June 16, 1997
USC Athletics: The Year in Review
Sport Record Conf. Finish Nat'l Finish Notes Baseball 42-20 17-13 (3rd) 10th (Base. Amer.) second at NCAA South II Regional Men's Basketball 17-11 12-6 (t2nd) -- first NCAA berth since 1992 Women's Basketball 20-9 13-5 (3rd) -- reached second round of NCAAs Women's Crew -- 7th -- Guerrero All-Pac-10 Women's Cross Country -- 6th -- Shiferaw first team All-American Football 6-6 3-5 (t5th) -- def. Notre Dame, 27-20 (OT) Men's Golf -- 3rd 14th Tambellini, Wright third team All-Amer. Women's Golf -- 6th 26th (Rolex) Josefsson All-Pac-10 hon. men. Sailing -- -- 10th 10th at National Coed Dinghy Champ. Women's Soccer 15-5 4-3 (t4th) -- Harvey Pac-10's top scorer Men's Swimming & Diving 8-0 4-0 (2nd) 6th Krayzelburg NCAA champ in 200 back Women's Swimming & Diving 9-1 4-1 (2nd) 1st first-ever national championship Men's Tennis 18-6 6-4 (3rd) 15th (Rolex) Bastl second at NCAA singles/doubles Women's Tennis 8-15 0-10 (6th) 32nd (Rolex) Baklarova All-Pac-10 hon. men. Men's Track and Field 8-2 1st 3rd five straight NCAA hammer throw titles Women's Track and Field 9-1 2nd 14th def. NCAA champion LSU in dual meet Men's Volleyball 12-12 9-10 (9th) 13th (VB Mag.) Guigliano, Seiffert, All-MPSF hon. men. Women's Volleyball 21-9 12-6 (t3rd) 13th (AVCA) reached round of 16 in NCAAs Men's Water Polo 23-3 7-1 (1st) 2nd Cizmic, Zagar first team All-Americans Women's Water Polo 15-20 0-6 (5th) 7th Orwig second team All-American
Individual Titles, Honors, Awards
Baseball Jason Brown -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Seth Etherton -- All-American 3rd tm., All-Pac-10 1st team, All-South II Regional Randy Flores -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Robb Gorr -- All-South II Regional Jack Krawczyk -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Marc Mirizzi -- All-Pac-10 1st team, All-South II Regional Eric Munson -- All-American 3rd team, Freshman All-American 1st team, All-Pac-10 1st team Wes Rachels -- All-Pac-10 1st team, All-South II Regional Greg Walbridge -- All-Pac-10 h.m., All-South II Regional Men's Basketball Elias Ayuso -- Pac-10 All-Newcomer 1st team Stais Boseman -- All-Pac-10 1st team Rodrick Rhodes -- All-Pac-10 h.m., Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year Jarvis Turner -- Pac-10 All-Freshman h.m. Gary Williams -- Pac-10 All-Newcomer h.m. Women's Basketball Michelle Campbell -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Kristin Clark -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Tina Thompson -- All-American 1st team, All-Pac-10 1st team Tiffany Washington -- Pac-10 All-Freshman h.m. Women's Crew Malora Guerrero -- All-Pac-10 Women's Cross Country Emebet Shiferaw -- All-American 1st team Football John Allred -- All-American 2nd team, All-Pac-10 2nd team Chris Brymer -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Chris Claiborne -- Freshman All-American 1st team, All-Pac-10 h.m. Travis Claridge -- Freshman All-American 1st team Brian Kelly -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Matt Keneley -- All-Pac-10 h.m., NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Sammy Knight -- All-Pac-10 1st team Daylon McCutcheon -- All-American h.m., All-Pac-10 1st team George Perry -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Darrell Russell -- All-American 2nd team, Pac-10 Morris Trophy, All-Pac-10 1st team R. Jay Soward -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Jim Wren -- All-American h.m., All-Pac-10 h.m. Men's Golf Jorge Corral -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Brian Hull -- All-American h.m., All-Pac-10 2nd team Roger Tambellini -- All-American 3rd team, All-Pac-10 1st team Nick Webb -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Chad Wright -- All-American 3rd team, All-Pac-10 1st team Women's Golf Johanna Josefsson -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Sailing Caileen McIlvery -- All-American Crews Mike Uznis -- All-American Coed h.m. Women's Soccer Courtney Barham -- All-Pac-10 2nd team Isabelle Harvey -- All-American h.m., Freshman All-American 3rd team, All-Pac-10 1st team Carol Hatcher -- All-Pac-10 2nd team Jim Millinder -- Pac-10 Coach of the Year Men's Swimming and Diving Brad Francis -- All-American Josh Ilika -- All-American Kent Johnson -- All-American Jeff Julian -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (200 fly) Lenny Krayzelburg -- NCAA champ (200 back), All-American, Pac-10 champ (100 back, 200 back) Bela Szabados -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (200 free, 500 free) David Taylor -- All-American Mike Williams -- All-American Women's Swimming and Diving Lindsay Benko -- NCAA champ (500 free, 200 back), All-American, Pac-10 champ (200 free) Karen Campbell -- All-American Natalya Chikina -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (3m diving) Hope Gittings -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (200 back) Paige Francis -- All-American Dorte Lindner -- All-American Sarah Maggio -- All-American Kristine Quance -- NCAA champ (400 IM, 200 breast), All-American, Pac-10 champ (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast) Mark Schubert -- NCAA Coach of the Year, Pac-10 Coach of the Year Jean Ellis Todisco -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (200 fly) Men's Tennis George Bastl -- All-American, All-Pac-10 1st team Patrick Gottesleben -- All-Pac-10 1st team Kyle Spencer -- All-American, All-Pac-10 h.m. Women's Tennis Karolina Baklarova -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Men's Track and Field Ron Allice -- Pac-10 Coach of the Year, District VIII Coach of the Year Ray Carter -- All-American Jerome Davis -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (400m) William Erese -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (110m HH) Marques Holiwell -- All-American Bengt Johansson -- NCAA champ (hammer throw), All-American DeJon Joyner -- All-American Kedjeloba Mambo -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (triple jump) Tony Serpas -- All-American Jason Shelton -- All-American Isaac Turner -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (800m) Women's Track and Field Esi Benyarku -- Pac-10 champ (100m) Emelie Fardigh -- All-American Grazyna Penc -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (800 and 1500m) Emebet Shiferaw -- All-American Pamela Simpson -- All-American, Pac-10 champ (long jump) Men's Volleyball Chris Guigliano -- All-MPSF h.m. Eric Seiffert -- All-MPSF h.m. Women's Volleyball Vesna Dragicevic -- All-Pac-10 1st team Jennifer Kessy -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Jasmina Marinkovic -- All-District VIII, All-Pac-10 1st team Janice Mounts -- All-Pac-10 h.m. Amber Oliver -- Pac-10 All-Freshman h.m. Men's Water Polo Dan Cherrie -- All-MPSF h.m., All-NCAA Tournament 2nd team Simun Cimerman -- All-American 2nd team, All-MPSF 2nd team All-NCAA Tournament 1st team Hrvoje Cizmic -- All-American 1st team, All-MPSF 1st team, All-NCAA Tournament 1st team Brendan Grubbs -- All-American 2nd team, MPSF Goalie of the Year, All-MPSF 1st team, All-NCAA Tournament 2nd team Mateo Juric -- All-American 2nd team, All-MPSF 2nd team John Williams and Jovan Vavic -- MPSF Co-Coaches of the Year Marko Zagar -- All-American 1st team, MPSF Field Co-Player of the Year, All-MPSF 1st team, All-NCAA Tournament 1st team Women's Water Polo Kristie Cissell -- All-MPSF Southern Division 2nd team Christina McCall -- All-American h.m., All-MPSF Southern Division 1st team Bernice Orwig -- All-American 2nd team, MPSF Southern Division Goalie of the Year, All-MPSF Southern Division 1st team, All-National Championship Tournament h.m.