Clemson Has Five Top 10 Teams in 1999-00 Academic Year
CLEMSON, SC -- Clemson clinched three top 10 finishes in the same day on
Saturday, June 3, one of the most remarkable single days in Clemson sports
history. Clemson will finish the year with five different teams ranked in
the top 10 in the nation, the most top 10s in one academic year for the
Tiger program in nine years.
On Saturday afternoon, Larry Penley's golf team finished seventh at
the NCAA Tournament with a 19-under-par total, its second best score versus
par in its 20 appearances in the event. It marked the fourth straight
year that Clemson has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Tournament, the
first Clemson sports program to do that in 21 years (men's soccer 1972-79).
Later that night, Clemson's baseball team won the Clemson Super
Regional with a 9-4 triumph over Mississippi State. That gave the Tigers
their ninth berth in the College World Series, assuring Jack Leggett's team
of a top eight national finish. The final poll for baseball will be
released after the College World Series on June 19th. The victory over
Mississippi State gave Clemson 50 victories for the 2000 season.
Finally, late Saturday night, or early Sunday morning, the final
team results were released at the NCAA Men's track and field meet at
Durham, NC. Weather delays caused a late finish to the event. Bob
Pollock's ranked 10th in the final scoring at the meet. Shawn Crawford
won the 200 meters and finished sixth in the 100 meters to lead the way for
Earlier this academic year the women's soccer team was ranked
eighth in the final poll, while the men's indoor track team finished 10th
at its national meet in Indianapolis. That gives Clemson five top 10 teams
for the academic year, most since the 1990-91 academic year when Clemson
also had five.
Overall, this year's top 10 team total ties for third highest in an
academic year in Clemson history. The record is eight, set in 1982-83,
while the 1981-82 Clemson athletic teams had six. Clemson also had five
top 10 finishes in 1980-81 and 1988-89, in addition to 1990-91 and this