Emma Coburn (Mktg’13) added another chapter to the storied recent history for CU runners in the 3,000-meter steeplechase by winning the NCAA title in the event in Eugene, Ore.
Bill McCartney, who led CU-Boulder to its only national championship in football in the 1990 season, will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Dec. 10 in New York.
Rick George was introduced as CU’s sixth full-time athletic director on July 17, succeeding Mike Bohn. From 1987-91, he was assistant athletic director for CU-Boulder’s football operations when the Buffs won a national football title.
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It came right down to the wire, but the CU triathlon team extended its streak of consecutive national titles to four with its victory in April at the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships in Tempe, Ariz.
The CU ski team rallied in a big way on the final day of the NCAA Championships in Vermont to claim its 19th national title in the sport and second in the last three years.
When she was just 16 in January 2012, Julyette Steur of the Netherlands became one of the youngest players in CU women’s tennis history and the youngest in Nicole Kenneally’s 14 years as coach. Last season, while 17 as a sophomore, Steur posted a winning record at No. 1 singles.
Runner Shalaya Kipp became the third CU winner in the last five years — and sixth overall — of the College Female Athlete of the Year award presented by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Mike MacIntyre was named CU’s 25th head football coach on Dec. 10.
The CU men’s and women’s basketball teams had stellar nonconference seasons, both cracking the top 25 rankings nationally.
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By Jim Martin The news resounded throughout the Colorado football world recently: assistant coach Brian Cabral (Rec’79) will not be on the sideline for the 2013 football season — a place he has been since 1989, a career extending more than 23 years. The 1990 National Championship team has finally ended. This is something like John Elway or
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André Roberson, a junior forward, set the CU’s single-season record for rebounds with 401 and ranked fifth nationally with 20 double-doubles (points-rebounds) last season. The first player signed by coach Tad Boyle, he’s led the Buffs in rebounds, blocks and steals the past two years.
Less than a third of the way through the regular season, the CU volleyball team had already eclipsed its victory totals from four of the previous five years. And less than halfway through the schedule, the Buffs had doubled last year’s win total —12 vs. 6, thanks to a strong freshman class.
The CU men’s cross country team, which dominated the Big 12 for its first dozen years in the conference, is similarly making itself right at home in the Buffs’ initial seasons in the Pac-12.
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There’s something about the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase that’s brought out the best in CU competitors in recent years. And 2012 is no different as Buff athletes Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp made the three-woman U.S. Olympic steeplechase team. Coburn won the U.S. title in the event and Kipp captured the NCAA championship.
Rashaan Salaam (Soc ex’95), the only Heisman Trophy winner in CU history, is among a record dozen people who will be inducted into the CU Athletic Hall of Fame Nov. 15.
CU went into August preseason camp trying to settle on a starting quarterback among three primary contenders — third-year sophomore Nick Hirschman and transfers Connor Wood from University of Texas and Jordan Webb from University of Kansas.
It could have been the lasting image of Dathan Ritzenhein (Hist’06) for this Olympic year.
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The 2011-12 season was one to remember for the CU women’s golf team. By the end of April the Buffs had won three team titles for the first time and made history by recording back-to-back victories. For much of the spring they were ranked just outside the top 10 in the nation before finishing fourth at the NCAA West Regional.
In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, the CU men’s basketball team lowered the boom on many an unsuspecting opponent.
Ideally, spring practices are supposed to resolve many issues for a college football team. But for CU, the spring produced almost as many questions as answers.
Ann Elliott made history March 26 when she became head coach for the new CU women’s lacrosse program, which begins play in spring semester 2014. She comes to CU after being a player and assistant coach at perennial lacrosse powerhouse Northwestern University, winner of six NCAA titles between 2005-2011.
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In January athletic director Mike Bohn announced the addition of women’s lacrosse that will begin varsity play in the 2013-14 academic year.