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A Look Back At The 2011-12 Season

88 ASU Student-Athletes Graduated In 2011-12 Season
2012 Spring/Summer Graduates | 2011 Fall Graduates

ASU's Academic Progress Rate Is Among Best In Pac-12 Conference


Sport (Overall Record/Pac-12 Record) Postseason NCAA Finish Pac-12
Baseball (36-20; 18-12) n/a 21st@ 4th*
Men's Basketball (10-21; 6-12) -- -- 10th*
Women's Basketball (20-12;10-8) WNIT -- 4th*
Men's Cross Country -- -- 9th
Women's Cross Country NCAA Championship 31st 6th
Football (6-7; 4-5) MAACO Las Vegas Bowl -- T5th*
Men's Golf -- -- 11th
Women's Golf NCAA Championship t6th 5th
Gymnastics (8-17/4-10) NCAA Championship 27th^ 6th
Soccer (8-11; 4-7) -- -- t8th*
Softball (53-11/18-4) WCWS 4th 2nd*
Men's Swimming/Diving NCAA Championship 20th 7th
Women's Swimming/Diving NCAA Championship 12th 6th
Women's Tennis (11-10/3-7) NCAA Championship 38th$ 7th
Men's Track and Field/Indoor NCAA Championship 4th 1st (MPSF)
Women's Track and Field/Indoor NCAA Championship 43rd 4th (MPSF)
Men's Track and Field/Outdoor NCAA Championship 16th 2nd
Women's Track and Field/Outdoor NCAA Championship 24th 5th
Volleyball (9-22/5-17 Pac-12) -- -- 10th*
Water Polo (25-6/4-3 MPSF) -- 5th% 5th (MPSF)
Wrestling (7-10/3-2) NCAA Championship 56th 4th

* - denotes regular season Pac-12 finish
$ - denotes final ITA Rankings
@ - denotes final ranking in the Baseball America poll
% - denotes final ranking in AWPCA poll
# - denotes final ranking in the Associated Press poll
! - denotes USA Today Coaches' Poll
^ - denotes National Qualifying Score (NQS)

John Spini, Gymnastics/32nd Year (August 16, 1980)
Sheila McInerney, Women's Tennis/28th Year (August 16, 1984)
Charli Turner Thorne, Women's Basketball/16th Year (July 1, 1996)
Greg Kraft, Track & Field/16th Year (hired July 28, 1996)
Mark Bradshaw, Diving/15th Year (hired July 30, 1997)
Melissa Luellen, Women's Golf/Ninth Year (hired July 16, 2002)
Ryan Cole, Cross Country(W)/First Year (hired July 1, 2011)
Louie Quintana, Cross Country (M)/Eighth Year (hired Aug. 18, 2004)
Todd Clapper, Water Polo/Seventh Year (hired on August 3, 2005)
Clint Myers, Softball/Seventh Year (hired June 29, 2005)
Herb Sendek, Men's Basketball/Sixth Year (hired April 3, 2006)
Dennis Erickson, Football/Fifth Year (hired Dec. 11, 2006)
Kevin Boyd, Women's Soccer/Fifth Year (hired March 30, 2007)
Jason Watson, Volleyball/Fourth Year (hired January 29, 2008)
Shawn Charles, Wrestling/Third Year (hired May 8, 2009)
Dorsey Tierney-Walker, Swimming/Third year (hired May 19, 2009)
Tim Esmay, Baseball/Third Year (hired Dec. 3, 2009 interim and then hired officially on June 1, 2010)
Tim Mickelson, Men's Golf/1st Year (July 10, 2011)

>--2011-2012 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: None

--2011-2012 NCAA TOP-10 FINISHES/RANKINGS (3): Men's Indoor T&F (4th), Softball (4th), Water Polo (5th)

--2011-2012 NCAA TOP-25 FINISHES/RANKINGS (6): Men's Indoor T&F (4th), Softball (4th), Baseball (21st), Men's Outdoor T&F (16th), Women's Outdoor T&F (24th), Water Polo (5th)

--INDIVIDUAL 2011-2012 NCAA CHAMPIONS (3): Jordan Clarke (Indoor T&F/Shot Put); Mason McHenry (Indoor T&F/800m); Jordan Clarke (Outdoor T&F/Shot Put)

--2011-2012 PAC-12 TEAM CHAMPIONS: None

--INDIVIDUAL 2011-2012 PACIFIC-12 CHAMPIONS (6): Jordan Clarke (Outdoor T&F/Shot Put); Chris Benard (Outdoor T&F/Triple Jump); Constance Ezugha (Outdoor T&F/Long Jump); Anna Jelmini (Outdoor T&F/Shot Put and Discus); Daniel Auberry, Chris Burrows, Rashad Ross, Ryan Milus (Outdoor T&F/4x100m Relay); Chris Burrows, John Klin, Kelsey Caesar, Will Henry (Outdoor T&F/4x400m Relay)

--2011-2012 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS (9):  Elina Eggers (1st team, diving), Hillary Bach (softball), Katelyn Boyd (softball), Annie Lockwood (softball), Bailey Wigness (softball), John Kline (T&F), Jamie Sandys (T&F), Nick Happe (T&F), Cj Navarro (T&F)

--2011-2012 ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS (39):  Brady Rodgers (baseball, 2nd), Trevor Williams (baseball, 2nd), Abe Ruiz (baseball, 3rd), Giulia Molinaro (women's golf, 1st), Katelyn Boyd (softball, 1st), Alix Johnson (softball, 1st), Constantin Blaha (diving), Riley McCormick (diving), Elina Eggers (swimming), Rebecca Ejdervick (S&D), Caroline Kuczynski (S&D), Katie Haron (S&D), Shannon Landgrebe (S&D), Cassie Morrice (S&D), Tristin Baxter (S&D), Jacqueline Cako (tennis), Jordan Clarke (indoor shot put, 1st), Chris Benard (indoor triple jump, 1st), Bryan McBridge (indoor high jump, 1st), Mason McHenry (indoor 800m, 1st), Ryan Milus (indoor 60m, 2nd), Nick Happe (indoor mile, 2nd), Jordan Clarke (outdoor shot put, 1st), Chris Benard (outdoor triple jump, 1st), Derick Hinch (outdoor pole vault, 1st), Jordan Clarke (hammer, 2nd), Bryan McBridge (outdoor high jump, 2nd), Chris Benard (outdoor long jump, 2nd), 4x400m Relay (Burrow, Kline, Caesar, Henry, 2nd), Anna Jelmini (indoor shot put, 1st), Anna Jelmini (outdoor discus, 1st), Keia Pinnick (heptathlon, 2nd), Christabel Nettey (outdoor long jump, 2nd), Alicia Brightwell (water polo, 1st), Shannan Haas (water polo, 3rd), Mariam Salloum (water polo, honorable mention)

--2011-2012 CAPITAL ONE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT SELECTIONS (14): Sierra Cook (soccer); Trent Lockett (basketball); Deven Marrero (baseball), Kaitlyn Pavlovich (soccer), Aaron Pflugrad (football); Nicki Stone (soccer), John Kline (TF/XC), Nick Happe (XC/TF), Jamie Sandys (XC/TF), Cj Navarro (XC/TF), Hillary Bach (softball), Katelyn Boyd (softball), Annie Lockwood (softball), Bailey Wigness (softball)

--2011-2012 PAC-12/CONFERENCE COACHES OF THE YEAR (1): Greg Kraft (Men's Indoor Track and Field/MPSF)

--2011-2012 PAC-12 FRESHMEN/NEWCOMERS OF THE YEAR (2): Shelby Houlihan (Cross Country), Shelby Houlihan (Track and Field)

--2011-2012 PAC-12/TOYO TIRES SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE YEAR (3): Elina Eggers (women's swimming/diving); Katelyn Boyd (softball); Giulia Molinaro (women's golf)

--2011-2012 PAC-12 POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS: Aaron Pflugrad (football, National Football Foundation), Hillary Bach (softball), Cameron Kastl (football), John Kline (track and field), Cj Navarro (track and field)

--2011-2012 PAC-12 TOM HANSEN PAC-12 MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS: Aaron Pflugrad (football); Katelyn Boyd (softball)

2011-12 - 30th
2010-11 - 27th
2009-10 - 22nd
2008-09 - 12th
2007-08 - 4th
2006-07 - 10th
2005-06 - 13th
2004-05 - 11th
2003-04 - 17th
2002-03 - 10th
2001-02 - 15th
2000-01 - 9th
1999-00 - 11th
1998-99 - 12th
1997-98 - 12th
1996-97 - 13th
1995-96 - 21st
1994-95 - 12th
1993-94 - 10th

Finished the 2012 season with a 36-20 record and a 18-12 Pac-12 Conference record...recorded its 50th straight 30-win season, which is the longest current streak in Div. 1 Esmay orchestrated six three-game series sweeps for the second time in his three seasons at ASU...the team swept four straight Pac-12 home series' for the first time since 1988 and only the third time in program history...most total Pac-12 All-Conference selections with nine...produced an NCAA-best 10 selections in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft, including five in the first five rounds for the first time in program history since 1984...31 Sun Devils have been taken in the MLB Draft in coach Esmay's three seasons at ASU, which is the most of any Div. I school in that time the second-fastest coach in ASU history to reach 100 wins...RHP Brady Rodgers finished his career with a 2.39 ERA, which is second-best on the school's all-time list (aluminum bat era)...RHP Jake Barrett had 11 saves, tied for third-most in a single season in ASU history, and finished his career in ninth place on the school's career saves list with 13...Joey DeMichele led the team in batting average for the second consecutive season and is just the sixth Sun Devil all-time to do so (2011-12)...RHP Trevor Williams was the Pac-12 Conference's only 12-game winner and is just the 25th Sun Devil in the aluminum bat era to record 12 wins...Williams was named to the 2012 Team USA Summer Collegiate Team.

Baseball Attendance Breakdown: 29 home dates; total attendance: 82,214; average attendance: 2,834

Baseball Individual Honors
All-Pac-12: Joey DeMichele (1st), Deven Marrero (1st), Brady Rodgers (1st), Trevor Williams (1st), Andrew Aplin (HM), Jake Barrett (HM), James McDonald (HM), Max Rossiter (HM), Abe Ruiz (HM)
All-American: Brady Rodgers (Louisville Slugger, 2nd; NCBWA, 3rd; (Honorable Mention), Trevor Williams (Louisville Slugger, 2nd; NCWBA, 3rd; (Honorable Mention), Abe Ruiz (Louisville Slugger, 3rd)
Pac-12 All-Academic: Deven Marrero (First Team), Kasey Coffman (HM), Joey DeMichele (HM), Joseph Lopez (HM), Max Rossiter (HM)
Pac-12 Player of the Week: Abe Ruiz (February 22), Joey DeMichele (March 7)
Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week: Brady Rodgers (March 26), Trevor Williams (April 29)
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District VIII: Deven Marrero (Second Team)


Finished 10-21 and 6-12 in the beat Arizona on March 4 87-80 for the seventh time in the past 11 meetings...
Pac-10 All-Academic: Trent Lockett (first) Capital One Academic All-District: Trent Lockett


Finished 20-12 and 10-8 in the Pac-12 (fourth)... Team was led by associate head coach Joseph Anders (11th season at ASU), who was named interim head coach after Charli Turner Thorne announced she would be taking a nine-month leave of absence, effective July 1, 2011... ASU made its 13th consecutive postseason appearance (NCAA 8x, WNIT 5x) after qualifying for the Women's National Invitation Tournament... The Sun Devils began their current postseason streak with their first WNIT appearance in 2000... ASU lost at Pacific, 77-62, in the first round of the 2012 WNIT... Won 20 games for the seventh time in eight seasons... Defeated Arizona three times, including in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament... Made it to the semifinal round of Pac-12 Tournament for the sixth time where it fell to No. 2 and eventual national semifinalist Stanford, 52-43... Set single-season school records for scoring defense (53.2 ppg - also Pac-12 single-season record and tied for 16th in the nation), FG percent defense (.342 - 11th in the nation), and shot blocks (187 - 10th in the nation with 5.8 bpg)... Also set the single-game school record and tied the Pac-12 record with 16 blocks vs. Washington (Feb. 16)... ASU held all but two opponents (UCLA and Pacific) below their season scoring average and held seven opponents 20 or more points below their scoring average... The 52 points Stanford scored in the Pac-12 semifinals were 25.8 points below the Cardinal's scoring average... The nine points scored by Colorado in the first half of its game at ASU (Jan. 19) were the fewest ever scored by the Buffaloes in a half and tied the second-fewest number of points ever allowed by ASU in a half... Senior C Kali Bennett established new school records for most blocks in a season (91) and most blocks in a game (9)... Bennett concluded her career in second place on ASU's all-time list with 165 blocks... Bennett was second on the team in both points per game (8.3) and rebounds per game while senior F Kimberly Brandon led the team in points (9.8 ppg) and rebounds (6.6 rpg)... Senior G Alex Earl concluded her career 10th on ASU's all-time list with 92 3-point FGs... ASU was without 2011 WBCA High School All-American Eliza Normen, who had to redshirt after suffering a quad injury in the season opener vs. UC Riverside... ASU also played much of the season without junior F/C Joy Burke, who did not return after the season's eighth game due to a concussion... Turner Thorne returned to the team as head coach on March 25, 2012... No. 3 on the Pac-12's all-time list for most career wins, Turner Thorne will be entering her 16th season as head coach in 2012-13.

Women's Basketball Attendance Breakdown: 16 home dates; home attendance - 28,861; average - 1,804

Women's Basketball Individual Honors
All-Pac-12: Kali Bennett (HM - Coaches), Kimberly Brandon (HM- Coaches), Deja Mann (HM - Coaches)
Pac-12 Defensive Team: Kali Bennett (Media and Coaches), Kimberly Brandon (HM- Coaches), Deja Mann (HM - Coaches)
Pac-12 All-Academic: Kali Bennett (second), Joy Burke (HM), Janae Fulcher (HM)
Annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards: Joy Burke

The 2012 season marked the first year with head coach Louie Quintana taking the reigns of just the men's cross country team after coaching both the men and women the previous seven opened the year with a victory at the George Kyte Classic before the team posted the highest Pac-12 finish at the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn., where the team was fourth overall...the squad would go on to take 16th at the Wisconsin Invite a couple weeks later in an event that featured a majority of the top 30 teams in the nation at the struggled at the inaugural Pac-12 Championships in Litchfield Park, Ariz., managing just a 9th-place finish...rebounded strong at the NCAA West Regional despite not having one of the team's top runners in Darius Terry as the squad took eighth overall and was led by Nick Happe's All-Region 21st-place narrowly missed an NCAA berth after the performance...

Men's Cross Country Individual Honors
USTFCCCA All-West Region: Nick Happe (21st place)
All-Pac-12 Conference: 
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American (TF/XC): Nick Happe (third team)
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District VIII (TF/XC): Nick Happe (first team)
USTFCCCA National All-Academic: Team
Pac-12 All-Academic: Nick Happe (first), Garrett Baker-Slama (first), Steven Schnieders (first), Matt Boughton (second), Doug Smith (second), Cameron Liston (HM), Danie Lovell (HM), Darius Terry (HM)

The 2012 season marked the first full season with Ryan Cole at the head of the women's program as the team posted a 31st-place finish in its return the the NCAA Championships...freshman Shelby Houlihan was named as the Pac-12 Conference Newcomer of the Year after pacing the team in each of her five appearances on the season - including a second-team All-Conference finish at the Pac-12 Championships (finishing eighth overall) and an All-Region performance in Palo Alto, Calif., with a 12th-place overcame a slow start to the season to take sixth at the inaugural Pac-12 Championships before posting a seventh-place performance at the NCAA West Regional to earn a berth into the NCAA Championships for the 13th time in the last 14 seasons...

Women's Cross Country Individual Honors
USTFCCCA All-West Region: Shelby Houlihan 
All-Pac-12 Conference:
Shelby Houlihan (second team)
Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year: Shelby Houlihan 
USTFCCCA National All-Academic: Team 
Pac-12 All-Academic: Natasa Vulic (first), Hailey Hanna (HM), Kate Kydy (HM), Kauren Tarver (HM)

Finished 6-7 overall, 4-5 in the Pac-12, tied for sixth in the conference...saw the largest average attendance increase in college football for the 2011 season after averaging 59,007 fans per game, 11,064 more fans per game than in 2010...played in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas and made its 25th bowl appearance in school history...the offense had a 1,000-yard rusher (Cameron Marshall), 1,000-yard receiver (Gerell Robinson) and a 3,000-yard passer (Brock Osweiler) for the first time in school history...Brock Osweiler became the first quarterback in school history to throw for more than 4,000 yards in a single season and established a new single-season school record in attempts, completions, completion percentage and his 26 touchdowns were the fourth highest total in school history...Cameron Marshall had 18 rushing touchdowns, tying him with Woody Green (1972) and Terry Battle (1996) for the most ever in a single-season in school history...Marshall's 29 rushing touchdowns in three seasons puts him in fourth place all-time in ASU history... Marshall became the 16th Sun Devil in school history to run for more than 1,000 yards in a season...Jamal Miles was the only player in the nation to have scored a touchdown on a reception, kickoff return and punt return as well as throw a TD pass...Gerell Robinson set a MAACO Bowl Las Vegas record with 241 yards, the second most ever by a Sun Devil wide receiver, and set a school record in yards per game...Robinson's 1,397 yards are the second-highest single-season total in school history and he is first Sun Devil to pass the 1,000 yard receiving yard mark since 2005...Colin Parker led the team with 75 tackles and forced a team-high four fumbles...Clint Floyd was the team leader in interceptions with four...eight student-athletes earned All-Pac-12 honors from Phil Steele, led by First Team members Garth Gerhart and Jamal Miles.

Football Attendance Breakdown: 7 home dates; total attendance: 413,049; average attendance: 59,007

All-Pac-12: Garth Gerhart (second/OL), Clint Floyd (second/DB), Jamal Miles (second/KR), Jamaar Jarrett (HM/DL), Dan Knapp (HM/OL), Cameron Marshall (HM/RB), Bo Moos (HM/DL), Colin Parker (HM/LB), Gerell Robinson (HM/WR)
Pac-12 All-Academic: Colin Parker (second/LB), Aaron Pflugrad (second/WR), Cameron Kastl (HM/LS), Alex Garoutte (HM/K), Mike Marcisz (HM/OL), Kyle Middlebrooks (HM/WR), Max Smith (HM/TE)
CoSIDA Capitol One Academic All-District VIII: Aaron Pflugrad (first team)

Competed under first-year head coach Tim Mickelson and shared team honors at the Bill Cullum Invitational on the back of first-time champion senior Spencer Fletcher...Sun Devils and Fletcher both rose from third-place after two rounds to finish tied for first-place at Wood Ranch Golf Club in Simi Valley, Calif. Trailing Long Beach State by four strokes coming into final day, ASU charged to the top of the leader board thanks to the consistency of each Sun Devil player. Their combined 11-under-par 853 (283-288-282) propelled them to their first title since the Olympia Fields Invitational in Chicago, Ill. in Sept. of played the season with one senior (Spencer Fletcher), one junior (Jin Song), one sophomore (Wes Strang) and four finished 11th at the Pac-12 Championships held in Corvallis while freshman Mathias Schjoelberg tied for has won a conference record 12 Pac-10 titles...freshman Austin Quick finished second in a strong ASU/Thunderbird field with a 7-under 206 (66-67-73) in mid-April...Quick had a hole-in-one at the 22nd annual Amer Ari Invitational held at the Waikola Beach Resort in Hawaii in early February...Quick showed promise after Christmas when he was part of the first Patriot All-America Championship held Dec. 28-30, 2011, at the Wigwam Resort (Gold) in Litchfield Park, Ariz. He shot a even-par 213 (69-72-72) to finish tied for 13th in the 72-player field, and although those scores didn't count in his collegiate stats they surely showed that he was starting to play well against good competition.
Finished the season ranked fifth in the nation according to Golfweek…Tied for sixth at the 2012 NCAA Championships…made an NCAA record 21st-straight postseason appearance…senior Giulia Molinaro tied for eighth place after leading the tournament heading into the final round…Molinaro earned NGCA and Golfweek first-team All-America honors…Molinaro was named the 2012 Pac-12 Golfer of the Year, only the fourth golfer in ASU history to earn the honor…the senior finished the season with the second-lowest unadjusted scoring average in the NCAA according to Golfstat…Molinaro closed out the season ranked fourth in the nation according to Golfweek…Molinaro was also named the 2012 Pac-12 Senior Scholar Athlete for golf…Justine Lee was named a third-team NGCA All-American…Lee was named to the NGCA All-East Region team for her third place finish at the NCAA East Regional at Penn State…the Sun Devils finished fifth at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships in Pullman, Wash….Molinaro tied for second place overall, one shot out of first…

Women's Golf Individual Honors:
NGCA All-American:
Giulia Molinaro (first), Justine Lee (third)
Golfweek All-American: Giulia Molinaro (first), Justine Lee (hm)
NGCA All-East Region Team: Justine Lee
Pac-12 Golfer of the Year: Giulia Molinaro
All Pac-12: Giulia Molinaro (first), Justine Lee (hm), Daniela Ordonez (hm)
Pac-12 Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year: Giulia Molinaro 

Pac-12 All-Academic: Justine Lee (first), Giulia Molinaro (first), Daniela Ordonez (first), Laura Blanco (hm)

Under Melissa Luellen
2009 NCAA Championship

2008 Individual NCAA Championship (Azahara Munoz)

23 Tournament Victories

NGCA Coach of the Year (2009)

Pac-12 Coach of the Year (2006, 2007, 2009)

West Region Coach of the Year (2007, 2009)

Two Pac-10 Titles (2007, 2009)

Three Pac-10/12 Golfers of the Year (Louise Stahle, Anna Nordqvist, Giulia Molinaro)

Total of 11 golfers earning 18 All-America honors
18 Individual Medalists
The Sun Devils finished 8-17 on the season extending head coach John Spini's overall record to 341-203-1... team qualified for its 31st NCAA Regional appearance as the fifth seed at the Utah Regional... ASU finished in fourth place ahead of Iowa State for the team's best regional finish since 2006... Gym Devils were led by Pac-12 second-team all-around honoree Beaté Jones, who earned a 9.900 twice on floor exericise... team also saw immediate contributions from the freshmen class helping the Sun Devils to earn the honor of most improved team in the nation in a comparison of RQS scores from 2011-2012... recorded first victory of Arizona since 2006 with a season-high score of 195.850 in Tempe.

Gymnastics Individual Honors
Pac-12 All-Conferece: Beaté Jones (second-team All-Around)
Pac-12 All-Academic: Kahoku Palafox (first team), Callie Price (first team), Amanda Davies (second team), Amelia Rew (second team), Beaté Jones (HM)

Gymnastics Attendance Breakdown: 6 home dates; total attendance: 6,678; average attendance: 1,113

Finished 8-11 overall and 4-7 (t-8th) in the Pac-12... Injury-plagued season factored into the program not being able to advance to NCAAs for the third straight season, which would have been a school record... Tied the single-game school record for goals in season-opening 7-0 win over Northern Arizona (Aug. 19) and would move to 2-0 for the third straight year after 1-0 win over South Carolina (Aug. 28)... Injury bug would bite on first road trip of the season as ASU lost goalkeeper Vittoria Arnold for the season in loss at Virginia and then lost its top returning scorer from 2010, Devin Marshall, in loss at Old Dominion... Marshall would miss the next seven games with the injury... By season's end, ASU's No. 2 (Alexandra Doller - 12 games with torn ACL), No 3 (Marshall - seven games with ankle injury) and No. 4 (Nicki Stone - eight games with a knee injury) scorers missed a combined 27 games due to injury... Other significant contributors who were sidelined included Courtney Tinnin (tied for second on the team in scoring in 2009), who missed the first eight games recovering from an ACL injury suffered the year before and defender Kaitlyn Pavlovich (started the first 27 games of her career), who missed the last 12 games of the season due to a back injury... Despite all of its injuries, ASU was still competitive throughout the season as the Sun Devils found themselves on the short end of four one-goal games that were decided in the final three minutes or overtime... Taylor McCarter earned conference recognition for the second straight year as she was named Pac-12 honorable mention... Sierra Cook led the team in goals (8) and points (18)... Cook scored the game-winning goals in ASU's final two games of the season, a 1-0 win in ASU's final home game against Washington and a 2-1 win at Arizona... ASU's 14 players on the Pac-12's All-Academic Team tied for most in the conference... In addition, ASU's three first-team honorees were the most of any team in the conference and ASU's 13 first-team honorees over the last three years are the most of any school in the Pac-12 during that span.

Soccer Attendance Breakdown: 9 home dates; total attendance: 5843; average attendance: 649 Soccer

2011 Individual Honors
All-Pac-12: Taylor McCarter (HM)
NSCAA All-Pacific Region: Taylor McCarter (third team)
Pac-12 All-Academic: Kaitlyn Pavlovich (first team), Jasmine Roth (first team), Nicki Stone (first team), Alyssa Gillmore (second team), Blair Alderson (honorable mention), Sierra Cook (honorable mention), Holland Crook (honorable mention), Alyssa Freeman (honorable mention), Sierra Joseph (honorable mention), Taylor McCarter (honorable mention), Miah Mollay (honorable mention), Kate Sangster (honorable mention), Kari Shane (honorable mention), Courtney Tinnin (honorable mention)
Capital One Academic All-District Team: Sierra Cook (second team), Kaitlyn Pavlovich (second team), Nicki Stone (second team)
Pac-12 Player of the Week: Sierra Cook (Nov. 7)
Annual Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar: Sierra Joseph, Miah Mollay

Softball made its 10th appearance at the Women's College World Series, finishing fourth overall with a final record of 53-11. Senior Hillary Bach throw just the seventh perfect game in program history on March 3, 2012 vs. Wichita State. Dallas Escobedo and Mackenzie Popescue each throw no-hitters (first for both). Team had seven Pac-12 conference weekly awards (a program single-season best), posted 21 wins against ranked opponents, 24 mercy rule wins (program best). Freshman Amber Freeman named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament team after leading the tournament with a .500 batting average. For single-season marks, ASU had six four-homer games, two grand slams against Stanford (April 20), 17 hits against East Carolina (March 9), and 11 stolen bases against Howard (March 3). Six grand slams were recorded: Katelyn Boyd (2), Alix Johnson (2), Amber Freeman, Haley Steele. Off the field, 19 academic awards were earned by the Sun Devils including four with the highest prestige in Division I softball, Academic All-America status (most in a single year in program history). Senior class of Nikole Afusia, Hillary Bach, Katelyn Boyd, Laura Bradley, Talor Haro, Annie Lockwood and Christina Zambrana finished their careers ranked fifth nationally in win percentage, 203-51 (.799).

Softball Attendance Breakdown: 46 Home games; 57,242 total home attendance; 1,244 average home attendance

Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team: Amber Freeman
Collegiate Player of the Year Top 3 Finalist: Katelyn Boyd
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Top 10 Finalist: Katelyn Boyd
State Farm Territorial Cup Good Neighbor Team: Annie Lockwood
All-America First Team: Katelyn Boyd, Alix Johnson
NFCA All-West Region: Hillary Bach (1st), Katelyn Boyd (1st), Alix Johnson (1st), Elizabeth Caporuscio (1st), Dallas Escobedo (2nd), Annie Lockwood (2nd)
Pac-12 All-Conference: Katelyn Boyd (first), Dallas Escobedo (first), Alix Johnson (first), Annie Lockwood (first), Hillary Bach (second), Elizabeth Caporuscio (second), Amber Freeman (hm), Talor Haro (hm), Bailey Wigness (hm)
All-Freshman Team: Elizabeth Caporuscio, Amber Freeman, Haley Steele
Batting Champion: Katelyn Boyd
Pac-12 Player of the Week: Katelyn Boyd (April 30, April 23, March 13, March 6)
Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week: Hillary Bach (April 9, March 6, Feb. 21)
Academic All-America: Hillary Bach (first), Katelyn Boyd (first), Bailey Wigness (first), Annie Lockwood (first)
Capital One Academic All-District First Team: Hillary Bach, Katelyn Boyd, Annie Lockwood, Bailey Wigness
Pac-12 All-Academic: Hillary Bach (first), Katelyn Boyd (first), Annie Lockwood (first), Sam Parlich (first), Bailey Wigness (first), Lucy Aubrecht (second), Dallas Escobedo (hm), Talor Haro (hm), Kayla Ketchum (hm), Mackenzie Popescue (hm), Christina Zambrana (hm)

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING (Dorsey Tierney-Walker, Swimming/Third Season; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/15th Season)
Men's swimming and diving finished 20th at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. due to the outstanding performances of seniors Cameron Bradshaw and Constantin Blaha. The duo finished third and fourth in the nation respectively in the men's 1-meter springboard to earn NCAA All-American honors...Blaha finished 12th, nationally, on the 3-meter springboard...the two divers scored a total of 36 points for Arizona finished in seventh place at the Pac-12 Men's Swimming Championships in East Los Angeles, swimmers earned NCAA `B' standard times at the meet...JH Vivadelli swam the eighth-best time in the 200 fly for the program with a time of 1:47.58...David Adalsteinsson swam the 10th-best time in school history in the 200 back with a time of 1:47.45.

Men's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
Pac-12 All-Academic: David Adalsteinsson (first team), Constantin Blaha (first team), Derek Knittle (first team), Julius Schmidt (first team), Hayden Thomas (first team), Ryan Dignan (second team), Ryan Glander (second team), Alex Palumbo (second team), Jeser Akesson (HM), Herbie Behm (HM), Vince Marcucci (HM), Sean Niccolucci (HM), Caleb Veazy (HM), and JH Vivadelli (HM).
Scholar All-American Team by CSCA

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING (Dorsey Tierney-Walker, Swimming/Third Season; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/15th Season)
Women’s swimming and diving finished in 12th place at the 2012 NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala., securing its highest finish since 2005…senior Rebecca Ejdervik took third place in the nation in the 100 breast…eight athletes earned a total of 20 All-American honors, including six first-team All-Americans and 10 first-team honors…Swimmers Rebecca Ejdervik, Shannon Landgrebe and Caroline Kuczynski each earned two first-team All-American titles a piece with top-8 finishes in both the 400 medley relay and their respective individual events…diver Elina Eggersalso scored two All-America honors with her sixth-place finish on the 3-meter and eighth-place finish on platform…Ejdervik won her third-consecutive Conference championship in the 100 breast…with her Pac-12 title, Ejdervik became the first women’s swimmer is Arizona State history to win three title in the same event…Eggers took home her second-career Pac-12 Championship in the 10-meter Platform…medaled in every Pac-12 diving event taking silver on the women’s 3-meter springboard and bronze on the 1-meter springboard…Eggers was also named the Pac-12 Senior Scholar Athlete…team defeated UCLA in a dual meet for the first time in since 2001…took second at the Arena Invitational over a field of 21 teams including three individual victories by Ejdervik, Kyle and the 400 medley relay…team set eight new school records on the season.

Women’s Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
NCAA All-Americans: Kelli Kyle, Rebecca Ejdervik, Caroline Kuczynski, Sannon Landgrebe, Elina Eggers and Tristin Baxter.
Pac-12 Champions: Rebecca Ejdervik (100 Breast), Elina Eggers (10-meter Platform)
Pac-12 Senior Scholar Athlete: Elina Eggers
Capital One First-Team Academic All-American: Elina Eggers
Pac-12 All-Academic: Elina Eggers (first team), Rebecca Ejdervik (first team), Lizzy Luttrell (first team), Jordyn Green (second team), Jordan Iverson (second team), Robyn Matthews (second team), Tristin Baxter (HM), Hailey Casper (HM), Kallie Golden (HM), Kelli Kyle (HM), and Shannon Landgrebe (HM).Scholar All-American Team by CSCA

WOMEN'S TENNIS (Sheila McInerney/28th Season/Hired August 16, 1984)
Finished 12-10 overall and 3-7 (7th) in the Pac-12...the Sun Devils were selected for their 25th-straight NCAA postseason appearance under head coach Sheila McInerney...The streak of 25-straight continues the longest postseason streak in ASU history...fell to Clemson in the NCAA Regional opening round...sophomore Jacqueline Cako earned All-American honors for the second-consecutive season with a top-16 seed in the NCAA Singles Championships...Cako is the first Sun Devil to earn back-to-back All-American honors since Adria Engel, who eared three straight honors from 2001-03...In the fall, Cako took runner-up honors at the ITA All-American Championships falling in the finals to Florida's Allie Will...Cako defeated then-No. 1 ranked Jana Juricova of California in the quarterfinals...senior Michelle Brycki was named the ITA Southwest Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award winner...for the eighth-consecutive year, the ASU women's tennis team was recognized by the NCAA for a perfect 1,000 APR score...four Sun Devils earned Pac-12 All-Academic players were named ITA Scholar Athletes with the team earning its fifth-straight ITA Division I All-Academic team honor with a cumulative team GPA of 3.63.

Women's Tennis Honors
NCAA All-American:
Jacqueline Cako
All-Pac-12: Jacqueline Cako (second-team)
USTA Collegiate Team: Jacqueline Cako
ITA SW Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award: Michelle Brycki
Pac-12 All-Academic: Sianna Simmons (first-team), Michelle Bryck (second-team), Jacqueline Cako (second-team), Hannah James (HM)
ITA Scholar Athletes: Sianna Simmons, Michelle Brycki, Hannah James, Nicole Smith, Clare Frye, Leighann Sahagun and Joanna Smith.

INDOOR: The ASU mens team bounced back from not scoring a point at last year's NCAA Indoor Championships to scoring 31 at the 2012 NCAA Championships to take fourth overall...the finish marked the fourth top-ten finish in the past five years for the Sun Devil was was the second trophy-earning finish in that time frame...Jordan Clarke (shot put) and Mason McHenry (800m) each won NCAA titles in their respective events, the first time each had done so during an indoor season and the first overall championship for McHenry...head coach Greg Kraft was tabbed the MPSF Conference Men's Coach of the Year and earned USTFCCCA West Region Men's Coach of the Year honors as well...Chris Benard was named the USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year...the ASU men scored 131.5 points at the MPSF Championships and posted a 50-point margin of victory - both the highest tallies in the last decade of men's MPSF competition...Over the course of the season 17 different student-athletes combined for 26 marks that that moved into or improved upon spots in the All-Time Indoor Top-10 List... Among those, Chris Benard (triple jump), Brian Pierre (5,000m), Bryan McBride (high jump) and Nick Happe (mile) all earned school records in their respective events.. Benard dropped Dwight Phillips' 12-year-old school record in the event with his runner-up NCAA jump of 16.50m (54-01.75)... McBride matched Kyle Arney's 23-year-old school record of 2.26m (7-05.00) on his way to being an eventually NCAA All-American as well... The team posted five MPSF Champions in Ryan Milus (60m), Rashad Ross (200m), Brian Pierre (3,000m) Chris Benard (triple jump) and Jordan Clarke (shot put)...

OUTDOOR: Team finished 16th at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with 18 points and second at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships with 116.50 points... Jordan Clarke won his third consecutive NCAA Shot Put title and defended his 2011 outdoor crown with a new personal best throw of 20.40m (66-111.25) and defeated his competition by over three feat.. the mark gave Arizona State its fourth consecutive NCAA Shot Put title (Ryan Whiting won in 2009 and 2010) and between Whiting and Clarke, has now won eight of the last 10 NCAA shot put competition between the indoor and outdoor campaigns...  Clarke's throw moved him into third on ASU's all-time list in the event... Sophomore transfer Derick Hinch proved to be the 'diamond in the rough' of the season after posting an impressive third-place finish at the NCAA meet... Hinch cleared 5.50m (18-00.50) twice on the season (one being at the NCAA Championships) for just the second time in ASU history and he now ranks only behind former Olmypic gold medalist Nick Hysong on ASU's all-time list... The men swept the relay events at the Pac-12 Championships, winning the 4x100m and the 4x400m in the same year for the first time since 2005... The feat has been accomplished 14 times in 37 years that the events have been contested at the Pac-10/12 Championships, with four of those sweeps posted by the Sun Devils... Jordan Clarke posted his second consecutive Pac-12 shot put title while also taking second in the hammer competition and third in the discus... Clarke combined for 24 of ASU's points posted the third-highest total in school history for a conference event...Due to his performance, Clarke was named the Pac-12 Men's Athlete of the Meet... Benard was the lone Sun Devil man to earn a weekly honor from the Conference, doing so twice as he was named the Pac-12 Male Track Athlete of the Week (April 10 and April 24) for his prowess in the triple jump event while also being more than serviceable in the long jump... Benard set the school record at the Mt. SAC Relays with a leap of 16.74m (54-11.25) to surpass Deon Mayfield's 30-year-old record in the event from 1982... 

Men's Track & Field Individual Honors - Indoor
NCAA Individual Champions: Jordan Clarke (shot put), Mason McHenry (800m)
All-Americans (USTFCCCA First Team):
Jordan Clarke (shot put), Chris Benard (triple jump), Bryan McBride (high jump), Mason McHenry (800m)
All-Americans (USTFCCCA Second Team): Ryan Milus (60m/second team), Nick Happe (mile/second team)
Academic All-MPSF: Nick Happe, John Kline, Brian Pierre, Daniel Auberry, Chris Benard, Mason McHenry
MPSF Champions: Chris Benard (triple jump), Ryan Milus (60m), Rashad Ross (200m), Brian Pierre (3000m), Jordan Clarke (shot put)
MPSF Coach of the Year: Greg Kraft
USTFCCCA West Region Coach of the Year: Greg Kraft
USTFCCCA West Region Field Athlete of the Year: Chris Benard 

Men's Track & Field Individual Honors - Outdoor
NCAA Individual Champion: Jordan Clarke (shot put)
All-Americans (USTFCCCA First Team): Jordan Clarke (shot put), Chris Benard (triple jump), Derick Hinch (pole vault)
All-Americans (USTFCCCA Second Team): 4x400m Relay (Burrows, Kline, Caesar, Henry), Jordan Clarke (hammer), Bryan McBride (high jump), Chris Benard (long jump)
Pac-12 Individual Champion: Jordan Clarke (shot put), Chris Benard (triple jump), 4x400m Relay (Burrows/Kline/Caesar/Burrows), 4x100m Relay (Auberry, Burrows, Ross, Milus, Freeman)
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American: John Kline (first team), Nick Happe (third), Jamie Sandys (second team)
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District VIII: John Kline (first team), Jamie Sandys (first team), Nick Happe (first team)
USTFCCCA All-Academic: 
Academic All-Pac-12: John Kline (first), Jamie Sandys (first), Steven Schnieders (first), Garrett Baker-Slama (first), Nick Happe (first), Nathan Estes (second), Derick Hinch (second), Daniel Auberry (HM), Chris Benard (HM), Mason McHenry (HM)

Other Awards Earned:
Pac-12 Athlete of the Week: Chris Benard (field, April 10); Chris Benard (field, April 24)
USTFCCCA 'The Bowerman Award' Semifinalist: Jordan Clarke  

INDOOR: Team finished 43rd at the NCAA Indoor Championships with four points... Anna Jelmini earned her second consecutive indoor All-America honor in the shot put with her fifth-place finish and a throw of 17.15m (56-03.25)...  The women finished fourth at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships with 68 points... Keia Pinnick won her first major title as she was the victor in the women's pentathlon with 3,975 points... Christabel Nettey also advanced to the NCAA Championships and earned second-team All-America accolades in the long jump and was the MPSF runner-up in the event as well... Kayla Sanchez took second in the  200-meter dash in 23.99 while Jelmini was the runner-up in the shot put competition... Shelby Houlihan shattered the school record in the mile with her time of 4:39.56 - four seconds quicker than the previous school record... 

OUTDOOR: Finished 24th overall at the NCAA Championships with 13 points scored...Placed 5th overall at the Pac-12 Championships with 85 points, their 13th consecutive top-five conference finish...Anna Jelmini led the way at Nationals with a second place finish in the discus, earning eight points for the Sun Devils...Keia Pinnick finished fifth in the pentathlon and Christabel Nettey eighth in long jump to also earn points at Nationals...The Sun Devils' 4x100-meter relay of Asiah Gooden, Keia Pinnick, Alycia Herring and Kayla Sanchez took 16th-place overall in the semifinals in 44.84 to earn second-team All-America accolades...Constance Ezugha just missed qualifying into the finals of the long jump with a jump of 6.28m (20-07.75) to finish 11th overall and earn second-team All America honors...Freshman phenom Shelby Houlihan was named Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year, making her the first student-athlete in Pac-12 history to sweep the cross country and track and field honor in the category...Houlihan set freshman records for the Sun Devils at 800 and 1,500 meters during the outdoor season with times of 2:03.85 and 4:22.95 respectively...Houlihan finished fourth in the 800 at the Pac-12 Championships in a race where the top five were separated by less than a second...Ezugha became perhaps the most surprising Pac-12 champion of the meet, winning the long jump with a new career-best leap of 6.45m (21-02.00)...Jelmini won the shot put at the Pac-12 Championships with a throw of 17.19m (56-05.75)...Freshman Alex Hartig finished also finished fourth in the shot put competition, throwing 15.68m (51-05.50) to earn the eighth-best throw in Sun Devil history...Jelmini also won the women's discus at the Pac-12 Championships, with her toss of 58.94m (193.4) just under 13 feet better than her closest competitor...Sophomore Shaylah Simpson finished third place in the pole vault at the Pac-12's with a jump of 4.28m (14-00.50), the second-best jump of her career... Lindsay Prescott took third in the women's open 5,000-meter run`B' section at the Mt. SAC Relays in 16:30.91, a huge outdoor personal record by 19 seconds...

Women's Track & Field Individual Honors - Indoor
NCAA Individual Champions: 
All-Americans (USTFCCCA First Team): Anna Jelmini (shot put)
All-Americans (USTFCCCA Second Team): 
Academic All-MPSF: Cj Navarro, Alex Hartig, Constance Ezugha, Ashley Lampley, Alycia Herring, Shaylah Simpson, Anna Jelmini
MPSF Champions: Keia Pinnick (pentathlon)

Women's Track & Field Individual Honors - Outdoor
NCAA Individual Champion: 
All-Americans (USTFCCCA First Team): Anna Jelmini (discus), Keia Pinnick (heptathlon), Christabel Nettey (long jump)
All-Americans (USTFCCCA Second Team): Constance Ezugha (long jump), 4x100m Relay (Gooden, Pinnick, Herring, Sanchez)
Pac-10 Individual Champion: Anna Jelmini (shot put), Anna Jelmini (discus), Constance Ezugha (long jump)
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American: Cj Navarro (second team)
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District VIII: Cj Navarro (first team)
USTFCCCA All-Academic: 
Academic All-Pac-12: Alex Hartig (first), Cj Navarro (first), Natasa Vulic (first), Constance Ezugha (HM), Anna Jelmini (HM), Shalya Simpson (HM), Alycia Herring (HM), Ashley Lampley (HM), Keia Pinnick (HM), Kauren Tarver (HM)

Finished 9-22 overall, 5-17 in the Pac-12, 10th in the conference. The Sun Devils notched their first win in Pac-12 conference play on Oct. 5, with a 3-0 sweep at Colorado. The program went on a three-game win streak in conference action from Nov. 5-12, the longest streak during the season. During that time, ASU posted victories against Oregon State (3-0, Nov. 5), Colorado (3-1, Nov. 11) and Utah (3-2, Nov.12). Volleyball fans packed Wells Fargo Arena on Oct. 22 to witness ASU take on No. 5 Stanford - a season-best 1,793 were in attendance. Stephanie Preach put her name down in the record book with an individual match high of 43 digs against USC, which is fourth in program history and she is also fourth in single-season digs with 610 total on the year.

Volleyball Attendance Breakdown: 14 home dates; total attendance: 13,961; average attendance: 997

Volleyball Individual Honors
Pac-12 Players of the Week: Stephanie Preach, Nora Tuioti-Mariner
Pac-12 All-Academic: Caitlyn Murphy (first team), Danica Mendivil (second team), Ashley Kastl (HM), Sonja Markanovich (HM), Sarah McGaffin (HM), Alexis Pinson (HM), Stephanie Preach (HM)
Pac-12 All-Conference: Nora Tuioti-Mariner (All-Freshman Honorable Mention)
COBRA All-Southwest Region Team: Erica Wilson (HM)

The 2012 season marked the most successful year in program history for the ASU water polo team as the squad went on to finish fifth in the nation according to the final CWPA Coaches Poll...The Sun Devils combined a 25-6 overall record on the season, smashing the school record in victories and posted a fifth-place finish at the MPSF Championships which is moreso equivalent to the national championships than even the NCAA tournament itself due to the caliber of the teams in action...Team was 4-3 in conference play, earning its first MPSF regular season victory since 2008 with a victory over San Diego St. on March 3, 2012...After a heartbreaking overtime loss to #4 Cal in the first round of the MPSF Tournament, ASU reeled off back-to-back victories over Hawai'i and SDSU to take fifth-place and the best finish at the tournament in school history...On an individual level, transfer Alicia Brightwell became just the second Sun Devil in school history to earn first team All-America honors fron the AWPCA...Junior cneter Shannon Haas earned her first All-America honor as well after being named to the third team while Mariam Salloum was an honororable mention...Brightwell notched 75 goals on the season to lead the nation in scoring and her 2.78 goals per game paced the MPSF Conference...Brightwell scored three or more goals in 18 games on the year and her 75 goals rank her second on ASU's all-time single-season scoring list...Brightwell had a totla of 96 points on the year, also the second-most in school history...Both Brightwell (4/29 against SDSU) and Haas (3/3 against SDSU) scored seven goals in a game on the year, matching the school record in the category...Brightwell added MPSF first-team accolades and was named to the All-Tournament team for her performance at the MPSF Championships...Haas was named to the MPSF second team while seniors Mariam Salloum, Kelsey White and Annabelle Carter were all honorable mentions...Freshman Anna Kertes was named to the All-Newcomer team after scoring 47 goals on the year, tied for second among conference freshmen and ranked second all-time on ASU's freshmen single-season goals list...The team blasted its school record in goals scored with 376 and scored in double digits 21 times on the year...Todd Clapper posted his 100th victory as head coach of the Sun Devils and 200th career victory overall on the year...

Water Polo Individual Honors
AWPCA All-Americans: Alicia Brightwell (first team), Shannon Haas (third team), Mariam Salloum (HM)
All-MPSF: Alicia Brightwell (first), Shannon Haas (second), Mariam Salloum (HM), Kelsey White (HM), Annabelle Carter (HM), Anna Kertes (All-Newcomer)
All-Academic MPSF: Ianeta Hutchinson, Mariam Salloum, Amanda Young, Shannon Haas, Annabell Carter, Kelsey White
MPSF All-Tournament Team: Alicia Brightwell
MPSF Player of the Week: Alicia Brightwell (March 15), Alicia Brightwell (Feb. 13), Alicia Brightwell (Jan. 30), Shannon Haas (March 5)
MPSF Newcomer of the Week: Anna Kertes (Feb. 13) 

Finished the season with 7-10 overall record in dual competitions and were 3-2 in Pac-12 duals... sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., in Levi Cooper, Shane McGough, Kevin Radford and Nathan Hoffer... McGough, Hoffer and Radford were the lone freshmen out of the Pac-12 Conference to advance to the NCAA Championships... team scored its first victory over a ranked opponent with a 21-20 victory over #20 Penn at the Northeast Duals in November... At the same competition, Levi Cooper upset the defending NCAA Champion Zach Rey, 5-1, in the team's dual against #10 Lehigh... the Sun Devils were fourth at the Pac-12 Championships with 102.5 points... Cooper was the runner-up at the heavyweight division while Hoffer (141) and senior Eric Starks (174) took third in the respective weight classes... team knocked off a conference opponent on the road for the first time since January 2010 with a 24-17 victory over CSU Bakersfield on Jan. 29...

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