Athletics

Competitive Highlights

  • 139 Bowl appearances (59 since 1994)
  • 116 NCAA Appearances in Men's Basketball
  • 10 Men's Basketball Final Four Appearances, one National Championship game appearance and one National Championship
  • 2002 NIT Champions (Memphis) and 2001 NIT Champions (Tulsa)
  • 50 NCAA appearances in Women's Basketball (37 since 1994)
  • 108 NCAA Appearances in Baseball (69 since 1995)
  • 12 College World Series Appearances, including five of the last seven (2003 National Champions - Rice)
  • 25 NCAA appearances in Volleyball in the last 16 years
  • Two Softball College World Series Appearances
  • One Men's Soccer College Cup Appearance
  • 17 Men's Golf National Championships
  • Two Women's Golf National Championships
  • 30 National Championships in Track and Field and Cross Country
More Competitive Highlights

Football - Since 1997, five schools have finished ranked in the top 25 of the final polls at least one time (Marshall, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa and UCF).

Men's Basketball - Seven C-USA teams earned postseason bids in 2011, with Memphis and UAB both receiving NCAA berths.

Women's Basketball - C-USA teams have made 50 NCAA appearances (37 since 1994) and 32 WNIT outings.

Volleyball - C-USA schools have made 25 NCAA appearances in the last 16 years.

Baseball - Conference USA has been represented at the College World Series five of the last seven seasons.

Women's Cross Country - Rice and Tulsa represented C-USA in the 2011 NCAA Championship

Men's Cross Country - Tulsa won the 2010 C-USA Cross Country title, placing a league-record nine athletes on the all-conference team.

Men's Golf - The league placed a record five teams (East Carolina, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa and UCF) in the NCAA Regionals.

Women's Golf -C-USA was represented by four teams (East Carolina, Tulane, Tulsa, UTEP) in NCAA Regional play.

Men's Soccer -For just the second time in league history, four teams (SMU, South Carolina, Tulsa and UCF) played in the NCAA Championship, with SMU advancing to the elite eight.

Women's Soccer - Memphis and UCF have both made NCAA appearances in each of the last four seasons.

Softball - The league tied a record with five teams (East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Tulsa, UAB) in the NCAA Championship with Houston advancing to the Super Regional round.

Swimming & Diving - Houston and SMU represented C-USA in the NCAA Chamnpionship.

Men's Tennis - Tulsa advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championship for the first time in league history.

Women's Tennis - SMU reached the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1987.

Men's Track & Field - Houston's Chris Carter swept this year's Indoor and Outdoor C-USA Field Athlete of the Year accolades, leading the Cougars to titles in both sports.

Women's Track & Field - Tori Bowie won the NCAA Championship in the long jump, the second straight year a C-USA athlete has won that national title. The Golden Eagles were among 10 C-USA teams that participated in the NCAA Championships.

Women's Rowing - Conference USA held its second Women's Rowing Championship in 2011, with Texas winning the title.

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