Team With Big 12 Trophy
The Colorado soccer team poses with Big 12 trophy after a 3-1 win over Nebraska on Oct. 31.
McCoy, Derek vs. Kansas
There was no doubt Derek McCoy could catch the ball, but he could also play special teams as he blocks a punt by Kansas' Curtis Ansel.
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Colorado celebrates their 42-35 victory
Colorado celebrates their 42-35 victory over Colorado State by holding the Rocky Mountain showdown trophy in Denver, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2003.
Maria Persson Gulda
Maria Persson Gulda was CU's low tournament score six times in 2003.
Austin Zimmerman zeros in on a block against Texas Tech. Zimmerman started every match for the Buffs as a true freshman in 2003.
Morgan Sall is one of 20 women to have won 53 or more singles matches in her career at CU.
Dathan Ritzenhein nears the finish line as he captures the individual national title at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
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Colorado vs. Missouri
Colorado's Medford Moorer hits Missouri receiver Victor Sesay in CU's 2003 win over the Tigers. Moorer led the Buffs in tackles with 111, including 77 solo, and tied for the lead in interceptions with two.
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Chris Copeland averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Buffs and his 13 blocked shots are the most of any player returning for the 2004-05 season.
Colorado offensive lineman Karl Allis
Colorado offensive lineman Karl Allis (69) celebrates with fans after Colorado's 50-47 overtime win over Kansas at Folsom Field on Oct. 11.
Colorado defender Phil Jackson, left, knocks the ball away from Florida State receiver Craphonso Thorpe on Sept. 20, 2003, in Tallahassee, Fla.
Hannah Hoch was the first freshman since Sarah Bellinger (1997) to lead the team in strokes per average, doing so in a freshman class record (76.9).
Colorado's D.J. Hackett
Colorado's D.J. Hackett runs away from Iowa State's Colin Menard, right, in the first half Saturday Nov. 15, 2003, in Ames, Iowa. Hackett was named the 2003 Colorado Football MVP with 78 catches for 1,013 yards and seven touchdowns.
Allie Griffin eyes a spike against Colorado State. Griffin averaged 3.09 kills, 1.55 digs and 0.77 blocks as a sophomore in 2003.
Allison Rella was the true veteran of the team, having played in her third career Big 12 Tournament in 2004.
Colorado celebrated the opening of the new tennis comples with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 15, 2003.
Joe Klopfenstein catches a touchdown pass against Washington State. Klopfenstein grabbed 20 catches for 190 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore tight end.
Colorado wide receiver Jeremy Bloom (15)
Colorado wide receiver Jeremy Bloom (15) leaves Kansas State defensive end Blake Seiler (34) behind as he returns a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown on Oct. 18.
Ceal Barry records her 500th career victory on Feb. 24, 2004 against Kansas.
Jenny Hanson proved her experience in her second season winning 13 doubles matches during the 2003-04 campaign.
Senior middle blocker Monique Gerlach earned honorable mention to the AVCA All-America team while nailing down AVCA All-Central Region and All-Big 12 honors for the second-straight year.
Joel Klatt led CU with 2,614 passing yards and 21 touchdowns during the 2003 season.
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David Harrison's record-breaking block.
David Harrison breaks Ted Allen's record for career blocked shots with this block at 6:57 of the first half of the Dec. 23, 2003 game against Utah.
Sophomore outside hitter Nicole Carr led the Buffaloes in digs with 388, the eighth-best single-season total in team history.
Kendra Strandemo serves the ball at CU's new Tennis facility. At No. 3 singles, Strandemo was named a Big 12 Conference Position Champion for the second straight season.
Kane Webber was the individual medalist at the 2004 Western Intercollegiate Tournament leading Buffs to a two-stroke win over eventual NCAA Champion California.
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Ralphie IV leads the CU football team into Folsom Field prior to the 2003 home opener against UCLA. CU defeated the Bruins 16-14.
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Jayson Obazuaye started 17 games at the point-guard position and averaged 5.5 points and 1.5 assists per game.
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Deneeka Torrey scored in the women's 60 meter indoor hurdles, scoring in seven of eight conference meets while at CU.
Monique Gerlach (center), Nicole Carr (left), Ashley Nu'u (right) and Amber Nu'u (rear) prepare for a point against Texas A&M. CU made its 13th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003 after third place Big 12 finish.
Former CU men's and women's coach Sox Walseth is honored during the 2003 Women's Basketball Alumni Weekend. Walseth passed away on Jan. 28 at the age of 77.
Sox Walseth in 1996 when the floor at the Coors Events Conference Center was named for him. Walseth passed away on Jan. 28 at the age of 77.
The CU Volleyball team celebrates a point against Texas Tech in the Big 12 opener. CU was the surprise of the Big 12 in 2003, finishing at 21-10 and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time.
David Harrison slams home a bucket against Nebraska early in the 2004 Big 12 schedule.
Blair Wilson completed his CU career holding the school's all-time record for 3-point field goals with 257.
2004 Western Intercollegiate Champions -- Mark Simpson
Colorado's men's golf team won the 2004 Western Intercollegiate Tournament title, edging eventual NCAA Champion California by two strokes.
Peter Bjork was named the Region VII Rookie of the Year and recorded a team-best 19 victories in 2003-04.
Erin McEachren finished her CU career on a high note, placing sixth in the slalom at the NCAA Championships to earn second-team All-America honors.
Veronica Johns-Richardson started 22 games as a junior, averaging 7.5 ppg, fourth-best for the Buffs.
Tera Bjorklund shoots over Iowa State's Brittany Wilkins in the middle of the Big 12 season. Bjorklund, a two-time All-Big 12 pick, was a finalist for all three National Player of the Year honors --- the Wooden Award, the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award.
Erika Hogan won the slalom at the Utah Invitational, the only CU individual alpine win in 2004, and finished second in the giant slalom at the NCAA's to earn first-team All-America honors.
Dathan Ritzenhein earned All-America honors with a runner-up finish in the 5,000 meters at the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Ritzenhein was named the 2003-04 CU Male Athlete of the Year.
Marek Dvorak won a team-best 19 victories in 2003-04, including 10 of those during spring play.
Evan Dixon sets up for a forehand smash at CU's new tennis facility. Dixon was the lone upperclassmen on the CUís menís team comprised of only freshmen and sophomores.
Tor Erik Schjellerud
With a second place finish in the Men's 20K Classical at the 2004 NCAA Chamiponships, Tor Erik Schjellerud earned All-America honors and helped CU to a fourth place overall team finish.
Erling Christiansen was twice afforded with first-team All-America honors, as he finished third in the freestyle and fifth in the classical at the NCAA Championships.
Randie Wirt led the Buffaloes in rebounding this season as a team co-captain and honorable mention All-Big 12 pick.
Kate Fagan, a 2004 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, set CU's single-season record for 3-point field goals with 79.
Stadium Club Seats and Suites
CU debuted its Stadium Club Seats and Suites addition to Folsom Field in 2003.
Tahir Bisic had the two best finishes for the men's alpine reach in 2004, placing ninth in the giant slalom at the New Mexico Invitational after a 10th place effort in the slalom at the Nevada Invitational.
Marcos Digliodo serving at the new CU Tennis Facility. Digliodo won six singles matches during the season, two of them at No. 1 singles position.
Marko Bundalo won a team-best 10 victories during spring play, including five at the No. 2 singles slot.
Jana Rehemaa earned All-America accolades in both the freestyle and classical nordic events.
Colorado's Glean Eddy
Colorado's Glean Eddy (1) drives against Iowa State's Curtis Stinson during a Big 12 contest with Iowa State. Eddy grabbed 103 rebounds last season, the most of any player returning next season for the Buffaloes.
Colorado fans celebrate Ceal Barry's
Colorado fans celebrate Ceal Barry's 500th career victory with a win over Kansas at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004.
Matt Carr competed both indoors and outdoors at the Big 12 Championships this year.
Coach Mark Simpson
CU men's golf head coach Mark Simpson, who coached in his 400th event this spring, led the Buffs to team records for overall stroke average for the season (73.77, topping the 74.10 mark set in 2001-02) as well as for the spring season (73.72, also besting the í01-02 teams mark of 74.14).
Jessica Vanderdys won a team-high 20 victories last season for the Buffs and already has won 34 matches in her two-year career.
A second-team All-Big 12 pick and member of the Big 12 Newcomer Team, Laura Munnelly was the only Buff to not come off the field in CU's Big 12 Championship season, logging 1,734 minutes on the pitch in '03.
Bill Hempen, the 2003 Big 12 Conference Soccer Coach of the Year, holds the league championship trophy.
Kendra Strandemo was named a Big 12 Conference Position Champion for the second straight season. She was named the No. 3 singles champion by achieving an 8-3 record against Big 12 competition. She was 3-0 outside the conference and 11-3 overall for the spring.
Liza Negriff set the school record in the outdoor triple jump at the Big 12 meet with her leap of 40-6.25.
Christine Bolf scored in the outdoor 5K and 10K at the Big 12 outdoor meet in Norman.
Katie Griffin was named the Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Year in 2004 and was named to the All-Big 12 second team.
Anna Magle earned All-Big 12 honors with her finish in the outdoor high jump.
Renee Metivier was all conference, all region and All-American in 2003.
Bret Schoolmeester earned All-American honors in the men's indoor 3,000 meter run.
Edward McGlasson, here playing at the 2004 Big 12 Tournament, had one of the best sophomore seasons in CU history and
finished the year with a 73.9 stroke average.
Matt McChesney recovers a fumble during CU's win over UCLA. McChesney had 26 tackles as a junior in 2003, opening and closing strong with six in the season opener against Colorado State as well as in
the finale against Nebraska.
A third-team PING All-American, Kane Webber was the leader in every major statistical category for the Buffaloes this past season. He is the first CU player to earn any kind of All-America mention since Bobby Kalinowski earned second-team honors in 1993-94. As a senior, Webber set 11 school records and tied two others in leading Colorado to a final No. 34 national ranking by Golfweek. The publication had him ranked as the nationís No. 29 golfer at seasonís end, as Webber was one of just five golfers in Division I-A to win three or more tournaments.
Former CU wrestling coach Mike Sager passed away May 30 after a long bout with cancer. The popular Sager coached the Buff wrestlers from 1974-80, taking the program to top 10 status before it was one of seven sports eliminated due to budget cuts in 1980.
Jackie Zeigle had a sub-20 minute race to finish second at the Tiger Invitational in '03.
Spring Kickoff Celebration
The CU football team is greeted by hundreds of supporters as they begin their walk from the Dal Ward Center to the practice field for their first day of spring practice
CU midfielder Fran Munnelly earned Big 12 Player of the Year honors and was selected to the All-Big 12 first team for the second time.
CU forwards Jen Thais (left) and Kathryn Grandinetti celebrate after teaming up for a goal on an ice covered field against Nebraska on Oct. 31. CU won 3-1, recording its first soccer win over Nebraska in eight tries.