35th Anniversary - Feature 10
The success of the Atlantic 10 carried into the new Millennium exemplified during 2003-04 academic year. Dayton Volleyball player Erin Treadway earned three of the top A-10 individual honors in the same season; Saint Joseph's Jameer Nelson earned National Player of the Year and graduated as the most decorated student-athlete in A-10 history; Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli was named National Coach of the Year and the Hawks entered the NCAA tournament as a No. 1 seed. Fans the power is in your hands, vote for your favorite A-10 moment from the 2003-04 season. Results from the poll will be revealed on Feb. 6 in conjunction with the 11th highlight in the 35th anniversary series.
Fans, once again the power is in your hand. Tell us your favorite moment of 2003-04 by choosing from one of the three highlights listed to the left. We will reveal your choice on Feb. 7 in conjunction with the 11th highlight in the 35th anniversary series.
Dayton Volleyball Player Erin Treadway Earns the A-10 Trifecta
Dayton Volleyball player Erin Treadway earned the A-10 trifecta claiming Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, A-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Performer and A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2003--the only A-10 student-athlete ever to take all three honors in any sport in the same year.
|Erin Treadway Hazelbaker|
Inducted into Dayton's Hall of Fame Jan. 22, 2011
In addition, Erin was the first Dayton student-athlete in any sport to win A-10 Player of the Year. Treadway was the top player on the first UD volleyball team to play in the NCAA tournament. That 2003 team finished the season 26-10, advancing to the NCAA Second Round following an upset win of Michigan State in East Lansing in the opening round.
A two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10, A-10 All-Tournament Team and ACVA All-Region honoree, Treadway was an AVCA Honorable Mention All-American as a senior.
Her 542 kills in 2003 are the fourth-best single-season mark at Dayton and she is currently eighth in career kills (1,233) for the Flyers. Truly exemplifying the meaning of student-athlete, Treadway earned NCAA and Atlantic 10 Post-Graduate Scholarships upon graduation.
Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, 2004
Saint Joseph's Jameer Nelson Named National Player of the Year
Following the 2003-04 season Jameer Nelson was named the national player of the year by every major organization including the Associated Press, Basketball Times, The Sporting News, U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the John R. Wooden Award committee, the Naismith Committee, CBS Sports, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
He was the third A-10 player to be named national player of the year, joining Marcus Camby of UMass (1996) and David West of Xavier (2003), and is the last to have done so. Nelson also won the inaugural Bob Cousy award as the nation's best point guard, the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the best player under 6-0, and the Senior CLASS Award as the nation's top senior. Nelson graduated as the most decorated player in Atlantic 10 history--a superlative he still owns today.
Nelson averaged a team-high 20.6 ppg and ended his career with 2,094 points, becoming Saint Joseph's all-time leading scorer. His eight A-10 Player of the Week citations during the 2003-04 season places him as the all-time leader in that category.
|Phil Martelli is in his 16th season|
as Saint Joseph's Head Coach
Martelli and Saint Joseph's Men's Basketball
Saint Joseph's head coach Phil Martelli was named national coach of the year by the Associated Press, USBWA, CBS Sports/Chevrolet, the Naismith committee and NABC after a year in which he led his squad to a 30-2 record, including a 16-0 mark in Atlantic play, and their highest-ranking ever at No. 1. The only other A-10 coaches to earn the honor are Temple's hall of fame coach John Chaney (1988) and Massachusetts' John Calipari (1996).
In going 16-0 in league play, Martelli's 2003-04 Hawks became just the third team in A-10 history to enter the A-10 Championship undefeated and the second to enter the tournament ranked as the No. 1 team in the country.
After being upset in the 2004 Atlantic 10 Championship by Xavier, the Hawks earned an at-large bid and entered the NCAA tournament as a number No. 1 seed for the first time in school history. Martelli and the Hawks advanced to the Elite 8 before falling to Oklahoma State.
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