By Staff Report.
Clemson, SC— When Clemson was selected for the NCAA Baseball Tournament on Monday, it became one of 10 schools to accomplish the Major Sports Triple in 2010-11. The program was one of 10 school to go to a bowl game, the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament and the NCAA Baseball Tournament this year.
The schools who accomplished the feat this year were Arizona, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas State, North Carolina and Texas A&M.
This is the third consecutive year Clemson accomplished the Major Sports Triple and joins ACC rival Florida State as the only two teams in the nation to do the feat three each of the last straight years.
Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips and Florida State Athletic Director Randy Spetman have been at their respective schools for each of those seasons and are thus the only athletic directors nationally to have their programs accomplish the Major Sports Triple each of the last three years.
This is the second time in history Clemson has accomplished the Major Sports Triple three consecutive years. Clemson also accomplished the feat from 1995-96 through 1997-98 under Athletic Director Bobby Robinson. Overall, this is the 10th academic year Clemson has accomplished the feat.
Schools to Accomplish Major Sport Triple Last Three Years
2008-09 (13): Clemson, Boston College, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Utah.
2009-10 (8): California, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Minnesota, Texas, Texas A&M
2010-11 (10): Arizona, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas State, North Carolina, Texas A&M
Years Clemson Accomplished Major Sports Triple
Year Basketball Baseball Bowl
1979-80 Elite 8 College World Series Peach
1986-87 1st Round Regional Gator
1988-89 2nd Round Regional Citrus
1989-90 Sweet 16 Regional Gator
1995-96 1st Round College World Series Gator
1996-97 Sweet 16 Regional Gator
1997-98 1st Round Regional Peach
2008-09 1st Round Super Regional Gator
2009-10 1st Round College World Series Music City
2010-11 2nd Round ??? Car Quest