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Davey reaches coaching milestones
Men's basketball coach Dick Davey earned his 200th career win and 100th career WCC win this season, in which the Broncos finished with a 16-16 record. "In his 12 seasons as the head coach of the Broncos and his more than 26-year association with this institution, Dick has maintained a program that has always reflected Santa Clara's values and mission," says Cheryl Levick, director of athletics. The Broncos' season ended with a one-point loss to fourth-ranked Gonzaga in the WCC tournament semifinal. Five of SCU's opponents this season qualified for the NCAA tournament.
Academic honors for men's hoopsters
Men's basketball players Jim Howell and Ethan Rohde were named to the 2004 WCC All- Academic Men's Basketball Team. To be considered for the honor, studentathletes must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, play in at least 50 percent of their team's games, and be a significant contributor.
Women's soccer stars get postseason honors
Santa Clara University soccer players Leslie Osborne and Julie Ryder were named All-Americans by Soccer Buzz magazine. Osborne, a midfielder, was named to the magazine's second team, while Ryder, a goalkeeper, earned honorable mention. Osborne also was named Soccer America MVP and WCC Player of the Year, marking the sixth time in the last seven years that a Bronco has won the award. She was also named to the All-WCC first team, becoming only the 10th player in the league to earn the honor three times.
Two soccer standouts drafted by Earthquakes
Former Santa Clara University stars Ryan Cochrane and Steve Cronin were drafted in the first round by the San Jose Earthquakes during the Major League Soccer Superdraft. Cochrane was the fifth overall pick while Cronin was selected 10th. Cochrane and Cronin decided to forego their senior seasons at Santa Clara to play professionally. The duo helped the Broncos to the 2003 West Coast Conference Championship and a 13-3-3 record during the regular season.
Cross country coach reaches the finish line
Santa Clara University men's cross country coach John Maloney resigned in the spring to focus on his growing family. A 1985 graduate of Santa Clara, Maloney has served as the Broncos' distance coach since 1993, after serving as an assistant for six seasons. Since that time, the Broncos have placed fourth or better in the past nine West Coast Conference championships, highlighted by school-best second-place finishes in 1996, 2000, 2001, and 2002. Maloney was named the WCC Men's Coach of the Year following the 2000 and 2001 league championships. His teams have featured 12 first team All-WCC selections, 17 WCC honorable mention picks, one conference Freshman of the Year honoree, and 16 WCC All- Academic performers. In addition, six of his past eight teams were recognized by the U.S. Cross Country Coaches Association for their outstanding academic achievement.
Bronco women earn all-league mention