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By the numbers: 2011-12 Sun Devil year in review

July 18, 2012

Here is a look back by the numbers at the 2011-12 Sun Devil athletic season. Highlights included: winning three NCAA individual titles, multiple All-American awards and having 16 Sun Devils chosen to compete in the Olympics.

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threeThree individual NCAA Championship titles were won as Jordan Clarke (indoor track and field and outdoor track and field in the shot put) and Mason McHenry (indoor 800m dash) both took home the honor. Clarke, a junior, defended his national title in the shot put and made the short list of 10 as a finalist for The Bowerman Award - the highest honor bestowed on collegiate track and field athletes. With Clarke's success, ASU has won the last four NCAA outdoor shot put competitions and eight of the last 10 total shot put titles between indoor and outdoor campaigns (alumni and 2012 Olympian Ryan Whiting had five shot put crowns).

fourThe softball team had the distinct honor of having four student-athletes named Academic All-America, the only Pac-12 school to place softball players on the list. Clint Myers squad made its 10th appearance in the Women's College World Series and finished fourth in the nation. In all, the Sun Devils had 21 wins against ranked opponents, 24 mercy rule wins (program best) and swept five Pac-12 opponents.

sixSix Sun Devil teams finished in the top-25 either at the NCAA Championships or in the final rankings. Men's indoor track and softball earned fourth-place finishes, water polo was fifth, men's outdoor track and field was 16th, baseball finished ranked 21st and women's outdoor track and field was 24th.

sevenCoach Herb Sendek led the Sun Devils to their seventh Territorial Cup win in the past 11 meetings with Arizona on the final day of the regular season.

nineNine student-athletes earned Academic All-America selections: Elina Eggers (diving), Hillary Bach (softball), Katelyn Boyd (softball), Annie Lockwood (softball), Bailey Wigness (softball), John Kline (track and field), Jamie Sandys (track and field), Nick Happe (track and field) and C.J. Navarro (track and field).

thirteenWomen's Cross Country was led by freshman Shelby Houlihan who earned the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year en route to helping the Sun Devils to their 13th NCAA Championship berth in the last 14 seasons.

sixteenASU has 16 current/former student-athletes competing in the 2012 Olympics, eight for the United States. ASU Olympians: Zeke Jones (USA Wrestling, Freestyle head coach), Kyle Alcorn (USA Track and Field, 3000m Steeple), Micky Benedetti (Italy, Diving - 3m Springboard), Eric Boateng (Great Britain, Basketball), Kelsey Campbell (USA, Wrestling), Desiree Davila (USA, Marathon), Ike Diogu (Nigeria, Basketball), James Harden (USA, Basketball), Amy Hastings (USA, Track and Field - 10,000m), Amy LePeilbet (USA, Soccer), Riley McCormick (Canada, Diving - 10m Platform), Gal Nevo (Israel, Swimming - 200/400IM), Donald Sanford (Israel Track and Field, 400m Dash), Rowie Webster (Australia, Water Polo), Ryan Whiting (USA, Track and Field - Shot Put), Alison Williamson (Great Britain, Archery).

twentyoneWomen's golf earned in its 21st-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance, the nation's longest streak of women's golf NCAA Championship appearances. Senior Giulia Molinaro not only led her fellow Sun Devils but also the Pac-12 for which she was named the Pac-12 Golfer of the Year and First Team All-America.

twentyfiveThe Sun Devil tennis team earned in its 25th-straight NCAA postseason bid and 27th overall for head coach Sheila McInerney. Sophomore Jacqueline Cako was named a top-16 seed in the NCAA Championships and earned All-American honors, the first Sun Devil to earn the distinction in back-to-back years in singles since 2003.

twentysevenUnder track and field coach Greg Kraft, 27 Sun Devils have earned national titles and outdoor track and field won 12 Pac-12 individual titles. Kraft has been named the USTFCCCA National Coach of the Year four times and Regional Coach of the Year 10 times including during the 2011-12 indoor season.

thirtyoneGymnastics qualified for its 31st NCAA Regional in 32 seasons. Under head coach John Spini, the Sun Devils have qualified for 31 NCAA Regionals, 20 NCAA Championships, have nine top-five finishes and 19 top-10 finishes. Spini was hired in 1980.

thirtynineJust under 40 Sun Devils were named All-Americans and here is a breakdown of each sport: baseball (three), softball (two), women's golf (one), swimming and diving (nine), tennis (one), outdoor track and field (20) and water polo (three).