April 3, 2002
Tucson, Ariz.- The University of Arizona Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Arizona softball program will retire the jersey of assistant coach and former Arizona softball player Nancy Evans. The pre-game ceremony will take place on Sunday, April 7, before Arizona takes on UCLA at 1:00 p.m. Evans also will be throwing out the first pitch.
Evans graduated from Arizona in 1998 with a degree in psychology. She won the 1998 Honda Softball Award as the National Player of the Year. Evans received first-team All-American honors for two consecutive years, academic All-American honors, All-College World Series Most Valuable Player and was part of three National Championship teams. Evans finished her career with a record of 124-8, No. 1 on UA's chart, No. 3 on the NCAA chart and the best winning percentage in NCAA history.
The Cats take on Washington at 7 p.m. on Friday and UCLA at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The game against the Bruins will be televised on Fox Sports Net.