Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Arizona Life

Located in the heart of Southern Arizona, Tucson is a city of stunning contrast and diversity. From the broad desert valley of world-famous saguaro cacti to 9,000-foot mountain forests of pine trees and snow, the city stands at a crossroads geographically and culturally.

The University of Arizona's athletic excellence is rooted in a strong foundation of Wildcat heritage and history that dates back to the early 1900s. Arizona has finished in the Top 20 of every Director's Cup standings for all-around athletics excellence. Academically, the UA ranks among the top 50 public universities in the nation.

Follow the links below to learn more about the recruiting process, the University of Arizona's rich athletic and academic tradition, and life in beautiful and sunny Southern Arizona:

Becoming A Wildcat

Wildcat student athletes enjoy a rare opportunity to be mentored and guided by the best coaches and teachers in the NCAA.

Many reasons for the University of Arizona's overall athletic success are its head coaches and assistants. Proven winners across the board help Arizona put its best foot forward on the fields and courts, as well as in the classroom.

Arizona Athletics works hand-in-hand with potential student athletes to ensure its recruiting process conforms to NCAA rules, and is as smooth and informative as possible.

During recruiting, please read and understand the rules regulating communication between you and Arizona coaches, and follow the links below for more information on the recruiting process:

* NCAA Clearinghouse
* Guide for the College-Bound Student Athlete
* Recruiting Rules
* National Letter of Intent

Tucson and Southern Arizona


Tucson is a thriving metropolis that continues to grow by thousands of residents each month, but it has held fast to its small-town ambience.

Southern Arizona is renowned for its superb weather. Warm and sunny throughout most of the year, the air is remarkably dry, with a low relative humidity.

The Sonoran Desert provides a unique setting not to be found anywhere else in the world. Far from the Saharan sand dunes that most first-time visitors expect, the desert boasts a wide range of wildlife, vegetation, and great mountain views.

* Tucson Attractions
* Visitor's Guide

Quick Facts

Days of Sunshine: 350
Average High: 81 degrees

University of Arizona
Student to Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Top 10 Academic Programs: 15

Arizona Athletics
2004-05 Director's Cup: 18th
Team National Championships: 10