Wildcat Wednesday – Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022
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ARIZONA SPORTS HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2022
It is my honor and privilege to present the class of 2022 inductees into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, which is truly a prestigious honor for any Wildcat. The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame represents championship excellence of student-athletes, coaches, and administrators who have lived the Wildcat Way and become academic, athletic, and lifelong champions.
The Wildcats Class of 2022 includes five outstanding former student-athletes, two formidable head coaches and a distinguished longtime administrator. This class of eight entering the Hall of Fame epitomizes the Arizona Athletics’ elite success over the decades.
Please make your plans to help us officially induct the Class of 2022 at an in-person ceremony on Thursday, September 8 at the Westin La Palmona Resort and Spa Hotel.
SOFTBALL WINS MISSOURI REGIONAL
Arizona Softball shone brightly in its sweep of the NCAA Regional Championships in Missouri, capped off with a pair of back-to-back throwing gems by Hanah Bowen and Devyn Netz in the circle. Great throwing, fast hitting and solid defensive plays proved to be the Wildcats’ winning formula for winning three games in three days.
After a convincing NCAA Regional Championship, Coach Lowe and the Wildcats headed to the NCAA Super Regionals for a 16and times in 17 seasons. This impressive stat is one of many in Arizona’s rich and storied softball tradition in the NCAA playoffs.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs will host the Wildcats for the NCAA Super Regionals in Starkville, Mississippi this weekend in a best-of-three series. The action at Nusz Park begins with a first pitch at 9 a.m. (MST) on Friday, May 27 on ESPNU with game two already scheduled for 1 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, May 28 on ESPNU. Shoot down and go cats!
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN’S GOLF T-SHIRT
Coach Anderson and the Wildcats travel to Scottsdale for the 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships at Grayhawk Golf Club. NCAA winners Bryan Regional in Texas will depart Friday, May 27 at 6 a.m. (MST) as one of the first groups on the course. Admission is free with free parking available around the property.
The format for the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships is three days of stroke play with a reduction of the top 15 teams for a fourth and final day of stroke play. The top eight teams will qualify for match play on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Golf Channel will provide coverage throughout the championships, and ArizonaWildcats.com and the @ArizonaMGolf social platforms will also provide coverage, score updates and information for fans.
Competing for a national championship is one of the biggest milestones for student-athletes, and we’re thrilled that Arizona Men’s Golf is also proudly representing Block A in front of national television audiences. Good luck gentlemen because we will all support you!
PAC-12 BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Arizona opened the first Pac-12 baseball tournament with an 8-6 win over Oregon on Wednesday morning. Catching Daniel Susac hit a pair of home runs and drove in three runs to propel the Wildcats to the tournament-opening victory.
Coach Hale and company will play their second game of the double-elimination tournament at 4:45 p.m. MT Thursday against Stanford at Scottsdale Stadium. You can click here for the updated support and schedule. Scottsdale is Wildcat Country this week with the Pac-12 baseball tournament and men’s golf playing in the NCAA championships at Grayhawk. If you are in the Phoenix area, you can get your ball game tickets using this link. See you in Scottsdale!
TRACK & FIELD AND NCAA REGIONALS
Wednesday marked the opening day of the NCAA Regional Championships for Arizona Track & Field in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a pair of Wildcat pitchers recorded personal bests. Sophomore Zach Landa set a new personal best in the shot put while sophomore Jared O’Reilly did the same in the javelin.
Competition will continue in Arkansas as a slew of Wildcats look to qualify for the NCAA Championships in June at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. Please continue to follow @ArizonaTrack on social media and ArizonaWildcats.com for NCAA regional updates and news.
REORGANIZATION OF DEVELOPMENT STAFF
After some of the greatest fundraising years in Arizona Athletics history, our development team is being reorganized to continue its crucial work supporting our Wildcat Way mission of developing student-athletes into academic champions, athletic and lifelong. Varsity athletics is constantly changing, and our athletics department continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of our 500 student-athletes as well as the coaches and staff who support our 21 athletic programs.
The Wildcat family has continued their undying generosity and commitment to the first-class experience of our student-athletes. Our loyal supporters help propel our athletics department to new heights in record fashion. Our enhanced Wildcat Club staff will continue to serve you and be a key point of contact between the Wildcat family and our entire athletics department.
GET YOUR FLEX PACKAGES AND WILDCAT MOBILE PASSES
Arizona Athletics continues to offer fans and supporters a variety of football ticketing options, which includes its flexible plans and Wildcat mobile passes. These are just two of the custom ticketing choices fans can use and both are officially on sale for the 2022 season.
Season passes don’t always fit your schedule and we understand that. That’s why we offer flexible plans and mobile passes to help you create your perfect Arizona Stadium experience. You can purchase the Arizona Flexible Football Plan for the 2022 season and select ANY three-game combination. You won’t want to miss this opportunity with packages starting at just $27! You can click here to view the full Arizona 2022 football schedule.
Wildcat Mobile Passes guarantee a ticket to every home game for you, but you can experience different seating locations in Arizona Stadium! You can experience the Wildcats in the lower, middle, and final tier areas. The Premium Pass costs just $150 and guarantees that lower tier seats for all home games with exact seat locations will be delivered 24 hours before kickoff. The regular pass, which is available for just $70, offers a variety of seating locations for each home game with specific seating locations delivered to your smart device 24 hours before kickoff.
Fans can view all available football ticketing options by clicking here. For more information, please visit the McKale Center box office or call 520-621-2287.
WEAR THE COLORS – SHARE THE PHOTOS
Send us your photos of you wearing the colors!
Thank you for wearing the colors and sharing your Arizona pride! Be sure to take a picture the next time you wear the colors and send it to us, we might include it in next week’s Wildcat Wednesday! And even if your photo submission isn’t part of next week’s edition, please check out our “Wear the Colors” album on facebook.com/ArizonaAthletics on Fridays.
NOTE: Please submit photos for Wildcat Wednesday with an original email to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Wildcat photo Wednesday.’ Also ensure that all submissions are clear and properly lit. We also ask that you identify everyone in the photo so that we can highlight them accordingly.
Shoot down and go cats!
Vice President and Sports Director
University of Arizona