The newly renovated LeGrand Stadium at 1st Community Credit Union Field was unveiled in 2014, and for the first time ever, the Rams played their home games on the ASU campus. The team responded with its best season since 1997 as the Rams went 9-3, won the Lone Star Conference Playoff Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Head coach Will Wagner was named the AFCA Region Four Coach of the Year, 18 Rams were named All-LSC, including the Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year, six players were selected to various all-region teams and four players received All-America honors.
The Rambelles recorded their most successful season ever, posting a 16-5-1 record, finishing as runners-up in both the LSC regular season and LSC Tournament, and advancing to the second round of the NCAA D-II Playoffs. Head coach Travis McCorkle was named LSC Coach of the Year and six players earned All-LSC recognition, including Co-Offensive Player of the Year, Co-Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Goalkeeper of the Year honors. Three players were named to various all-region teams and one player was named an All-American.
The Belles volleyball team finished as runners-up in the LSC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA D-II South Central Regional quarterfinals. Seven players received All-LSC honors, including the Newcomer of the Year, Libero of the Year and Academic Player of the Year awards. One player was named AVCA and Daktronics All-South Central Region and also received AVCA All-America honors.
In 2014–15, the Rams basketball team had its most successful season since ASU became a four-year institution. With an overall record of 28-6, including a 17-0 home record, the Rams were ranked as high as No. 4 nationally. They finished as runners-up in both the LSC regular season and LSC Tournament and received an at-large bid to the NCAA D-II Playoffs, where they advanced to the Sweet 16. Head coach Chris Beard was named LSC Coach of the Year and NABC South Central Coach of the Year. Three players received All-LSC recognition and two players earned Daktronics and NABC All-South Central Region honors. Beard resigned at the end of the season to become head coach at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and his former assistant, Cinco Boone, was named the Rams’ new head coach.
The Belles basketball team finished its season in the quarterfinals of the LSC Tournament after posting a 9-18 overall record. Two players received LSC recognition, including the Academic Player of the Year and one All-LSC honorable mention. Head coach Cayla Petree departed after the season, and Kevin Baker was named the new head coach in April.
The ASU cross country teams turned in another solid season in 2014. Both the Rams and Rambelles won the Islander Splash meet and both teams were runner-up at the Midwestern State University Stampede. The Rambelles won the ASU Cross Country Classic with the Rams finishing third. At the LSC Cross Country Championships, the Rambelles finished in fourth place while the Rams placed sixth. Three Rams and three Rambelles qualified for the South Central Regional, and two runners received all-conference recognition.
The Rams baseball team advanced to the NCAA D-II College World Series for the second time in program history after winning the LSC Tournament and the South Central Region Tournament. Twelve Rams received All-LSC recognition, including the Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Co-Freshman of the Year and Academic Player of the Year awards. Six players were named to various all-region teams, four received All-America honors and three were drafted in the MLB Draft. Head coach Kevin Brooks was named ABCA/Diamond South Central Coach of the Year.
The Rambelles softball team went 33-17-1 and advanced to the NCAA D-II South Central Regional for the ninth straight season. Five Belles received All-LSC recognition, including the Pitcher of the Year, and two won Golden Gloves. Three players were named to various all-region teams and one was a top 10 finalist for the inaugural NFCA Division II National Freshman of the Year.
The Rambelles track and field team won its seventh straight LSC Outdoor Championship and placed second at the LSC Indoor Championship. For the outdoor season, four Belles won individual LSC titles along with the 4x400-meter relay team, and six were selected for the All-LSC Team. Seven Belles made the All-South Central Region team and six picked up All-America honors. For the indoor season, six Belles made the All-LSC Team, including the Female Indoor Field Athlete of the Year. Nine Belles made the All-South Central Region team, including the Women’s Track Athlete of the Year, and five picked up All-America honors. Head coach James Reid was named the LSC Women’s Coach of the Year.
Men’s Track & Field
The Rams finished third at the LSC Outdoor Championship and won three individual titles at the meet. Two Rams made the All-LSC Team, including the Outstanding Male Track Athlete and Outdoor Male Track Athlete of the Year. Nine Rams made the All-South Central Region Team and seven picked up All-America honors.
The Rambelles golf team placed third at the Lone Star Conference Championship, matching its best-ever team finish. One Belle placed in the top five at the conference tournament and one ASU golfer was selected for the LSC All-Academic Team. Head coach Chandra Hall stepped down at the end of the season to pursue her professional golf career, and Keith McCutchen was hired as the new head coach in July.
ASU student-athletes won more than 200 individual awards for their performances and academic achievements during the 2014-15 athletic seasons, including conference, regional and All-America honors. View the full list of winners.