We continue our best teams from ASU ever this summer with our next matchup. No. 12 2018-19 Hockey beat No. 5 1994-95 Women’s Golf in our last matchup. Now it’s No. 6 1994-95 MBB vs. No. 11 2007 Softball.
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No. 6 1994-95 MBB
Record: 24-9 (12-6 Pac-10) Reached Sweet Sixteen
Head coach: Bill Frieder
Notable players: Mario Bennett, Ron Riley
The rundown: Finished just behind Arizona and UCLA in the Pac-10, ASU had a very successful season with Frieder at the helm. Future Phoenix Suns first rounder Mario Bennett led the team in points and rebounding. A hot start to the season with top-15 wins over Michigan and Maryland paved the way to a five-seed in the NCAA Tournament. Wins against Ball State and Manhattan set up a Sweet Sixteen date with Kentucky before the Sun Devils were beaten by the Wildcats. This is the furthest ASU has been in the tournament since.
No. 11 2007 Softball
Record: 54-17 (13-8 Pac-10) Reached Women’s College World Series
Head coach: Clint Meyers
Notable players: Katie Burkhart, Kaitlin Cochran
The rundown: In the second year of the Clint Meyers era, ASU made it to the Women’s College World Series again. Katie Burkhart continued to dice and cement her legacy as the best Sun Devil in program history. Unfortunately for her the offense didn’t produce in Oklahoma City. ASU went 0-2 to Northwestern and DePaul having score one run. Although, it set the stage for the next year as ASU grabbed its first NCAA championship.
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