USF Magazine Summer 2011

Volume 53 | Number 2


Season Highlights

| USF Athletics

USF Sophomore Shena Yang

Shena Yang earned her second career bid to the NCAA Championships as an individual, playing well over the last two rounds to finish in a tie for 49th. The Tampa native also picked up an individual title during the regular season, winning the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge.
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The USF men's and women's golf teams both finished their seasons strong at the 2011 BIG EAST Championships with the men tying for fourth and the women placing third. Sophomore Shena Yang and senior Robby Carl were the top individual finishers at the conference tournament as Carl tied for fourth and Yang placed fifth.


The USF men's and women's tennis teams both demonstrated they were among the best in the BIG EAST during the 2010-11 season. The women's team finished as the league runner-up and the men placed third. The women's squad earned its fifth NCAA Tournament bid in the last six seasons, traveling to Miami, Fla. for regional competition, and senior Irene Rehberger was selected for one of 64 spots in the individual draw.

Track & Field

The USF men's and women's track and field teams finished fourth and eighth, respectively, at the BIG EAST Championships. The men's fourth-place finish was its top finish since 1995. Derrick Hopkins (100m), Antillio Bastian (200m), David Aristil (400m hurdles) and Denise von Eynatten (pole vault) won individual titles.


The USF football program produced three NFL Draft picks in the most recent edition. Terrell McClain was taken with the first pick of the third round by the Carolina Panthers, while Mistral Raymond (Minnesota Vikings) and Jacquian Williams (New York Giants) were selected in the sixth round. The Bulls' eight NFL Draft picks over the last two seasons are the most for any team in the BIG EAST.


The USF softball team wrapped up its 2011 campaign and has shown that the future is bright for Ken Eriksen and the Bulls. The team, which reeled off a 10-game winning streak at one point in the season, finished 33-21 and 13-5 in BIG EAST play, good for fourth in the league. The Bulls also relied on a group of five freshmen, including Sara Nevins, who contributed in a major way, who will look to lead the Bulls to the promised land in 2012.