Aug. 3, 2006
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2005-06 Athletic Program Accomplishments Clemson ranked 32nd in the nation and fourth in the ACC on a points per sports basis in the Final 2006 Director’s Cup Standings. This was Clemson’s highest finish in the current scoring structure and best final ranking in both areas (national and ACC) since 2002. Clemson had six top 25 programs, four top 20 programs, and three top 10 programs (men’s soccer, golf and baseball) in 2005-06, the high totals in all three areas since 2002. Advanced to the Final Four of the men’s soccer Tournament and the College World Series in the same year for the first time since the 1979-80 academic year. Only school in the nation to win a bowl game, a postseason tournament basketball game and a College World Series game. Recorded 41 wins over top 25 ranked teams in six different sports. The baseball team had a record 26 wins over ranked teams, while the football team had three top 20 wins, the most by the program since 1989. Clemson had 15 All-Americans in nine different sports, and 38 first-team All-ACC student-athletes. Had six different programs finish in the top three of the ACC, including baseball who won the ACC Tournament and had the best regular season record in the conference (24-6). Clemson continued to have consistency in its programs. The golf team was chosen for the NCAA Tournament for the 25th straight year, the baseball team was chosen for the 20th straight year, the women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAAs for the 12th straight season and the men’s tennis team went to the NCAA Tournament for the 22nd time in the last 28 years. The men’s soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in the last 11 years. As far as national rankings are concerned, the baseball team had a top 10 finish for the sixth time in the last 13 years and went to the College World Series for the fifth time in the last 13 years. The women’s tennis team posted its fourth straight top 20 finish. The golf team finished in the top 10 for the eighth time in the last 10 years. The Clemson program boasted a first-round draft choice in football, baseball and soccer for the first time since 1999. Tye Hill was a first-round selection in football, Tyler Colvin was a first-rounder in baseball and Nathan Sturgis was a first round choice in men’s soccer. Clemson won a bowl game, a postseason men’s basketball game and a baseball postseason tournament game in the same year for the first time since the 1993-94 academic year. Both Clemson tennis teams reached the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Final 32 for the third straight year. Both Clemson soccer teams were chosen for the NCAA Tournament. Clemson posted an 11-4 record in head-to-head team competition with state rival South Carolina. That includes a 9-1 record in men’s sports. The Clemson football team defeated South Carolina for the fourth straight year and for the eighth time in the last nine seasons.
Academic Excellence Clemson had a record 123 student-athletes named to the Dean’s List in the spring semester, including a record tying 44 with a perfect 4.0. The student-athletes in seven of Clemson’s 15 athletic programs posted a team GPA of 3.0 or better, led by the women’s swimming & diving team, which had a 3.42, including 11 student-athletes with a 4.0. Clemson’s athletic teams had an overall GPA of 2.84, tied for the third best semester on record. The record is a 2.90 set in the spring of 2004, and the only other semester better than this spring was a 2.85 in the spring of 2002. The list of programs with a team GPA of 3.0 or better included women’s swimming & diving (3.42), rowing (3.25), men’s soccer (3.07), women’s soccer (3.33), women’s tennis (3.15), volleyball (3.11) and women’s track & field (3.06). The women’s tennis (18th) and men’s soccer (3rd) programs also had top 20 finishes on the field of competition to go with those outstanding grades. A total of 221 student-athletes were named to the academic honor roll (3.0 or better) in the spring semester. The women’s swimming & diving team had the most student-athletes with a 3.0 or better with 31 on the list, while the rowing program had 30, and the women’s track & field team had 25. It marked the seventh straight semester that at least 20 women’s track athletes made the academic honor roll. Clemson had nine of its 15 programs achieve a perfect 100 graduation success rate in a study released by the NCAA in December of 2005. Clemson ranked seventh in the nation in terms of percentage of programs with a 100 percent rate. ™™
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