Led by National Player of the Year Danielle Lawrie, the No. 3 Huskies defeated top-ranked Florida to win their first NCAA women's softball national championship in June.
The UW men's crew team swept all three eights to win the team title at the 107th IRA Championship Regatta. It was the third straight team title for the Huskies and sixth overall. It marked the varsity eight's 15th national championship.
Fueled by three national championships in 2008-09, the UW placed 11th in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. It is the Huskies' highest finish since placing 8th in 2003-04.
Nick Taylor, the 2009 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year, was the top-finishing amateur at the 2009 U.S. Open at 6-over 286. His 5-under 65 in the second round equaled the best round in U.S. Open history by an amateur and had him tied for seventh after two rounds. Taylor, who helped the Huskies to a fifth-place finish in the NCAAs, has said he will return to UW for his senior year.
Lindsay Meggs, who built Indiana State's baseball team into a winning program, was named head baseball coach at the UW. He replaces Ken Knutson, '81, who was fired after 17 seasons. Meggs won two NCAA Division II titles while coaching at Chico State.