Team honorable mention honors were Lisa Meredith and Blair O'Neal.

(John Spini/22nd Year): Finished with a regular season dual meet record of 8-5-1...2-3-1 vs. Pac-10 opponents...1-4-0 vs. ranked opponents...finished third at the NCAA South Central Regional in Tempe, Ariz., missing an NCAA Championships qualifying spot by 0.075 points...senior Laura Moon successfully qualified as an individual all-arounder...struggled early without Moon who missed the first month of the season due to knee surgery and other injuries suffered separately in a fall during practice...Moon, ASU's school record holder in the all-around, was limited to just two events (bars and beam) until the NCAA Regional...had best meet of the season vs. Arizona, hitting a season-high 23 of 24 routines - 13 at 9.9 or better - en route to a school record 197.850...ASU also set a school record on beam that night at 49.650, led by Rhonda Robinette's perfect 10.0 beam...only the 10th ASU gymnast ever to score a 10.0, Robinette's 10.0 on beam was ASU's first on that event since 1997...after suffering a broken humerus bone (right arm) in a fall during workout Robinette was unable to compete at the NCAA Regional...placed sixth at the Pac-10 Championships...ASU suffered four falls in the opening rotation on beam at that meet...completing her comeback from a 2001 injury (torn ACL), sophomore Amber Giorgianni won Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week honors after winning beam vs. Utah State and Southern Utah with her career best 9.925...three gymnasts earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors: senior Laura Moon (first-team), sophomore Maggie Germaine (second-team), junior Cassidy Vreeke (honorable mention).

Attendance Breakdown: 5 home dates; total attendance: 5,731; average attendance: 1,146.

(Ray Leone/1st Year): Finished 10-8-1 overall and posted a 4-4-1 mark in the Pac-10, good for a tie for fifth place...cracked the top-25, reaching as high as No. 19...set school record for the largest home crowd in a game against Stanford (1,142)...also tied the school season record for least amount of goals allowed (23)...won the Traditional Bank Soccer Tournament in Lexington, Ky....recorded the biggest road win in ASU history by shutting out No. 12 Kentucky, 2-0...finished the year with four straight overtime games and five of its last six...shutout No. 2 Stanford, 1-0 in overtime, for the highest nationally ranked win in school history...defeated the University of Arizona, 3-2, to extend its unbeaten streak to seven all-time against the Wildcats...posted six shutouts, tied for fourth in the Pac-10...four players, third-most in the Pac-10, earned all-conference acclaim...two players garnered Academic All-Pac-10 honors...senior Stacey Tullock, the most heralded player in school history, earned her fourth consecutive first-team All-Pac-10 honor...a three-time All-American, Tullock ended her career as Arizona State's all-time leader in every offensive category including games played (77), shots (315), points (125), goals (50), assists (25) and game-winning goals (16)...Tullock also was named to her third All-West Region team and selected to participate in the Umbro Select All-Star game...senior goalkeeper Kristin Slater earned Soccer America Team of the Week honors for shutting out Stanford and tying No. 23 California...Slater had her best year as she posted a 1.12 goals-against average with five shutouts...sophomore Patrice Feulner finished the year leading the team in goals (11), game-winning goals (4) and points (25), good for third and fifth respectively in the Pac-10 Conference...Feulner earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors, was a first-team All-Pac-10 Academic selection and a District VIII Academic All-American...Feulner, who recorded her fourth career hat trick, was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week and Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week...sophomore Amy LePeilbet earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as well as first-team All-Academic honors...LePeilbet was named to the Traditional Bank All-Tournament team...freshman Stephanie Peel earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...finished the year second on the team in assists (5) third in goals (4) and points (13)...she also earned the team's only Pac-10 Player of the Week honor as she excelled in both of ASU's wins over 12th-ranked Kentucky and Furman.

Attendance Breakdown: Eight home dates; total attendance: 5,223; average attendance: 653

(Linda Wells/13th Year): Finished the year with a 46-20 record and a No. 3 national ranking and advanced to the semifinals of the WCWS, the school's best finish since the NCAA went to this format ...recorded a 10-11 Pac-10 Conference record for a fifth place finish...advanced to the Women's College World Series for the second time in the past four years...ASU defeated Michigan and UCLA and fell to Arizona and California...advanced to NCAA Regional play for the sixth straight season, playing at the Region III Tournament in Lafayette, La., and recorded a perfect 4-0 record en route to the championship...the 46 wins was a new school record...finished second in the Pac-10 with a .297 batting average...the Sun Devils claimed a Pac-10 second-best four Pac-10 (Pitcher/Player) of the Week honors and tied the national high with two NFCA National Player of the Week Honors (Beach/Wright)...won its own Louisville Slugger Tournament and the National Invitational Tournament in San Jose, Calif....head coach Linda Wells earned her 800th career win as ASU defeated Rutgers, 11-1, on March 16...senior pitcher/designated player Erica Beach set a new career high and ASU single-season record with 33 wins and 201 strikeouts...she set the school record for most career home runs (27) and runs batted in (153)...Beach also finished her career second in wins (79) and third in strikeout (501)...Beach was named the NFCA National Player of the Week (April 8), the Pac-10 Player of the Week (April 8) and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 8)...she also earned first-team Verizon District VIII Academic All-American honors, first-team Pac-10 Academic honors, second-team All-Pac-10, Region III Most Outstanding Player honor and College World Series All-Tournament team accolades...senior pitcher Kirsten Voak set ASU's all-time strikeout record (893)...sophomore Phelan Wright earned first-team All-American honors and led the team in batting average for the second straight year at .405...one of 10 finalists for National Player of the Year honors...first-team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 honors...earned NFCA National Player of the Week honors (5/18) and Pac-10 Player of the Week accolades...she was named to the NIST All-Tournament team and the Region III All-Tournament team...tied the single-season record with 17 doubles...junior shortstop Kara Brun was a second-team Verizon Academic All-American, a first-team Academic All-Pacific Region choice, first-team Academic All-Pac-10 choice...Brun also was one of 25 finalist for National Player of the Year honors...earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors...Brun set single-season records in home runs (10) and RBIs (52)...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (2/25)...senior Nichole Thompson earned third-team All-American honors at Utility...Thompson was also a second-team All-Pacific region and All-Pac-10 selection...sophomore Kristin Farber was named to the College World Series and the Region III All-Tournament Teams...Farber led the team with 21 steals and had the longest hitting streak at 16 games...senior second baseman Missy Hixon earned Pac-10 honorable mention accolades...five ASU players (third most in the Pac-10) were selected to participate in the USA Softball Women's National Team Camp (Brun, Farber, Hixon, Thompson, Voak)...senior Bonnie Brannen earned second-team Academic All-Pac-10 honors...junior Jennifer Forner was named to the Region III All-Tournament team, was selected to the Pac-10 Academic second team and was elected President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Attendance Breakdown: 31 home dates; total home attendance : 18,915; average attendance : 610

(Michael Chasson/4th Year; Mark Bradshaw/5th Year): Finished with a 6-3 dual meet record, 3-2 vs. Pac-10 opponents...placed 14th at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., matching finish from 2001...placed fifth at Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., for sixth time in last seven seasons...qualified 10 swimmers to NCAA Championships...highest NCAA individual finish was earned by junior Christian Harcsas, who placed seventh in the 200y backstroke (1:44.07)...in 200y back prelims, Harcsas set an ASU record at 1:43.11...the effort by Harcsas was the only school record set by the men in 2001-02...top relay finish was an seventh-place effort by the 200y freestyle relay team of Nick Brunelli, Justin Mathias, Bobby Zaabadich, Simon MacDonald (1:18.91)...other top performances included Zaabadich's 13th-place showing in the 50y free (19.98)...in event prelims, Zaabadich became just the seventh Sun Devil to swim sub-20 seconds in the 50y free, notching the fifth-best time in school history at 19.90...in all, ASU had 10 athletes earn 23 All-America honors, picking up first-team acclaim in the 200y free relay (Brunelli, Mathias, Zaabadich, S. MacDonald) and 200y back (Harcsas)...highlights at the Pac-10 Championships included Brunelli's third-place finish in the 100y free, Harcsas and Ahmed Hussein placing fifth and seventh in the 200y back and Gavin Meadows fifth-place finish in the 200y free and sixth-place finish in the 500y free...the 400 medley relay squad set a school mark at the Pac-10 Invitational with a time of 3:13.78 in the time trials, while Ahmed Hussein set the school record by leading the 400 medley relay with a 100 backstroke time of 47.62...during the dual season, ASU defeated Arizona for the sixth time in seven years, while knocking off USC for the first time since 1992...after his strong Pac-10 Championships in which he placed third in the 1-meter springboard (331.95) and fourth in the 3-meter springboard (508.25), freshman Thomas McCrummen was named the Pac-10 Conference Newcomer of the Year for men's diving...picking up Pac-10 All-Academic honors were Gordon Blukis (first-team), Bo West (first-team), Christian Harcsas (second-team), Ahmed Hussein (second-team), Gavin Meadows (second-team) and Ace Tate (second-team)...All-America honors were earned by Nick Brunelli (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Christian Harcsas (200 backstroke first team), Ahmed Hussein (200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Anders Lyrbring (800 freestyle relay HM); Russell MacDonald (200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Simon MacDonald (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Justin Mathias (200 freestyle relay HM), Gavin Meadows (200 freestyle; 800 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM), Bo West (800 freestyle relay HM) and Bobby Zaabadich (50 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle relay HM ; 400 freestyle relay HM).

(Michael Chasson/4th Year; Mark Bradshaw/5th year): Finished with a 6-4 dual meet record, 3-3 vs. Pac-10 opponents...tied for 10th at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, its first top-10 finish since 1993...placed sixth at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., for the seventh straight season...qualified 10 swimmers to the NCAA Championships...led all season by ?gnes Kov?cs, who finished her freshman campaign with ASU records in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:07.64) and 400y individual medley (4:10.77), while ranked second all-time in the 100y breast (1:00.47) and third all-time in the 200y individual medley (2:01.27)...picked up 26 first-place finishes in a combined five events...included in first-place finishes was ASU's first Pac-10 title since 1995, winning the 200y breast in 2:07.75...also, defeated Tara Kirk in ASU's dual with Stanford in 2:10.40, believed to be the fastest dual meet swim in NCAA history...finished runner-up to Kirk (2:07.36) at the NCAA Championships by less than three tenths of a second, while improving her school record to 2:07.64...Kov?cs' record efforts were just two of 11 school records to fall during the 2001-02 season...other records to fall were in the 50y free (Claire Hedenskog, 23.20), 500y free (Brooke Townsend, 4:45.09), 100y back (Miranda Shald 54.47), 100y fly (Sarah Baham, 53.26), 200y fly (Sarah Baham, 1:56.81), 200y free relay (1:32.35), 400y free relay (3:20.40), 200y medley relay (1:40.87) and 400y medley relay (3:36.56)...other NCAA Championships highlights included Kov?cs' fifth-place finishes in the 100y breast and 400y IM, Sarah Baham's ninth-place effort in the 100y fly and 12th-place finish in the 200y fly and Miranda Shald's 11th-place finish in the 100y back...in all, 10 Sun Devils combined to win 27 All-America honors, including seven first-team honors...ASU's top relay finish was a fifth-place, school record showing by the 400y medley relay team of Shald, Kov?cs, Baham and Hedenskog (3:36.56)...Kov?cs earned 45 points at the NCAA Championships, the ninth-most by an individual...in the dual season, ASU swept UCLA and USC for the first time since 1991...picking up Pac-10 All-Academic honors were Miranda Shald (first-team), Amanda Stanford (first-team), Elizabeth Lightner (first-team), Natalie Burgess (second-team), Brooke Townsend (second-team), Claire Hedenskog (honorable mention), Riley Mants (honorable mention), Brianna Patterson (honorable mention) and Jessica Stenson (honorable mention)...All-America honors were earned by Sarah Baham (400 medley relay first team; 100 fly HM; 200 fly HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM), Claire Hedenskog (400 medley relay first team; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM, 200 medley relay HM), ?gnes Kov?cs (100 breaststroke first team; 200 breast first team, 400 individual medley first team; 400 medley relay first team), Riley Mants (200 medley relay HM), Florence Mauro (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle realy HM, 200 medley relay HM), Miranda Shald (400 medley relay first team ; 100 backstroke HM; 200 medley relay HM), Amanda Stanford (800 freestyle relay HM), Florencia Szigeti (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Brooke Townsend (1650 freestyle HM; 800 freestyle relay HM) and Kari Wilcox (800 freestyle relay HM).

(Lou Belken/20th Year): Finished with a 12-10 overall record...fifth in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 3-4 record...advanced to NCAA Regional action for the 11th time under Lou Belken and the eighth time in the past nine years...ASU fell 4-2 to No. 22 Minnesota in the first round of the regional in Malibu, Calif....posted a 9-6 non-conference record and a 9-3 record at home...defeated Arizona for the 12th straight year at home as well as sweeping the series for the second straight season...senior Matt Klinger earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors...Klinger ended his career with 79 singles wins after advancing to the NCAA singles championship...Klinger finished the year ranked 47th, while Klinger and Mitchell Bowen ended the season ranked 22nd in doubles...senior Mirza Duranovic claimed 102 career singles victories...in its 12 victories, ASU outscored its opponents 68-15 ...Belken ended the year one win shy of 250 ...ASU is also one win shy of 600 victories in the program's history (since 1962) ...with the exception of one dual, all of ASU's losses were by teams ranked in the top-18...final ranking was 37th...earning Pac-10 All-Academic Team honors were Olivier Charroin (first) and Mirza Duranovic (honorable mention).

(Sheila McInerney/18th Year): Recorded a 15-8 record and tied for fourth in the Pac-10 Conference with a 4-4 mark...notched a final ranking of ninth after advancing to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Team Championships...finished in the top-10 for the fifth time in the past six years...was the sixth straight season ASU advanced to the Round of 16...advanced to the postseason for the 17th time in 18 seasons, and 15th straight...hosted the first two rounds of NCAAs for the fourth straight year, defeating SW Missouri State and Arizona by 4-0 scores...fell to No. 7 North Carolina in the Round of 16 by a 4-1 score...junior Adria Engel earned All-American honors in singles and doubles while sophomore Dora Krstulovic earned doubles All-American status...Engel also earned Pac-10 first team honors and Krstulovic honorable mention status...Engel finished the season ranked 13th in singles and ninth in doubles with Krstulovic...Krstulovic finished ranked 30th in singles and ninth in doubles...Engel advanced to the NCAA singles quarterfinals and finished the year with a 24-15 record...junior Mhairi Brown earned Academic All-American second team honors and first-team All-Region accolades...went 9-4 at home and 11-4 outside of the conference... earning Pac-10 All-Academic Team first-team honors were Mhairi Brown and Megan Yeats.

(Greg Kraft/Sixth Year): Men's track and field team tallied one point at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge, La., finishing in an eight-way tie for 68th-place...marked first year since 1998 that the ASU men have not earned a top-20 national outdoor finish...men's 4x400-meter relay team of junior Lorenzo Parham, sophomore Steve Fitch, senior Pete Lopez and freshman Seth Amoo earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:05.65)...it was the second-straight outdoor All-America honor for ASU in the event and third in the last four years...team finished fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in Pullman, Wash. for the second straight season...recorded 103 points, but missed third place by half a point...it was ASU's fifth-straight top-five Pac-10 finish and third-straight time the men have surpassed the century mark in point total...winning the men's only Pac-10 title was the 4x400m relay team of Parham, Amoo, Lopez and Fitch with a Mooberry Track (WSU) record of 3:06.03...it was the second-straight Pac-10 title in the event and fifth overall...earning runner-up honors at the Pac-10 meet were Amoo (400m), senior Brandon Strong (1500m), junior Jeremy Rasmussen (3000m steeplechase), and freshman Trevell Quinley (long jump)...defending shot put champion senior David Wood placed third...setting ASU's lone outdoor record was junior Fasil Bizuneh in the 10,000m...Bizuneh broke his own record with a time of 28:46.88 at the Stanford Invitational...Bizuneh also turned in the second-fastest 5000m time in school history (13:51.88) at the Mt. Sac Relays...Strong clocked the second-fastest outdoor 1500m time in ASU history at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (3:41.42)...he also set a meet and Strehle Track record with that performance...Strong was named ASU's Male Pac-10 Medal winner...going on to compete at the U.S.A. Senior Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Palo Alto, Calif., were Strong (1500m, eighth, 3:43.13) and senior Tony Galaviz (110m hurdles prelim, 24th, 14.21), while Quinley competed in the U.S.A. Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships (long jump, sixth, 23-4.5)...at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, Wood earned first career All-America honors in the shot put with a sixth-place finish (personal-best 64 feet, three inches)...with Wood's three points, ASU men finished tied for 51st with Middle Tennessee and Southern Illinois...also earning his first career All-America honor at the NCAA Indoor meet was Quinley, who finished 14th in the long jump (23-11.5), but was one of the top-eight Americans in the field...Strong etched his name in the ASU record books during the indoor season, running the first four-minute indoor mile to set a school record of 3:59.59...he became the second Sun Devil to accomplish the feat indoors or outdoors, as Chuck LaBenz did so outdoors in 1970 (3:56.9)... Galaviz improved his own ASU record in the indoor 60m hurdles with a time of 7.71...Amoo set the indoor 200m record with a time of 21.19 in ASU's double dual with NAU and Arizona...Bizuneh also broke his own record in the indoor 5000m with a time of 14:03.06 at the Husky Last Chance Qualifier...Wood moved to second on ASU's indoor shot put list (64-3)...junior Justin Owen was selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team, while junior J.R. Cox, Rasmussen and senior Cheyne Jones were second-team selections...earning honorable mention honors were junior Kris Alexander, Bizuneh, freshman Jeff Dodge, sophomore Dan Maher, junior Vince Mosca, freshman Juan Reyes and Strong.

(Greg Kraft/Sixth Year): ASU's women's track and field team notched its second-straight top-25 national outdoor finish, tying for 22nd with Florida State at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Baton Rouge, La....team scored 11 points on junior Tiffany Greer's runner-up finish in the long jump and junior Lisa Aguilera's sixth-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase...both were ASU's outdoor All-Americans for 2002...Greer earned her sixth-straight All-America certificate in the event (three indoors and three outdoors)...Greer's runner-up mark was a personal-best outdoor effort of 21 feet, 3.25 inches...Aguilera's All-America nod in the steeplechase is her first in the event, but fourth on the track...she ran a collegiate-best time in the prelims (10:05.38), before placing sixth in the final (10:07.61)...Aguilera later set her personal-best in the event with a time of 9:59.66 at the U.S.A. Outdoor Championships June 23...the women placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in Pullman, Wash., the best team performance since a third-place finish in 1994...the Sun Devils tallied 89 points, matching last year's point total...winning Pac-10 titles were Greer (long jump) and Aguilera (3000m steeplechase)...it was Greer's second career conference crown in the event...she single-handedly scored 20 points at the Pac-10 meet, also placing third in the 100m (11.81) and fifth in the 200m (23.85)...Greer was also a member of the 4x100-meter relay team that earned runner-up acclaim (44.68)...it was Aguilera's first Pac-10 crown...she also finished third in the 5000m... Aguilera recorded ASU-bests in three events during the outdoor season, improving her 1500m (4:19.16) and 3000m steeplechase (10:05.38) times which rank second all-time in ASU history...also clocked second-fastest 5000m time in school history (15:57.37)...Greer remained second on the outdoor long jump list, but improved her personal-best to 21-3.25...sophomore Sandra Orsund moved to second in the hammer (171-3)...competing at the USA Senior Outdoor Track and Field Championships were Aguilera (3000m steeplechase, third, 9:59.66) and Greer (long jump, third, 20-11.75)...competing at the USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships were freshman Julia Pedersen (shot put, 10th, 43-1.5; discus, 21st, 129-0), freshman Desiree Davila (1500m prelim, 19th, 4:40.61) and freshman Porchea Carroll (100m prelim, 15th, 12.14)...during the indoor season, ASU women tied for 16th with BYU and Colorado at the NCAA Indoor Championships (14 points)...team notched its best NCAA indoor finish since 1994 and first top-20 finish since 1995...Aguilera and Greer earned indoor All-America honors...Aguilera was the NCAA runner-up in the 3000m with a school record time of 9:09.67, while Greer placed third in the long jump (20-7.25)...Greer also moved to second on ASU's all-time indoor 60m list with a time of 7.46...MacDonald, who completed her eligibility during the 2001 cross country season, was named ASU's Female Pac-10 Medal winner, as well as ASU's Female Student-Athlete of the Year...MacDonald and Aguilera were selected to the Verizon Academic All-District VIII first-team for track and field/cross country...Aguilera went on to earn national second-team Verizon Academic All-America honors...senior Olivia Mazzaglia was selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team, while Aguilera and junior Brianna Torres earned second-team honors...earning honorable mention acclaim were sophomore Alvina Begay, senior Candi Criscione, sophomore Jen Hurbis, junior Kristin McFerron and senior Nicole Simmons.

(Patti Snyder-Park/13th year): Finished 10-16 overall and 5-13 in Pac-10 (seventh)...ASU had its string of consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament snapped...head coach Patti Snyder Park picked up her 200th career win with a 3-1 victory over Cal at Wells Fargo Arena on Nov. 17...senior outside hitter Jami Coughlin concluded her career ranked second in ASU history with 1,528 career digs...sixth with 1,360 career kills...for the second time in her career (also as a freshman) Coughlin led the Pac-10 in digs with a 3.98 per game...Coughlin was named a Verizon Academic All-American...her 3.73 digs per game career average ranks fourth in Pac-10 history...her 30 digs vs. Washington (11/10) were the most by a Pac-10 player in 2001 and tied for the 10th most in ASU history...Coughlin finished 2001 with 17 double-doubles and 59 for her career...sophomore outside hitter Kim Mehlhorn finished eighth in the conference with 3.83 kills per game and 2.97 digs per game...Mehlhorn was also 10th with 4.19 points per game in league contests ...she had 13 double-doubles and 13 matches with 10 or more kills...freshman middle blocker Alicia Akporiaye was named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman after averaging 1.64 kills per game and ranked third on the team with 0.64 blocks per game...Akporiaye had four solo blocks vs. Arizona (10/5), the second most in a single match by a Pac-10 player in 2001...junior Julia Leddy had a career-high 23 kills vs. Washington (10/12) and averaged 2.84 for the year...sophomore Courtney Blocher played defensive specialist and outside hitter in 2001, ranking second with 3.09 digs per game and averaged 0.69 kills...Natalie Harris underwent shoulder surgery in October and sat out the season as a redshirt...sophomore setter Cheryl Anglin finished seventh in the Pac-10 with 11.37 assists per game and recorded nine matches with 50 or more assists...sophomore Mandy Stephens recorded a career-high 19 kills in the season finale vs. Cal on Nov. 25...ASU returns all but one player for the 2002 season.

Attendance Breakdown: 14 home dates; total home attendance: 18,493; average attendance: 711.

(Vicki Gorman/1st Year): In its inaugural season as a varsity sport women's water polo recorded an overall record of 10-17...team operated as an independent in its first season and will do so again in 2002-2003...will join the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for the 2003-2004 season...senior Kim Yost was the leading-scorer with 51 goals and 32 assists for 83 points...Yost also added 72 steals...senior Nancy Holmes made 209 saves as the starting goalkeeper...Holmes also had a team-high 81 steals and 10 goal assists...second in team scoring was sophomore Ashley Orzalli with 38 goals and 29 assists for 67 points...freshman Bryn Kuech was third with 32 goals and 23 assists for 55 points...team was 2-2 at home, 6-12 away, 6-9 at all neutral sites...3-1 record in overtime... first goal in program history was scored by Orzalli at 5:06 in the first quarter of ASU's opening game with Santa Clara at home...ASU lost its inaugural game with Santa Clara, 8-6 in overtime, but won the second of a double-header, 9-2...largest margin of victory was 12-2 win over Chapman University in final game of the season...12 goals scored was season-high...largest losing margin was 15-3 to Long Beach State...most goals allowed was 15 (twice, vs. Long Beach State and Cal Poly club team)...most goals scored by an individual was five by Kuech vs. the Sonoma State club team and Yost vs. Villanova...team captains were Holmes and Orzalli...seven of team's losses were decided by one point.

(Thom Ortiz/1st Year): Finished with an overall dual record of 9-5 and 6-0 against Pac-10 opponents...finished 12th as a team at the NCAA Championships with 41.50 points, the second-best NCAA team performance for ASU since 1996...junior Eric Larkin was the NCAA runner-up at 141 pounds, falling 10-5 in the championship final to Iowa State's Aaron Holker (three of Larkin's five losses all season came to Holker)...Larkin earned his third-straight All-America honors, the ninth ASU wrestler to accomplish the feat...he was the first Sun Devil to advance to the NCAA finals since 1996 and the 14th to earn NCAA runner-up honors...senior David Douglas was ASU's other All-American, finishing fifth at 133 pounds...a total of six wrestlers qualified for the NCAA Championships including junior Rocky Smart (157), sophomore Nick Frost (165), senior Erik Gladish (197) and junior Kellan Fluckiger (HWT)...Larkin also won his third Pac-10 title and outstanding wrestler honors for the tournament, helping ASU to a third-place team finish at the Pac-10 Championships...Gladish and Fluckiger were runners-up in their respective weight classes...also earning places were Douglas (third), Smart (fifth), Frost (third) and freshman Mike Simpson at 125 pounds (sixth)...for the second-straight season, Larkin was named the Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year...it was also the third-straight year a Sun Devil has been awarded the honor...Larkin finished the season with an overall record of 31-5 and was the nation's top-ranked wrestler at 141 pounds until the last few weeks of the regular season...he won 15 matches by fall, a career high...Larkin was invited to compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic but declined to participate due to injury...Douglas led all Sun Devils with 34 wins, an overall record of 34-6...Frost led the team with four technical falls including two that provided to be the deciding match in two ASU dual wins...Frost and Simpson shared the team-lead with six major decisions...winning individual tournament titles were Douglas (Missouri Open, Reno Tournament), Larkin (Missouri Open, Reno Tournament, Midlands Championships), Smart (Missouri Open) and Fluckiger (Reno Tournament)...Larkin was also named ASU's "Most Outstanding Wrestler"...freshman Chris Petrie was named the team's "Most Inspirational Wrestler" after sacrificing his redshirt season to fill a hole in the lineup at 174 pounds...the team's "Most Improved Wrestler" was Gladish...for awards by class, Frost was named the team's top sophomore, Fluckiger and Smart the top juniors and Douglas was named the top senior wrestler...13 Sun Devils were honored as Maroon and Gold Scholar Athletes...Smart and Frost were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic second-team, while Smart went on to earn Verizon Academic All-District VIII second-team honors for the men's at-large team.

Attendance Breakdown: 7 home dates; total home attendance: 4,865; average attendance: 695; season high: 1,782 vs. Iowa State, Feb. 11, 2002.

WRESTLING HOME ATTENDANCE

DATEOPPONENTRESULTATTENDANCE
Nov. 24Cal State FullertonW, 40-6407
Nov. 29Oregon StateW, 25-10520
Jan. 5Boise StateW, 23-17429
Feb. 1NebraskaW, 20-16832
Feb. 3OregonW, 30-11366
Feb. 10Iowa StateL, 31-91,782
Feb. 17Fresno StateL, 22-20529

  • Pac-10 Champions (Individual): Jimin Kang (women's golf), Eric Larkin (wrestling/141 pounds), ?gnes Kov?cs (women's swimming/200 breaststroke); Lisa Aguilera (3000m steeplechase), Tiffany Greer (long jump); Men's 4x400m outdoor relay team of Lorenzo Parham, Steve Fitch, Pete Lopez and Seth Amoo

  • Pac-10 Team Champions: Women's Basketball (Pac-10 Tournament)

  • Pac-10 Players of the Year: Eric Larkin (wrestling)

  • Individual NCAA Champion: None oNCAA Team Champions: None

  • National Player of the Year: None oNational Freshmen of the Year: None

  • Pac-10 Coaches of the Year: None

  • Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year: J.J. Duke (Men's Cross Country); Thomas McCrummen (Men's Diving)

  • Bill Kajikawa Varsity "A" Association Student-Athletes of the Year: Tom Pace (Football) and Erica Beach (Softball)

  • Wings of Gold Student-Athlete of the Year: Kelly MacDonald (Cross Country/Track)

  • Heather Farr Award: Jami Coughlin (volleyball)

  • Pac-10 Medal of Honor Recipients: Brandon Strong (Cross Country/Track) and Kelly MacDonald (Cross Country/Track)

  • National Coach of the Year: None

  • Finished tied for 15th in the Sears Directors' Cup with 767.5 points, which was tied for a fourth-place finish among Pac-10 schools. Previous ASU Sears 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).

  • Honored 357 student-athletes at the annual Maroon and Gold Scholar Athlete reception on April 8, 2002. All the honorees had at least a semester GPA of 3.0 or better, while 11 student-athletes had 4.0 cumulative GPAs and 57 had a 4.00 semester GPA.

    (Updated June 28, 2002)

    All-Pac-10 (All Selections Noted)

    Baseball: Dustin Pedroia (first), Andre Ethier (first), Jeremy West (first), Cesar Castillo (hm), Mike Esposito (hm), Sergio Garcia (hm), Steve Garrabrants (hm), Jeff Larish (hm), Jered Liebeck (hm), Robbie McClellan (hm), Ryan Schroyer (hm), Jon Sheaffer (hm)

    Men's Basketball: Chad Prewitt

    Women's Basketball: Amanda Levens (first team and All-Pac-10 Tournament), Melody Johnson (honorable mention and All-Pac-10 Tournament), Kylan Loney (honorable mention All-Freshman)

    Men's Cross Country: Fasil Bizuneh (first), Ronnie Buchanan (second), Juan Reyes (second), J.J. Duke (Newcomer of the Year)

    Women's Cross Country: Lisa Aguilera (second), Brianna Torres (second), Kelly MacDonald (second)

    Football: Shaun McDonald (first), Levi Jones (first), Scott Peters (first), Terrell Suggs (first), Nick Murphy (second), Mike Barth (hm), Mike Karney (hm), Kyle Kosier (hm), Tommie Townsend (hm), Alfred Williams (hm)

    Men's Golf: Chez Reavie (second)

    Women's Golf: Jimin Kang (first), Blair O'Neal (hm), Gaelle Truet (hm)

    Soccer: Stacey Tullock (first), Amy LePeilbet (first), Stephanie Peel (honorable mention), Patrice Feulner (hm)

    Softball: Kara Brun (first), Phelan Wright (first), Erica Beach (second), Nichole Thompson (second), Missy Hixon (hm)

    Men's Tennis: Matt Klingler (second)

    Women's Tennis: Adria Engel (first); Dora Krstulovic (hm)

    Volleyball: Alicia Akporiaye (honorable mention All-Freshman)

    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.

    Academic All-Americans/All-District

    Baseball: Ryan McKenna (first), Aaron Klusman (second), Cesar Castillo (second)

    Men's Basketball: Shawn Redhage (first)

    Women's Basketball: Jen Albert (first), Leah Combs (first), Betsy Boardman (second)

    Men's Cross Country: Fasil Bizuneh (second), J.R. Cox (second)

    Women's Cross-Country: Lisa Aguilera (first), Kelly MacDonald (second), Beth Martin (second), Kristin McFerron (second)

    Football: Mike Williams (first), Phil Howard (first), Eric Fields (first), Mike Barth (first), Tom Pace (second), Patrick Wilson (second), Nick Murphy (second)

    Men's Golf: Nick Manthey (first), Ryan Whitaker (second)

    Gymnastics: Laura Moon (first), Maggie Germaine (second)

    Soccer: Patrice Feulner (first), Amy LePeilbet (first)

    Softball: Erica Beach (first), Kara Brun (first), Jennifer Forner (first), Bonnie Brannen (second)

    Men's Swimming and Diving: Gordon Blukis (first), Bo West (first), Christian Harcsas (second), Ahmed Hussein (second), Gavin Meadows (second), Ace Tate (second)

    Women's Swimming and Diving: Miranda Shald (first), Amanda Stanford (first), Elizabeth Lightner (first), Natalie Burgess (second), Brooke Townsend (second)

    Men's Tennis: Olivier Charroin (second)

    Women's Tennis: Mhairi Brown (first), Megan Yeats (first), Olivier Charroin (second)

    Men's Track and Field: Justin Owen (first), J.R. Cox (second), Jeremy Rasmussen (second), Cheyne Jones (second)

    Women's Track and Field: Olivia Mazzaglia (first), Lisa Aguilera (second), Brianna Torres (second)

    Volleyball: Jami Coughlin (first), Julia Leddy (first)

    Wrestling: Nick Frost (second), Rocky Smart (second)

    Academic All-Americans/All-District

    Women's Basketball: Leah Combs (Verizon All-District VIII second team)

    Football: Mike Barth (Verizon All-District VIII first team); Mike Williams (Verizon All-District VIII second team)

    Women's Track and Field/Cross Country: Lisa Aguilera (Verizon Second-Team All-American and All-District VIII first team); Kelly MacDonald (Verizon All-District VIII first team)

    Soccer: Patrice Feulner (Verizon All-District VIII first team)

    Softball: Kara Brun (Verizon Second-Team All-American and All-District VIII first team); Erica Beach (Verizon All-District VIII first team)

    Women's Tennis: Mhairi Brown (Verizon second-team at-large All-American and Verizon All-District VIII at-large first team)

    Wrestling: Rocky Smart (Verizon All-District VIII at-large second team)

    Volleyball: Jami Coughlin (Verizon First-Team All-American )

    All-Americans (All Selections Noted)

    Baseball: Dustin Pedroia (Collegiate Baseball First-Team Freshman All-American and Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American); Jeff Larish (Collegiate Baseball honorable mention Freshman All-American); Mark Sopko (Collegiate Baseball honorable mention Freshman All-American)

    Women's Basketball: Amanda Levens (Associated Press honorable mention)

    Men's Cross Country: Fasil Bizuneh

    Women's Cross Country: Lisa Aguilera

    Football: Levi Jones (Football News second-team); Terrell Suggs (Football News third-team); Jason Shivers (The Sporting News first-team Freshman All-American); Shaun McDonald (Football News honorable mention)

    Women's Golf: Jimin Kang (first by National Golf Coaches Association of America)

    Softball: Phelan Wright (first), Nichole Thompson (third)

    Men's Swimming and Diving: Nick Brunelli (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Christian Harcsas (200 backstroke first team); Ahmed Hussein (200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Anders Lyrbring (800 freestyle relay HM); Russell MacDonald (200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Simon MacDonald (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Justin Mathias (200 freestyle relay HM); Gavin Meadows (200 freestyle; 800 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM); Bo West (800 freestyle relay HM) and Bobby Zaabadich (50 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM).

    Women's Swimming and Diving: Sarah Baham (400 medley relay first team; 100 fly HM; 200 fly HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM); Claire Hedenskog (400 medley relay first team; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM, 200 medley relay HM); ?gnes Kov?cs (100 breaststroke first team; 200 breast first team, 400 individual medley first team; 400 medley relay first team); Riley Mants (200 medley relay HM); Florence Mauro (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle realy HM, 200 medley relay HM); Miranda Shald (400 medley relay first team; 100 backstroke HM; 200 medley relay HM); Amanda Stanford (800 freestyle relay HM); Florencia Szigeti (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM); Brooke Townsend (1650 freestyle HM; 800 freestyle relay HM); Kari Wilcox (800 freestyle relay HM)

    Women's Tennis: Adria Engel (singles and doubles); Dora Krstulovic (doubles)

    Men's Track and Field: Lorenzo Parham (4x400m relay), Steve Fitch (4x400m relay), Pete Lopez (4x400m relay), Seth Amoo (4x400m relay), David Wood (indoor shot put), Trevell Quinley (indoor long jump)

    Women's Track and Field: Lisa Aguilera (3000m steeplechase and 3000m indoor), Tiffany Greer (long jump both indoor and outdoor)

    Wrestling: David Douglas (fifth/133 pounds); Eric Larkin (second/141 pounds)

    Sport (Overall Record/Pac-10 Record)PostseasonNCAA FinishPac-10
    Baseball (37-21; 15-9)NCAA Regionals22nd****T-3rd*
    Men's Basketball (14-15; 7-11)National Invitational Tournament--7th*
    Women's Basketball (25-9; 12-6)NCAA Tournament--T-2nd*
    Men's Cross CountryNCAA Championships20th2nd
    Women's Cross CountryNCAA Championships23rd3rd
    Football (4-7; 1-7)----9th*
    Men's GolfNCAA Regionals--9th
    Women's GolfNCAA ChampionshipsT-9thT-3rd
    Gymnastics (8-5-1; 2-3-1)NCAA Regionals18th6th
    Soccer (10-8-1; 4-4-1)----T-5th*
    Softball (46-20; 10-11)College World Series3rd**5th
    Men's Swimming/Diving (6-3; 3-2)NCAA Championships14th5th
    Women's Swimming/Diving (6-4; 3-3)NCAA ChampionshipsT-10th6th
    Men's Tennis (12-10; 3-4)NCAA Regionals37th***5th*
    Women's Tennis (15-9; 4-4)NCAA Round of 169th***4th*
    Men's Track and Field/IndoorNCAA ChampionshipsT-51st--
    Women's Track and Field/IndoorNCAA ChampionshipsT-16th--
    Men's Track and Field/OutdoorNCAA ChampionshipsT-68th4th
    Women's Track and Field/OutdoorNCAA ChampionshipsT-22nd4th
    Volleyball (10-16; 5-13)----7th*
    Water Polo (10-17)------
    Wrestling (9-5; 6-0)NCAA Championships12th3rd

    *denotes regular season Pac-10 finish
    **denotes final ranking in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll and actual final NCAA finish in College World Series
    ***denotes final ITA Rankings
    ****denotes Baseball America final ranking

    Total NCAA Top-5 Finishes/Rankings (1): Softball

    Total NCAA Top-10 Finishes/Rankings (4): Softball, Women's Golf, Women's Swimming/Diving, Women's Tennis

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

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