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Guys and gals, 2014 was a pretty good year for UB sports. I'm sure you're all super busy tonight (I'm not), so I'll keep the intro brief. This post is an incomplete list of the various records and program firsts set by UB teams and student-athletes in 2014.

I thought about highlighting Top Ten or Top Five marks, as well, but that would truthfully be far too ambitious an undertaking. As it stands, you should prepare to be completely overwhelmed by pure, wonderful data, because I count 165 school records and program firsts this year, and goodness knows I've missed some. Notably, I know few academic records, and I'm sure things are going well there.

We of course owe a huge "thank you" to the Athletic Communications staff - Jon Fuller, Louie Spina, Brian Wolff, Anna Cooper, and Joe Kepler, now at South Carolina - for their work, which includes the yearly media guides and record books from which I accumulated this list.

The list begins now.

Athletics

Spring GPA: 3.070 - school record

Fall GPA not yet known

Baseball

Note: these stats are pre-MAC tournament and occasionally refer to the program restart before 2000 season

Third consecutive 20-win season - a first since the restart

Mike Burke: 78 strike outs most in a season since restart; 224 career strikeouts most since restart; 43 career starts most all time; 20 career wins most all time; 291.2 innings pitched most all time; 3.55 career ERA best since restart; 8 complete games most since restart; 4 career shutouts most since restart

Nick Sinay: 31 stolen bases - single season high since restart; 25 HBPs single season record

Combo of Jimmy Topps, Nick Sinay, and Tyler Mautner all had 36+ walks, a program first

Mike Kaelin: .82 ERA single season record since restart

Tyler Mautner: Tied single-season RBI record (Jason Kanzler); 38 single-season walks, 7 single-season sac flies

Mike Scarcello: 27 sac bunts already most all time

Team: 25 wild pitches tied-fewest since restart; 72 stolen bases on 91 attempts both team records since restart; 6 HBP vs Canisius on 3/19/14 most single game all time

Steve Geltz first alumnus MLB appearance since restart

Mautner and Burke drafted - first multiple draftees restart

Men's Basketball
'Modern Era' refers to since 1992-93

Javon McCrea: Career scoring record; first Bull over 2000 points; first Bull 3x MAC first team; Highest reb/game in modern era; most single-season rebounds in modern era; most single season field goals, all-time; most career field goals, all-time; most field goals attempted, career; 250 blocked shots most in modern era; 128 games played tied most all time (Watt); career fg% highest all-time; most career rebounds in modern era

Jarryn Skeete: Single-season fg%, all-time

Shannon Evans: First triple-double, all time

Team: First outright MAC East championship; most ever conference wins*;

*2013-14 was the first season in which MAC teams played 18 games. Previously they played only 16.

Women's Basketball

'Modern Era' refers to period since 1992-1993

Mackenzie Loesing: First sophomore to eclipse 800 career points

Team: Highest ever MAC tourney seed; 2 players on All-MAC teams for first time ever (Loesing and Sharkey); most personal fouls, single season all-time

Men's Cross Country

Team: #11 regional ranking all time program high

Football

FBS era is since 1999

Khalil Mack: Highest ever draftee, first All-American

Joe Licata: Joe Licata most career touchdowns (60), all time; Most single-season touchdowns (29), all-time; Longest pass play (92 yards to Hughes, Norfolk State), all-time; 5 tds vs Army, single-game FBS-era record

Anthone Taylor: Most 200 yard rushing games (3), all-time; first all-time consecutive 200 yard games

Team: T-most first downs single-game vs Army, all-time; fastest two touchdowns (:22, Akron), all-time; most games cancelled due to incompetent drivers; two game point total of 96 (Akron, UMass) FBS era record; most points against an FBS opponent (55, Akron); fewest single-game completions against, (3, Norfolk State), FBS-era; 32 single-season passing TDs, all time

Women's Soccer

Jackie Hall: 3rd team All-American

Laura Dougall: Most single-season shutouts (13); most single-season wins (16); .54 GAA D1-era record; most single-season minutes (1985)

Team: Most wins; most home wins; longest winning streak; fewest home losses; tied fewest losses; highest win percentage; most single season shutouts; tied-highest ever MAC regular season finish; first MAC final, first MAC Championship, first NCAA appearance; highest-ever RPI (32)

Record 7 Bulls recognized on postseason all-MAC teams

Softball

Tori Speckman: Most career games; most starts; most innings pitched; most wins; most single-season starts; most single-season innings pitched; most single-season strikeouts; most single-season wins; most single-season no-hitters; most career no-hitters

Sammi Gallardo: Most career home runs; most single-season home runs; most single-season runs scored; most single-game HRs (2, 3 times)


Holly Luciano: Most career runs scored

Tori Pettine: Single--game record 3 HBP vs CMU

Team: First MAC final; most MAC-era wins; 3 All-MAC First Teamers, most all-time; highest single-season batting average; most hits; most doubles; most triples; most home runs; most runs scored; most RBI; most walks; single-game record 4 HRs vs BG; single-game record 18 RBI vs Southern; single-game record 19 runs vs Southern; longest-ever game vs Ohio

Men's Swimming and Diving

Mike Dugan: 50 free (19.84); 100 fly (47.32)

Dan O'Connor: 500 free (4:24.57); 1000 free (9:09.52); 1650 free (15:04.66); 400 IM (3:50.35)

Scott Huang: 100 breast (54.83); 200 breast (1:58.93)

Cade Bennett: 1m dive (354.45)

Womens Swimming and Diving

Brittney Kuras: 100 free (48.50); 200 free (1:45.87); 200 IM (1:58.01)

Jess Powers: 500 free (4:46.37); 1000 free (9:54.07); 1650 free (16:21.10)

Marisa Pulaski: 200 breast (2:14.30)

Spencer Rodriguez: 400 IM (4:17.24)

Team: 400 free relay (3:19.37); 800 free relay (7:17.35)

Men's Tennis

Pablo Alvarez: First ITA Regional round of 16 qualifier

Team: First ever national ranking; finished Spring 2014 at 8th in the northeast

Men's Indoor Track and Field

Brian Crimmins: mile (4:08.23)

Cam Bruce: 3K (8:18.97)

Jon Jones: Shot Put (65' 05.50")

Evan Palmer: Weight Throw (68' 07.26")

Ryan Billian: 60m hurdles (7.86s)

Mike Morgan: Pentathlon (57.66s)

Tyler Scheving: 800m (1:50.09)

Chris Reap: High Jump (7' 00.50")

Team: Distance Medley Relay (9:52.37)

Craig Howard: Pole Vault (16' 10.75")

Women's Indoor Track and Field

Camaria Long: 200m (24.09)

Donna Jeanty: 400m (54.77)

Team: 4x400m (3:39.70)

Asia Henry: 800 m (2:06.68)

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

Mike Morgan: Decathlon (7699 points)

Craig Howard: Pole Vault (16' 08.75")

Tyler Scheving: 800m (1:49.70); mile (3:49.16)

Ryan Billian: Long Jump (25' 00.50")

Team: 4x800m Relay (7:30.82), 4x100m Relay (39.88), Distance Medley Relay (9:53.31)

Alec Peinkofer: 3000m steeplechase (9:03.45)

Jon Jones: Shot Put (68' 01.00")

Evan Palmer: Hammer (211' 08")

Women's Outdoor Track and Field

Donna Jeanty: 400m Hurdles (58.07)

Camaria Long: 200m (23.74)

Team: 4x100m Relay (45.29); 4x400m Relay (3:39.35); Distance Medley Relay (11:49.88); 4x100m Shuttle Hurdles Relay (57.98)

Across Men's and Women's Indoor and Outdoor teams, record 14 MAC champions; record three Bulls to NCAA Outdoor Championship

Volleyball

Tahleia Bishop: Most kills in three-set match, most points per set

Team: first back to back winning seasons in MAC era; highest MAC finish; tied-most MAC wins

Final Count: 165. and like I said, I'm sure I'm missing some. If you know of more records or program firsts, let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

Happy New Year and Go Bulls!