Football Returns Home To Face Pac-10 Foe No. 10 USC
Sept. 29, 2003
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Coming off a 45-17 loss at Oregon State last weekend in their league opener, the Arizona State Sun Devils return to Sun Devil Stadium this week, playing host to the 10th-ranked USC Trojans on Saturday afternoon in a regional television broadcast on ABC. Arizona State will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak (both games on the road) and notch the team's first Pac-10 win of the year. The Sun Devils, who will induct five former student-athletes into the ASU Hall of Fame this weekend, also look to snap a three-game losing streak against USC and notch their first win against the Trojans since 1999. USC brings a 3-1 record and an 0-1 Pac-10 mark into Saturday's game following a 34-31 triple-overtime loss at California last weekend. Prior to their loss to the Golden Bears, the Trojans had won a Pac-10-leading 11 consecutive games and six straight conference games dating back to their 30-28 win over Cal on Oct. 12, 2002.
In the Series
USC holds a 10-9 advantage in the all-time series with Arizona State, which dates back to 1978, ASU's first year as a member of the Pac-10 Conference. USC has won the last three meetings and four of the last five, including a 34-13 victory last year on Nov. 16 in Los Angeles. The series is tied 5-5 in games played in Tempe with the Trojans visiting Sun Devil Stadium for the first time since a 44-38 double-overtime victory on Nov. 4, 2000, a contest which was ASU's NCAA-record third straight overtime game. Saturday afternoon's game will mark just the second time in six years that the two teams will meet at Sun Devil Stadium. ASU's last win in the series came on Nov. 6, 1999 with a 26-16 win at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
ABC will broadcast Saturday's game live to a regional audience with Keith Jackson, Dan Fouts and Todd Harris calling the action. It will mark the third straight television appearance of the year for the Sun Devils who fell at Oregon State in a national Fox Sports Net broadcast last weekend. The Sun Devil Sports Network will carry all 12 of ASU's football games live on its 11-station network including flagship stations KTAR 620 AM and ESPN Radio 860 AM in Phoenix. Tim Healey (play-by-play), Jeff Van Raaphorst (color analyst), Vince Marotta and Paul Calvisi (pregame, halftime and postgame) will bring the action to Sun Devil fans. Calvisi will also provide reports from the ASU sidelines during home games. ASU games can also be heard live on ASU's official web site at www.TheSunDevils.com.
Hall of Fame Weekend
Arizona State will induct five former Sun Devil student-athletes into the ASU Hall of Fame this weekend. The Sun Devils will induct the group into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Friday night and will honor the inductees during the halftime of the USC game. This year's class includes Mike Davies (wrestling), Brenda Calhoun Cash (track and field), Sue Sloan Kelsey (swimming), Dan Hayden (gymnastics) and Shane Collins (football and track and field). Bios on all five ASU Hall of Fame inductees can be found on page 8 of this week's release.
Last Time Out
Sophomore tailback Hakim Hill led the Sun Devils with career highs in rushing and receiving, but it wasn't enough to overcome six turnovers as ASU fell to Oregon State 45-17 last week in Corvallis, Ore., in the Pac-10 Conference opener for both teams.
For OSU, Brandon Browner intercepted three passes and James Newson had six catches for 124 yards and a touchdown. Derek Anderson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another Oregon State score. He was 15-of-26 for 246 yards in the Beavers' first victory over the Sun Devils since 1993, snapping a seven-game ASU winning streak. Oregon State's Stephen Jackson, the Pac-10's leading rusher, had 26 carries for 105 yards, his 10th consecutive regular-season 100-yard game.
After the teams traded interceptions, including junior Riccardo Stewart's second of the year, and ASU turned the ball over after a bad snap, Oregon State got on the board first in the game on a six-yard rush by Anderson. ASU tied things up midway through the second quarter after junior Jason Shivers picked off a pass and returned the interception 63 yards to the OSU 17-yard line. ASU capitalized on the turnover on a two-play drive that culminated in a five-yard pass from junior Andrew Walter to senior Skyler Fulton, the third hook-up of the season for the pair. However, Oregon State responded with 17 unanswered points, including a 28-yard scoring strike from Anderson to Newson after Walter's second interception, and took a 24-7 halftime lead.
The Sun Devils scored the only points of the third quarter when freshman kicker Jesse Ainsworth drilled a 34-yard field goal midway through the quarter. ASU turned the ball over on its first possession of the second half after a Fulton fumble, while Shivers got his second interception of the game on the next drive, picking off an Anderson pass early in the third quarter.
Browner's second interception came off Walter early in the fourth quarter, setting up Jackson for a 15-yard touchdown run that made it 31-10. Minutes later, the Beavers' Cole Clasen returned a punt 37 yards to the goal line, where he fumbled. Teammate Keller Christensen recovered the ball in the end zone to make it 38-10.
ASU scored its last points of the game midway through the fourth quarter when Walter found sophomore Derek Hagan for 20 yards to make it 38-17. OSU scored on its next drive on a two-yard rush by Dwight Wright. ASU threatened to score on its next possession with freshman Sam Keller leading the Sun Devils down to the OSU 12-yard line before Browner grabbed his third interception of the game on the goal line.
For ASU, Hill led the team with 115 yards on 24 carries as well as a team-high six catches for 92 yards. Walter was 17-of-42 for 231 yards and two TDs. On defense, Shivers led the Sun Devils with two interceptions and 13 tackles, while junior Ishmael Thrower turned in a career-best three tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks.Top of the Hill
Sophomore tailback Hakim Hill led the team in both rushing and receiving last weekend at Oregon State, becoming the first Sun Devil since Michael Martin in 1996 to pace the team in both categories. Hill, who made his first career start last weekend, turned in career bests with 24 carries for 115 yards on the ground and 92 yards through the air (six catches) against Oregon State. Martin had 20 carries for 92 yards and one rushing touchdown and five catches for 74 yards and one receiving TD against Washington in a 45-42 ASU win on Sept. 7, 1996, ASU's season-opener in a year that saw the team notch an 11-0 regular season record and a 1997 Rose Bowl appearance. Hill's 115 rushing yards marked the most for a Sun Devil since current senior Mike Williams turned in 162 yards on 40 carries in ASU's win at Arizona last season. Arizona State is now 235-43-5 (.839) all time when having a player gain 100 yards or more on the ground.
Junior safety Jason Shivers grabbed two of ASU's season-high-tying three interceptions last weekend at Oregon State (ASU also had three picks vs. Utah State). It marked the second time in his career that Shivers has picked off two passes, with the first occasion being last year's 34-20 victory at Arizona on Nov. 29, 2002. Arizona State has had five different players grab eight interceptions this year led by Shivers who is tied for first in the nation in interceptions with 1.0 picks per game. Shivers (three), junior safety Riccardo Stewart (two), senior safety Brett Hudson, senior defensive tackle Shane Jones and junior cornerback R.J. Oliver have all picked off passes for the Sun Devils this season. Last year, the Sun Devils also spread the wealth in interceptions with 13 players combining for ASU's Pac-10-leading 22 picks (led by R.J. Oliver and Brett Hudson who each had four picks last year). This season, ASU and USC are tied for second in the Pac-10 with eight interceptions, trailing only the 13 picks grabbed by Washington State this year.
ASU grabbed three interceptions Sept. 13 against Utah State, including an interception return for touchdown by Stewart. Hudson also snagged his first interception of the year and the fifth of his ASU career vs. the Aggies, while Jones had his first career pick in that game. Stewart's touchdown marked the second straight game that an ASU player returned an interception for TD, after Oliver tied the ASU mark for longest return with a 100-yarder in ASU's season-opener vs. Northern Arizona. Oliver became the 10th player in Pac-10 history (and the second Sun Devil) to return an interception 100 yards for touchdown (ASU junior Emmanuel Franklin also had a 100-yard interception return in the 2001 season-opener against San Diego State). That marked the team-leading seventh career interception for Oliver, who led the Pac-10 in passes defended last year and is on the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award.
Shivers Causing Shivers
In addition to his three interceptions over the past two games, junior free safety Jason Shivers has led the team in tackles in each of the last two contests, including a game-high 13 last week at Oregon State. Shivers paced the team and tied career highs with 17 tackles and 13 solo stops Sept. 20 at Iowa. That marked the most for Shivers since turning 17 tackles (13 solo) vs. Washington on Oct. 27, 2001 in Tempe. Both marks were the most tackles for a Sun Devil since Joe Cesta had 18 tackles (12 solo) vs. Oregon in 1998.
Shivers, who led the team in tackles in each of his first two seasons in Tempe, is averaging 8.7 tackles per game in his short career with 10 games in double figures in the category (244 tackles, 28 games). At 11.3 tackles per game this year, Shivers is ranked second in the Pac-10, while with 34 total tackles (23 solo), he is just two tackles behind fellow junior safety Riccardo Stewart for the team lead in the category despite missing the Utah State game with an injury. On the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award, Shivers has led the team in tackles in each of the last two weeks for the 14th and 15th times in his two-plus years in Tempe (28 career games).
Getting to the Quarterback
Arizona State's defense has 18 quarterback sacks through its first four games this season, which ranks second in the Pac-10, just two behind league-leader Washington State's 20. ASU's 18 sacks are also just one off the pace of 19 sacks the 2002 team, led by NCAA record-holder Terrell Suggs, amassed in the first four games last season (4.0 vs. Nebraska, 5.0 vs. Eastern Washington, 5.0 vs. Central Florida, 5.0 at San Diego State). ASU sacked Utah State quarterback Travis Cox a total of seven times on Sept. 13, the most since the team had eight (led by Suggs' four) in a Oct. 26 win over Washington last year. Last season, the Sun Devils finished second in the Pac-10 with a total of 51.0 sacks. Senior Brian Montesanto and junior Jimmy Verdon lead the team and rank 10th in the Pac-10 with three sacks apiece this season. A total of 12 Sun Devils have gotten at least half a sack this season. Junior defensive end Ishmael Thrower, who has started the last two games, led the team with a career-high three tackles for loss, including two sacks, last week at Oregon State. On the other side of the ball, the Arizona State offensive line is ranked first in the Pac-10 with Oregon State in sacks allowed, giving up just five sacks on the year.
In the Rankings
The Sun Devils dropped out of the polls this week but are still receiving 15 votes to come in at 35th in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll. The team's No. 16 ranking in Sept. 7 and 14 polls matched the highest rank of last season when the Sun Devils climbed to 16th in the Oct. 27 AP poll before falling out two weeks later. It was also the highest national ranking for the Sun Devils since the 1997 Sun Bowl Championship squad finished at 14th in each of the final national polls. ASU was ranked 22nd in this year's preseason AP poll and 23rd in the preseason coaches poll, marking the first time that the team has been ranked in the preseason since 1999 (25th-AP). USC is ranked 10th in each of this week's polls, falling from third after last week's loss at Cal.
Spreading the Wealth
The Sun Devils have completed passes to 12 different receivers this season, including eight in ASU's season-opening victory over NAU, seven Sept. 13 vs. Utah State and eight Sept. 20 at Iowa. Junior quarterback Andrew Walter completed four touchdown passes to three different Sun Devils vs. Northern Arizona in ASU's season-opener on Sept. 6. Sophomore Moey Mutz, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship this spring, led the Sun Devil receivers with three catches for 75 yards and two TDs vs. NAU, while senior Skyler Fulton led the team with eight catches for 172 yards and a pair of TDs vs. Utah State. The Sun Devils had three players turn in career highs in receiving Sept. 20 at Iowa, led by sophomore Matt Miller who caught a career-high seven passes for 45 yards. Senior fullback Mike Karney turned in a pair of career bests with four receptions for 36 yards, while redshirt freshman Terry Richardson did the same with four catches for 34 yards vs. the Hawkeyes. Sophomore tailback Hakim Hill led the team with six catches for a career-best 92 yards at Oregon State last week.
Junior quarterback Andrew Walter has turned in solid efforts in each of the first four games of the 2003 season. Last week at Oregon State, he completed 17 of 42 passes for 231 yards and two TDs.
This season, Walter ranks fifth in the league in passing yards per game (223.0) and total offense (216.0). Walter holds a 7-9 record as ASU's starter and has completed 389 passes for 5,315 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career. With his 231 yards last week at Oregon State, Walter has moved into sixth on the ASU list for career passing yards and is just 446 yards out of the top five (5,761 yards by Paul Justin, 1987-90) and just 29 career games. Walter also needs just five passing touchdowns to move into ASU's career top six, while he is tied for 38th with Washington State's Timm Rosenbach (1986-88) on the Pac-10's career touchdown passes list. He needs three more to move in the league's top 30 in the category.
In ASU's season-opening victory against Northern Arizona, Walter completed 15-of-24 passes for 224 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Walter threw four TD passes to three different receivers vs. NAU, marking the fifth time in his career that he has had at least four scoring strikes in a game.
Last year, Walter turned in one of the finest seasons in school history, setting almost every school record for passing yards and total offense. Walter shattered the school record for passing yards in a single season, throwing for 3,877 yards to become the first passer in school history to top 3,000 yards and surpass the previous school record of 2,878 by Danny White in 1973. Despite not earning his first start until the fifth game of the year, Walter, who finished third in the Pac-10 and 19th in the nation in passing efficiency at 137.10, turned in the fourth-best single-season performance in Pac-10 history and became the first quarterback in Pac-10 history to turn in four 400-yard passing games in a season. No Pac-10 quarterback had ever thrown for more than three in a season and Washington's Cody Pickett and Walter are the only two to ever have four in a career. Walter completed 274 of 483 pass attempts, breaking ASU's single-season marks for attempts and completions - records previously held by Jake Plummer with 348 attempts in 1996 and Todd Hons with 199 completions in 1983 - while Walter's 28 TDs marked the second-best effort in school history behind Mike Pagel who threw 29 TD passes in 1981.
With a 536-yard passing performance to upend No. 6 Oregon on Oct. 19, Walter set Pac-10 and Arizona State school records for single-game passing yards, surpassing the previous mark of 534 yards by fellow Sun Devil Paul Justin vs. Washington State in 1989. He was named the Oct. 20 Sporting News, cnnsi.com and USA Today.com National Player of the Week in addition to earning his first career Pac-10 Player-of-the-Week honor.
Walter also shattered the majority of ASU's total offense records, setting the marks for total yards (3,661 yards) and yards per game (261.5 ypg). He also tied Danny White (1973) with four games with at least 300 yards of total offense and turned in the sixth-best season in Pac-10 history. He finished third in the league and 18th in the nation in total offense.
ASU Single-Game Touchdown Passes1. 7 Mike Pagel, vs. Stanford, 19812. 6 Danny White, vs. New Mexico, 19713. 5 Andrew Walter, vs. Stanford, 2002 5 Jeff Krohn, vs. Oregon, 20005. 4 23 times (four times by Walter, last vs. NAU, 2003)
ASU Single-Game Passing Yards1. 536 Andrew Walter at Oregon, 2002 (** Pac-10 record)2. 534 Paul Justin vs. Washington State, 19893. 532 Jeff Van Raaphorst vs. Florida State,19844. 511 Ryan Kealy vs. Arizona, 19985. 477 Andrew Walter vs. California, 20026. 474 Andrew Walter vs. North Carolina, 2002 474 Paul Justin vs. Houston, 1990
ASU Single-Season Passing Yards1. 3,877 Andrew Walter, 20022. 2,878 Danny White, 19733. 2,776 Jake Plummer, 19964. 2,591 Paul Justin, 19895. 2,484 Mike Pagel, 19816. 2,394 Todd Hons, 1983
Pac-10 Single-Season Passing Yards1. 4,458 C. Pickett, UW, 20022. 3,968 R. Leaf, WSU, 19973. 3,942 C. Palmer, USC, 20024. 3,877 A. Walter, ASU, 20025. 3,812 P. Barnes, 1996
ASU Career Passing Yards1. 8,827 Jake Plummer, 1993-962. 6,912 Ryan Kealy, 1997-003. 6,717 Danny White, 1971-734. 6,610 J. Van Raaphorst, 1984-865. 5,761 Paul Justin, 1987-906. 5,315 Andrew Walter, 2001-pres.7. 5,196 Mike Pagel, 1978-81
ASU Single-Season TD Passes1. 29 Mike Pagel, 19812. 28 Andrew Walter, 20023. 24 Jake Plummer, 1996 24 Danny White, 19735. 23 Danny White, 19726. 20 John Torok, 19647. 19 Three players tied
ASU Single-Season Attempts1. 483 Andrew Walter, 20022. 348 Jake Plummer, 19963. 337 Jeff Van Raaphorst, 19854. 336 Todd Hons, 19825. 334 Mike Pagel, 19806. 324 Todd Hons, 1983
ASU Single-Season Completions1. 274 Andrew Walter, 20022. 199 Todd Hons, 19833. 198 Jake Plummer, 19964. 188 Jeff Van Raaphorst, 19855. 185 Todd Hons, 19826. 184 Mike Pagel, 1980
ASU Single-Season Total Offense1. 3,661 Andrew Walter, 20022. 3,107 Danny White, 19733. 2,834 Jake Plummer, 19964. 2,511 Mike Pagel, 19815. 2,460 Paul Justin, 19896. 2,443 Danny White, 1972
Pac-10 Single-Season Total Offense1. 4,273 Cody Pickett, UW, 20022. 3,947 Akili Smith, Oregon, 19983. 3,920 Ryan Leaf, WSU, 19974. 3,820 Carson Palmer, USC, 20025. 3,728 Pat Barnes, Cal, 19966. 3,661 Andrew Walter, 2002
Fulton's Career Day
Senior wide receiver Skyler Fulton had a career day in ASU's Sept. 13 win over Utah State, catching eight passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns (all career highs). Of his career-high eight catches vs. the Aggies, seven were for 15 or more yards and five resulted in a first down. Fulton ranks eighth in the Pac-10 with 72.5 receiving yards per game (19 catches for 290 yards and a team-best three TDs), while he is ninth in the league with 4.9 receptions per game. Fulton is averaging 15.3 yards per catch, while nine of his 19 catches this season have resulted in a first down or touchdown.
Fulton Named to AFCA Good Works Team
Senior wide receiver Skyler Fulton has been named to the 2003 American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team for his dedication and commitment to community service. The AFCA selected 11 players for the Division I-A Good Works Team. Nominees have to be actively involved and committed to working with a charitable organization, service group or involved in other community service activities and display sincere concern and reliability, while also having made a favorable impression on the organizations with which they are involved. Athletic ability is not a criterion. Fulton, who continues to lead the Sun Devils in receiving this year, has worked and taught in three schools whose population is primarily minority and underprivileged. He has also helped to raise his teammate's and close friend's toddler son, watching the child so his teammate can attend class, workout and meet with tutors. Additionally, during the fall semesters, he spends a great deal of time with the incoming freshman football student-athletes to help them transition into the culture of intercollegiate athletics. Fulton is the first Sun Devil on the Good Works Team since fellow wide receiver Mike Aguirre in 2000.
Putting the Special in Special Teams
Senior punter Tim Parker ranks fourth in the Pac-10 and 17th in the nation this season, averaging 43.9 yards per punt with seven of his 27 punts downed inside the 20...he tied his career high with 10 punts Sept. 20 at Iowa, gaining 437 yards with three touchbacks and one punt downed inside the 10...Parker handled both the punting and placekicking duties vs. NAU and Utah State, becoming the first Sun Devil to handle both duties since Stephen Baker was the placekicker and backup punter in 1998 and 1999...true freshman kicker Jesse Ainsworth replaced Parker as the placekicker on ASU's last extra-point attempt in the Utah State game...Ainsworth connected on his first career field goal Sept. 27 at Oregon State with a 34-yarder in the third quarter and is 3-of-3 on extra-point attempts...sophomore Josh Golden ranks second in the Pac-10 and 29th in the nation in punt returns, averaging 11.9 yards per return...he had four punt returns for 78 yards in ASU's season-opener vs. NAU which was the most for a Sun Devil since Justin Taplin had four punt returns for 84 yards vs. Oregon State in 2001...Golden's 42-yarder in the second quarter of that game was also the longest since Taplin had a 62-yard punt return in that 2001 game...as a team, Arizona State ranks third in the league and 35th in the nation in punt returns (10.9 yards per return), third in the Pac-10 and 27th in the nation in net punting (38.2 yards per punt) and fourth in the Pac-10 and tied 40th in the nation in kickoff returns (22.5 yards per return).
Notes on the Defense
The Sun Devils are ranked seventh in the Pac-10 and 27th in the nation in rushing defense, allowing 106.5 yards per game...three Sun Devils rank in the Pac-10's top 10 in tackles led by junior safety Jason Shivers who is second at 11.3 tackles per game...junior Riccardo Stewart is fourth in the league at 9.0 tackles per game, while sophomore safety Matt Fawley is tied for ninth at 8.0 stops per game.... Fawley turned in a career-high 11 tackles Sept. 20 at Iowa...junior defensive end Ishmael Thrower had a career outing last week at Oregon State with five tackles, three TFLs for a loss of 25 yards and two sacks for 15 yards (all career bests)...ASU's interception returns for touchdown by juniors R.J. Oliver and Riccardo Stewart in the first two games marked the first TDs by the ASU defense in back-to-back games since the 1995 season when Scott Van der Ahe had a 31-yard interception return for TD vs. BYU and Mike Langridge had a 32-yard fumble return for TD the following week vs. Oregon...the two interception returns for TD also matched the two the Sun Devils had all of last year. Last season, graduated senior Josh Amobi and current senior Connor Banks both returned interceptions for touchdowns in the third quarter of a 46-13 win over Central Florida on Sept. 7...Stewart led the team in tackles in each of the first two games this season, marking the fifth and sixth times in his career that he has paced the Sun Devils in tackles...he had 10 tackles (8 solo) Sept. 13 vs. Utah State and matched his career best with 11 tackles (8 solo) in the season-opening win vs. Northern Arizona...
Scoring Through the Air
Junior quarterback Andrew Walter threw four touchdown passes Sept. 6 against Northern Arizona, marking the fifth time in his career that he has had at least four TD passes in a game. Walter added a pair more in against both Utah State on Sept. 13 and Oregon State last week. He has 39 TD passes in his career which ties him for 38th with Washington State's Timm Rosenbach (1986-88) on the Pac-10's career touchdown passes list. Walter also needs five more TD passes to move into ASU's career top six in the category after only 29 career games. His career high in a single game is five in last year's 65-24 win over Stanford.
A total of 20 Sun Devils saw the first action of their Arizona State careers in the Sun Devils' first two games including seven true freshmen, nine redshirt freshmen and four juniors. Eighteen of those Sun Devils played in the season opener vs. Northern Arizona, while true freshmen DE Kyle Caldwell and LB DeAndre Johnson saw the first action of their careers last week vs. Utah State. Seven true freshmen have played this year including Caldwell, Johnson, quarterback Sam Keller, kicker Jesse Ainsworth, safeties Josh Barrett and Daniel Varvel and linebacker Mark Washington. ASU's current roster now features 17 players who saw action as true freshmen: Mike Davis Jr., Matt Fawley, Derek Hagan, Nick Johnson, Ali Likio, Mike Talbot, Chaz White and Jamar Williams in 2002; Lamar Baker, Barton Hammit, Daryl Lightfoot and Jason Shivers in 2001; and Mike Karney, Mike Williams and Skyler Fulton in 2000.
Good to Have Him Back
Junior cornerback Emmanuel Franklin has started each of the last three games, which marks his first starts since starting six games as a redshirt freshman in 2001. He made his first appearance on the field for the Sun Devils in over a year Sept. 6 against Northern Arizona after missing the 2002 season following brain surgery. Franklin suffered a subdural hematoma following a concussion during 2002 spring workouts and missed the 2002 season after undergoing surgery to relieve the bleeding on his brain.
ASU Hall of Fame Inductees
Arizona State will welcome the following five former Sun Devils into its athletics Hall of Fame this weekend:
Mike Davies (wrestling/1984-88) was a two-time All-American at 190 pounds and is third on the ASU career victory list with 136. He won three Pac-10 titles in his career and was 40-3 in ASU's 1987 NCAA Championship season. During that campaign Davies placed third at the NCAAs and was Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year. He was ASU Wrestler of the Year in his junior and senior seasons.
Brenda Calhoun Cash (track and field/1977-81) was a four-time All-American sprinter and hurdler and held ASU records in the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles. She was a member of the 4x100m relay team that set a national record in 1979. From 1977-1981, Calhoun Cash was ranked in the top 12 nationally in both the 100-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles. She currently the head coach of women's track and field at the University of Memphis.
Sue Sloan Kelsey (swimming/1977-81) was a four-time All-American, the 1977 AIAW 100 butterfly champion and a member of five national champion relay teams (200 free relay in 1979, 400 free relay in 1978, 1979 and 400 medley relay in 1977, 1978). She had an outstanding 1976 Olympics in Montreal where she won gold in the 100-meter fly, silver in the 200-meter fly and bronze as a member of Canada's 400m medley relay squad. She was the 1976 Canadian 100-meter fly champion and placed third in that event at the 1978 World Championships.
Dan Hayden (gymnastics/1985-86) was a two-time All-American in four events and a two-time NCAA champion in the parallel and high bars. He led ASU to the 1985 Pac-10 title and the 1986 NCAA championship. In addition to his parallel bars and high bars titles in 1986, he also finished second in pommel horse and third in the all-around. Hayden was named the 1985 Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year and the 1986 U.S. Olympic Committee Gymnast of the Year. Was first at the 1985 USA Championships in parallel and high bars and placed second in still rings and the all-around.
Shane Collins (football and track and field) was an All Pac-10 selection in 1988, 1989 and 1991 and a four-time letterwinner in football. In 1988 he was named the ASU Freshman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year. A participant in the 1991 East-West Shrine Game, he was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 1992 draft. Collins is currently second place on the ASU all-time shot put list. He was the 1990 NCAA shot put champion, Pac-10 shot put champion and an indoor and outdoor All-American.
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