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          Release: 07/01/2011
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Conference Timeline - Big 12

Teams: Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas State, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Baylor

 

Football

  • 18 First-Team All-Americans
  • Memorial Stadium celebrates its 300th consecutive sellout with a record crowd of 86,304 against Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 26, 2009
  • One Heisman Trophy Winner - Eric Crouch, 2001
  • One National Championship in 1997
  • Two Big 12 Championships
  • Eight Big 12 North Division Championships
  • 47-game home winning streak ends during the 1998 season
  • 40th straight winning season in 2002
  • Barrett Ruud becomes all-time tackle leader with 432 tackles during the 2004 season
  • Ndamukong Suh wins the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski, and Bednarik trophies as well as a finalist for the Heisman during the 2009 season

 

 

Men's Basketball

  • Four All-Conference Picks
  • Venson Hamilton is named 1999 Big 12 Player of the Year
  • Tyronn Lue is the 23rd overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in 1998

 

 

Baseball

  • Four Big 12 Tournament titles, tied with Texas for the most of any school
  • Big 12 Regular Season Championship in 2001, the first regular season league title since 1950
  • First College World Series appearance in 2001 with win over Rice; last game ever played at Buck Beltzer Field
  • Dave Van Horn named Baseball America's 2001 National Coach of the Year
  • Qualified for three College World Series in a five-year span; 2001, 2002, and 2005
  • Reached the NCAA Tournament nine times
  • Swept the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships in 2001 and 2005
  • Won a school-record 57 games in 2005
  • First College World Series win in 2005 over Arizon State
  • Alex Gordon, a Lincoln, Neb., native, was named the 2005 National College Player of the Year and selected No. 2 overall in the MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals
  • School-record crowd of 8,757 watched Nebraska defeat Texas A&M on April 14, 2006
  • Opened Hawks Field at Haymarket Park in 2002 and averaged nearly 4,000 fans per game over the past 10 seasons
  • Darin Erstad named head coach on June 2, 2011

 

 

 

Wrestling

  • Bryan Snyder is the first Husker in school history to win four conference titles, doing so from 1999-2002 at 157-pounds
  • Craig Brester is named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the 2009 Big 12 Chamiponships after winning the 197-pound title
  • Won first Big 12 team title in 2009
  • Celebrated its 100th year in program history in 2010-2011
  • Jordan Burroughs won three conference titles in 2008, 2009, and 2011 while also becoming school's first two-time national champion after winning titles in 2009 and 2011

 

 

Track and Field

  • Six indoor women's titles and two outdoor women's titles
  • Captured the 2011 Big 12 women's indoor title
  • Won 15 men's conference titles, including six straight indoor titles from 2000-2007
  • Winningest program in the Big 12 era with 23 team titles, topping Texas' 20
  • Won 168 individual Big 12 titles
  • Head Coach Gary Pepin is inducted into the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame in 2008

 

Cross Country

  • Five All-Americans
  • Jonah Kiptarus finshes 2nd at the 1996 NCAA Chamiponships, the highest individual finish ever for a Husker
  • Jonah Kiptarus wins the 1996 NCAA District V Regional Championship and Jeroen Broekzitter wins in 1997 when the meet is changed to the Midwest Regional Championships

 

 

Men's Golf

  • One Ben Hogan Award winner; Steve Friesen in 1999 (Top Golf Scholar-Athlete)
  • Three All-Americans (GCAA)
  • Eight All-Big 12 members
  • Five NCAA Regional appearances
  • Two NCAA Championship appearances
  • 35 Academic All-Big 12 Selections
  • 77 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll members

 


Softball

  • Three Big 12 regular season titles and three tournament titles
  • Second-winningest program in Big 12 history behind Oklahoma
  • Two trips to the College World Series
  • 13 NFCA All-Americans
  • Big 12 best five Olympians from 1996-2008
  • Head Coach Ronda Revelle won her 700th career and 700th game at Nebraska during the 2011 season

 

Men's Gymanstics

  • 12 NCAA appearances
  • Eight individual national champions
  • 33 All-America honors from 18 student-athlets
  • Eight CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

 

 

 

Women's Gymnastics

  • Heather Brink wins the 2000 all-around and vault national titles
  • Richelle Simpson wins the 2003 all-around and floor exercise national titles
  • Richelle Simpson is named the NCAA Top Eight Award winner for 2004-2005
  • 111 All-Americans
  • Nine Big 12 titles, including the conference's first three titles in 1997, 1998, and 1999

 

 

Volleyball

  • John Cook becomes head coach for the 2000 season
  • 12 Big 12 titles
  • Two National Championships; 2000 and 2006
  • 43 AVCA All-Americans
  • Three AVCA National Players of the Year; Greichaly Cepero in 2000, Christina Houghtelling in 2005, and Sarah Pavan in 2006
  • Won five-straight Bit 12 titles on two occasions; 1998-2002 and 2004-2008
  • Huskers win 90 straight home matches from Sept. 11, 2004 to Sept. 13, 2009
  • Nebraska and UCLA set a regular-season NCAA volleyball record for attendance on Sept. 13, 2009 with 13, 870 fans at the Devaney Center

 

 

Women's Basketball

  • 2010 Big 12 Conference Champions
  • Six NCAA Tournamnet appearances
  • One NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2010
  • Only unbeaten regular season in Big 12 Conference men's or women's basketball history in 2010
  • Nebraska's First Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Winner across all sports; Kelsey Griffin in 2010
  • One Big 12 Player of the Year; Kelsey Griffin in 2010
  • One National Player of the Year Finalist; Wooden, Wade, Naismith Trophies, Kelsey Griffin in 2010
  • 27 All-Big 12 players

 

 

Women's Tennis

  • Imke Reimers was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2007 and 2008
  • 28 first-team All-Big 12 honors from 14 student-athletes
  • Six conference singles and doubles champions
  • Coach Jacobson earned his 250th career victory in 2010 against Air Force
  • Four NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Earned the program's first-ever NCAA tournament win in 2010, a 4-2 triumph over Illinois

Men's Tennis

  • Christopher Aumueller is named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year in 2009
  • Ryan Haith wins Huskers' first Big 12 singles title in 2006
  • Huskers qualify for nationals as a team for the first time in 2010, make a repeat trip in 2011

Women's Golf

  • Sarah Sasse earns first-team All-America honors in 2003
  • Sarah Sasse is named Big 12 Golfer of the Year
  • Six All-Big 12 selections
  • Huskers make the NCAA Championhips as a team in 2000 and place 19th


Rifle

  • Rifle makes its first NCAA appearance during the 1999-2000 season and places 3rd
  • Huskers take 2nd at the 2006 NCAA Championships, highest team finish
  • Nicole Allaire wins the Huskers' first NCAA title in 2000 in smallbore
  • Kristian Fehlings wins the 2006 air rifle NCAA title
  • 10 NRA First-Team All-Americans
  • Huskers join the Great America Rifle Conference for the 2004-05 season after being independent
  • Huskers win the 2006 GARC regular-season title
  • Two GARC tournament titles in 2005 and 2006

 

Soccer

  • Eight Big 12 championships (five tournament, three regular season)
  • 10 straight NCAA Tournaments from 1996-2005, including eight Sweet 16s and two Elite Eights
  • Nebraska had its best season in 1996, producing a 23-1 record while sweeping the first-ever Big 12 regular season and tournament championships.  The Huskers reached the Elite Eight and were eliminated by No. 3 Portland, 1-0.
  • The Huskers Swept the Big 12 crows in 1999 when they finished 21-1-2 and advanced to the Elite Eight.  Nebraska took both Big 12 titles again in 2000 and was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally, its highest ranking in school history.
  • School-record crowd of 4,830 was in attendance for the Aug. 30, 2002 matchup against No. 2 North Carolina, ended in 1-1 tie
  • Moved to the Nebraska Soccer field on the UNL campus for the 2005 season
  • Unbeaten at home in 2009 with a 9-0-2 record
  • Morgan Marlborough claimed back-to-back Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year awards in 2009 and 2010 and became NU's first All-American since 2005.  During the 2009 season, Marlborough, a freshman, produced two hat tricks, including a school record-tying four goals in a 7-1 victory over Akron

 


Bowling (begins 1991, enters NCAA 2004)

  • Eight time National Champions; 1991, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2009
  • The Husker Bowling Facility is the only facility in the country that is leased by the athletic department for exclusive use of the bowling team
  • Head Coach Bill Staub enters the Nebraska, Lincoln, and Omaha bowling halls of fame
  • 28 NTCA Scholastic All-Americans
  • 51 NTCA All-Americans
  • Six National Collegiate Bowlers of the Year
  • Four National Collegiate Rookies of the Year
  • 77 Team Tournament Titles


Swimming and Diving

  • 87 All-Americans
  • Two Conference Championships
  • Six NCAA Meet Appearances
  • 27 Conference individual Championships
  • 90 Academic All-Big 12 Selections
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