Published: Sept. 1, 2014

Buff Tidbits

At the CU Sports Performers of the Year celebration, volleyball player Taylor Simpson was named Female Athlete of the Year for 2013-14, while basketball forward Josh Scott and skier Rune Oedegaard shared the men’s honor…

With the release of the NCAA’s 2009-13 Academic Progress Report, CU sports programs saw their best results since the report was introduced in 2003. The men’s cross country team, which won the 2013 NCAA title, and the women’s team earned perfect four-year Academic Progress Rate scores of 1,000…

CU student-athletes received the 2013-14 Pac-12 Sportsmanship Award for their efforts to help Boulder recover from the massive flooding of September 2013…

Former WNBA guard and Ms. Colorado Basketball Jamie Carey joined Linda Lappe’s (Mktg’02) CU women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. Carey won 80 percent of her games over five years as a Colorado high school coach.

Kipp Closes Out Memorable Career

Shalaya Kipp (IntPhys, Psych’14) capped her CU track & field career by finishing fifth in the NCAA Championship’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and earning All-American honors for the 10th time in her career, including four times in the steeplechase.

Kipp came in as the pre-race favorite, having won the steeplechase at the Pac-12 meet and at the 2012 NCAA Championships.

“She’s had an amazing, wonderful career,” coach Mark Wetmore said.

Senior Emily Hunsucker was also an All-American, placing second at the NCAA meet in the hammer throw after winning the event at the NCAA West Regional.

Also landing an All-American spot — his fourth — was Joe Bosshard (Acct, Fin’13, MBA ex’15), who finished seventh in the NCAA 10,000 meter.

club sports team posing with trophy

Club Sports Make National Impression

CU club sports left their mark in 2014, claiming a remarkable five national titles by summer.

The triathlon squad won its fifth consecutive national championship and was joined by swimming and diving, four-time winners, and men’s freestyle skiing, which has won four championships in six years. Also at the top of their respective sports were men’s lacrosse and men’s ultimate frisbee. In addition to team honors in ultimate, Jimmy Mickle claimed the Callahan Award, given to the nation’s top male and female college ultimate players.

Photography courtesy of Shannon Lukens