July 25, 2005
NCAA & Pac-10 Championship Finishes/Tournament Results
(Pat Murphy/11th year): Finished 42-25 and third at the College World Series...tied for third in the Pac-10 at 15-9...ended season ranked No. 3 by Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association...ASU was a consensus top six pick, also being ranked No. 5 by ESPN/Sports Weekly and No. 6 by Baseball America...the top-six rankings give ASU its fifth top 12 finish (according to Baseball America) during the 11 seasons under Murphy...ASU finished with the No. 4 strength of schedule as rated by Boydsworld.com...played 41 of their 67 games against teams that were ranked at some point during the season...remarkable run to a third-place finish in the College World Series came after starting the year 6-9 (36-16 over the rest of the season)...advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight year and eighth time in the last nine years (29th time in school history)...a No. 2 seed, ASU hosted a regional at Packard Stadium and swept through the bracket earning wins over No. 3 East Carolina and a pair of wins over No. 1 seed Coastal Carolina...advancied to the Super Regionals for the second time in the last three years and eliminated defending national champion Cal State Fullerton to advance to the College World Series for the 19th time...at the CWS, the Sun Devils dropped the opener to Nebraska 5-3, but rebounded with three elimination game victories over Tennessee (4-2), Nebraska (8-7) and Florida (6-1)...Jeff Larish, Colin Curtis, Travis Buck and Joey Hooft were named to the College World Series All-Tournament team...Larish tied an ASU and CWS single-game record when he blasted three solo home runs against Nebraska on June 21...his three homers went to all three fields (left, right, center) and his third home run came with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game...only J.D. Drew (Florida State, 1995) and Edmund Muth (Stanford, 2000) had previously hit three home runs in a CWS game...Larish finished his senior season leading the Pac-10 and ranking fourth in the NCAA with 23 home runs...his 23 homers are tied for third in the ASU single-season record books and his 51 career home runs are second most in school history...led the league with 23 home runs and 58 walks...junior right fielder Travis Buck had one of the best individual offensive seasons in recent history, hitting .382 (110-for-288) with 24 doubles, six home runs, 43 RBI and 27 stolen bases... his 110 hits are ninth most in the ASU single-season record books and he became only the fourth player in school history to record at least 100 hits, 20 doubles and 20 stolen bases in the same season...Buck was also a second-team All-American by the NCBWA and became ASU's 22nd all-time first-round draft pick when he was selected 36th by the Oakland A's...Buck, a member of the 2004 USA Baseball National Team, set an ASU position player record with five career PoW awards...led the Pac-10 in stolen bases (27) and hits (110)...sophomore Colin Curtis earned spots on the All-Regional and All-CWS team by hitting .400 (16-for-40) in the NCAA Tournament...Curtis was invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials...senior Tuffy Gosewisch was one of 10 semifinalists for the Johnny Bench Award and finished the season hitting .321 (81-for-252) and led the team with 74 RBI...Gosewisch started all 67 games and became only the second three-year starting catcher in ASU history. He was drafted in the 11th round by the Philadelphia Phillies...freshmen J.J. Sferra (CF), Andrew Romine (SS) and Willy Fox (DH) all earned honorable mention Freshman All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball...junior LHP Erik Averill and senior RHP Jason Urquidez accounted for half of ASU's 42 wins...the duo were named ASU co-Pitcher of the Year and became 16th pair of teammates to each record 10 wins in a season...Averill went 11-4 with a 3.39 ERA and recorded five complete games in a Pac-10 high 127.1 innings and walked only 30...he earned national pitcher of the week honors after a 14-strikeout, complete-game win over New Mexico State on April 4...he also had a pair of complete-game victories in the NCAA Tournament over Coastal Carolina (June 4) and Florida (June 22)...Urquidez went 10-4 with a 3.93 ERA while making 17 starts...became only the seventh ASU pitcher to record back-to-back 10-win seasons and finished career 22-7...junior left-hander Brett Bordes led the Pac-10 with 38 pitching appearances, ranking second in ASU and was drafted in the 24th round by the Detroit Tigers...as a team, ASU ranked third in the Pac-10 hitting .310...led the league and ranked 24th in nation with 128 stolen bases (fifth most in school history).
Attendance Breakdown: 32 home dates; attendance: 84,933; average: 2,654 (No. 1 on West Coast)
Baseball Individual Honors
All-American: Travis Buck (second-team by NCBWA, third-team by Collegiate Baseball)
J.J. Sferra, Willy Fox, Andrew Romine (HM by Collegiate Baseball)
All-Pac-10: Travis Buck (1st), Jeff Larish (1st), Erik Averill (honorable mention), Brett Bordes (honorable mention), Pat Bresnehan (HM), Colin Curtis (HM), Seth Dhaenens (HM), Tuffy Gosewisch (HM), Andrew Romine (HM), J.J. Sferra (HM), Jason Urquidez (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Erik Averill (first), Travis Buck (first), Tuffy Gosewisch (second), Ty Marotz (second), Seth Dhaenens (HM), Joe Persichina (HM), Eric Williams (HM)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Travis Buck (first), Erik Averill (first), Tuffy Gosewich (second)
Pac-10 Pitcher/Players of the Week: Travis Buck (Mar. 1), Pat Bresnehan (Mar. 29), Travis Buck (Apr. 19)
National Players of the Week: Erik Averill (Feb. 7) by Collegiate Baseball; Erik Averill (Feb. 8) by NCBWA
(Rob Evans/7th Year): Finished 18-14 and tied for sixth in the Pac-10 with a 7-11 record and advanced to the postseason for the third time in the past four years with a NIT Invitational appearance...Ike Diogu became ASU's first top-20 NBA draft pick since 1983 when he was the ninth pick by the Golden State Warriors...Diogu was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year and also earned consensus second-team All-American honors by the Associated Press, the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), Basketball Times, Sportning News and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He is just the second Sun Devil to earn Pac-10 Player of the Year (Eddie House in 1999-2000 was the OTher) and also earned the league's Player of the Week honor three times on the year and four times in his career...Sun Devils beat oregon State for the seventh straight time in Tempe with a 75-73 win on Feb. 17...swept oregon for the ninth time in its 27 years of Pac-10 play (and for the first time since 2000-2001)...also won at oregon for the fourth time in seven years under Rob Evans and for the second straight year...swept Stanford for the first time since 1993-94 with an 81-69 win at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 6, which stopped the Cardinal's 18-game home win streak and a 13-game streak against ASU, and then won in Tempe for the first time since 1994-95 with a 74-67 win on Feb. 3...swept the Bay Area road trip on Jan. 6-8 for the first time since 1984-85. It marked just the fourth road sweep of Stanford and California in 27 Pac-10 seasons...won nine straight from November 27-Dec. 29, the longest Sun Devil win streak since the 1980-81 team won 11 straight...opened season 11-1 for the first time since the 1974-75 and 1962-63 teams started 15-1...went 6-1 in a stretch of 16 days to begin the season, including games at the Las Vegas Invitational and a win at Temple...participated in the Las Vegas Invitational and went 3-1. ASU topped Vanderbilt in third-place game 87-68 after falling to UTEP 66-65 in the quarterfinals. ASU beat Jackson State and Delaware State in the opening round games in Tempe. Ike Diogu and Steve Moore were both named to the All-Tournament team...beat Jackson State 79-48 on Nov. 21, 2004, to win its 15th straight home opener.
Attendance Breakdown: 18 home dates; total attendance: 149,650; average attendance: 8,314.
(Charli Turner Thorne/9th Year): Finished 24-10, one win shy of the school record for victories...earned the team's sixth all-time NCAA Tournament bid...advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the third time in school history, ASU's first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 1983 as well as the first since the tournament was expanded to 64 teams...finished 16th in the final USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Coaches' Poll, the team's highest ranking in 22 years...received vOTes in the national polls in every week...tied for second in the Pac-10 with a 12-6 mark, matching the school record for conference victories...finished in the top half of the Pac-10 standings for the fourth time in five years...Turner Thorne became the winningest coach in ASU women's basketball history with a 147-122 record in nine seasons...also became the first coach in school history to lead her team to three NCAA Tournaments (2001, 2002 and 2005) and five consecutive winning seasons...ASU turned in the seventh 20-win season in school history and the third for Turner Thorne... downed ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Kentucky and then No. 11/13 NOTre Dame in NCAA first- and second-round play in Fresno, Calif....fell to No. 4/2 and top-seeded North Carolina 79-72 in the Tempe Regional...senior Kylan Loney was named to the NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament team...downed five ranked opponents...turned in a 61-50 win over then No. 8/8 and three-time NCAA champion Connecticut on Dec. 21 at Wells Fargo Arena...also upset then No. 11/14 Georgia 67-57 in Athens, Ga., on Dec. 7, the team's first win over a ranked opponent on the road in 12 years...advanced to the championship of the Pac-10 Tournament for the second time in its four-year history, falling to then top-ranked Stanford 56-42...strength of schedule ranked in the top 25, playing 15 regular-season contests against nine opponents that earned NCAA bids, including four Sweet Sixteen participants (LSU, Georgia, UCoNN and Stanford)...sophomore Emily Westerberg earned first-team All-Pac-10, the second sophomore in school history to earn first-team all-league accolades...junior Kristen Kovesdy earned honorable-mention All-Pac-10 for the second consecutive season...Kovesdy and sophomore Aubree Johnson were named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team...ASU led the Pac-10 in scoring defense (54.7 ppg), rebounding defense (32.2 rpg) and three-point defense (25.4 percent)...set school and Pac-10 records for single-season scoring defense and ranked 15th in the nation in the category...broke the school record for three-point defense and tied the ASU mark for rebounding defense...the Sun Devils have led the Pac-10 in at least one defensive category in each of the last seven seasons, including three-point defense for the fourth straight year and sixth time in seven years and rebounding defense for the fourth time in five seasons...also led the Pac-10 and ranked 16th in the nation with 17.0 assists per game... set the school record for single-season assists with 579...went 12-2 record at Wells Fargo Arena, one win shy of the school record for single-season home victories...the Sun Devils hold a 51-9 home record over the last four seasons...defeated Alabama State and Gonzaga to win the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic for the fourth straight year...Loney was the tournament MVP, while Kovesdy and Westerberg were named to the all-tournament team...Westerberg (11.3 ppg, 10th) and Kovesdy (11.2, 12th) were ranked in the top 12 in the Pac-10 in scoring...Johnson paced the team and ranked 17th in the league in rebounding (5.1 rpg)...Kovesdy led the Pac-10 and set the school record in field goal percentage (.613)...Loney set the school career records for three-pointers made (161) and attempted (455) and finished second on the ASU career list for assists (399), while senior Carrie Buckner finished second in career steals (233)...senior Betsy Boardman became the 14th Sun Devil to score 1,000 career points (10th all time at ASU with 1,065 points)...had a school-record six student-athletes named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team for the second time in school history...drew the top two crowds at Wells Fargo Arena in school history with 8,927 vs. UCoNN on Dec. 21 and 8,213 vs. North Carolina in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen on March 26...a school-record 16 games were televised (six nationally on Fox Sports Net, three on ESPN2 and seven statewide on AZ-TV).
Attendance Breakdown: 14 home dates; home attendance - 39,791 (school record); average - 2,842 (school record); season high - 8,927 vs. UConn Dec. 21 (school record for Wells Fargo Arena).
Women's Basketball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Emily Westerberg (first), Kristen Kovesdy (HM)
Pac-10 All-Tournament: Aubree Johnson, Kristen Kovesdy
NCAA Tempe Regional All-Tournament: Kylan Loney
Pac-10 All-Academic: Aubree Johnson (second), Carrie Buckner (HM), Jacquelyn Johnson (HM), Kylan Loney (HM), Lauren Stagg (HM), Emily Westerberg (HM)
(Louie Quintana, 1st year): Advanced to their first NCAA Championships appearance since 2001 and finished eighth with 315 points (both school records)...team climbed to No. 7 in the national rankings, the highest the team has been ranked...also was ranked among the Top 10 each of the last three weeks of the rankings...also finished with school record point totals in both the Pac-10 (64) and NCAA West Region (68) meets, finishing second at both meets...their runner-up finish at the regional meet gave ASU its first automatic berth to nationals in school history...individually, Aaron Aguayo earned All-America honors at the national meet as he led the team with a 22nd-place finish...he also placed fourth at the regional race and third at the conference meet...was the top finisher on the team in all six races he entered and earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors...Velibor Radejovic and Ryan Warrenburg each earned second team honors...Aguayo, Juan Reyes, Casey Burchill, Radejovic and Warrenburg each earned All-West Region accolades based upon their Top 25 finishes at the meet.
Men's Cross Country Individual Honors
All-American: Aaron Aguayo
All-West Region: Aaron Aguayo, Juan Reyes, Casey Burchill, Velibor Radejovic, Ryan Warrenburg
All-Pac-10: Aaron Aguayo (first), Velibor Radejovic (second), Ryan Warrenburg (first)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Kal Clark (first), Jeremy Cramer (first), Ryan Warrenburg (first), Griffin Lee (second)
(Louie Quintana, 1st year): Advanced to the NCAA Championships for the seventh year in a row where it finished ninth overall with 333 points, marking just the second time the women have finished in the Top 10...the Sun Devils also finished second in the region (45 points) and second in the conference (47 points), with both point totals being school records...the Pac-10 finish marked the third year in a row the team finished as runners-up...Amy Hastings made history by becoming the first Sun Devil, male or female, to win the Pac-10 Cross Country Championship...she, along with Desiree Davila, Victoria Jackson and Anna Masinelli, earned All-Pac-10 honors...the same four, along with Jessica Crate, earned all-region honors as well before Hastings collected her second All-America honor in as many seasons by finishing 22nd at the national meet...Hastings also added a victory at the Dave Murray Invite to increase her career total to four, tying for the school record...the team finished second in three events (Roy Griak, Pac-10, West Region) as well as third at the Pre-NCAA meet.
Women's Cross Country Individual Honors
All-American: Amy Hastings
All-West Region: Amy Hastings, Desiree Davila, Victoria Jackson, Anna Masinelli, Jessica Crate
Pac-10 Champion: Amy Hastings
Pac-10 Athlete of the Year: Amy Hastings
All-Pac-10: Amy Hastings (first), Desiree Davila (first), Victoria Jackson (second), Anna Masinelli (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Brooke Bennett (second), Corey Randall (second), Jessica Crate (HM), Desiree Davila (HM), Liz Lindgren (HM), Anna Masinelli (HM), Jessie McLaughlin (HM), Cassie Rios (HM)
(Dirk Koetter/4th Year): Finished 9-3, its best record since 1997, and tied for third in the Pac-10 with a 5-3 league mark...ended season 19th in Associated Press poll and 20th in ESPN/Coaches' Poll...defeated Purdue 27-23 in Vitalis Sun Bowl on Dec. 31, ASU's first bowl win since a 17-7 Sun Bowl win over Iowa on Dec. 31, 1997...went 6-0 at home, just the second undefeated and untied home record in the past 17 seasons and just the tenth in 46 seasons at Sun Devil Stadium...team led Pac-10 and was fifth in the nation in passing offense at 317.3 yards per game...Andrew Walter finished his career as the Pac-10 record holder for touchdown passes with 85...Walter ended 14th in the nation in total offense with 276.2 yards per game...freshman Zach Miller was a second-team All-American by Sporting News, one of only four freshman to earn first- or second-team honors by the magazine and the first Sun Devil freshman to earn All-American honors since David Fulcher earned second-team honors in 1983...Miller set ASU freshman record for receptions with 56 and yards (552), and his 55 catches broke Todd Heap's single-season tight end record...Derek Hagan ended season seventh in the nation with 104 receiving yards per game and 12th in receptions per game (6.92)...opened season 5-0 for first time since 1996 Rose Bowl squad went 11-0 in regular season...freshman Chris MacDonald was 15th in the nation at 43.09 yards per punt and also earned Sporting News Freshman All-American first-team honors...team led the league in fourth-down conversions (10-of-17 for .588) and kickoff coverage (17.9 yards per opponent return)...Jesse Ainsworth made all 40 PATs and was second in Pac-10 with 1.50 field goals per game, as he went 18-of-28 (.643) on the year...defeated No. 16 Iowa 44-7 on Sept. 18 in front of 71,700 at Sun Devil Stadium...won second straight game in Eugene with 28-13 win at oregon on Oct.. 2...team enters 2005 on a seven-game home win streak, its best since 1996-97 teams won eight straight at Frank Kush Field... Attendance Breakdown: 6 home dates; total attendance: 375,846; average attendance: 62,641.
Football Individual Honors All-American: Zach Miller, TE (second-team by Sporting News) Freshman All-American: Zach Miller, TE (first-team by Sporting News, Rivals.com and FWAA); Chris MacDonald (first-team by Sporting News, Rivals.com and FWAA) All-Pac-10: Grayling Love, oL (first), Riccardo Stewart, S (first), Andrew Walter, QB (second), Derek Hagan, WR (second), Andrew Carnahan, oL (second), Jimmy Verdon, DL (first), Jesse Ainsworth, PK (HM), Justin Burks, MLB (HM), Drew Hodgdon, C (HM), Terry Richardson, WR (HM), Dale Robinson, OLB (HM), Jamar Williams, OLB (HM) Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Zach Miller, TE Pac-10 All-Academic: Grayling Love, oL (first), Chris MacDonald, P (first), Jason Burke, oL (second), Jesse Ainsworth, PK (second), Andrew Carnahan, oL (HM), Chad Christensen, QB (HM), Brandon Rodd, oL (HM). ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Jesse Ainsworth, PK; Jason Burke, C; Grayling Love, oL Pac-10 Player of the Week: Andrew Walter (Oct.. 23 and Nov. 6), Dale Robinson (Sept. 11), Jamar Williams (Sept. 18), Emmanuel Franklin (Sept. 25), Jesse Ainsworth (Sept. 25)
(Randy Lein/13th Year): Tied for 11th at NCAA Championships, tied for fourth at NCAA West Region and tied for first at Pac-10 Championships...lost Pac-10 Championship on a formula tiebreaker...finished year ranked tied for 11th by the Golf Coaches Association of America, 16th by Golfweek and 12th by Golfstat...junior Alejandro Canizares, the ASU male scholar-athlete of the year, earned his third All-American honor, as he earned first-team honors in 2002-2003 and third-team honors in 2003-2004...sophomore Niklas Lemke earned honorable mention All-American honors with this top-20 finish at the NCAA Championships held at owings Mills, Md. (tied for 19th)...Canizares, the 2005 Pac-10 Player of the Year, won three tournaments on the year, as he took home medallist honors at the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge Oct.. 25-26 in oregon, the Arizona/Ping Intercollegiate in Tucson on Jan. 31-Feb. 1 and the Puerto Rico Classic Feb. 27-Mar. 1. He now has six tournament wins in his three-year career...senior Pat Moore won the U.S. Intercollegiate April 16-17 at Stanford and posted four straight top-10 finishes in April and May, as he tied for third at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational April 8-9, won the U.S. Intercollegiate, finished third at the Pac-10 Championships April 25-27 and fifth at the NCAA West Regional May 19-21.
Men's Golf Individual Honors
All-American: Alejandro Canizares (third), Niklas Lemke (HM)
Pac-10 Player of the Year: Alejandro Canizares
All-Pac-10: Alejandro Canizares (first), Pat Moore (first), Jesse Mueller (second), Niklas Lemke (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Alejandro Canizares (first), Niklas Lemke (second), Kendall Critchfield (HM), Pat Moore (HM), Jesse Mueller (HM), Charly Simon (HM), Phil Telliard (HM)
Pacific Region All-District: Alejandro Canizares and Pat Moore
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American: Alejandro Canizares (first-team/at-large)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Alejandro Canizares (first-team/at-large)
(Melissa Luellen/3rd year): Finished in a tie for eighth at the 2005 NCAA Championships in Sunriver, ore., the team's second straight top 10 finish...ended fifth in both the final Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index and the Golf World College Golf Coaches poll...Melissa Luellen was named the National Golf Coaches Association West Region Coach of the Year...freshman Louise Stahle earned the Eleanor Dudley Division I Player of the Year and the National Freshman of the Year...Stahle, who announced her decision to pursue a career in professional golf, also earned first-team All-America honors and captured the Golfstat Cup with the nation's lowest stroke average (71.77)...team finished in the top 10 in 11 of 12 events this season, including three tournament victories...senior Erin Tone was the team's top finisher at the NCAA Championships, tying for 12th...turned in a fourth-place showing at the NCAA Central Regional to earn ASU's 14th straight trip to the NCAA Championships, the second-longest streak in the country (trailing Stanford's 16)...finished second at the Pac-10 Championships, four strokes behind UCLA...Stahle won the Pac-10 title and was named the Pac-10 Golfer and Freshman of the Year...Stahle finished the season ranked No. 1 in the country in the national rankings...OTher Sun Devils in the final national rankings included Tavee (40th), Kuczka (53rd) and Tone (87th)...won the Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate in Oct.ober, ASU's first tournament victory in four seasons...followed that up with the team's first back-to-back victories in five years with win at Stanford/Pepsi Intercollegiate...also captured title at the PING/ASU Invitational, marking the first time that ASU won its own tournament since 2000...averaged 296.24 strokes per round in 2004-05.
Women's Golf Individual Honors
All-American: Louise Stahle (first)
National Player of the Year: Louise Stahle (National Golf Coaches Association)
National Freshman of the Year: Louise Stahle (National Golf Coaches Association)
West Region Coach of the Year: Melissa Luellen (National Golf Coaches Association)
All-Pac-10: Louise Stahle (first), Alissa Kuczka (second), Tiffany Tavee (second), Erin Tone (HM) Pac-10 Golfer and Newcomer of the Year: Louise Stahle
Pac-10 All-Academic: Erin Tone (first), Tiffany Jones (second), Lindsay Anderson (HM), Alissa NGCA
All Scholar Team: Tiffany Tavee, Erin Tone, Louise Stahle
(John Spini/25th Year): Finished fifth at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships in Lincoln, Neb., with a score of 194.500...ASU made its third NCAA Regional appearance in a row and seventh out of the past nine seasons...sophomore April Boone placed 13th in the all-around in Session I of the NCAA Championships in Auburn, Alabama...Boone placed ninth on balance beam (9.8), tied for 13th on vault (9.8), tied for 21st on the floor exercise (9.825) and 39th on the uneven parallel bars (9.625)...the Sun Devils placed sixth at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships...junior Ashley Kelly was the co-champion on beam for the second year in a row, third on bars and placed third in the all-around...John Spini earned his 300th career victory in the season opener at the Maui Invitational...the Sun Devils won the Maui event, defeating Maryland, Boise State and Alaska-Anchorage, giving the longest-tenured current ASU head coach his 300th, 301st and 302nd career victories...Spini's overall career record is 307-126-2 and his regular-season home mark is 163-25-1...ASU debuted at No. 9 in the national rankings...Kelly won her 15th career all-around competition in a March 12 meet versus Minnesota, scoring 39.375...team posted a 6-8 overall record...the 1,151 who witnessed the ASU-UCLA meet on January 28 was the 10th-largest crowd in ASU history.
Attendance Breakdown: Five home dates; total attendance: 4,567; average attendance: 913
(Ray Leone/4th Year): Finished 8-9-2 overall, 4-3-2 for a fourth-place (tie) finish in the Pac-10...broke into the nation's top-10 for the first time in the school's nine-year history at No. 9....shutout the University of Arizona, 1-0, to extend its unbeaten streak to 9-0-1 all-time...set a home single-game attendance mark of 1,505 against NOTre Dame...had anOTher tremendous year in the classroom, recording a team high GPA of 3.37...the overall GPA was No. 3 among all NCAA Tournament teams...the team GPA was No. 1 among all Pacific-10 Conference teams in the NCAA Tournament and was No. 17 in the nation among all Division I soccer programs...for the second consecutive year, eight student-athletes earned Pac-10 All-Academic accolades...all 23 members of the team earned at least a 3.00 GPA or higher, also garnering Maroon & Gold Scholar-Athlete honors...junior Manya Makoski tallied a team-high three game-winning goal and six goals...junior Brittany Cooper also posted six goals...junior Liz Bogus led the team with five assists and recorded two game-winning goals for 10 career, second all-time.
Attendance Breakdown: Nine home dates; total attendance: 5,755; average attendance: 639.
Soccer Individual Honors
All-Region: Manya Makoski (Soccer Buzz first-team), Stephanie Ebner (Soccer Buzz third-team)
All-Pac-10: Manya Makoski (first), Stephanie Ebner (second), Brittany Cooper (second), Elizabeth Bogus (second)
Academic All-American: Holly Azevedo (CoSIDA first-team), Manya Makoski (NSCAA second-team)
Academic All-District VIII: Holly Azevedo (first), Elizabeth Bogus (second), Manya Makoski (second)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Holly Azevedo (first), Kim Bingham (first), Liz Bogus (second), Katie Mahoney (second), Manya Makoski (second), Stephanie Peel (second), Brittany Cooper (HM), Stephanie Ebner (HM)
(Linda Wells/16th Year): Finished with a 30-26 overall mark was eighth in the Pac-10 with a 4-17 mark...advanced to NCAA regional action for the 17th time and eight in the past nine years...posted a 1-2 record at the Tuscaloosa, Ala., regional...beat Hofstra and then lost to Alabama and then Hofstra in NCAA play...recorded winning overall record for the 14th time in the past 16 years...won 30 or more games in 10 consecutive seasons...head coach Linda Wells retired at the end of the season, capping a her 16-year career at ASU...only the second coach in the 39-year history of the program, Wells finished her career in Tempe with a record of 563-415 and stands 914-679-1 in her 31-year career...Wells had seven players earn a total of 12 All-American awards...the 563 wins are the most victories all-time in ASU's history...Wells guided ASU to 12 NCAA appearances with two trips to the College World Series where the team finished third in 2002 and seventh in 1999...freshman pitcher Katie Burkhart, who was named one of the 32 initial athletes invited to participate in the 2005 Women's National Team Selection Camp, nOTched 12 wins, including a no-hitter, a combined no-hitter with six shutouts and a Pac-10 leading five saves (10th nationally)...junior pitcher Desiree Serrano recorded a 12-8 record, finished third all-time in career strikeouts with 563 and is tied for eighth all-time with 46 victories...freshman infielder/pitcher Mindy Cowles finished with a team-best .315 batting average with a team second-best 10 home runs and 30 RBIs...she also led the team with 37 runs scored, .458 on base percentage, a .658 slugging percentage, 12 multi-hit games, eight multi-RBI games and was only caught once trying to steal (11 for 12)...sophomore Sharee Zaleski led the team in home runs with 12 (fourth all-time in a single-season) and RBIs with 32...senior Valerie Sevilla finished her career fourth all-time in home runs (22) and third in doubles (42).
Attendance Breakdown: 24 home dates; total home attendance: 11,421; average attendance: 475
Softball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Mindy Cowles (second), Katie Burkhart (HM), Heidi Knabe (HM), Sharee Zaleski (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Bridgette Caron (first), Heidi Knabe (first), Jen McCard (first), Ashley Werschky (HM)
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Sharee Zaleski (March 14), Katie Burkhart (March 14/pitcher)
(Michael Chasson, Swimming/7th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/8th Year): Compiled a 2-6 dual meet record with a very tough schedule, going 0-4 in the Pac-10...the Sun Devils four Pac-10 dual meet losses came against teams that finished in the top nine at NCAAs...the team placed 20th at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., which marked the team's 12th straight top-20 finish...qualified three swimmers (David Kolozar, Leo Martins, Emerson Ward) and one diver (Joona Puhakka) for the NCAA Championships...junior diver Joona Puhakka led the men's squad with two first-team All-American honors as he claimed the one-meter national championship with an NCAA and school-record setting performance...defended his three-meter springboard crown to earn the springboard sweep and claim his fourth overall national title and was named the 2005 NCAA Men's Diver of the Year...became the first male in ASU history to win two individual national championships in the same season...David Kolozar, who holds the second-fastest 200 butterfly time in school history, took 22nd in the 200 butterfly event at NCAAs...Leo Martins competed in his first NCAAs finishing 22nd overall in the 200 breaststroke...Emerson Ward swam into 39th at NCAAs in the 100 breaststroke...took fifth-place overall at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships...Puhakka led the Pac-10 Championships with titles in the one-meter springboard and three-meter springboard events...his two titles bring him up to six Pac-10 titles and was named Pac-10 Diver of the Year for the third consecutive season...Martins led the way for the swimmers at the Pac-10 Championships with a fifth-place finish in the in the 200 breaststroke...Joey Clements took eighth in the 200 breaststroke...the Sun Devils had four swimmers finish in the top-fifteen in the 100 breaststroke, led by Emerson Ward who took sixth...Kolozar swam into sixth-place finish in the 200 butterfly with a season-best time...CJ Nuess placed seventh overall in the 400 IM in his first Pac-10 Championships as a Sun Devil...Lucas Azevedo rounded ASU's top-eight performances, placing eighth in the 1650 freestyle event...Puhakka nOTched three school-records throughout the season including the one-meter dual meet record against Stanford with a 403.58...set a second record in as many days against California, destroying the previous three-meter mark by more than 51 points (449.48)...Ward moved into the top spOT in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 54.39...the men placed six on the Pac-10 All-Academic teams.
Men's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
All-American: Joona Puhakka (1m springboard first-team; 3m springboard first-team)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Jeff Barrett (first), Kyle Horton (first), Bobby Crowder (second), Joona Puhakka (second), Pat Fleming (HM), Emerson Ward (HM)
Pac-10 Diver of the Year: Joona Puhakka Pac-10 Coach of the Year (Diving): Mark Bradshaw National Diver of the Year: Joona Puhakka National Coach of the Year (Diving): Mark Bradshaw Individual NCAA Champion: Joona Puhakka (1m springboard and 3m springboard)
(Michael Chasson, Swimming/7th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/8th Year): Competed against some of the top competition in the nation, compiling a 5-4-1 dual meet record, and1-4-1 in the Pacific-10...three of the four dual meet losses came against teams that finished in the top eight at NCAAs...placed 12th at the 2005 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships in West Lafayette, Ind., which marked the team's fourth straight top-15 finish...qualified eight swimmers (Caitlin Andrew, Erin Baldinger, Christine Creek, Sarah A. Fischer, Kathryn Hennessy, Ágnes Kovács, Heidi Schmidt, and Florencia Szigeti) and one diver (Trisha Tumlinson) for the NCAAs...senior diver Trisha Tumlinson earned two All-American honors including one first-team award as she took fourth in the platform event to her earn her third top-four performance for her career at the NCAAs...senior Ágnes Kovács rounded out her career as a Sun Devil with two first-team All-American honors, placing sixth in the 200 breaststroke and seventh in the 100 breaststroke...freshman Caitlin Andrew claimed four All-American honors including one first-team award, as she placed fourth in the 100 butterfly to record ASU's highest finish...Andrew's stellar freshman season included her winning the Pac-10 title in the 100 butterfly, the first Sun Devil to win a conference title in a butterfly event...her Pac-10 winning time (52.64) set an ASU school-record and was the second-fastest time in the nation...Andrew swam into third-place in the 100 backstroke at the Pac-10 Championships recording her second school-record (54.10)...Kovács led the Sun Devils with three top-eight performances at the Pac-10 Championships, including a fifth-place finish in the 200 IM and second-place in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events...Tumlinson led the Sun Devil divers with top-eight performances in all of the diving disciplines which includes taking the Pac-10 platform title on top of a third-place finish in the three-meter springboard and placed sixth in the one-meter event...squad placed sixth at the Pac-10 Championships held in Federal Way, Wash...with Andrew's title in the 100 fly and Tumlinson's platform crown, the Sun Devil women had their second consecutive season with multiple conference champions...Tumlinson nOTched two school records...the 200 freestyle relay team of Florencia Szigeti, Caitlin Andrew, Laura Ullrich and Heidi Schmidt set a school record...six student-athletes earned 18 All-American honors including four first-team accolades.
Women's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors
All-American: Caitlin Andrew (100 butterfly first-team; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Erin Baldinger (400m medley relay HM; 200m freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM), Ágnes Kovács (100 breaststroke first-team; 200 breaststroke first-team; 400 medley relay HM); Heidi Schmidt (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Florencia Szigeti (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Trisha Tumlinson (platform first-team; one-meter springboard HM) Pac-10 All-Academic: Jill Kripps (first), Cara DeVinny (second), Amanda Gillespie (second), Erin Baldinger (HM), Christine Creek (HM), Cassidy Farwell (HM), Ágnes Kovács (HM), Sandra Steffensen (HM), Florencia Szigeti (HM) Pac-10 Diver/Swimmer of the Month: Trisha Tumlinson (December), Caitlin Andrew (January)
(Lou Belken/23rd Year): Finished 8-12 overall...recorded a 2-5 record for a sixth place finish in the Pac-10...finished ranked No. 50 in the country by the ITA...landed a school-record five student-athletes on the Pac-10 All-Academic team...had much success in the fall, claiming the singles and doubles titles at the Milwaukee Invitational...Chris Biro took the singles title, defeating teammate Andy Colombo, 7-6, 3-6, 6-1, ending the fall season with an 11-match winning streak...Colombo and Jonathan Kinsella claimed the doubles crown, winning four matches en route to victory...at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Biro took the singles title, while the duo of Biro and Nick Hegarty took second-place honors in the doubles tournament...ASU had four singles players and three doubles teams compete in the Pacific-10 Championships...Biro advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pac-10's...Biro finished with a team-leading 18 wins, tallied a team-high 12-3 record in tournament action and finished No. 89 in the nation in singles by the ITA.
Men's Tennis Individual Honors
All-Pac-10: Chris Biro (HM), Clint Letcher (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Chris Biro (second), Jonathan Kinsella (second), Ryan McBride (second), Andy Colombo (HM), Nick Hegarty (HM)
(Sheila McInerney/21st Year): Recorded an 11-8 overall record and a 5-3 Pac-10 mark for fourth place...finished ranked 29th in the country by the ITA after advancing to the second-round of the NCAA Team Championships...advanced to the postseason for the 20th time in 21 seasons, and 18th straight...defeated San Diego State, 4-0 in the first round and fell 4-0 to USC in the second...Kady Pooler and Lauren Colalillo earned one of the 32 bids to compete in the NCAA oubles championship, while Sabrina Capannolo gained one of the 64 spots in the singles championship...assistant Coach Paul Reber was honored as the 2005 ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year for second time in the past five years...10 of ASU's last 15 opponents carried top-25 rankings...12 of ASU's 2005 opponents were ranked in the top-25, including four of the top-10 teams...Capannolo and Leitch led the team with 20 singles victories each...Capannolo finished with a career-high No. 58 national ranking in singles...Pooler broke into the national rankings finishing at No. 119, while Leitch finished at No. 123...the doubles team of Colalillo and Pooler finished with a career-best No. 22 ranking as did the tandem of Wendy Pilecka and Joslynn Burkett at No. 45.
(Greg Kraft, 9th year): OUTDOOR - The men scored 16 points to finished in 17th place at the national meet with six different All-America honors attained...the 4x400m relay of Rich Allen, Seth Amoo, Domenik Peterson and Lewis Banda set a school record in the event as they finished national runners-up in 3:00.57 with LSU winning in a national record time of 2:59.59...Amoo also earned the national accolade in the 200m dash (20.63) by placing sixth...OTher All-Americans included Aaron Aguayo and Ryan Warrenburg in the 3,000m steeplechase, Trevell Quinley (4th in the long jump at 7.69m/25-02.75) and Ryan Zimmerman (10th in the triple jump at 15.52m/50-11.00)...the 4x100m relay of Steven Koehnemann, Peterson, Amoo and Banda would have finished fifth, but were disqualified on the final handoff...at the region level, Amoo and Peterson each claimed titles in both relay events, joining Koehnemann and Kelvin Love, Jr., in the short relay and Banda and Jason Barton in the long relay...despite rainy conditions, Amoo finished second in the 200m dash, Peterson was runner-up in the 400m dash and Quinley was second in the long jump...at the Pac-10 Championships, the 4x400m relay of Barton, Amoo, Peterson and Banda won the crown for the fifth year in a row while Koehnemann, Peterson, Amoo and Love, Jr., secured the second 4x100m crown in as many years...Aguayo repeated as conference champion in the 3,000m steeplechase to give the Sun Devils a sweep in the event (men and women) for the second year in a row...Amoo added his third crown of the meet by winning the 200m dash while Quinley rounded out the victors by taking his first long jump title after twice finishing second in his career...the men's 4x400m record was one of four set during the season, joining the 38.71 effort recorded by the 4x100m relay of Koehnemann, Peterson, Amoo and Love, Jr., and a pair from Aguayo as he set the standard in the steeplechase at 8:38.16 and the 5,000m run in 13:49.11...with three All-America honors in the outdoor season and one more indoors, Amoo became the most decorated Sun Devil in history with nine total honors. INDooR: The team tied for 13th at the indoor national meet with 15 points on the strength of a trio of All-Americans...those athletes included national runner-up Trevell Quinley in the long jump (7.92m/26-00.00), fourth-place finisher Domenik Peterson in the 200m dash (20.43) and seventh-place pole vaulter Brandon Glenn (5.40m/17-08.50)...the fourth-place finish for Peterson marked the second year in a row that he placed fourth while setting the school record in the event...bad luck again was with ASU as the 4x400m relay team was disqualified after placing second in the event.
Men's Track and Field Individual Honors
outdoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Aaron Aguayo (14th, 3,000m steeplechase), Rich Allen (second, 4x400m), Seth Amoo (second, 4x400m; 6th, 200m), Lewis Banda (second, 4x400m), Domenik Peterson (second, 4x400m), Trevell Quinley (fourth, long jump), Ryan Warrenburg (13th, 3,000m steeplechase), Ryan Zimmerman (10th, triple jump)
outdoor West Region Champions: Seth Amoo (4x100m; 4x400m), Lewis Banda (4x400m), Jason Barton (4x400m), Steven Koehnemann (4x100m), Kelvin Love Jr. (4x100m), Domenik Peterson (4x100m; 4x400m)
outdoor Individual Pac-10 Champions: Aaron Aguayo (3,000m steeplechase), Seth Amoo (200m; 4x100m; 4x400m), Lewis Banda (4x400m), Jason Barton (4x400m), Steven Koehnemann (4x100m), Kelvin Love Jr. (4x100m), Domenik Peterson (4x100m; 4x400m), Trevell Quinley (long jump)
Indoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Trevell Quinley (second, long jump), Domenik Peterson (fourth, 200m dash), Brandon Glenn (seventh, pole vault)
Pac-10 All-Academic: David Madden (first), Ryan Warrenburg (first), Jay DeGroot (second), Greg Halver (second), Ryan Ehler (HM), Tomas Navarro (HM), Sean Pierce (HM)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Kal Clark (first)
OTher Honors: Trevell Quinley (Pac-10 Field Athlete of the Week, April 11), Aaron Aguayo (Pac-10 Track Athlete of the Week, April 23), 4x100m Relay of Steven Koehnemann, Domenik Peterson, Seth Amoo and Kelvin Love Jr. (Pac-10 Track Athletes of the Week, May 2)
(Greg Kraft, 9th year): OUTDOOR - Despite nOT placing as a team at the NCAA Championships, the women saw Jessica Pressley finish ninth overall in the hammer throw and as the eighth American to earn her first All-America honor as a collegian...prior to the national event, the women placed third at the NCAA West Region Championships with 74 points and were led by Pressley, who won the shOT put with a school-record toss of 55-11.75...also on a regional level, the 4x100m relay of Porchea Carroll, Kandace Tucker, Christina Hardeman and Cassandra Reed placed second in the meet to earn a berth to the national event...also placing among the top five in the region to advance to the national meet were Carroll in the 100m (third), 200m (third) and long jump (fourth), Julia Pedersen in the discus (third) and shOT put (fourth), Pressley in the hammer (fourth), Angela Tavlarides in the pole vault (third) and Desiree Davila in the 5,000m run (fifth)...at the Pac-10 Championships, Sun Devil student-athletes captured a pair of victories as the 4x100m relay of Carroll, Tucker, Hardeman and Reed and 3,000m steeplechaser Anna Masinelli both took first place...the steeplechase victory gave the Sun Devils their fifth title in the event in as many years and kept the school as the only to win the event at the conference level...a total of four school records were recorded with Pressley setting the standard in the shOT put (55-11.75) and hammer (208-05)...Tavlarides broke her mark in the pole vault on four occasions and became the first ASU woman to surpass 13 feet as she set the standard at 13-05.25...Amy Hastings rounded out the records with the top mark in the 10,000m run at 33:19.32. INDOOR - Amy Hastings picked up her second All-America honor of the academic season as she placed fifth in the 5,000m run at the NCAA Championships (she also earned the distinction in 2004 cross country NCAA meet)...Hastings' four points were the only scored by a Sun Devil at the meet, placing the women in the tie for 43rd place in the national meet...four school records were recorded during the indoor season with three coming on the track and one in the field...Tavlarides again set the standard in the pole vault with a mark of 4.03m while Carroll (7.39a) in the 60m dash, Hastings (16:05.83) in the 5,000m run and the distance medley relay of Rachel Ellison, Reed, Jessie McLaughlin and Hastings (11:14.63) each set the standard.
Women's Track and Field Individual Honors
Outdoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Jessica Pressley (ninth, hammer)
Outdoor West Region Champions: Jessica Pressley (hammer)
Outdoor Individual Pac-10 Champions: Porchea Carroll (4x100m), Christina Hardeman (4x100m), Anna Masinelli (3,000m steeple), Cassandra Reed (4x100m), Kandace Tucker (4x100m)
Indoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Amy Hastings (fifth, 5,000m run)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American: Jennifer Kowacz (first)
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII: Jennifer Kowacz (first)
Academic All-Pac-10: Jennifer Kowacz (first), Corey Randall (first), Sara Shisslak (first), Jenna Wrieden (second), Desiree Davila (HM), Becky Holley (HM), Liz Lindgren (HM), Anna Masinelli (HM), Julia Pedersen (HM), Cassie Rios (HM)
Other Honors: Jessica Pressley (Pac-10 Field Athlete of the Week, May 2)
(Brad Saindon/2nd year): Finished with a 10-17 record and tied for seventh in the Pac-10 at 5-13...both records (overall and conference) were one-game improvements from 2003 under second-year head coach Brad Saindon...Sun Devils featured a young team with eight newcomers, including seven freshmen...also had two key knee injuries that sidelined senior setter Giovana Melo and outside hitter Natalie Harris for the season...Melo is expected to return for a fifth year of eligibility in 2005...libero Sydney Donahue, middle blocker Colette Meek and setter Rachel Mittelstaedt were all named to the All-Pac-10 Freshman team...Donahue and Meek were first-team selections, while Mittelstaedt earned honorable mention honors...junior outside hitter Sarah Watkins was named first-team All-Pac-10 Academic for the second straight year and sophomore outside hitter Nicole Morton earned honorable mention academic honors...Watkins was also named first-team Academic All-District VIII...ASU has 36 all-academic selections dating back to 1986, leading all Pac-10 schools...Morton led the team with 3.53 kills per game and 349.0 points (3.92 per game average)...she also led the team with 20 matches with double-digits in kills and seven double-doubles...Watkins finished second on the team with 2.97 kills per game and ranked second in the Pac-10 with 0.36 service aces per game (31 aces)...Watkins also had 12 matches with 10 or more kills, including a career-high 24 against Washington State on Oct.. 16...Donahue set ASU freshman records with 4.36 digs per game and 375 total digs in her rookie season as the starting libero...she also broke the single-match freshman record with 30 digs against oregon State on Nov. 4...she ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in digs per game (4.36) and sixth in service aces per game (0.30)...she also led all Pac-10 freshman in both statistical categories... Donahue recorded 19 matches with 10 or more digs...Meek set the ASU freshman record with 1.20 blocks per game, ranking fifth in the conference... she became the first Sun Devil to average over 1.00 blocks per game since 1998...senior libero Stephanie Kohner ended her career ranking second on the team with 2.36 digs per game...ASU recorded seven or more blocks in 17 matches and the nine double-digit block matches are six more than the entire season output from 2003... the 17.0 blocks against Cal State Fullerton (Sept. 18) were the most total blocks since 2002 (20.5 vs. California)...Meek's 9.0 total blocks against CSF and oregon State (Oct.. 9) are also the most by a single player since Amanda Burbridge and Michelle Mortensen also had nine in a single match in 2000...ASU's tough schedule included 13 matches against ranked opponents...competitive Pac-10 conference saw the six teams ahead of ASU earn final top 25 rankings and three teams (USC, Stanford, Washington) advanced to the NCAA Final Four in Long Beach, Calif...with Stanford winning the NCAA title, the Pac-10 has now won four straight national championships.
Attendance Breakdown: 12 home matches; total home attendance - 7,872; average: 656
Volleyball Individual Honors
All-Pac-10 Freshman: Sydney Donahue (first), Colette Meek (first), Rachel Mittelstaedt (HM)
Pac-10 All-Academic: Sarah Watkins (first), Nicole Morton (HM)
Verizon Academic All-District VIII: Sarah Watkins (first)
(Vicki Gorman/4th Year): Team posted a 11-21 overall record with a 3-9 mark in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF)...tied for ninth in the league standings, and was 12th in the tournament seeding based upon tie-breaking criteria...went 2-2 at the MPSF event with an upset of No. 8 UC Irvine before finishing 10th overall...of the team's 11 wins on the year, five came against higher ranked foes, including wins over then-No. 8 UC Santa Barbara (8-7 OT) and then-No. 9 San Jose State (7-1)...finished the season ranked No. 18 in the final CWPA Top 20 Poll, giving the Sun Devils a national ranking in each of the 14 weeks of the season...rookie goalie Caylinn Wallace earned the starting job in the net and recorded 243 saves, including a school-record 22 saves against No. 8 UCSB (W, 8-7 OT)...led the conference in saves per game average at 9.19 and ranked fourth in goals against average at 6.27...earned a place on the MPSF All-Freshman Team and also was selected as the MPSF Player of the Week (April 3)...both honors are the first for the program...offensively, sophomores Katie Hedley and Ashley Bower led the team in scoring with 43 and 34 goals, respectively...Hedley ranked 22nd in scoring among all MPSF players while Bower was 35th.
Water Polo Individual Honors
Academic All-Americans: Caylinn Wallace (first), Tessa Wyborny (second), Adriane Mota (second), Ashley Bower (third), Elaine Bentley (third), Katie Hedley (third), Holly Newman (third)
MPSF All-Freshman Team: Caylinn Wallace
MPSF Player of the Week: Caylinn Wallace (April 3)
Academic All-MPSF: Elaine Bentley, Ashley Bower, Katie Hedley, Adriane Mota, Holly Newman, Tessa Wyborny
(Thom Ortiz, 4th year): Posted an 11-6-1 overall record on the season and went a perfect 8-0 in Pac-10 duals before winning their 15th Pac-10 Conference Championship and earning a 13th place finish at the NCAA Championships...at the national meet, ASU recorded 39.5 points to finish among the Top 15, improving from 26th place in 2003-04...sophomore Brian Stith (157) and junior Cain Velasquez (HWT) each attained their first All-America honors by finishing sixth and fifth, respectively...in all, seven Sun Devils advanced to the NCAA meet, including Jeremy Mendoza (125), Patrick Williams (149), Patrick Pitsch (165), Stith, C.B. Dollaway (184), Ryan Bader (197) and Velasquez...two weeks before the national meet, ASU scored 106 points to capture its 15th Pac-10 title overall and second in three years...Stith upset defending conference and national champion Matt Gentry of Stanford in the finals of the 157 bout to win his first conference title...Velasquez also captured his first Pac-10 crown while Bader and Dollaway each advanced to the finals before placing second...for their efforts, Velasquez was honored as the Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year and Thom Ortiz was selected as the conference's coach of the year...the award was the second in three years for Ortiz...Stith also earned a conference award as he was vOTed the outstanding Wrestler of the Pac-10 Championships...as a team, ASU opened the year with a 1-3-1 record and stood 5-6-1 before winning its final six duals, including four on the road...in tournaments, the Sun Devils finished second at Reno and fourth at Las Vegas...individually, Velasquez led the team with a 36-5 overall record including a stellar 20-bout winning streak that ended in the NCAA semifinals...eight of the team's starters also posted winning records.
Wrestling Individual Honors
NCAA All-American: Cain Velasquez (HWT/fifth) and Brian Stith (157/sixth)
Pac-10 Champions: Brian Stith (157), Cain Velasquez (HWT) and team champions
Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Thom Ortiz
Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year: Cain Velasquez (HWT)
Outstanding Wrestler of the Pac-10 Tournament: Brian Stith (157)
Academic All-Pac-10: Curtis Ray (second)
Athletic Directors' Cup: Finished 11th in the Directors' Cup with 838.25 points, which was a fourth-place finish among Pac-10 schools. Previous ASU Directors' Cup Finishes: 1994 (10th); 1995 (12th), 1996 (21st), 1997 (13th), 1998 (12th/430 points); 1999 (t-12th/420 points); 2000 (11th/733 points); 2001 (9th/801 points); 2002 (t-15th/767.5); 2003 (10th/860.75 points) and 2004 (17th/708 points).
*Pac-10 Conference Note: Men's track/field, women's track/field, wrestling, men's swimming/diving and women's swimming/diving do nOT name All-Pac-10 Teams.
ESPN Magazine/CoSIDA: Alejandro Canizares (first/at-large); Jennifer Kowacz (first/track and field); Holly Azevedo (first/at-large); Manya Makoski (second/at-large) Water Polo Academic All-Americans: Caylinn Wallace (first), Tessa Wyborny (second), Adriane Mota (second), Ashley Bower (third), Elaine Bentley (third), Katie Hedley (third), Holly Newman (third)
ESPN Magazine/CoSIDA All-District VIII: Alejandro Canizares ((first/at-large), Travis Buck (first-team/baseball), Erik Averill (first-team/baseball), Tuffy Gosewich (second/baseball), Jesse Ainsworth, PK (football); Jason Burke, C (football); Grayling Love, oL (football), Kal Clark (first/track and field); Jennifer Kowacz (first/track and field); Sarah Watkins (first/volleyball); Holly Azevedo (first/soccer), Elizabeth Bogus (second/soccer), Manya Makoski (second/soccer)
Baseball: Travis Buck (second-team by NCBWA, third-team by Collegiate Baseball); J.J. Sferra, Willy Fox, Andrew Romine (Freshman HM by Collegiate Baseball)
Men's Basketball: Ike Diogu (consensus second-team)
Men's Cross Country: Aaron Aguayo
Women's Cross Country: Amy Hastings
football: Zach Miller, TE (second-team by Sporting News and first-team Freshman All-American by Sporting News, Rivals.com and FWAA); Chris MacDonald (Freshman All-American first-team by Sporting News, Rivals.com and FWAA)
Men's Golf: Alejandro Canizares (third-team), Niklas Lemke (HM)
Women's Golf: Louise Stahle (first-team)
Men's Swimming/Diving: Joona Puhakka (1m springboard first-team; 3m springboard first-team)
Women's Swimming/Diving: Caitlin Andrew (100 butterfly first-team; 200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Erin Baldinger (400m medley relay HM; 200m freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM), Ágnes Kovács (100 breaststroke first-team; 200 breaststroke first-team; 400 medley relay HM); Heidi Schmidt (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Florencia Szigeti (200 freestyle relay HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 400 medley relay HM); Trisha Tumlinson (platform first-team; one-meter springboard HM)
Men's Indoor Track and Field: Trevell Quinley (second, long jump), Domenik Peterson (fourth, 200m dash), Brandon Glenn (seventh, pole vault)
Men's Outdoor Track and Field: Aaron Aguayo (14th, 3,000m steeplechase), Rich Allen (second, 4x400m), Seth Amoo (second, 4x400m; 6th, 200m), Lewis Banda (second, 4x400m), Domenik Peterson (second, 4x400m), Trevell Quinley (fourth, long jump), Ryan Warrenburg (13th, 3,000m steeplechase), Ryan Zimmerman (10th, triple jump)
Women's Indoor Track and Field: Amy Hastings (fifth, 5,000m run)
Women's outdoor Track and Field: Jessica Pressley (ninth, hammer)
Wrestling: Cain Velasquez (HWT/fifth) and Brian Stith (157/sixth)
|Sport (overall Record/Pac-10 Record)||Postseason||NCAA Finish||Pac-10|
|Baseball (42-25/15-9)||College World Series||3rd!||T-3rd*|
|Men's Basketball (18-14/7-11)||NIT||T-6th*|
|Women's Basketball (24-10/12-6)||NCAA Sweet Sixteen||16th@||T-2nd*|
|Men's Cross Country||NCAA Championships||8th||2nd|
|Women's Cross Country||NCAA Championships||9th||2nd|
|football (9-3/5-3)||Sun Bowl||19th#||T-3rd*|
|Men's Golf||NCAA Championships||T-11th||T-1st|
|Women's Golf||NCAA Championships||T-8th||2nd|
|Gymnastics (6-8/1-5)||NCAA Regionals||20th^||6th|
|Softball (30-26/4-17)||NCAA Regionals||8th|
|Men's Swimming/Diving (3-6/0-4)||NCAA Championships||20th||5th|
|Women's Swimming/Diving (5-4-1/1-4-1)||NCAA Championships||12th||6th|
|Men's Tennis (8-12/2-5)||NCAA Championships||50th$||6th*|
|Women's Tennis (11-8/5-3)||NCAA Championships||29th$||4th*|
|Men's Track and Field/Indoor||NCAA Championships||12th|
|Women's Track and Field/Indoor||NCAA Championships||27th|
|Men's Track and Field/outdoor||NCAA Championships||17th|
|Women's Track and Field/outdoor||NCAA Championships|
|Water Polo (11-21/3-9)||18th%|
|Wrestling (11-6-1/8-0)||NCAA Championships||13th||1st|
* - denotes regular season Pac-10 finish
$ - denotes final ITA Rankings
! - denotes Collegiate Baseball final ranking
% - denotes final ranking in CWPA poll
@ - denotes final ranking in the ESPN Coaches' Poll
# - denotes final ranking in the Associated Press Poll
^ - denotes final ranking in GymInfo poll
total NCAA Top-10 Finishes/Rankings (4): Baseball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf
total NCAA Top-25 Finishes/Rankings (13): Baseball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, football, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Men's Swimming/Diving, Women's Swimming/Diving, Men's outdoor Track and Field, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Water Polo, Wrestling
(Updated July 15, 2005)