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Athletics Program enjoys growing success

2000 WIRA Champion rowing team


  • Charles Roberts became the NCAA Division I all-time leading rusher in 2000, finishing his college career with 6,553 yards. He is the third-leading rusher in NCAA football history at any level.

  • Six football players (Ryland Wickman, Charles Roberts, Jon Osterhout, Chris Kelly, Anthony Daisley, Terence Wagner) have earned All-American honors over the past three seasons.


  • The team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year, winning its fourth straight Big Sky Conference season championships and third league tournament title in four years.

  • Head coach Debby Colberg has been named Big Sky Coach of the Year three of the past four seasons.

Men’s Soccer

  • The 2000 team posted its best record since 1995 (7-10-1) and had the most all-conference selections (four) in its Division I history.
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  • The team qualified for the Big Sky Tournament in 2000 while setting school records with nine wins and 34 goals. Seven members of the team were named all-conference, the most ever.

Women’s Basketball

  • Michelle St. Clair was named first team all-Big Sky after finishing first in the conference and ninth in the nation with 2.96 three-pointers per game. She also finished second in the conference with 15.8 points per game. She broke the Big Sky single-game record for three-pointers in a game (nine) and season (77), and finished her career as Sac State’s all-time leader in three-pointers (175).


  • The Hornets have emerged as one of the top programs in Division I. The team qualified for NCAA Regionals in 1998 and have been ranked as high as 18th this season.


  • The team played two games at Raley Field in 2001, including a matchup with national power Stanford.

  • The Hornets downed defending national champions and then-No. 1 ranked UCLA, 2-1.


  • The men’s squad has captured two Big Sky titles and has never finished lower than third over the past four years.


  • Led by Coach Chris Evers, the Big Sky Coach of the Year for the past three years, the men’s squad advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 1999 and has won the league title two of the past three seasons.

Track and Field

  • Competing in one of the best outdoor track facilities in the world, both the men’s and women’s teams posted their best finishes at the Big Sky Championship in Sacramento.


  • Guided by head coach Bill Zack, the 2000 WIRA Coach of the Year, Sac State was 8-1 in dual meets, won the Cal Cup and WIRA championships and beat Stanford, UC Davis, Texas and Kansas State.

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