Clemson Sports Notes for 2006-07


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*Clemson had eight of its sports programs finish in the national top
25 of their respective sports, the most top 25 programs since the
2001-02 academic year when the program had nine. The men's soccer
team had the highest final ranking with a 9th by Soccer America. The
women's tennis team had the highest final ranking among women's
sports with an 11th. The baseball team was 12th in a final poll,
the men's golf team was 12th in the final Sagarin computer ranking.
The women's soccer was 14th, men's indoor track 15th, men's tennis
23rd and men's outdoor track 25th. (It should be noted that the
women's soccer team had the best NCAA Tournament finish as Todd
Bramble's team reached the Final Eight of the NCAA Tournament.)


*Ten of a possible 11 programs had a winning season in dual match
competition and nine of the 11 won at least two-thirds of their
games/matches.


*Clemson had four different sports programs reach the Final 16 of
their respective sports NCAA Tournaments. Those sports were women's
soccer (Final Eight), men's soccer (Final 16), baseball (Final 16)
and women's Tennis (final 16).


*Clemson won at least 60 percent of its football, men's basketball
and baseball games in the same academic year for the first time since
the 1995-96 academic year.


*Clemson has now been to postseason play in football, basketball and
baseball in consecutive seasons. It marks the first time the program
has done that in consecutive seasons since the 1995-97 through
1997-98 era.


*The men's basketball program (25) and the men's tennis program (31)
tied school records for wins in a season. The women's swimming
program had 10 victories, its second highest total in the last 19
years.


*Clemson's Women's soccer team advanced to the Final Eight of the
NCAA Tournament by winning three matches on penalty kicks. Clemson
became the first school in the history of the NCAA Women's tournament
to win three consecutive NCAA Tournament matches on penalty kicks.
Golf keeper Ashley Phillips earned third team All-America honors


*The men's soccer team was ranked in the top 10 in all but one poll
during the season by the Coaches Association, and upset top ranked
Maryland and second ranked Duke during the season. Dane Richards was
named a second-team All-American.


*The women's tennis team finished with a 22-4 record, including eight
wins over top 25 program. Clemson was the only program in the
nation to defeat NCAA champion Georgia Tech and NCAA runner-up UCLA
during the regular season.


*The Clemson baseball team advanced to the NCAA tournament for the
21st consecutive year, the third longest active streak in the nation.
It had 11 wins over top 25 teams, including three wins over top 10
Florida State teams in four games.


*The Clemson golf team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 26th
consecutive year, the longest streak of NCAA appearances in Clemson
athletic history.


*The Clemson football team reached a national ranking of #10 after a
7-1 start to the season. The Tiger program played host to ESPN's
College Gameday for the first time in history the day it defeated
13th ranked Georgia Tech, 31-7. Clemson was 2-0 vs. Top 15 teams in
2007.


*Clemson defeated ACC football Champion Wake Forest and Georgia
Tech, the other ACC Championship game competitor. It marked the
second straight year Clemson defeated the eventual ACC Champion.


*The Clemson men's basketball team won a school record 25 games and
reached the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Tigers began the season 17-0 and were the last team in the nation
to suffer a defeat.


*Clemson's rowing team reached a #12 national ranking at midseason,
its highest national ranking in history. Sarah Cooper was named a
second-team All-American for the second time in her career. She
became just the second two-time All-American in Clemson history.


*Clemson had the number-four selection in the NFL draft (Gaines
Adams) and the number-four selection in the Major League Baseball
Draft (Daniel Moskos). Clemson is the only school in the nation to
have a first-round selection in football and baseball each of the
last two years. It marked the first time in Clemson history the
program had a top five draft pick in two different sports.


*Adams was named a unanimous first-team All-American in 2006, just
the second Clemson football player in history to be named a unanimous
first-team All-American.


*Former Clemson All-American and current athletic department
administrator Jeff Davis was named to the College Football Hall of
Fame. His formal induction will take place in New York City on
December 4.


*Clemson golf coach Larry Penley was named ACC Coach of the Year for
the seventh time in his Clemson career. That is the second most
selections among coaches in all sports in Clemson athletics history.


*Clemson freshman golfer Kyle Stanley was named ACC Player of the
Year, the first freshman in league history to win that honor. He
finished second at the NCAA Tournament and became the first freshman
in school history to be named first-team All-American.


*Jack Leggett reached the 1,000-victory mark during the 2007 season.
At age 53, he is the third youngest coach in NCAA history to reach
1,000 victories.


*Track athlete Travis Padgett won the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor
Track and Field Championships in Arkansas in March. It marked the
first national championship for Clemson in men's track in seven years.


*Cross Country runner Itay Magidi won the ACC Cross country
championship, the first Clemson runner to win that event since 1994.


*Clemson football players Jacoby Ford and C.J. Spiller both earned
All-America honors in track. Ford finished third in the nation in
the 60 meters during the indoor season, and Spiller was a member of
Clemson's 4X100 meter relay team that finished seventh at the NCAA
Outdoor championships.


*Bob Pollock's men's track program finished 15th during the indoor
season and 25th during the outdoor season. It was the first time in
five years that Clemson had a top 25 finish in both track seasons in
the same year.


*The Tiger women's tennis doubles tandem of Ani Mijacika and Federica
van Adrichem etched its name in the school record books after
becoming the first doubles team in Clemson history to advance to the
Final Four of the women's doubles NCAA Tournament. They were ranked
fourth in the final rankings and were both named All-Americans.


*Clemson student-athletes had a 2.93 GPA for the spring semester in
2007, the highest semester GPA in school history. Eight different
programs had at least a 3.0 team GPA.


*Sarah Cefalu (Women's Swimming), Brittney Gamble (Rowing), and
Thomas Hunter (football) received Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate
Scholarships from the ACC, while Britten Meyer (women's soccer) was a
Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award Recipient.

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