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FOOTBALL: 10-3Alamo Bowl ChampsHeisman winner
MEN'S BASKETBALL: 30-8
Elite Eight
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: 40-0
National ChampsPlayer & Coach of the Year
BASEBALL: 49-17
Big 12 Champs

• Baylor's 129 combined wins in the four major sports (FB/MBB/WBB/BASE) are an NCAA record for a single season (129-28, .822 winning percentage)
• Baylor's 80 wins in football and men's and women's basketball are NCAA record for a single season (80-11, .822 winning percentage)
• Baylor was the only school in the nation whose four major sports all finished nationally ranked (FB 13/12, MBB 9/8, WBB 1/1, BASE 9/10)
• Baylor is one of two schools nationally (Florida) to have every sponsored sport advance to postseason (all 19 BU teams)
• 2011 Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III
• Brittney Griner won the 2011-12 Honda Cup as the nation's Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year allowed BU to become first school to win both Heisman Trophy and the Honda Cup in the same academic year
• Baylor is one of three schools nationally that boasted a bowl-winning football team and men's basketball team in the Elite Eight (Florida, Ohio State) - Baylor is the only school nationally with bowl-winning FB, Elite Eight MBB and Final Four WBB
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Women's Basketball, Equestrian (NCEA Hunter Seat)
FINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS: FB (12th coaches, 13th AP), MBB (8th coaches, 9th AP), WBB (1st coaches, 1st AP), BASE (tbd, currently 2nd coaches, 4th B.A.)
NATIONAL PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Robert Griffin III (FB), Brittney Griner (WBB)
NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR: Kim Mulkey (WBB)
• Baylor was combined 40-0 in football, men's basketball and women's basketball from Nov. 1 to Jan. 16.
BEST IN TEXAS: Baylor was a perfect 19-0 in men's and women's basketball, and 44-6 in the four major sports vs. in-state opponents (5-1 in FB; 10-0 in MBB; 9-0 in WBB; 20-5 in BASE)
• Baylor is one of two schools nationally that had both MBB & WBB reach the 2012 Elite Eight (Kentucky).
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS: Women's Basketball (regular season, postseason), Baseball, Men's Golf individual (Joakim Mikkelsen)
BIG 12 PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Robert Griffin III (FB), Brittney Griner (WBB), Josh Ludy (BASE)
BIG 12 COACHES OF THE YEAR: Kim Mulkey (WBB), Steve Smith (BASE)
• Women's basketball recorded nation's first-ever 40-win season (by men's or women's program)
• Second Elite Eight appearance in last three seasons in men's basketball (one of 6 schools)
• 10 wins in football and Alamo Bowl win over Washington
• Big 12-records 24-game overall baseball winning streak and 18-game conference winning streak
• School-record 30 wins in men's basketball
NFL DRAFT: 5 NFL Draft picks in 2012, most of any Texas school and more than every Big 12 school but Oklahoma (7) / 2 first-round picks (4 first-rounders in last two years - second only to Alabama with 8)
• First national No. 1 ranking in Baylor baseball history, third Big 12 Conference Championship
• Perfect 10-0 record vs. Texas & Oklahoma in FB-MBB-WBB
• Director of Athletics Ian McCaw named 2012 AD of the Year finalist by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal/Daily and was NACDA's Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year for the FBS West region
• Baylor set home average attendance records in FB (41,368), MBB (7,914), WBB (8,563), BSB (3,255) and SB (1,014).

  2011-12 WINNING STREAKS BY 4 MAJOR SPORTS

• 40-0 streak in football, men's basketball and women's basketball from Nov. 1 to Jan. 16.

FB: 6 games ... current (third-longest active FBS streak)
MBB: school-record 17 games (started 17-0)
WBB: 40 games ... current (nation's longest active)
BASE: school- and Big 12-record 24 games

• Advanced to semifinals at NCATA national championship, lost to eventual national champion Oregon

• Second outright Big 12 title in 89 years
• Big 12 Awards - Josh Ludy (Player of the Year), Steve Smith (Coach of the Year), Nathan Orf (Newcomer of the Year)
• NCAA Waco Regional champions
• School-record 24-game winning streak - second-longest streak in Division I in 2012
• Big 12-record 18-game conference winning streak; 18-0 start best in Big 12 history
• Bears were No. 1 for two weeks in Collegiate Baseball poll - Baylor's first-ever No. 1 ranking

• Second Elite Eight appearance in three seasons (one of 6 schools)
• School-record 30 wins and 12 conference victories (also school record)
• Finished season ranked No. 8 in final USA TODAY/ESPN and No. 9 in final AP Top 25 polls

• Won second national championship in seven years
• First team ever to win 40 games
• National Player of the Year (Britney Griner)
• National Coach of the Year (Kim Mulkey)

• Women finished sixth, men 12th at NCAA South Central Regional

• Won Hunter Seat national championship at NCEA Championship

• First Heisman Trophy winner in school history (Robert Griffin III)
• Second 10-win season in program history
• Most Big 12 wins (6) in program history
• First bowl win in 19 years (1992 Sun Bowl)
• Art Briles - Bryant Coach of the Year Award finalist

• 15th consecutive NCAA Regional appearance
• 2012 Big 12 Conference individual champion Joakim Mikkelsen, first since 2001
• 2012 Byron Nelson Award finalist, Joakim Mikkelsen

• Second NCAA Championship appearance in program history
• 11th NCAA Regional appearance in last 13 seasons

• Earned first NCAA tournament win in program history, advanced to second round

• Earned seventh NCAA Regional bid in nine years

• Reached NCAA Round of 16 for 11th straight year

• Advanced to NCAA Round of 16 for 8th straight year

• Women finished 16th, men 35th at NCAA Indoor Championships (indoor)
• Women finished fourth, men sixth at Big 12. (outdoor)

• Advanced to NCAAs for second time in the last three seasons