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Richard Roby led CU in scoring (17.0), rebounds (5.5), steals (2.1), and 3-pointers made (63) this past season helping the Buffaloes to a 20-10 record and a NIT berth
Jenny Barringer, a true freshman, won the 3,000-meter steeplechase championship in a school-record 9:53.04 at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She is the first true freshman to win a title, claiming Colorado's first steeplechase crown.
Eric Molnar was a 2006 All-Big 12 singles and doubles selection, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Individual Championships. Molnar, along with teammate Marek Dvorak, tied former CU great Bill Brawer (1975-76) for the third-most match wins in a season with 26.
Carly Newlands, here throwing the discus, qualified for the 2006 NCAA Outdoor in the shot put, placing 26th. It was her first national championship and was just the eighth female thrower at CU to qualify for nationals.
Pete Janson won the 2006 Big 12 Steeplechase title with a personal record of 8:44.76.
Healthy Kids Day
Freshman receiver Jarrell Yates gives autographs at Healthy Kids Day. The third annual event was held prior to the 2006 Spring Game on April 15.
Bobby Anderson, who starred at two positions for CU in the late 1960s, will become the fourth Buffalo to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation announced on May 16.
Dan Hawkins, shown here prior to the 2006 Spring Game, was named Coloradoís 23rd football coach in its history on December 16 after compiling a 53-11 record in five seasons at Boise State.
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Senior All-American Edward McGlasson finished the season with a team-best 72.42 stroke average, the third best figure in CU history, trailing only Kane Webber, his one time teammate (71.46 in 2003-04) and the legendary Hale Irwin (72.04 in 1965-66). His career average of 73.54 was also the third best in Buff annals, behind only Webber (72.90) and Scott Petersen (74.37). McGlasson was also an All-Region, All-Big 12 Conference and All-Big 12 Tournament selection.
Senior Jessica Vanderdys completed her CU tennis career with 72 singles wins, good for 11th on CU's all-time list, and 66 doubles wins, second on the Buff charts.
Katie Griffin USA
Katie Griffin, shown here in her U.S. Under-21 Women's National Team jersey, was CU leading scorer in 2005 with a school record 12 goals. Griffin, who also had a school record 25 points as a junior, traveled with the U.S. Under-21 Womenís National Team to Europe for two matches in the Netherlands and one in Germany this past spring.
Peter Bjork claimed 27 wins in 2006, tying for second on CU's all-time list, and helping the Buffaloes to a third place Big 12 finish and a spot in the 2006 NCAA Championships.
Freshman Monica Milewski was named the ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year. Milewski went 18-13 for the Buffaloes during her freshman year, the third most wins on the team.
Senior Maria Persson-Gulda capped off her senior year in style, finishing in a tie for 5th at the 2006 Big 12 Championship, the second highest mark by a Buffalo in team history.
Brian White drops back to pass with Ryan Walters closing in during the 2006 Spring Game.
A second team All-Big 12 Conference pick, sophomore Jackie McFarland averaged 17.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.4 bocks per game to lead the Buffaloes this season
Jasmina Ilic averaged nearly 15 points per game and had a team-best 55 3-point field goals in 2005-06. She became the first player in team history to score 33 or more points twice in one season, including a Big 12 season-high 36 against Nebraska on Jan. 4
Freshman Lindsay Calijouw finished ninth at the 2006 Big 12 Championships, the fourth-best finish by a Buffalo in the event's history.
President Bush and Jana Rehemaa
President Bush poses with University of Colorado Women's Ski Team member Jana Rehemaa. Rehemaa and her CU skiing teammates were invited to the White House after winning the 2006 NCAA Championship.
Dan Hawkins spent his spring break skydiving with his daughters Ashley and Brittany. Hawkins was named CU's head football coach on Dec. 16.
First-year women's basketball coach Kathy McConnell-Miller earned her 100th career coaching victory with CU's 73-62 win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 26.
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Bret Schoolmeester earned All-America honors with a sixth place finish in the 5K at the 2006 NCAA Indoor Championships.
2006 NCAA Championship Team Photo
Members of the Colorado Ski Team celebrate with the 2006 NCAA Championship Trophy in Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Mar. 11.
Nordic skiiers race the 2006 NCAA Championship course in Steamboat Springs. CU hosted the NCAA Championships and claimed its 16th NCAA ski title and 17th overall.
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Lucie Zikova skiing "Under the Lights" at the 2006 NCAA Championship. This year's championship in Steamboat marked the first time any NCAA ski event was held at night.
Lucie Zikova celebrates her slalom title at the 2006 NCAA Championships in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Zikova became CU's first individual alpine champion in seven years, helping the Buffs to its 16th NCAA team title.
Marcus Hall led the Big 12 Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.18) and ranked sixth on the league charts in assists (4.13 apg).
Whitney Law, a two-time Academic All-Big 12 selection, scored a career high 27 points in her final game at the Coors Events Conference Center leading CU to a 73-62 win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 26.
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Jana Rehemaa (WSC-01)
Colorado senior Jana Rehemaa recorded the ďdouble-doubleĒ at the NCAA Ski Championships as she won the womenís 5K and 15K titles. Rehemaa, who entered her senior season with several second place showings, concluded her career with six consecutive wins.
Former CU football player Jeremy Bloom had a busy 2006. He placed sixth in the freestyle moguls at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Just over two months later, he was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the NFL Draft.
Colorado forward Andy Osborn, left,
Colorado forward Andy Osborn, left, exchages a high-five with a fan after Colorado's 84-75 win over Oklahoma on Feb. 15.
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Junior volleyball player Amber Nu'u signs autographs for fans during National Girls and Women in Sports Day in February.
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National Girls and Women in Sports Day
CU women's basketball players Bianca Smith (hand raised), Kara Richards and Susie Powers demonstrate dribbling skills during National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 4 at the Coors Events Conference Center.
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Jackie McFarland, CU's leading scorer and rebounder in 2005-06, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team.
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Amber Sutherland led Colorado in digs and was second in kills as a sophomore in 2005.
Pi'i Aiu talks to his team at a time out. CU volleyball celebrated its 20th varsity season in 2005. Aiu has been involved with the program every year since its inception in 1986.
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Brian Daniels enjoys a ride with a friend prior to the Buffaloes playing in the 2005 Champs Sports Bowl against Clemson.
Martane Freeman scores in traffic against Dartmouth. Freemen helped CU to a 20-10 mark in 2005-06 and a berth in the postseason NIT.
Quinn Sypniewski hauls in this fourth quarter pass from Brian White for CU's lone touchdown in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Champs Sports Bowl
Colorado interim head coach Mike Hankwitz (left) and Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden struggle to pull two gators from the water during a visit to Gatorland. (Photo by Todd Anderson)
Colorado football player Joe
Colorado football player Joe Klopfenstein rides on a carousel with Elesha Debenport, 3, of Ft. Worth, Texas, during a visit to Give Kids the World in Kissimmee, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005.
Anna Nedovic averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds for CU as a junior in 2005-06.
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Liza Paciuto at Big 12 Championships
Liza Pasciuto finished eighth at the 2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships, helping the Buffaloes to a second place team finish.
James Strang at the Big 12 Championship
James Strang placed eighth at the 2005 Big 12 Championship, helping the Buffs to their 10th Big 12 title.
Christine Bolf at the Big 12 Championships
Christine Bolf claimed top honors at the Big 12 Cross Country Championships, leading CU to the team title. The senior All-American led the Buffs to a second place NCAA finish.
Mark Simpson Memorial
Bobby Kalinowski, a two-time Big Eight individual champion, eulogizes long-time golf coach Mark Simpson who passed away on Dec. 5, 2005.
Fran Munnelly shakes hands with Mike Bohn
Fran Munnelly shakes hands with Mike Bohn as Bill Hempen looks on at the CU vs. Nebraska football game in 2005. A two-time All-American, Munnelly completed her stellar CU career in 2005 as the program's all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points. She led CU to three NCAA Tournaments and the 2003 Big 12 Championship.
From left to right Steve Jones, Hale Irwin Rick Cramer and Mark Simpson. Coach Simpson passed away on Dec. 5, 2005, after a long battle with cancer.
Head Coach Anne Kelly
Colorado women's golf coach Anne Kelly led the Buffaloes to one of the most successful seasons in team history, placing a program-best third at the 2006 Big 12 Championships.
Colorado fullback Lawrence Vickers,
Colorado fullback Lawrence Vickers, right, celebrates with tailback Byron Ellis after Vickers rushed for his fourth touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter of Colorado's 41-12 victory over Missouri in a Big-12 contest in Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Ashley Nu'u earned honorable mention All-Big 12 and AVCA All-Central Region honors. Nu'u ranked third in the Big 12 in assists as a junior and is fifth in assists on CU's all-time list.
A 2005 AVCA All-Central Region and All-Big 12 Conference selection, Allie Griffin led the Buffs with 486 kills, which ranks third on the single-season chart and notched 533 points.
Colorado tight end Quinn Sypniewski (45)
Tight end Quinn Sypniewski is chased by Kansas State defenders during CU's win at Kansas State. Sypniewski was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
Colorado kicker Mason Crosby (16)
Mason Crosby (16) celebrates with Tyler Polumbus, left, and Gregory Pace (59) after kicking the game-winning field in the final seconds against Kansas State.
Colorado punt returner Stephone Robinson
Stephone Robinson celebrates in the end zone after returning a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of Colorado's 44-13 victory over Kansas.
Colorado tight end Joel Klopfenstein,
Joel Klopfenstein, left, runs for a touchdown against Kansas. Klopfenstein, a first team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches, was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Colorado quarterback Joel Klatt rolls
Quarterback Joel Klatt rolls out to pass during CU's win over Kansas. Klatt finished his CU career owning 44 school records, the second most set by one student athlete in school history (Byron White set 51 from 1934-37), including passing yards (7,375) and passing touchdowns (44).
Colorado tight end Joel Klopfenstein goes airborne for a touchdown during CU's 41-20 win over Texas A&M.
CU tailback Hugh Charles eludes a Texas A&M defender during CU's 41-20 win over the Aggies. Charles led the team in rushing in 2005 with 842 yards, the sixth most by a sophomore in team history.
Colorado holder Nick Holz, left, takes
Colorado holder Nick Holz, left, takes off with the ball for a gain as part of a fake field-goal attempt that set up a Colorado touchdown in the third quarter of Colorado's 44-13 victory over Kansas.
V-Back Lawrence Vickers powers in for a touchdown against Colorado State. Vickers, a second team All-Big 12 pick by league coaches, was taken by Cleveland in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
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Colorado kicker Mason Crosby (16)
Colorado kicker Mason Crosby (16) celebrates a 47-yard field goal to beat Colorado State with 4 seconds left in the game as Nick Holz (85) celebrates and Colorado State's Bob Vomhof (44) lies on the field in Boulder, Colo., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005. Colorado won 31-28. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Vance Washington tip toes the sidelines, and a defender, during CU's 31-28 win over Colorado State.
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Colorado's Lawrence Vickers, left, leaps
Lawrence Vickers, left, leaps in front of Colorado State punter Kim Kaylor (8), preventing the punt during the second quarter of CU's 31-28 win. Vickers was second on the team in rushing in 2005 with 243 yards and he also caught 25 passes for 142 yards.
Students celebrating Colorado's 31-28
Students celebrating Colorado's 31-28 win over Colorado State reach to touch the Centennial trophy as they join the team on the field after the game.
John Hessler keeps one hand on a walker
Former CU quarterback John Hessler waves to fans from the center of the field before the coin toss at the Colorado State-Colorado game. Hessler, who quarterbacked for Coloraodo in the mid-1990s, was seriously injured in an automobile accident two years ago. He served as honorary captain for the CSU game.
Hugh Charles ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns in CU's 31-28 win over Colorado State.
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Hannah Hoch's stroke average of 77.31 was third best on the team this year as the Buffaloes captured a third place Big 12 finish.
Senior Kathryn Grandinetti tied for the team lead in assists with five, helping Colorado to a runner up finish at the Big 12 Championship and a third-straight NCAA Tournament berth.
2005 Soccer Seniors
CU seniors Tricia Regan, Jessica Keller, Ashlie Mihalcin, Darci Smerchek, Fran Munnelly and Kathryn Grandinetti. The class is responsible for three-straight NCAA Tournament berths and the program's first Big 12 title in 2003.
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Laura Munnelly was one of four Buffaloes to be named to the NSCAA All-Central Region Team, joining sister Fran Munnelly, Katie Griffin and Jessica Keller.
Nikki Keller and Ashlie Mihalcin
Nikki Keller and Ashlie Mihalcin celebrate a CU score. Colorado finished the season 12-8-4, earning its first ever spot in the Big 12 Championship game and advancing to its third straight NCAA Tournament.
CU's Lauren Schaefer (4) and Nicole Carr (10) get ready for a point during the 2005 season. Colorado advanced to its 15th overall NCAA Tournament and 14th in the past 15 years.
Former CU volleyball player Rachel Wacholder shined during an August 2005 AVP Tour stop at the Boulder Reservoir. Wacholder and partner Elaine Youngs delighted the home crowd by defeating Olympic champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh for the Boulder Open title.
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Nicole Carr finished her Colorado career ranking ninth on the team's all-time digs list with 1,160.
Billy Nelson at Big 12 Championships
Billy Nelson was named the 2006 Mountain Region Men's Athlete of the Year after claiming the individual title at the region race on Nov. 12.
Sophomore Kit Richmond won the NCAA menís 20-kilometer freestyle race in a time of 55:14.7, CUís first menís Nordic individual champ since 1999, when Ove Erik Tronvoll won the same event in Maine.
Mark Simpson Memorial
Two members of the CU women's golf team look at a card signed for Mark Simpson at his memorial service on Dec. 10, 2005. Simpson, who passed away last winter after a long battle with cancer, led the CU men's golf program for 29 years.