Brigetta Barrett Named Pac-12 Woman of the Year
UA Olympic silver medalist high jumper Brigetta Barrett has been named the Pac-12 Conference Woman of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year. Barrett now is the conference's candidate for the NCAA Woman of the Year, presented annually to graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service and leadership.
Basketball Standout Damon Stoudamire Returns to Arizona as Assistant C...
Damon Stoudamire was the starting point guard on one of Arizona's Final Four teams, the only player in UA history to score 40 points or more on two separate occasions, and his total of 45 points in a game is No. 2 on the all-time list of points scored in a game at Arizona. Stoudamire is back at Arizona as the new men's basketball assistant coach.
Wildcats Have No. 2 Fan Base in Nation
Long a fixture of success on the court, a recent study by Emory University Sports Marketing Analytics found that the UA men's basketball fan base ranks No. 2 in the nation. Arizona posted a 27-8 record (12-6 Pac-12) in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's West Regional semifinals for the second time in three seasons.
Tedy Bruschi Named to CFB Hall of Fame
Former Arizona defensive lineman Tedy Bruschi is the fourth Arizona football player to be inducted in the NFF College Football Hall of Fame and the third in the last five years. Bruschi (1991-95) ended his UA career with 52 sacks, tied for the most in NCAA history. He was a consensus All-American in 1994 and a unanimous All-American in 1995.
The UA's Davellyn Whyte Selected in WNBA Draft
Senior Davellyn Whyte has made Arizona women's basketball history after being picked 16th overall by the San Antonio Stars in the WNBA draft this week. With the pick, Whyte became the highest drafted player in Arizona women's basketball history. Ify Ibekwe was picked 24th by the Seattle Storm in 2011, and Adia Barnes was selected 32nd by the Sacramento Monarchs in 1998.
UA baseball assistant coach Shaun Cole has been named winner of the Collegiate Baseball Pitching Coach of the Year award, presented by Edge Charting systems. Cole, who has developed the Wildcats' staff into one of the best in the nation, will be presented with the award at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Chicago in January.
Lots of recyclable materials are used at each home sports game. A collaboration among several UA units aims to make sure they go in the right bins. Students for Sustainability has placed students at the Arizona Stadium gates to collect recyclables from people entering, and it has added recycling in the tailgating area.
No. 22 Arizona will travel to Eugene, Ore. to take on No. 3 Oregon in the Pac-12 football opener for both schools on Sept. 22. Two of the nation's longest current win streaks will push their limits, with the winner gaining a leg up on competition in its respective Pac-12 division. The game will be televised live on ESPN beginning at 7:30 p.m. PDT.
Two land-grant institutions separated by nearly 2,000 miles will square off for the first time on the gridiron Sept. 15 when Arizona hosts South Carolina State at Arizona Stadium. The football game will be televised on Pac-12 Arizona beginning at 7:30 p.m. MST.
Seven UA athletes who competed in the 2012 Paralympics made a strong showing in London: Zachary Abbott, Bryan Barten, Jordan Bird, Tanner Gers, Adam Kellerman, Jennifer Poist and Noah Yablong. The games ran from Aug. 29 through Sept. 9.
Matt Scott and Ka'Deem Carey accounted for seven combined touchdowns and the Arizona (2-0) defense forced four critical turnovers to lift the Wildcats to a 59-38 upset of No. 18 Oklahoma State (1-1) on Sept. 8 at Arizona Stadium. Next up: Arizona will play South Carolina State at home on Sept. 15.