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A Decade of Sun Devil Individual Champions


June 11, 2012

Back in 2003, Alejandro Canizares (men's golf), Eric Larkin (149-pound wrestler) and men's diver Joona Puhakka (1m) notched national titles.

The Sun Devils have not slowed down since to the tune of 37 NCAA individual titles in the past decade.

Women like Jacquelyn Johnson (track and field), Ashley Kelly (balance beam in 2004) and Amy Hastings (5,000m) picked up trophies a year later. Anthony Robles and Bubba Jenkins captured our attention in 2011 with wrestling titles and in the meantime Greg Kraft's track program has watched runners, jumpers and throwers add to the Sun Devil trophy case.

NCAA individual champions have come from men's golf, women's golf, wrestling, men's diving, gymnastics and both men's and women's track and field (both indoor and outdoor).

Check out the list below and get ready to read the name Jacquelyn Johnson a lot...

SUN DEVIL INDIVIDUAL NCAA CHAMPIONS 2003-2012

2003

Alejandro Canizares, men's golf

Eric Larkin, 149 pounds, wrestling

Joona Puhakka, 1m dive, men's swimming and diving

2004

Jacquelyn Johnson, heptathlon, women's track and field

Ashley Kelly, balance beam, women's gymnastics

Joona Puhakka, 3m dive, men's swimming and diving

2005

Joona Puhakka, 1m dive, men's swimming and diving

Joona Puhakka, 3m dive, men's swimming and diving

2006

Amy Hastings, 5,000m run, women's track and field-indoor

Victoria Jackson, 10,000m run, women's track and field-outdoor

Jacquelyn Johnson, pentathlon, women's track and field-indoor

Jacquelyn Johnson, heptathlon, women's track and field-outdoor

2007

Jacquelyn Johnson, pentathlon, women's track and field-indoor

Jacquelyn Johnson, heptathlon, women's track and field-outdoor

April Kubsihta, pole vault, women's track and field-outdoor

Jessica Pressley, shot put, women's track and field-outdoor

Sarah Stevens, discus, women's track and field-indoor

2008

Kyle Alcorn, 3,000m run, men's track and field-indoor

Kyle Alcorn, 3,000m steeplechase, men's track and field-outdoor

Jacquelyn Johnson, pentathlon, women's track and field-outdoor

Jacquelyn Johnson, heptathlon, women's track and field-outdoor

Azahara Munoz, women's golf

Jessica Pressley, shot put, women's track and field-outdoor

Sarah Stevens, discus, women's track and field-outdoor

Ryan Whitting, shot put, men's track and field-indoor

2009

Ryan Whitting, shot put, men's track and field-outdoor

Ryan Whitting, shot put, men's track and field-indoor

Jason Lewis, weight throw, men's track and field-indoor

2010

Ryan Whitting, shot put, men's track and field-outdoor

Ryan Whitting, shot put, men's track and field-indoor

Ryan Whitting, discus, men's track and field-outdoor

2011

Anthony Robles, 125 pounds wrestling

Bubba Jenkins, 157 pounds, wrestling

Jordan Clarke, shot put, men's track and field-outdoor

2012

Jordan Clarke, shot put, men's track and field-outdoor

Jordan Clarke, shot put, men's track and field-indoor

Mason McHenry, 800m, men's track and field-indoor