The 2015-2016 Texas A&M Athletics season is now officially over. I am currently refusing to watch a single inning of any College World Series game right now, because I am still heartbroken for the baseball team. However, this past athletic year as a whole had its ups and downs, transfers, conference championships, and many other good and bad moments in between. Let's take a look back over this year to see how A&M did.
Texas A&M qualified for NCAAs/bowl game/NCEAs in every sport it sponsors this year.— David Waxman (@waxbeingwax) May 30, 2016
That seems good. Is that good? Yes, it is good. So good that Texas A&M is the only FBS school to send every sport it sponsors to the postseason in the 2015-2016 season. There were 2 team SEC Regular Season Championships, and 1 SEC team Tournament Champions; 9 All-Americans; 2 SEC Players of the Year; 2 SEC Coaches of the Year; 3 SEC Freshmen of the Year, and 25 selections to the All-SEC First Team. It's time to put down the pitchforks and acknowledge a job well done to our many student athletes, coaches, and to the athletic department.
- Record Overall 8-5: SEC 4-4
- Myles Garrett won the Bill Willis Award for top Defensive Lineman of the year, and was named an Autonation FWAA and a Walter Camp All-American. He also was nominated to the All-SEC First Team.
- Christian Kirk won SEC Freshman of the Year
- Drew Kaser
won the Heismanwas named an All-American by CBSSports.com. Also was nominated to the All-SEC First Team.
- Germain Ifedi was drafted in the First Round of the NFL Draft as the 31st pick to the Seattle Seahawks. The Aggies' streak of first round draft picks is extended to six years in a row.
- Postseason: Lost the Music City Bowl to Louisville, after losing QB1a and QB1b to transfers in December.
Volleyball: SEC Champions
- Record: Overall 23-6: SEC 16-2
- Laura Corbelli (24th Season): SEC Coach of the Year
- Stephanie Aiple SEC Player of the Year
- All SEC Team Honors: Shelby Sullivan, Jazzmin Babers, Stephanie Aiple
- Postseason: Lost 2nd Round to #7 Hawaii after beating Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the 1st Round.
- Record: 17-7-2: SEC 6-4-1
- Mikaela Harvey named NSCAA All American, and named to the All-SEC First Team
- Postseason: Lost in the Elite 8 Matchup against #2 Florida State; Lost SEC tournament title game to Florida. Dang the state of Florida....
- Notable: 21st consecutive bid to NCAA Championships appearance
- Both Men's and Woman's teams were invited to the NCAA South Regional (there are 9 regionals). The Men placed 3rd, just being edged out by rival Texas, and the Woman placed 7th. Only the top two teams advance, with 13 teams chosen at large to advance. A&M was not selected at large to advance.
- Karis Jochen was named an All-American with her performance in the NCAA Championships. (Some individuals are chosen to race in the championships)
- Record: Overall 28-9: SEC 13-5
- Beat Texas 84-73 in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament.
- Most Regular season wins in Program history (28)
- First Regular Season Championship since 1986
- Largest comeback win in NCAA Tournament History against UNI
- Daniel House named an AP Honorable Mention All-American.
- Billy Kennedy (5th Season) named SEC Coach of the Year, and District 21 Coach of the Year
- Jalen Jones named to All SEC First team
- Postseason: Lost Sweet 16 game to OU after beating Green Bay and UNI in the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
- Record: Overall 49-16; SEC 20-10
- Ryne Birk and Boomer White were named Baseball America All-Americans as well as awarded 1st Team All SEC honors.
- Boomer White named SEC Player of the Year
- Kyle Simonds tossed a no-hitter against #5 Vanderbilt. 9th time in Texas A&M history.
- Beat Texas 5-4 in College Station with a walk-off home run by Michael Barash.
- Postseason: Earned #4 National Seed, but lost in the Super Regional to TCU.
- Texas A&M led the nation with 13 players selected in the MLB draft.
- Record: Overall 39-20: SEC 9-15
- Keeli Miligan named a Hammer Strength All-American,
- Tori Vidales and Ashley Walters (who is from a great place known as Kerrville, Texas, maybe you have heard of it) awarded All SEC First Team honors
- Coach Jo Evans ( 20th Season) earned her 1,100th Career win on May 7th against Auburn.
- Went 1-1 with Texas in the NCAA Regional and eliminated the Longhorns from the tournament.
- Postseason: Eliminated in the Regional Round by host Louisiana Lafayette
- New Softball Stadium approved by Board of Regents
- Shamier Little won an NCAA Title in the 400 meter hurdles
- Donavan Brazier sets Collegiate record in the 800 meter run
- Lindon Victor earned USTFCCCA's men's Field Athlete of the Year and SEC Field Athlete of the Year
- Maggie Malone sets Collegiate record in Javelin Throw; won NCAA Title
- Postseason: Men's and Women's teams finished 2nd respectively in the NCAA Championships
- Record: Overall 27-10: SEC 8-4
- Arthur Rendernech and Shane Vinsant named to the All-SEC First Team
- Jackson Withrow and Arthur Renderknech won 2nd place in the NCAA Men's Doubles Individual Tournament
- Postseason: Eliminated by Texas in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament after knocking out George Washington in the First Round.
- Record: Overall 11-7: SEC 3-3
- Alex Desiderio (Equitation over Fences and Equitation on the Flat), Avery Ellis (Horsemanship), Hannah Jechow, and Logan Pluhar (Reining) were named to All-SEC Teams
- Rachael Hake and Rebekah Chenelle (Fences and Flat), Sarah Orsak (Horsemanship) were named to Freshmen All-SEC Teams.
- Postseason: Lost to #1 Auburn in the NCEA Semi Finals, after knocking out #4 Oklahoma State in the Quarter Finals, and #12 Fresno State in the First Round.
- Maddie Szeryk tied a Texas A&M record for career stroke average (72.0); Also named to the ALL SEC First Team.
- Postseason: invited to the Bryan, TX Regional and placed 12th (Branding); did not advance
- All players will return for next year's season.
- Finished the year ranked #23