A Decade of Excellence: 2005-06
Department earns the Diversity in Athletics Award presented by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University (recognized in the "Overall Excellence in Diversity" and "Title IX Compliance" categories). The Diversity in Athletics Award recognizes the NCAA Division I-A athletic departments that excel in the area of diversity.
Jerome Harrison earns seven All-America First Team selections; rushed for a school-record 1,900 yards, and rushed for 100-plus yards in all 11 games in 2005.
Haley Paul runs at NCAA Championships, finishing 14th, the highest NCAA finish ever for a women's cross-country student-athlete.
Kate Benz named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the first such honor for the program since 1997.
Rowing finishes fourth at NCAA Championships, the highest finish ever by a WSU women's team in NCAA postseason competition; finishes second at Pac-10 Championships. Jane LaRiviere name Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
For the fifth straight year, women's golf earns a bid to the NCAA West Regional; Anastasia Kostina named All-American for the second straight year.
Ekaterina Burduli competes at NCAA Championships, becoming only the second Cougar to qualify for singles championships.
Diana Pickler (heptathlon) and Matt Lamb (discus) finish third in their events at NCAA Championships; Cougars send a combined 14 student-athletes to NCAAs, fielding the largest group to compete at the NCAAs since 1991.
Julie Pickler runner-up in the women's pentathlon with a school record at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
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