Former All-American running back Greg Lewis, ’94, has been nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame. Lewis, the fifth-leading rusher in UW history with 2,903 yards, received the Doak Walker Award in 1990 as the nation’s best running back when he rushed for 1,407 yards (third on the UW all-time single season list behind Corey Dillon’s 1,695 in 1996 and Chris Polk’s 1,415 last season). Inductees will be announced on Dec. 6.
The Husky men’s crew edged California to win the 2011 Pac-10 Championship at Gold River, Calif. It was the 34th conference title in UW history and the fourth in the past five years. As Columns went to press, the Huskies were going to participate in the IRA Championships in New Jersey in early June.
After a fourth-place finish in the Pac-10 Championships, the Husky women’s crew was invited to participate in the 2011 NCAA Rowing championships. The Huskies are one of just three programs to make the NCAA Championships every year since their inception in 1997. Led by freshman Kelli Bowers, the UW women’s golf team finished 16th in the NCAA championships in May. Bowers led the Huskies in the individual standings. She tied for 26th.
For only the second time in the past 10 years, the Husky men’s golf team did not make it to the NCAA Championships. The Husky men, who were led by Tze Huang Choo’s seventh-place finish, fell one shot short at the NCAA Southwest Regional.
Todd MacCulloch, who led the Huskies to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA basketball tournament in 1998-99, was inducted into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor. The 7-foot center is the UW’s all-time field goal percentage leader (66.4 percent).
The UW women’s gymnastics team finished third in the Pac-10 championships, led by Samantha Wailor, who shared the bars championship title. She is the first individual champion in any event for the UW since 2007.