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    Top 25 Moments of 2012-13 - No. 14
    Phil Olson was named 2013 SLC Indoor and Outdoor Men's and Women's Coach of the Year.
    Phil Olson was named 2013 SLC Indoor and Outdoor Men's and Women's Coach of the Year.

    July 5, 2013

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Now that the school year is over, and before we begin the 2013-14 academic year, SFA athletics wanted to take a look back at the Top 25 Moments from the 2012-13 season.

    No. 14

    Phil Olson. It is beyond obvious that SFA head track and field coach Phil Olson is a person, and not just a moment. But we would be remiss if we didn't include one of the university's all-time winningest coaches on our top 25 list - for all the moments he has provided fans of the purple and white.

    Success for SFA track and field isn't something new for Olson. Lumberjack and Ladyjack fans have seen a consistent line of success since Olson took over the program 14 years ago, but he upped the ante in 2013. The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks won the conference track and field Triple Crown for the second time in threes after recording conference titles in cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field. The track and field titles marked the ninth and 10 consecutive team championships for the Ladyjack track and field team - a new conference record. If that success wasn't enough, the Lumberjacks joined the fray this past season recording a sweep of the league track and field titles. SFA became only the third school in conference history to sweep both the indoor and outdoor titles.

    It came as no surprise to anyone when Olson made a clean sweep of the conference coach of the year honors. Olson's four coach of the year honors this season give him 17 for his career. He has now moved past Texas-Arlington's John Sauerhage for the most track and field coach of the year honors in Southland history.

    As hard as it might be to believe, the story doesn't stop there. Olson success this past season didn't come to a stop at the conference level. SFA set a program record by sending nine athletes to the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships this season. In addition to that, SFA also set a record by recording five All-America honors in 2013 (four individuals and a relay), including first-team selection Cass Brown-Stewart. The final exclamation point to the 2013 season came in June when Brown-Stewart competed at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships seeking to earn a spot on the U.S. National team.

    Keep checking back with sfajacks.com for more SFA Top 25 Moments.

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    No. 15 -  Cordell Roberson has record-setting day against rivals
    No. 16 -  Ladyjack soccer sets single-season record with 17 wins
    No. 17 - Track and field sends program record nine athletes to NCAA Championship meets
    No. 18 - Lumberjack baseball plays under lights for first time since 1995, Greening K's 17
    No. 19 - Men's hoops holds McNeese St. to nine first-half points

    No. 20 - Ladyjacks win critical double-overtime battle at Southeastern Louisiana
    No. 21 - Bowling Finishes Season Ranked No. 9 In The Nation
    No. 22 - Volleyball Takes Down Indiana For First-Ever Big 10 Victory
    No. 23 - Ladyjack Golf Fires Record Round At Onion Creek
    No. 24 - Softball Defeats Nationally Ranked North Carolina
    No. 25 - Ladyjack Tennis Rallies To Beat Nationally Ranked Foe

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