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Farewell to Conference USA

June 12, 2013

Baseball 6/13
Men's Basketball 6/14
Women's Basketball 6/17
Cross Country 6/18
Football 6/19
Golf 6/20
Soccer 6/21
Softball 6/24
Swimming & Diving 6/25
Track & Field 6/26
Tennis 6/27
Volleyball 6/28

In 1996 the University of Houston began athletic competition in Conference USA, the start of a 17-year relationship that will officially come to an end on July 1 when the Cougars make the move to The American Athletic Conference.

Over the next 20 days, UHCougars.com will take a look back at athletic achievements during Houston's Conference USA history. From 142 NCAA appearances and 58 Conference USA Championships to Errol Nolan giving UH its latest NCAA title this spring, we'll take a look back at all the accomplishments of Houston Athletics over the last 17 years.

The Houston Athletics Department would also like to extend its gratitude to Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and his staff for their hard work, dedication and support throughout the years.

Follow UHCougars.com for the next 20 days as we revisit the past and look forward to the future


HOUSTON ATHLETICS BY THE NUMBERS IN CONFERENCE USA

148 NCAA appearances in 15 sports

58 Conference USA championships won by Houston Athletics, the most by the Cougars in any conference in their history

36 Women's Swimming and Diving All-Americans

24 Women's Outdoor Track and Field All-Americans

23 Men's Outdoor Track and Field All-Americans

22 Olympics Participants since 1996

20 Football All-Americans

17 Consecutive years with one Conference USA team championship, every year of league membership

15 Men's Cross Country NCAA Regional appearances

15 Women's Indoor Track and Field All-Americans

14 Men's Outdoor Track and Field NCAA Championships appearances

14 Women's Indoor Track and Field NCAA Championships appearances

14 Women's Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships appearances

14 Women's Cross Country NCAA Regional appearances

13 Olympic Medals (7 Gold • 4 Silver • 2 Bronze)
Yulia Pakhalina (2008 Silver, 3-meter Diving; 2008 Silver 3-Meter Synchronized Diving; 2004 Silver, 3-Meter Synchronized Diving; 2004 Bronze, 3-Meter Diving; 2000 Gold, 3-Meter Synchronized Diving); Anastasia Pozdniakova (2008 Silver, 3-Meter Synchronized Diving); Carl Lewis (1996 Gold, Long Jump); Lamont Smith (1996 Gold, 4x100-Meter Relay); Michelle Smith (1996 Gold, 400-Meter Freestyle, 200-Meter Individual Medley, 400-Meter Individual Medley; 1996 Bronze, 200-Meter Butterfly)

13 Men's Indoor Track and Field Conference USA Championships

13 Men's Indoor Track and Field All-Americans

12 Men's Golf NCAA Regional appearances

12 Baseball All-Americans

10 NCAA Individual National Championships
Errol Nolan (2013 Indoor 400-Meter); Anastasia Pozdniakova (2010 1-Meter Diving; 2009 1-Meter Diving); Yulia Pakhalina (2003 3-Meter Diving; 2003 1-Meter Diving 2002 3-Meter Diving; 2001 3-Meter Diving; 2002 1-Meter Diving); Jenny Adams (2001 Indoor Long Jump; 2000 Outdoor Long Jump)

10 Men's Indoor Track and Field NCAA Championships appearances

9 Men's Outdoor Track and Field Conference USA Championships

9 Men's Golf All-Americans

8 Nations represented by Houston coaches and student-athletes at the Olympics (United States, Bahamas, Great Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Russia, Zimbabwe)

8 Football bowl game appearances

8 Baseball NCAA Regional appearances

7 Most Conference USA team championships won in a single season in 1999-00 (Baseball, Baseball Tournament, Volleyball Co, Golf, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Men's Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Outdoor Track and Field) and in 1997-98 (Golf, Volleyball Tournament, Women's Tennis, Men's Indoor Track and Field, Men's Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Indoor Track and Field, Women's Outdoor Track and Field)

7 Men's Basketball postseason appearances

6 Men's Golf Conference USA Championships

6 Women's Basketball postseason appearances

6 Baseball Conference USA Championships

6 Women's Outdoor Track and Field Conference USA Championships

6 Softball NCAA Regional appearances

6 Volleyball NCAA Tournament appearances

5 Women's Indoor Track and Field Conference USA Championships

4 Softball Conference USA Championships

4 Women's Tennis NCAA Regional appearances

4 Softball All-Americans

3 Women's Basketball Conference USA Championships

3 Baseball NCAA Super Regional appearances

3 Volleyball All-Americans

2 Football Conference USA Championships

2 Softball NCAA Super Regional appearances

2 Volleyball Conference USA Championships

2 Women's Basketball All-Americans

1 Baseball National Player of the Year (RHP/DH Brad Lincoln)

1 Men's Basketball All-Americans

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