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Alejandro Canizares became the fourth Sun Devil to win the NCAA men's golf title as he shot a 1-under 287.
Alejandro Canizares became the fourth Sun Devil to win the NCAA men's golf title as he shot a 1-under 287.
Sun Devil Athletics Year In Review

July 14, 2003

(Pat Murphy/9th year): Finished with a 54-14 overall record and second in the Pac-10 behind Stanford with a 16-8 record...earned final rankings of No. 7 (Baseball America, NCBWA), No. 9 (ESPN/Sports Weekly) and No. 10 (Collegiate Baseball)...ASU has now been ranked in the national polls for 78 consecutive weeks dating back to the start of the 2000...the national top 10 ranking marks the second highest final ranking during the Pat Murphy era (second in 1998) and is the fourth time in the last seven years ASU has finished in the top 12...scoring in all 68 games in 2003, the Sun Devils extended their NCAA record consecutive games scoring streak to 501 games...the record dates to April 7, 1995...connected on 14 grand slams to break the NCAA record of 12 previously set by Oklahoma State in 1996...opened the season with the best start in ASU history at 28-1 and earned the national No. 1 ranking by Collegiate Baseball and by ESPN/Sports Weekly...28-1 start included winning two of three games at nationally ranked Long Beach State and a 19-game win streak...54 wins are the most by an ASU squad since 1988 (60 wins)...ASU was the only team in the NCAA to rank in the top 10 in the four major statistical categories as they were second in batting average (.347), second in scoring (10.03 runs per game), eighth in pitching (3.32 ERA) and ninth in fielding (.973)...led the Pac-10 in both hitting and pitching, and finished second in fielding...3.32 ERA was the best by an ASU pitching staff since 1976 (3.26)...it marked the third lowest ERA during the aluminum bat era (1974-present) and the first time ASU finished a season with an ERA under 4.00 since 1990...staff combined for 10 shutouts, marking the fifth best effort in ASU history and the most since the 1976 pitching staff had 11 shutouts...the offense was equally impressive as the pitching, hitting .347 for the third best season batting average in school history...ASU also ranked third in the record books in runs scored (682), sixth in hits (858), fifth in doubles (160), first in grand slams (14), second in RBI (630) and third in walks (406)...51 runs scored against Washington State (April 25-27) are the fourth most in a three-game Pac-10 series...sophomore shortstop Dustin Pedroia was named a first-team All-American by nearly every publication after hitting .404 (120-for-297) with 83 runs scored and 52 RBI...he was also named Pac-10 co-Player of the Year with Stanford's Ryan Garko and the NCBWA District IX Player of the Year...Pedroia became only the 16th player in ASU history to hit over .400 and his 120 hits rank fourth in the record books and was the MVP of the Tempe Regional...broke the ASU and Pac-10 record with 34 doubles and led the team with 41 multi-hit games and recorded four separate hitting streaks of 10 or more games...sophomore first baseman Jeff Larish set the single-season record with four grand slams...senior right-handers Ben Thurmond and Jered Liebeck each finished the season with perfect 8-0 records and classmate Beau Vaughan led the team with 10 wins...Travis Buck (.326-4 HR-46 RBI) and left-handed pitcher Erik Averill (8-2, 3.66 ERA) were named freshman All-American...12 Sun Devils were taken in the annual MLB amateur draft, with eight being selected in the first 15 rounds...Pedroia, Larish and Buck were all selected for the USA Baseball National Team Trials. Attendance Breakdown: 40 home dates; total attendance: 113,580; average attendance: 2,839.

Baseball Individual Honors

All-American: Dustin Pedroia (first-team by ABCA, NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly/ESPN and CollegeBaseballInsider.com, second-team by Baseball America); Steve Garrabants (second-team by NCBWA); Jeff Larish (second-team by Baseball America, CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Collegiate Baseball, third-team by NCBWA and ABCA); Jared Liebeck (third-team by NCBWA); Jeremy West (first-team by ABCA and honorable mention by CollegeBaseballInsider.com); Andre Ethier (honorable mention by CollegeBaseballInsider.com)

Freshman All-American: Travis Buck (first-team by Collegiate Baseball and second-team by Baseball America); Erik Averill (first-team by Collegiate Baseball and second-team by Baseball America)

All-Pac-10: Dustin Pedroia (first), Jeff Larish (first), Ryan Schroyer (first), Steve Garrabrants (first), Ryan Schroyer (first), Travis Buck (HM), Tuffy Gosewisch (HM), Jered Liebeck (HM), Frank Mesa (HM), Ben Thurmond (HM), Nick Walsh (HM), Jeremy West (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Bryce Kartler (HM), Tuffy Gosewich (HM), Nick Walsh (HM)

Pac-10 Player of the Year: Dustin Pedroia

Pac-10 Pitcher/Player of the Week: Jered Liebeck (Feb. 4), Jeremy West (Feb. 25), Ryan Schroyer (Feb. 25), Travis Buck (April 1), Jeremy West (April 28), Dustin Pedroia (May 19), Andre Ethier (May 26)

(Rob Evans/5th Year): Finished 20-12 and fourth in the Pac-10 with an 11-7 record...advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1995 and for third time in 22 seasons...ASU was the tenth seed in the west and played in Oklahoma City, where it topped seventh seeded Memphis 84-71 and then fell to second-seeded and national runner-up Kansas 108-76 in the second round...the NCAA appearance was the 12th in school history...20-win season was the second in the past 12 years...final RPI was No. 32 and ASU was 5-10 against top-100 teams and had just one loss outside top 100...inducted into Ned Wulk into Pac-10 Hall of Honor on March 12, 2003...Ike Diogu earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and was the only freshman on the All-Pac-10 team. Diogu scored in double digits in all 32 games and broke school freshman records for starts (32), points (607), field goals made (209), rebounds (249) and minutes (1,030)...Diogu was an honorable mention All-American by Associated Press and earned Freshman All-America honors by Sporting News and Basketball Times...Diogu became just the ninth freshman to earn All-Pac-10 honors since ASU and Arizona joined the league in 1978-79...Diogu broke schools season records for free throws made (180) and attempted (245) and his 60.8 field goal percentage was the eighth-best in the nation...Diogu's 19.0 points per game was the third-best mark by a freshman in Pac-10 history and he also set the ASU freshman record and the Pac-10 Tournament record with 18 rebounds vs. Oregon on March 13...both Shawn Redhage and Justin Allen earned Pac-10 All-Academic First-Team honors, marking the first time two Sun Devils had earned first-team honors in the same season. Redhage was a three-time first team selection (2001-2003)...ASU finished first in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.482) for the first time in school history and blocks per game (4.34) and was tied for first for fewest turnovers per game (13.7)...Tommy Smith posted a league-leading 69 blocks (2.16 per game) while Kyle Dodd led the loop with a 4.73 assist-to-turnover ratio (104 assists and just 22 turnovers)...The crowd of 14,421 on Feb. 22, 2003, against top-ranked Arizona was the largest home crowd since 1979-80 and the fourth-largest in the building's history. It marked the first time ASU had hosted the top-ranked team...swept Washington trip for just the fifth time in school history and for the first time since 1999-2000 on Feb. 6-8. It was ASU's first road sweep since it swept the Oregon schools in February of 2001. The 33-point win at Washington State (87-54) was the school's biggest road win since a 36-point win (91-55) at California on Feb. 3, 1979. ASU shot 65.4 percent in the game (34-of-52), the sixth-best mark in school history and the second best in a road game. ASU's 79-77 overtime win over Washington o Feb. 8 was highlighted by Shawn Redhage's 29 points off the bench...won its 36th annual holiday tournament for the 27th time with a 75-63 win over Nebraska on Dec. 28. ASU beat Bucknell 79-52 in the first round. Ike Diogu earned MVP honors while Tommy Smith earned All-Tournament Team. ASU has now won 27 of the 36 events, including 11 of the past 14, and has advanced to the championship in 28 of the past 29 years and 33 of 36 overall. ASU's all-time record in the tournament is 60-12 (.833). Diogu became the first freshman since Mario Bennett in 1991 to earn MVP honors...participated in the Maui Invitational for the fourth time, as it fell to 15th-ranked Kentucky 82-65 in the first round but beat Chaminade 101-72 and then topped Utah 83-79 in overtime.

Attendance Breakdown: 15 home dates; total attendance: 126,277; average attendance: 8,418.

Men's Basketball Individual Honors

Freshman All-American: Ike Diogu (Basketball Times, Sporting News)

All-Pac-10: Ike Diogu (first), Curtis Millage (HM), Tommy Smith (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Justin Allen (first), Shawn Redhage (first)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Ike Diogu (Feb. 10-16), Tommy Smith (Mar. 3-9)

Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Ike Diogu

Verizon Academic All-District VIII: Shawn Redhage

(Charli Turner Thorne/7th Year): Turned in the team's third consecutive winning season, finishing 16-14 and earned a bid to the Women's National Invitation Tournament...first team in school history to advance to the postseason in four straight years...defeated Hawai'i 57-44 at Wells Fargo Arena in the first round of the WNIT before falling at Baylor 85-62...finished one game out of fifth place in the Pac-10 with a 7-11 record (eighth)...tied the school record for home wins with a 13-4 mark at Wells Fargo Arena...opened season 5-0, the best start in Charli Turner Thorne's tenure at ASU and the best since the 1991-92 team won its first nine...finished the non-conference season 8-1, tied for the second-best start in school history...won its first five home games to set a school record with 13 straight home wins, a streak that dated back to the last eight home games 2001-02...upset three ranked opponents, including a 74-70 victory over 14th-ranked Georgia, which advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen...also defeated No. 19 Arizona and No. 20 Washington...led the Pac-10 in three-point shooting defense for the second straight year and the fourth time in five seasons, allowing opponents to shoot just 29.7 percent from beyond the arc...also led the Pac-10 in offensive rebounds and finished in the top five in scoring defense (third), free throw percentage (fourth), field goal defense (fifth), rebounding (third), rebounding defense (second), assists (fifth), steals (third) and turnover margin (fifth)...had four Sun Devils finish in the top 20 in the league in rebounding (Kristen Kovesdy-T10th, Amy Denson-15th, Jill Noe-17th and Carrie Buckner-19th)...Noe also finished 11th in the league in scoring...defeated Portland State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee to win the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic in November...Kylan Loney was named Wells Fargo Holiday Classic MVP, while Jen Albert and Amy Denson were named to the all-tournament team...ASU's top three scorers and rebounders were true freshmen...Jill Noe led the team in scoring at 12.6 points per game and became the first freshman to lead the Sun Devils in scoring since Theresa Jantzen in 1998-99...Kristen Kovesdy became the first fresHMan to lead the team in rebounding (6.1 rpg) since Molly Tuter in 1993-94...Noe, Kovesdy and Denson all finished in the top 10 in points and rebounds by an ASU fresHMan...Jill Noe became the first true fresHMan in the Pac-10 since Stanford's Nicole Powell in 2000-01 to earn two Pac-10 Player of the Week honors in a single season, earning the recognition on Dec. 16 and again on Jan. 6...ASU's newcomers accounted for 62.3 percent of the team's scoring (1188 of 1907 points) and 56.2 percent of its rebounding (638 of 1135 rebounds) this year...started three true freshmen and two sophomores after losing veterans Betsy Boardman and Alexis Tate to knee injuries prior to the season...blocked 90 shots, just one shy of the school record of 91 set by the 1982-83 squad...set a school single-game attendance record for Wells Fargo Arena with 7,274 fans at the AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic II where ASU played Notre Dame and Purdue played Vanderbilt...12 games were televised (four nationally on Fox Sports Net and eight statewide on AZ-TV).

Attendance Breakdown: 17 home dates; total home attendance - 34,056; average attendance - 2,003; season high - 7,274 vs. Notre Dame Dec. 7 at Wells Fargo Arena (WFA record).

Women's Basketball Individual Honors

All-Pac-10: Carrie Buckner (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jen Albert (first), Carrie Buckner (first), Kylan Loney (HM)

Pac-10 All-Freshman: Amy Denson (first), Jill Noe (first), Kristen Kovesdy (HM)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Jill Noe (Dec. 30-Jan. 5 and Dec. 9-15)

(Walt Drenth/7th Year): Placed fifth at the NCAA West Region, falling three places shy of automatically qualifying for the NCAA Championships...finished third twice (ASU Invitational and Pac-10 Championships)...at the conference meet, Fasil Bizuneh paced the men to a third-place finish as the team accumulated 85 points, the third-best all-time at ASU...competed as a team in six races, placing in the top 10 each time...the 125 points built in the NCAA West Region was the fourth-best in ASU history...Bizuneh and J.J. Duke qualified as individual competitors at the NCAA Championships...Bizuneh finished the NCAA race in 51st and was not an All-American in 2003, though he is the only Sun Devil male ever to earn the honor twice in a career...as a team, the Sun Devils spent the entire season ranked in the national polls except for the final week of the year, finishing 39th...ASU opened the year at 13th...Bizuneh also led the team in three races while Duke, junior Patrick Keller and fresHMen Aaron Aguayo and Griffin Lee each led one race...Bizuneh earned his third All-Pac-10 honor earning second team accolades.

Men's Cross Country Individual Honors

All-Pac-10: Fasil Bizuneh (second)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jeremy Rasmussen (second), Dan Maher (HM), Kris Alexander (HM)

(Walt Drenth/7th Year): Finished tied for 23rd at NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., with 549 points...second to Stanford at the NCAA West Regional with a school-record 70 points...runner-up to Stanford at the Pac-10 Championships with a school-record 59 points which was then topped at the West Regional...competed in eight races during the 2002 season and was led by many newcomers...prior to the NCAA championships, ASU was ranked 17th the final national poll...the highest it was voted during the year was a one-week stint at No. 6...placed in the top three in six of eight events...won the Canyon West event at Kiwanis Park in Tempe, took second four times and third once...also finished eighth at the competitive NCAA Pre-National Meet...only once did a non-fresHMan runner pace the team in the eight races...Jessica Scalzo earned Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year and led the team five times while classmates Amy Hastings and Jenna Wrieden led the team once each...Scalzo placed in the top in four races including two fourth-place finishes...at the regional race, five Sun Devils placed in the Top 25 and earned the distinction of being named all-region.

Women's Cross Country Individual Honors

All-Pac-10: Jessica Scalzo (first), Amy Hastings (second), Desiree Davila (second)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Cynthia Atencio (first), Joanie Baca (HM), Alvina Begay (HM), Desiree Davila (HM), Penny Jacobson (HM), Amanda Lyon (HM), Lisa Pohlit (HM)

(Dirk Koetter/2nd Year): Finished 8-6 and third in the Pac-10 with a 5-3 mark...picked by the media to finish ninth in the Pac-10...eight victories were the most since 1997 Sun Bowl champion went 9-3...2002 was ASU's Silver Anniversary as a member of the Pacific-10 (joined in 1978)...opened Pac-10 4-0 and was ranked as high as No. 16 by the Associated Press...qualified for the No. 3 Pac-10 bowl, but moved up to the No. 2 slot (Holiday Bowl) by virtue of USC and Washington State being a part of BCS...Holiday Bowl appearance was ASU's 20th bowl...ASU faced No. 6 ranked Kansas State (10-2) in the Holiday Bowl on ESPN (Westwood One National Radio) and took the Wildcats to the wire before losing 34-27 on the last series...ASU led at one point before halftime 20-7...it was ASU's third bowl appearance in the past four years and fifth in the past seven years...come-from-behind win at San Diego State (22 points) was its largest comeback...21-point comeback victory at Oregon was its largest in a Pac-10 game...six student-athletes played the 2002 campaign as graduates and six more graduated in December...sophomore Andrew Walter broke the Pac-10 and ASU single-game passing records when he threw for 536 yards in the 45-42 win at No. 6 Oregon on Oct. 19...Walter was selected the National Player of the Week by The Sporting News, CNNSI.com and USAToday.com and was the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week...Walter set ASU season yards passing record with 3,877 and became the first Sun Devil to pass for 3,000 yards...Walter also set school season records for attempts (483), completions (274) and total offense (3,661)...Terrell Suggs won three national awards, including the Lombardi Award (outstanding lineman), the Bronko Nagurski Award (best defensive player) and the Ted Hendricks Award (best defensive end)...Suggs was a finalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive player...Suggs became ASU's first football player to win a national award and became ASU's 12th consensus All-American and first since Juan Roque in 1996...Suggs broke the NCAA, Pac-10 and ASU season sack record with 24 and broke the ASU career record with 44...Shaun McDonald was selected as one of three finalists for the Fred Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation's top wide receiver...McDonald broke the ASU season receiving yards record with 1,405 and catches mark with 87...Derek Hagan broke John Jefferson's fresHMan record of 30 catches with 32...John Jefferson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in December of 2002 ...Danny Villa (1983-86) and Freddie Williams (1973-76) were inducted into the ASU Sports Hall of Fame...captains were Mason Unck, Andrew Walter and Al Williams...Suggs, punter Tim Parker and McDonald all earned All-Pac-10 First-Team honors by The Sporting News...Cornell Canidate, Jamar Williams, Chaz White, Derek Hagan, Nick Johnson and Hakim Hill all earned All-Pac-10 FresHMan honors by The Sporting News...Solomon Bates played in the Hula Bowl while Mike Barth played in the East-West Shrine Game...Joe Kenn was named the 2002 College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Attendance Breakdown: 7 home dates; total attendance: 320,857; average attendance: 45,837.

Football Individual Honors

All-American: Terrell Suggs (first-team by Walter Camp, FWAA, Associated Press, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline.com, CNNSI.com, College & Pro Football Weekly, USA Today, AFCA, ESPN.com); Shaun McDonald (third-team by Associated Press, The Sporting News and honorable mention by CNNSI.com)

Freshman All-American: Chaz White (second-team by The Sporting News)

All-Pac-10: Terrell Suggs, DE (first), Shaun McDonald, WR (first), Tim Parker, P (second), Drew Hodgdon, OG (HM), R.J. Oliver, CB (HM), Mike Pinkard, TE (HM), Jason Shivers, FS (HM), Riccardo Stewart, S (HM), Jimmy Verdon, DE (HM), Mason Unck, LB (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Mike Williams, TB (first), Mason Unck, LB (first), Al Williams, S (first), Skyler Fulton, WR (second), Mike Barth, PK (HM), Chad Christiansen, QB (HM), Grayling Love, OL (HM), Phil Howard, DT (HM)

Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and Morris Trophy Winner: Terrell Suggs

Terrell Suggs Individual Honors: Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker), Bronko Nagurski Award (top defensive player), Ted Hendricks Award (defensive end), Columbus Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year, Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, Morris Trophy Winner

Verizon Academic All-District: Phil Howard, DT

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Hakim Hill (Special Teams, Sept. 7); Andrew Walter (Offense, Oct. 19); Mike Barth (Special Teams, Oct. 19); Terrell Suggs (Defense, Oct. 26); Josh Amobi (Defense, Oct. 12).

(Randy Lein/11th Year): Finished sixth at the NCAA Championship, the squad's eighth finish of sixth or better in Randy Lein's 11 seasons...finished third at Pac-10 Championships...ASU is tied with Clemson for most top ten finishes (nine) in Lein's 11 seasons...freshman Alejandro Canizares became the fourth Sun Devil to win the NCAA title as he shot a 1-under 287 to win the event held in Stillwater, Okla., May 27-30...Canizares joined Todd Demsey (1993), Phil Mickelson (1992, 1991, 1989) and Jim Carter (1983) as Sun Devil individual NCAA Champions and became just the sixth freshman to win the title...junior Chez Reavie posted nine top-10 finishes in 13 events, the most top-10 finishes by a Sun Devil since Chris Hanell had 13 top-10 finishes in 1996-97...Reavie qualified for and played in the 2003 U.S. Open...team set a tournament record at the Thunderbird Invitational with a 40-under 824 on April 11-12...Canizares had a 71.65 stroke average, the lowest by a freshman in school history and won the National Invitational Tournament held March 30-April 1 in Tucson, the first tournament won by a Sun Devil freshman since Paul Casey won the 1998 NCAA West Regional title...sophomore Jesse Mueller posted two top-ten finishes in 11 tournaments...team finished no lower than sixth in its final eight tournaments...Canizares was named the Pride/Softspikes National Freshman of the Year and the Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year...Reavie earned honorable mention All-American honors for the second time and also earned a top-10 NCAA Championship finish for a second time with his ninth-place finish...team finished year ranked sixth in Golf Coaches Association poll and eighth in final GolfStat.com rankings.

Men's Golf Individual Honors

All-American: Alejandro Canizares (first), Chez Reavie (HM)

All-Pac-10: Chez Reavie (first), Alejandro Canizares (second), Brady Stockton (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Brett Johnson (first), Nick Manthey (first), Kurt Mayr (second), Pat Moore (HM), Jesse Mueller (HM)

(Melissa Luellen/1st year): Finished 18th at the 2003 NCAA Championships with senior Blair O'Neal turning in the team's top individual finish with a tie for 36th...tied for fifth at the NCAA West Regional at ASU's Karsten Golf Course to earn the team's 12th straight trip to the NCAA Championships, the third-longest active streak in the country...placed fifth at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships led by O'Neal who finished fourth, four strokes off the lead...ended the season ranked 25th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings...O'Neal finished 90th in the final national rankings, while freshman Alissa Kuczka was 118th...turned in six top-10 finishes in 11 tournaments including five top-five showings...highest finish was third at the 2002 UNC Wilmington Landfall Tradition and again at the 2003 Wildcat Invitational in Tucson...O'Neal led the team with a 76.24 stroke average and turned in a team-best three top-10 finishes...O'Neal's best showing came at the Pac-10 Championships where she led the field heading into the final round and ended fourth...O'Neal ended her Sun Devil career after appearing in all 45 tournaments in her four seasons and turning in nine top 10 finishes...sophomore Erin Tone, freshman Sara Jones (who missed the spring season with a back injury) and freshman Alissa Kuczka all turned in two top-10 finishes each this year...Jones turned in the team's best showing, finishing second at the NAU Lumberjack Invitational where she competed as an individual...Tone turned in the low round of the year for the Sun Devils, carding a 3-under 68 in the first round of the Wildcat Invitational en route to a ninth-place tie...Tone also shot a three-under 69 in the first round of her next tournament, the Spartan Invitational, en route to a tie for seventh place, her best showing of the year... after finishing last at the NCAA Fall Preview in the first outing of the season and notching just one top-10 finish in the team's first four tournaments, the Sun Devils turned in top-10 finishes in five of the last seven tournaments of the year, including four top-five showings...ended the season with a 306.91 stroke average, but averaged 303.16 strokes per round in the last six outings...turned in eight of the team's top rounds in the spring including a season-low four-under-par 284 in the first round of the Spartan Invitational in March.

Women's Golf Individual Honors

All-Pac-10: Blair O'Neal (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Gaelle Truet (first), Blair O'Neal (second), Erin Tone (second), Josefin Gustafsson (HM)

(John Spini/23rd Year): Finished ninth at the NCAA Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a score of 194.225...ASU qualified for nationals for the ninth time in the last 13 seasons...senior Ashley Ellsberry earned second-team all-America accolades on beam, posting a 9.875 at NCAAs to finish fifth, and Maggie Germaine was second-team All-American on floor, posting a 9.75...compiled a 10-4 regular-season won-loss record, including a 6-1 record at home in Wells Fargo Arena, and a 3-4 Pac-10 mark...as the top seed, finished second at the 2003 NCAA Northeast Regional in Ann Arbor, Michigan, earning a berth at the NCAA Championships...freshman Ashley Kelly won NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on beam (9.925) and bars (T-9.9)...head coach John Spini won his 150th home meet, a 197.825-196.100 victory over California in the UNO's Classic...ASU defeated national power Utah in Salt Lake City, 197.450-197.150, on January 24, 2003, giving Spini his first victory over the Utes in Salt Lake City in his career...after being ranked 15th nationally by the coaches in the preseason, ASU climbed as high as No. 2 and remained there for two weeks and finished at No. 3 for four weeks...ASU finished third in the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 197.075, its highest league finish since 1999...defeated the University of Arizona, 196.950-196.175 in Tucson on Jan. 31, 2003...the squad recorded seven of the top-10 team scores of all-time in 2003, including the top two (198.275 vs. Kentucky and 198.150 vs. UCLA)...posted the top 11 all-around scores in school history, including 18 of the top 23...team set all-time event records on vault (49.650), bars (49.500), beam (49.875), floor (49.725) and all-around (39.875, Ashley Kelly vs. Kentucky)...the beam score of 49.875 was a national high in 2003...set a school record with eight perfect 10.0 scores in 2003 (Germaine four, Kelly two, Ellsberry and Vreeke one each).

Attendance Breakdown: 6 home dates; total attendance: 5,426; average attendance: 904

Gymnastics Individual Honors

All-American: Ashley Ellsberry (second/beam), Maggie Germaine (second/floor)

All-Pac-10: Maggie Germaine (first in all-around and first on floor), Ashley Kelly (first in all-around); Ashley Ellsberry (first on beam)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Kari Muth (first), Maggie Germaine (second), Cassidy Vreeke (HM)

Pac-10 Gymnast of the Week: Ashley Kelly (Feb. 25 and Mar. 18), Maggie Germaine (Feb. 11)

(Ray Leone/2nd Year): Finished with a 12-7-2 record and a 4-5 Pac-10, tied for sixth...advanced to the NCAA Championships second round for the second time in the past three years...finished the regular season ranked in the top-25 by Soccer America...tied the school record with five straight shutouts...defeated Arizona 3-1 to extend its career mark to 8-0 against the Wildcats...finished third in the Pac-10 with a 1.15 goals-against average...three players earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, tied for the most in the conference...three players garnered All-Pac-10 honors...Elizabeth Bogus and Manya Makoski were both named one of 12 finalists for the 2002 National Freshman of the Year by Soccer Buzz Magazine...both players were also named to the Soccer America All-Freshman team...Bogus and Makoski's selections make Arizona State the only school in the country with multiple freshmen of the year honorees...Bogus was named the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, becoming the second Sun Devil - in only the seventh year of the program - to garner Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honors in the past four years, joining former All-American Stacey Tullock (1998-2001)...Bogus finished first in the Pac-10 in game-winning goals (seven), third in shots (62) and goals (10), and sixth in points (22)...her seven game-winners also tied the school season record...Bogus earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors, one of only two freshmen to earn that distinction this season...she was twice selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week, named to the Sept. 30 Soccer America Team of the Week and the Oct. 1 Soccer Buzz Elite Feet of the Week...freshman Manya Makoski started in 19 games (missing the first two due to U-19 National Team commitments) setting an ASU single-season record with nine assists, also good for third in the Pac-10...four of Makoski's nine assists were game-winners to Bogus ...Makoski was a NSCAA third-team All-West Region choice and All-Pac-10 Second Team selection, finishing the year second on the team in goals (six), first in assists (nine) and second in points (21) and game-winning goals (two)...junior defender Amy LePeilbet earned NSCAA second-team All-West Region acclaim, All-Pac-10 First-Team honors, her second straight honor and was a 2002 Academic All-American...freshman Brittany Cooper earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors and finished third on the team in total points (17)...a school record six players earned Academic All-Pac-10 honors...100 percent of the team made the honor roll for two consecutive semesters...spring team grade point average was 3.52, the highest GPA of any team Ray Leone has coached in his career.

Attendance Breakdown: Ten home dates; total attendance: 5,549; average attendance: 555

Soccer Individual Honors

All-American: Amy Lepeilbet (honorable mention bySoccer Buzz)

Freshman All-American: Elizabeth Bogus (Soccer America and second team by Soccer Buzz), Stephanie Ebner (Soccer Buzz third-team), Manya Makoski (Soccer America and Soccer Buzz first-team selection)

All-Pac-10: Elizabeth Bogus (first), Amy Lepeilbet (first), Manya Makoski (second)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Patrice Feulner (second), Amy Lepeilbet (first), Stephanie Peel (second), Wendy Rangitsch (second), Shawn Reynolds (second), Haley van Blommestein (HM)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Brittany Cooper (Sept. 17-23), Elizabeth Bogus (Sept. 24-30, Oct. 22-28) Academic All-American: Amy Lepeilbet (Verizon third-team and District VIII selection)

(Linda Wells/14th Year): Finished with a 32-25 record and a 7-14 Pac-10 record, tied for seventh place...ended the year ranked No. 20 by the USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll and No. 22 by the ESPN/USA Softball poll...advanced to NCAA Regional play for the seventh straight season, playing at the Region III Tournament in Austin, Texas...recorded a 2-2 record, reaching the quarterfinals...the 3-0 start to the Pac-10 season was the best since joining the conference in 1987...ASU's nine game winning streak (Feb. 14-28) was the longest in two years...played 31 games (more than half) against top-25 opponents...hit 45 home runs, shattering the all-time mark of 31 set in 2000...eight players hit home runs while six different players slugged multi-home runs...ASU hit at least one home run in 28 games and tallied multi-home runs in 10 games...for the second time in the past three years, Farrington Stadium was the college/university winner of the NFCA/Turface Grounds Crew Field Maintenance Award for the 2002 season...ASU finished second in the Pac-10 in turning double plays with 21...won its own Louisville Slugger Tournament for the second straight season...head coach Linda Wells earned her 500th career win while coaching at ASU...junior third baseman Phelan Wright claimed her second straight All-American honor, earning second-team acclaim...she was one of 40 finalists for National Player of the Year honors...first-team All-Pacific Region...posted a career-high 48 RBIs...set the single-season record for home runs (15)...career leader in batting average (.380)...senior Kara Brun's 17 game hitting streak was a team high and the third longest in the Pac-10...was a second-team Verizon Academic All-American and a first-team Academic All-Pacific Region choice...named to the Region III All-Tournament team...Brun was also one of 25 finalist for National Player of the Year honors...she set ASU career records for home runs (34) RBIs (165) and doubles (50)...led the team in average (.392), runs (41), hits (67) and doubles (13)...earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors (March 11)...co-winner of the Bill Kajikawa Award...freshman pitcher Desiree Serrano posted nine saves, second all-time in the Pac-10 for a single-season...twice named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 18 and April 15)...threw a no-hitter against Iowa (Feb. 16)...fifth all-time in a single-season at ASU with 226 strikeouts...named to the Region III All-Tournament team...senior Adriana Garcia earned Academic All-American third team honors...Billie Akauola earned NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament honors.

Attendance Breakdown: 29 home dates; total home attendance : 13,486; average attendance : 465

Softball Individual Honors

All-American: Phelan Wright (second)

Verizon Academic All-American: Kara Brun (second), Adriana Garcia (third)

All-Pac-10: Kara Brun (first), Phelan Wright (first), Adriana Garcia (second), Cheryl Evans (HM), Kristin Farber (HM), Jennifer Forner (HM), Desiree Serrano (HM), Ashley Werschky (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Kara Brun (first), Adriana Garcia (first), Jennifer Forner (second)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Kara Brun (March 11)

Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week: Desiree Serrano (Feb. 18 and April 15)

(Michael Chasson, Swimming/5th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/6th Year): Placed 11th at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas...highest finish since a 10th place finish in 2000...finished with a 5-6 dual meet record, 0-4 in the Pacific-10 Conference...all six losses during the dual season came to teams that finished in the top eight at the 2003 NCAAs...placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., the highest finish since 1998 when they also finished fourth...qualified seven swimmers and one diver to the NCAAs...fresHMan diver Joona Puhakka won the NCAA title on the 1-meter springboard...defeated his nearest opponent by over 36 points in that event...first Sun Devil national diving champion in 35 years and first national champion for the men's program since Attila Czene took the 200 IM title in 2000...Puhakka finished third at the NCAAs on the 3-meter springboard...placed 16th on platform at NCAAs to ensure points in every diving discipline and total 37 points at the national championships, tied for the 12th-most of any individual...won Pac-10 titles on the 1m and 3m...first male diver in ASU history to record two Pac-10 Championships in the same year...captured Zone E 1m and 3m titles...named Pac-10 Diver of the Year and Pac-10 Diving Newcomer of the Year...set three school records on the year (1m, 6-dive optionals 395.80; 3m, 6-dive 387.90; 3m, 11-dive 650.70)...those marks plus AHMed Hussein tying his own school record in the 100 back (47.62) were the four school records that were set in '02-'03 for the men...diving coach Mark Bradshaw was named NCAA Diving Coach of the Year and the Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year...swimming highlights at the NCAAs included Nick Brunelli placing fifth in the 100 free, ninth in the 50 free, and 10th in the 200 free...Brunelli recorded the second-fastest ASU times ever in the 50 free (19.58) and the 100 free (42.93) and the fourth-fastest ASU time in the 200 free (1:35.65)...Christian Harcsas placed ninth in the 200 back...David Kolozar placed 11th in the 200 fly while recording the second-fastest time in Arizona State history (1:45.16)...Bobby Zaabadich placed 16th in 50 free after his prelim time (19.79) placed him fifth all-time at ASU...top relay finish was the eighth place 200 free relay of Brunelli, Zaabadich, Wiley Wallace and Tom Hickman...in all, the Sun Devils had eight athletes earn 21 All-American honors with first-teamers being Puhakka (1m and 3m), Brunelli (100 free), and the 200 free relay (Brunelli, Zaabadich, Wallace, Hickman)...other Pac-10 Championship highlights included Brunelli's fifth place in both the 50 and 100 free races and a fourth in the 200 free, Russell MacDonald's fifth in the 100 breast, Zaabadich's sixth in the 50 free, Derek Miller's sixth place in the 1650 free, Hussein and Harcsas placing sixth and eighth respectively in the 200 back, Kolozar placing eighth in the 200 fly, and Thomas McCrummen placing second on the 1m springboard and fifth on the 3m springboard

Men's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors

All-Americans: Joona Puhakka (1m first-team, 3m first-team), Nick Brunelli (100 free style first-team, 200 freestyle relay first-team; 50 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Christian Harcsas (200 backstroke HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Tom Hickman (200 freestyle relay first-team), AHMed Hussein (400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), David Kolozar (200 butterfly HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Joona Puhakka (1m springboard first-team; 3m springboard first-team; platform HM), Wiley Wallace (200 freestyle relay first-team; 400 freestyle relay HM), Bobby Zaabadich (200 freestyle relay first-team; 50 freestyle HM; 400 freestyle relay HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Ace Tate (first), Kyle Horton (second), Thomas McCrummen (second), Jonathan Shaw (HM), Wiley Wallace (HM), Emerson Ward (HM)

(Michael Chasson, Swimming/5th Year; Mark Bradshaw, Diving/6th Year): Placed 10th at the NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala....after also finishing 10th in 2002, the squad notched their first back-to-back NCAA top-10 finishes since the '88-'89 and '89-'90 seasons...finished with a 4-8 dual meet record, 0-5 in the Pacific-10...all eight losses during the dual season came against teams that finished in the top-12 at the 2003 NCAAs...placed sixth at the Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash....eighth straight sixth place finish at the Pac-10s...qualified eight swimmers and one diver to the NCAA Championships...?gnes Kov?cs again led the way for the Sun Devils in 2002-03, placing third at the NCAAs in the 200 breaststroke and fourth in the 100 breaststroke... she recorded 21 dual meet victories on the year in four events...at the Texas Invitational, she became the second woman in ASU history to swim under a minute in the 100 breast (59.92), placing her second all-time...at the same meet, attained the Sun Devil record in the 200 IM (1:58.13) becoming the only woman in ASU history to break the two-minute barrier in that event...her school record was one of eight to fall during the 2002-03 campaign...others were in the 50 freestyle (Claire Hedenskog, 22.64), 100 freestyle (Florencia Szigeti, 49.73), 200 freestyle (Petra Banovic, 1:47.59), 1m, 6-dive optionals (Trisha Tumlinson, 300.25), platform (Trisha Tumlinson, 456.55), 200 freestyle relay (1:32.15), and 400 freestyle relay (3:18.95)...sophomore transfer diver Trisha Tumlinson had excellent initial year in Tempe, placing third at the NCAAs on the platform...she placed second on platform, fourth on the 1m, and seventh on the 3m at the conference championships and earned Pac-10 Diving Newcomer of the Year honors...junior transfer Petra Banovic also had a banner first year as a Sun Devil, putting herself in the ASU all-time top-ten in five individual events, including her school record in the 200 free...other NCAA Championship highlights included Claire Hedenskog earning eighth in the 50 freestyle, Petra Banovic and Florencia Szigeti placing 12th and 15th respectively in the 200 freestyle, Kathryn Hennessy's 14th place in the 1650 free, and Tumlinson placing 12th on the 1-meter springboard...top relay finish was the 400 freestyle relay of Hedenskog, Szigeti, Banovic, and Florence Mauro which placed sixth...their morning prelim (3:18.95) distinguished them as the only 400 free relay in school history to swim under 3:20.00...in all, Arizona State had nine athletes earn 28 All-American honors with first-teamers being Claire Hedenskog (50 free), ?gnes Kov?cs (100 breast and 200 breast), Trisha Tumlinson (platform), and the 400 free relay (Hedenskog, Szigeti, Banovic, and Mauro)...Pac-10 Championship highlights included Kov?cs placing second in the 200 IM, the 100 breast and the 200 breast, Banovic placing second in the 200 free and seventh in the 500 free, Hedenskog placing fifth in the 50 free and seventh in the 100 free, Szigeti earning fifth in the 100 free, and Kathryn Hennessy placing seventh in the 1650 free.

Women's Swimming and Diving Individual Honors

All-American: Petra Banovic (400 freestyle relay first-team; 200 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Claire Hedenskog (50 freestyle first-team; 400 freestyle relay first-team; 200 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Kathryn Hennessy (1650 freestyle HM), ?gnes Kov?cs (100 breaststroke first-team; 200 breaststroke first-team; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Florence Mauro (400 freestyle relay first-team; 200 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Sandra Steffensen (800 freestyle relay HM), Florencia Szigeti (400 freestyle relay first-team; 200 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Trisha Tumlinson (platform first-team; 1m springboard HM), Kari Wilcox (800 freestyle relay HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Josie Jedick (first), ?gnes Kov?cs (second), Jessica Stenson (second), Brianna Patterson (second), Melissa Bartlett (HM), Sarah Fischer (HM), Claire Hedenskog (HM), Kari Wilcox (HM), Nicole Zukowski (HM)

(Lou Belken/21st Year): Finished the season 9-12...fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 3-3 record, best finish since the 1999 season...advanced to NCAA Regional action for the 12th time under Belken and the ninth time in the past 10 years...ASU fell 4-2 to Fresno State in the first round at Stanford...finished ranked No. 36 in the country by the ITA...had one player (Van Mele) and two doubles teams ranked nationally in the final standings...ASU's 6-1 victory against Santa Clara set two historical records as Belken achieved his 250th career win, while Arizona State earned the 600th win in the program's history...knocked off defending NCAA national champion USC, 4-3...posted a 9-4 home record...defeated the University of Arizona for the 13th straight year at home...the doubles team of juniors Olivier Charroin and Chris Stewart earned a berth into the NCAA doubles championships and won the Southern California Regional doubles championship...the pair then went on to the ITA National Indoors doubles championship where they advanced to the second round...half of the team's 12 losses were by one or two points.

Men's Tennis Individual Honors

All-Pac-10: Pim Van Mele (second)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jon Stott (first), Olivier Charroin (second)

(Sheila McInerney/19th Year): Recorded an 11-11 record and a seventh place finish in the Pac-10 Conference with a 2-6 mark...finished 17th in the country after advancing to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Team Championships...finished in the top-25 for the 19th time in the past 20 years...seventh straight season ASU advanced to the Round of 16...advanced to the postseason for the 18th time in 19 seasons, and 16th straight...hosted the first two rounds of NCAAs for the fifth straight year, defeating Illinois-Chicago (4-0) and Fresno State (4-2)...fell to No. 2 Florida in the Round of 16 by a 4-0 score...head coach Sheila McInerney earned her 300th career win...senior Adria Engel earned All-American honors in singles for the fourth consecutive year, making her only the second player in ASU history to accomplish the feat...Engel finished the season ranked sixth in singles, while Dora Krstulovic finished ranked 63rd in singles...Engel advanced to the NCAA singles quarterfinals and finished the year with a 29-11 record...Engel was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association West Region's Senior Player of the Year...Engel also became ASU's all-time leader in wins (132)...Engel was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Player of the Month for April after going 8-1 and recording wins over the No. 4, 5 and 6 ranked players in the nation (during an eight-day stretch)...senior Mhairi Brown earned Academic All-American second team honors and first-team All-District accolades for the second straight season...Brown and Megan Yeats were named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete Team.

Women's Tennis Individual Honors

All-American: Adria Engel (singles)

All-Pac-10: Adria Engel (first)

Pac-10 All Academic: Mhairi Brown (first), Megan Yeats (first), Dora Krstulovic (second), Joslynn Burkett (HM)

Verizon Academic All-American: Mhairi Brown (second-team All-American and first-team All-District)

(Greg Kraft/7th Year): Fasil Bizuneh earned All-America honors in the 10,000m run as the eighth American to cross the finish line (12th overall) and his automatic qualifying time of 28:55.88 run at the Stanford Invitational is a school record...team did not score at the NCAA outdoor track and field...at the NCAA West Region Championships, the men placed sixth (45 points) on the strength of one regional title, the 400m dash by Jason Barton...the 4x400m relay tasted defeat for the first time all year, placing third in the regional event ...two titles were captured at the Pac-10 Championships to help the men to a fifth-place finish (82 points)...Lewis Banda was a part of two titles as he won the 400m dash and anchored the 4x400m relay (Barton, Banda, Seth Amoo and Steve Fitch) to victory...in the first of the scored team events this year, the Sun Devil men defeated Arizona (101-92) and Northern Arizona (107-67) at the Double Dual in Tempe...4x400m relay team won the Drake Relays in 3:02.81 to edge Baylor and claim the fastest time in the nation...the time also was the second-fastest in school history...Vince Mosca finished 17th in the shot put at the 2003 USA Outdoor Senior Track and Field Championships, ASU's lone male representative in the meet...finished 44th at the indoor national championship with four points on the fifth-place finish of the 4x400m relay team of Amoo, Banda, Barton and Fitch...relay won all races it participated including its heat at the indoor nationals with final heat producing four times faster than ASU placing them fifth...eight individual titles were secured at the Pac-10 Indoor Invitational...in the lone scored dual meet of the year, the Sun Devil men defeated Arizona (78-77) and Northern Arizona (97-59) in Flagstaff at the annual meet...two records were set for the men...Seth Amoo clocked in at 21.01 in the 200m while Fasil Bizuneh turned in his second school record in the 5,000m run at 14:02.84...the relay team ran a 3:07.03 for the second-fastest time in school history...also on the top five times/marks list were Amoo (5th, 60m dash), Chris Kasik and Trevell Quinley (60m hurdles, 3rd and 5th, respectively), Banda (2nd, 200m and 3rd, 400m), Jeff Dodge (4th, 800m), Roger Cahill and Ryan Warrenburg (3,000m run, 3rd and 4th, respectively), Quinley (4th, long jump), Ryan Zimmerman (4th, triple jump), Vince Mosca (4th, shot put) and Travis Jones (2nd, weight toss).

Men's Track and Field Individual Honors

Outdoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Fasil Bizuneh (12th overall/8th American - 10,000m run)

Outdoor Individual Pac-10 Champions: Lewis Banda (400m dash and 4x400m relay), Seth Amoo (4x400m relay), Jason Barton (4x400m relay), Steve Fitch (4x400m relay)

Indoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Lewis Banda (4x400m relay), Seth Amoo (4x400m relay), Jason Barton (4x400m relay), Steve Fitch (4x400m relay)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Jay DeGroot (second), Jeremy Rasmussen (second), Kris Alexander (HM), Lee Bartes (HM), Jeff Dodge (HM), Dan Maher (HM), Juan Reyes (HM)

(Greg Kraft, 7th year): Finished tied for 29th with nine team points at the NCAA Outdoor Championships...Lisa Aguilera finished fifth in the 3,000m steeplechase while Tiffany Greer took seventh in the long jump to earn individual All-America honors...Desiree Davila also earned All-America honors as the eighth American to finish the 5,000m race at the national meet...the women's 4x400m relay team of Cassandra Reed, Kandace Tucker, Seneca Holmes and Joni Smith placed sixth giving them All-America honors as well...in the inaugural NCAA West Region championships, the team placed fourth (55 points) to earn a team trophy as Aguilera and Greer led the way with individual titles...at the Pac-10 Championships, the women scored their highest point total in school history (109 points) to place third...Aguilera won the steeplechase for the second year in a row, keeping the title in Tempe as Kelly MacDonald (2001) and Aguilera the following two years are the only women to win the event...Greer became the first women in Pac-10 history to win the long jump three years in a row with her title defense...Sandra Orsund snapped UCLA's dominance in the discus by winning the event...in the annual Double Dual held in Tempe, the men and women swept intrastate rivals Arizona (91-87) and Northern Arizona (104-47)...Aguilera recorded the world's (at the time), nation (at the time), conference and school record with her 9:46.43 that won the regional title...Aguilera also established the new school standard in the 5,000m run...at the USA Senior Track and Field Championships, Aguilera finished fourth in the steeplechase and Greer took eighth in the long jump...at the junior national event, Amy Hastings won the 5,000m run while Becky Holley placed 17th in the javelin...Hastings also had success at the Junior World Cross Country Championships, placing 20th as the first American to cross the finish line while the team took fourth ...finished 43rd at the NCAA Indoor Championships with two points earned by Lisa Aguilera's seventh-place finish in the 3,000m run...two Sun Devils earned All-America honors in Aguilera and Seneca Holmes (100m hurdles)...Aguilera was the team's lone automatic qualifier for the national meet...won eight individual titles at the Pac-10 Indoor Invitational...in only other team scored meet, the women handed losses to rivals Arizona (86-57) and Northern Arizona (82-58) in the annual indoor meet in Flagstaff...Holmes (fourthth - 55m hurdles), Kandace Tucker (fifth - 60m dash and fifth - 200m dash) and Desiree Davila (third - 3,000m) recorded times in the ASU top five record book while Aguilera, Jenny Aldridge, Davila and Cassandra Reed moved into second on the distance medley list...in the field, Julia Pedersen (third) and Sandra Orsund (fourth) moved onto the shot put list while Orsund took control of the second spot in the weight throw.

Women's Track and Field Individual Honors

Outdoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Lisa Aguilera (5th - 3,000m steeplechase), Tiffany Greer (7th - long jump), Desiree Davila (10th overall/8th American - 5,000m run), Cassandra Reed, Kandace Tucker, Seneca Holmes and Joni Smith (6th - 4x400m relay)

Outdoor Pac-10 Champions: Lisa Aguilera (3,000m steeplechase), Tiffany Greer (long jump), Sandra Orsund (discus), Cassandra Reed (400m dash)

Indoor All-Americans (NCAA Finish): Lisa Aguilera (7th - 3,000m run), Seneca Holmes (10th overall/8th American - 60m hurdles)

Academic All-Americans (Verizon): Lisa Aguilera (second team)

Academic All-District VIII: Lisa Aguilera (first team)

Academic All-Pac-10: Lisa Aguilera (first), Kelly Burke (first), Cody Sohn (first), Cynthia Atencio (second), Amanda Lyon (second), Joanie Baca (HM), Alvina Begay (HM), Desiree Davila (HM), Julia Pedersen (HM), Lisa Pohlit (HM), Jenae Sonne (HM)

US Track Coaches Association All-Academic: TBA

Other Honors: Lisa Aguilera (Pac-10 Athlete of the Week for May 6; NCAA Women of the Year Nominee; Pac-10 Medal of Honor Winner)

(Patti Snyder-Park/14th year): Finished with an overall 15-12 record and was seventh in the Pac-10 with an 8-10 mark...15 victories marked the 17th time in 30 years of ASU volleyball (1973-2002) that a team has recorded 15 or more wins...one of a record eight Pac-10 teams to qualify for the 2002 NCAA Tournament...making its 14th trip to the NCAA Tournament and the third in the last four years, ASU beat Cincinnati in the first round before falling to No. 4 Nebraska in the second round...head coach Patti Snyder-Park completed her career as she announced her retirement before the start of the season...Snyder-Park concluded her career with a 216-181 (.544) record and was 15-14 vs. the University of Arizona in her career...ASU spent much of the middle part of the season ranked in the AVCA/USA Today Top 25 poll, topping out at No. 18...the national ranking marked the first time since the second week of 1996 that ASU had been in the national top 25...ASU picked up three wins over ranked opponents, including then No. 13 Pacific (Sept. 7), No. 11 UCLA (Sept. 21) and No. 12 Arizona (Sept. 27)...the win over Arizona marked the program's 500th victory and was the first time ASU had swept the Wildcats in three games since 1993...the 42-40 win in the third game established Pac-10 and school records for single-game scoring...the 105 total points by ASU established an NCAA three-game record...ASU was 7-1 in five-game matches and a perfect 6-0 in games played on a neutral court...ASU won two tournaments in 2002, the Texas Tech Red Raider Classic (Sept. 14-15) and the UNLV/Hard Rock Thanksgiving Classic (Nov. 29-30)...junior outside hitter Juliana Escobar was named first-team All-Pac-10 becoming the 11th Sun Devil (15 times overall) to earn that honor...Escobar, a Brazilian transfer from Barton County C.C. where she earned national player of the year honors, led the Devils in several categories, including kills (4.29 kpg), digs (3.36 dpg), service aces (0.51 aces per game) and total points (495.0)...Escobar's 420 kills established an ASU rally-scoring single-season record and ranks as the 13th best performance by a Sun Devil...she recorded 21 matches with 10 or more kills and led the Devils with 16 double-doubles (kills/digs)...she also recorded two 20-20 matches, including a record-breaking night with 27 kills and 26 digs vs. Oregon (October 18), both rally-scoring records...Escobar's 50 service aces ranks in a tie for third in the single-season record books and the most by a Sun Devil since 1991...senior middle blocker Julia Leddy ended her career by establishing the ASU single-season hitting percentage record at .367...Leddy also etched her name in the record books as ASU's career leader with a .342 mark and was named the Tournament MVP at the Red Raider Classic and the UNLV/Hard Rock Thanksgiving Classic...she was also named Pac-10 Honorable Mention, First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and was a second-team Verizon Academic All-District selection with a 3.75 GPA in Elementary Education...junior setter Cheryl Anglin moved into second place on the ASU all-time career assist list with 3,560...Anglin recorded two matches of 70 or more assists, including the Pac-10's best performance of the year when she had 76 vs. Oregon (October 18)...Anglin's 76 assists ranked as the sixth most in a single-match in ASU history and the most since rally scoring was adopted in 2001...her 70 assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament vs. Cincinnati was her fifth career 70+ assist match and ranked as the 13th best assist performance in school history...junior middle blocker Jodi Smith led the team with 0.86 blocks per game.

Attendance Breakdown: 9 home Matches; total home attendance -- 11,033; average: 1,226

Volleyball Individual Honors

All-Pac-10: Juliana Escobar (first), Julia Leddy (HM)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Julia Leddy (first), Fernanda Habiger (second), Cheryl Anglin (second), Kim Melhorn (second), Natalie Harris (HM), Courtney Blocher (HM)

Pac-10 Player of the Week: Juliana Escobar (Sept. 23-29)

Verizon Academic All-District VIII: Julia Leddy (second), Cheryl Anglin (third)

(Vicki Gorman/2nd Year): The second season of water polo was very successful as the Sun Devils went 20-18 and finished No. 19 in the national polls...opened the year unranked and changed that with a 3-1 home stand...first national ranking was No. 20 before moving up to 19th...highest ranking was No. 18 (week of April 9)...also was ranked 12 of 15 weeks and 11 in a row...team faced 13 of the 19 teams appearing in the finals rankings...in the opening game of the year, the Sun Devils earned their first shutout with a 14-0 blanking of UC Santa Cruz...built a school-record six game winning streak midway through the season...win over UC Santa Cruz (14-0) and loss to No. 3 USC (20-5) marked high and low for squad...in 65 games over two years, the team has not been shut out...of the 18 team losses, nine were by two goals or less with two coming in overtime...Katie Davis led the team in goals (40), points (60), game winning goals (eight) and steals (101)...her steal total is most all-time in program history and the first time a Sun Devil has recorded more than 100 in a season...in 2002, only four Sun Devils recorded more than 30 points while in 2003, six did so...in goal, Lizzie Houck tied two records for saves in a game...she recorded a record-tying 16 against Harvard (March 23) and tied for third-most at 15 in a win over George Washington (March 14)...her 219 saves also are the most in a single season...in the career record book, Ashley Orzalli moved to No. 1 in goals (56), assists (45), points (101) and shots (191)...Orzalli also is the only Sun Devil to have recorded more than 100 points in a career..

Water Polo Individual Honors

All-Tournament Teams: Katie Davis (Long Beach Invitational)

Team Awards: Katie Perata (Sun Award), Lena Soghomonian (Devil Award), Katie Davis (Sparky Award), Daya Mau (Iron Woman Award) and Heather Rempfer (T.E.A.M. Award)

(Thom Ortiz/2nd Year): Finished fifth with 65 points, its highest NCAA finish since 1994-95, when it took fourth...Thom Ortiz earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year...team went 12-7 in dual competitions (5-1 in Pac-10) and won the 400th dual in school history with a 21-16 defeat of Lock Haven on Jan. 15...upset then-No. 7 Oklahoma, 21-21, on tiebreaking criteria (six match wins to four in the dual)...placed seventh at the NWCA National Duals...advanced seven of its 10 starters to the finals of the Pac-10 Championships with six Sun Devils winning conference crowns...winners were Mike Simpson (133), Eric Larkin (149), Nick Frost (165), Curtis Owen (174), Ryan Bader (197) and Kellan Fluckiger (HWT)...team edged defending champs Boise State (at its home arena), 134-129, to capture the school's 14th Pac-10 Championship...meet marked the second most individual champions for ASU in one meet behind the seven recorded in 1985...Larkin was named the meet's Outstanding Wrestler after winning his fourth conference crown...eight Sun Devils qualified for the NCAA Championships with Larkin, Owen and Fluckiger earning All-America honors by placing in the top eight...Larkin took home his fourth All-American honor with his first national title at 149 with a 10-8 defeat of No. 2 Jared Lawrence of Minnesota...he also earned NCAA Outstanding Wrestler honors, the first Sun Devil to ever do so...Larkin went 34-0 on the year to earn the highest collegiate wrestling honor as the 2003 Dan Hodge Award winner...also named ASU's Pac-10 Medal of Honor winner and one of five finalists for an ESPY Award (Best Male Collegiate Athlete).

Attendance Breakdown: 5 home dates; total home attendance: 3,356; average attendance: 671; season high: 1,144 for Sun Devil Duals on Jan. 5.

Wrestling Individual Honors

Eric Larkin: NCAA and Pac-10 Championships Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet; Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year; 2003 Dan Hodge Award; Pac-10 Medal of Honor; ESPY Finalist (Best Collegiate Male Athlete)

NCAA Champions: Eric Larkin (149)

All-Americans: Eric Larkin (149 /1st), Curtis Owen (174/4th), Kellan Fluckiger (HWT/5th) Academic All-Americans (NWCA): Curtis Owen (first); Rocky Smart (HM); Team was No. 25 in the nation based on cumulative grade point average

Verizon Academic All-American: Curtis Owen (first team)

Pac-10 Champions: Mike Simpson (133), Eric Larkin (149), Nick Frost (165), Curtis Owen (174), Ryan Bader (197) and Kellan Fluckiger (HWT)

Pac-10 All-Academic: Nick Frost (first), Curtis Owen (first), Rocky Smart (first)

Academic All-American: Curtis Owen (Verizon first-team at-large)

  • Individual NCAA Champions: Joona Puhakka (diving, 1-meter springboard), Eric Larkin (wrestling, 149 pounds), Alejandro Canizares (men's golf)

  • Athletic Directors' Cup: Finished 10th in the Directors' Cup with 860.75 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)

  • National Coach of the Year: Mark Bradshaw (diving)

  • National Freshmen of the Year: Alejandro Canizares (men's golf)

  • National Player of the Year: Eric Larkin (wrestling, Dan Hodge Award)

  • NCAA Team Champions: None oPac-10 Team Champions: Wrestling

  • Pac-10 Champions (Individual): Ryan Bader (wrestling, 197 pounds), Kellan Fluckiger (wrestling, 285 pounds), Nick Frost (wrestling, 165 pounds), Eric Larkin (wrestling, 149 pounds), Curtis Owen (wrestling, 174 pounds), Mike Simpson (wrestling, 133 pounds), Joona Puhakka (men's diving, 1m and 3m), Lisa Aguilera (women's track and field, 3,000m steeplechase), Tiffany Greer (women's track and field, long jump), Cassandra Reed (women's track and field, 400m dash), Sandra Orsund (women's track and field, discus), Lewis Banda (men's track and field, 400m dash), men's 4x400m relay (Jason Barton, Seth Amoo, Steve Fitch, Lewis Banda)

  • Pac-10 Players of the Year: Terrell Suggs (football, defensive), Joona Puhakka (men's diving), Eric Larkin (wrestling), Dustin Pedroia (baseball, co-Player of the Year)

  • Pac-10 Coach of the Year: Thom Ortiz (wrestling), Mark Bradshaw (diving)

  • Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year: Jessica Scalzo (women's cross country), Joona Puhakka (men's diving), Trisha Tumlinson (women's diving)

  • Pac-10 Freshman of the Year: Ike Diogu (men's basketball), Elizabeth Bogus (soccer), Alejandro Canizares (men's golf co-Freshman of the Year)

  • Terrell Suggs Top Individual Honors: Lombardi Award (top lineman or linebacker), Bronko Nagurski Award (top defensive player), Ted Hendricks Award (defensive end), Columbus Touchdown Club Defensive Lineman of the Year, Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year, Morris Trophy Winner

  • Eric Larkin Top Individual Honors: NCAA and Pac-10 Championships Outstanding Wrestler of the Meet; Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year; 2003 Dan Hodge Award; Pac-10 Medal of Honor; ESPY Finalist (Best Collegiate Male Athlete)

  • Bill Kajikawa Varsity "A" Association Student-Athletes of the Year: Kara Brun (softball) and Claire Hedenskog (women's swimmer), female co-winners; Erik Larkin (wrestlling)

  • Wings of Gold Student-Athlete of the Year: Lisa Aguilera (track and field/cross country)

  • Heather Farr Award: Dora Krstulovic (women's tennis)

  • Pac-10 Medal of Honor: Lisa Aguilera (track and field/cross country) and Eric Larkin (wrestling)

    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.

    ALL-AMERICAN POSTSEASON AWARDS BREAKDOWN

    Academic All-Americans/All-District

  • Men's Basketball: Shawn Redhage (Verizon first-team All-District)
  • Football: Phil Howard (Verizon All-District)
  • Soccer: Amy LePeilbet (Verizon third-team All-American and District VIII selection)
  • Volleyball: Julia Leddy (Verizon second-team All-District), Cheryl Anglin (Verizon third-team All-District)
  • Women's Tennis: Mhairi Brown (Verizon second-team All-American and first-team All-District)
  • Wrestling: Curtis Owen (Verizon first-team at-large All-American and NWCA first-team honors), Rocky Smart (HM by NWCA)
  • Softball: Kara Brun (Verizon second-team All-American), Adriana Garcia (Verizon third-team All-American)
  • Women's Track and Field: Lisa Aguilera (Verizon second-team All-American and first-team District VIII)

    All-Americans (All Selections Noted)

  • Baseball: Dustin Pedroia (first-team by ABCA, NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball, Sports Weekly/ESPN and CollegeBaseballInsider.com, second by Baseball America); Steve Garrabants (second by NCBWA); Jeff Larish (second by Baseball America, CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Collegiate Baseball, third by NCBWA and ABCA); Jared Liebeck (third by NCBWA); Jeremy West (first by ABCA and HM by CollegeBaseballInsider.com); Andre Ethier (HM by CollegeBaseballInsider.com); Travis Buck (first-team Freshman by Collegiate Baseball and second by Baseball America); Erik Averill (first-team Freshman by Collegiate Baseball and second by Baseball America)
  • Men's Basketball: Ike Diogu (Basketball Times, Sporting News Freshman All-American and AP HM) Football: Terrell Suggs (first-team by Walter Camp, FWAA, Associated Press, The Sporting News, CBS Sportsline.com, CNNSI.com, College & Pro Football Weekly, USA Today, AFCA, ESPN.com); Shaun McDonald (third-team by Associated Press, The Sporting News and honorable mention by CNNSI.com), Chaz White (second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News)
  • Men's Golf: Alejandro Canizares (first), Chez Reavie (HM)
  • Gymnastics: Ashley Ellsberry (second/beam), Maggie Germaine (second/floor)
  • Soccer: Amy Lepeilbet (HM bySoccer Buzz); Elizabeth Bogus (Freshman All-American by Soccer America and second-team by Soccer Buzz), Stephanie Ebner (Freshman All-American bySoccer Buzz third-team), Manya Makoski (Freshman All-American by Soccer America and Soccer Buzz first-team selection)
  • Men's Swimming/Diving: Joona Puhakka (1m first, 3m first), Nick Brunelli (100 free style first, 200 freestyle relay first; 50 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle HM; 400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Christian Harcsas (200 backstroke HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Tom Hickman (200 freestyle relay first), AHMed Hussein (400 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), David Kolozar (200 butterfly HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Joona Puhakka (1m springboard first; 3m springboard first; platform HM), Wiley Wallace (200 freestyle relay first; 400 freestyle relay HM), Bobby Zaabadich (200 freestyle relay first; 50 freestyle HM; 400 freestyle relay HM)
  • Women's Swimming/Diving: Petra Banovic (400 freestyle relay first; 200 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Claire Hedenskog (50 freestyle first; 400 freestyle relay first; 200 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Kathryn Hennessy (1650 freestyle HM), ?gnes Kov?cs (100 breaststroke first; 200 breaststroke first; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Florence Mauro (400 freestyle relay first; 200 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM), Sandra Steffensen (800 freestyle relay HM), Florencia Szigeti (400 freestyle relay first; 200 freestyle HM; 200 freestyle relay HM; 200 medley relay HM; 400 medley relay HM; 800 freestyle relay HM), Trisha Tumlinson (platform first; 1m springboard HM), Kari Wilcox (800 freestyle relay HM)
  • Softball: Phelan Wright (second)
  • Women's Tennis: Adria Engel (singles)
  • Men's Track and Field: Fasil Bizuneh (outdoor 10,000m run), indoor 4x400 relay of Lewis Banda, Seth Amoo, Jason Barton and Steve Fitch
  • Women's Track and Field: Lisa Aguilera (3,000m steeplechase and indoor 3,000m run), Tiffany Greer (outdoor long jump), Desiree Davila (outdoor 5,000m run), Cassandra Reed, Kandace Tucker, Seneca Holmes and Joni Smith (outdoor 4x400m relay), Seneca Holmes (60m indoor hurdles)
  • Wrestling: Eric Larkin (149 /1st), Curtis Owen (174/4th), Kellan Fluckiger (HWT/5th)

    Sport (Overall Record/Pac-10 Record)PostseasonNCAA FinishPac-10
    Baseball (54-14; 16-8)NCAA Super Regionals 7th****2nd*
    Men's Basketball (20-12; 11-7)NCAA Tournament--4th*
    Women's Basketball (16-14; 7-11)National Invitational Tournament--8th*
    Men's Cross CountryNCAA Regionals--3rd
    Women's Cross CountryNCAA Championships23rd2nd
    Football (8-6; 5-3)Holiday Bowl--3rd*
    Men's GolfNCAA Championships6th3rd
    Women's GolfNCAA Championships 18th5th
    Gymnastics (10-4; 3-4)NCAA Championships9th3rd
    Soccer (12-7-2; 4-5)NCAA Championships--T-6th*
    Softball (32-25; 7-14)NCAA Regionals 20th**T-7th
    Men's Swimming/Diving (5-6; 0-4)NCAA Championships11th4th
    Women's Swimming/Diving (4-8; 0-5)NCAA Championships10th6th
    Men's Tennis (9-12; 3-3)NCAA Regionals 36th***4th*
    Women's Tennis (11-11; 2-6)NCAA Round of 16 17th***T-7th*
    Men's Track and Field/IndoorNCAA Championships 44th--
    Women's Track and Field/IndoorNCAA Championships43rd--
    Men's Track and Field/OutdoorNCAA Championships--5th
    Women's Track and Field/OutdoorNCAA Championships T-29th3rd
    Volleyball (15-12; 8-10)NCAA Championships--7th*
    Water Polo (20-18)--19th*****--
    Wrestling (12-7; 5-1)NCAA Championships5th1st
    *denotes regular season Pac-10 finish
    **denotes final ranking in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll
    ***denotes final ITA Rankings
    ****denotes Baseball America final ranking
    *****denotes final ranking

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

    Total NCAA Top-10 Finishes/Rankings (5): Baseball, Men's Golf, Gymnastics, Women's Swimming and Diving, Wrestling

    Total NCAA Top-25 Finishes/Rankings (11): Baseball, Women's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Gymnastics, Women's Golf, Softball, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Water Polo, Wrestling

    (Updated July 3, 2003)

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