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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoSubtitle style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT face=Arial>The top-seeded <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> softball team (44-12-1) will attempt to defend its 2006 NCAA title as the Wildcats return to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:place></st1:City> for the 2007 Women&rsquo;s College World Series.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The double-elimination tournament includes eight teams that will begin play on Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The last two teams standing will face off in a best-of-three game series to determine this year&rsquo;s national champion.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoSubtitle style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoSubtitle style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT face=Arial>The Wildcats will open the WCWS against eighth-seeded Baylor on Thursday at approximately 8 p.m. (CDT).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA will face either <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:place></st1:State> or Texas A&amp;M in the second round.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoSubtitle style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoSubtitle style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT face=Arial>Once again, all WCWS games will be televised on either ESPNHD or ESPN2HD.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Beth Mowins and Jessica Mendoza are slated as the broadcast team for all day-session games, while Eric Collins and Michelle Smith will share the call for the night session.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoSubtitle style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">HOW THEY GOT TO THE WCWS<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 1 SEED <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">ARIZONA</st1:State></st1:place> (44-12-1, 15-5-1 PAC-10) <o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">TUCSON</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> REGIONAL<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Howard<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 9-0 (5 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Mississippi</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 8-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Pacific<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 7-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">TUCSON</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:City><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> SUPER REGIONAL<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">GAME 1: ARIZONA 11, CAL STATE FULLERTON 6 ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">The Wildcats opened the super regional in the worst possible way ? down 5-0 in the first inning with their three-time All-American center fielder Caitlin Lowe knocked out of the game after crashing into the outfield wall.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Down by that same margin in the fourth inning, Callista Balko blasted a three-run home run to put <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> on the board in a 5-3 game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The next inning, Laine Roth had a three-run homer of her own to give the Wildcats the lead and their largest comeback of the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the sixth, Arizona left no room for doubt as the offense tacked up five more runs ? four of which came on a Kristie Fox two-run double and a two-run homer by Jenae Leles.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> would win 11-6 in a game that Taryne Mowatt set the school record for innings pitched in a season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">GAME 2: <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZONA</st1:State> 2, <st1:State w:st="on">CAL</st1:State> STATE <st1:City w:st="on">FULLERTON</st1:City> 1 ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">While not as dramatic as Game 1, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> clinched its 19<SUP>th</SUP> WCWS berth with a traditional NCAA softball game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Taryne Mowatt allowed one run on three hits in her 36<SUP>th</SUP> win of the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Adrienne Acton broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a two-run single to drive in pinch runner Cyndi Duran and K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo, who had just doubled off the wall.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 8 SEED BAYLOR (50-14, 14-3 BIG 12)</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Hempstead</SPAN></B></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Albany</SPAN></st1:City></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 8-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Hofstra<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 7-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Albany</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 10-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Waco</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:City><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Michigan</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 9-0 (5 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Michigan</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">L, 3-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Michigan</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 4-3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 4 SEED <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">TEXAS</st1:place></st1:State> A&amp;M (46-12, 12-6 BIG 12)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">College Station</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Houston</SPAN></st1:place></st1:City><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 2"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">L, 8-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Sam</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Houston</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 11-0 (6 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Houston<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 13-2 (5 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Houston<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 5-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">College Station</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Florida</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 2-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Florida</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">L, 3-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Florida</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 2-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 5 SEED <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">TENNESSEE</st1:place></st1:State> (59-6, 23-4 SEC)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Knoxville</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:City><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Furman<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 8-0 (6 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">North Carolina</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 2-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Winthrop<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 7-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Knoxville</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Hawai&rsquo;i</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 9-0 (5 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Hawai&rsquo;i</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">L, 9-6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Hawai&rsquo;i</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 7-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 14 SEED DEPAUL (46-11, 20-0 BIG EAST)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Carbondale</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Mississippi</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Valley</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 10-0 (6 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Missouri</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 2-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Missouri</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 3-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Norman Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Oklahoma</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 3-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Oklahoma</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 7-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 6 SEED <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">WASHINGTON</st1:State></st1:place> (40-17, 12-9 PAC-10)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Lincoln</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Creighton<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 5-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Georgia<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 8-0 (5 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Georgia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">L, 2-1 (9 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Georgia</SPAN></st1:place></st1:country-region><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 1-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Seattle</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Alabama</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 4-3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Alabama</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 7-5<B><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 7 SEED <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">ARIZONA</st1:State></st1:place> STATE (54-15, 13-8 PAC-10)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Provo</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Southern Utah</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 2-1 (9 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">BYU<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 7-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">BYU<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W,<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>6-3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tempe</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">LSU<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 1-0 (10 inn.)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">LSU<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>W, 7-4<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NO. 2 SEED NORTHWESTERN (50-11, 15-3 BIG TEN)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Evanston</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Wright</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 4-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Illinois</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 5-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Illinois</SPAN></st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 4-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Evanston</SPAN></B></st1:City></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Super Regional<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">South Carolina</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 6-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in 81.0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">South Carolina</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">W, 3-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:State w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&rsquo;S 19<SUP>th</SUP> WCWS APPEARANCE ? </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> makes its 19<SUP>th</SUP> appearance at the Women&rsquo;s College World Series in the last 20 years.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This year, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 21<SUP>st</SUP> consecutive year and 21<SUP>st</SUP> time in program history.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> holds a 118-32 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament and a 51-23 record at the WCWS.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">For game-by-game results of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s NCAA Tournament history, see page 40 of this year&rsquo;s media guide.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:State w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> vs. THE NCAA TOURNAMENT FIELD ?</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is 34-12-1 against this year&rsquo;s opponents included in the 64-team field.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:State w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> vs. THE WCWS FIELD ? </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> is fairly familiar with its fellow WCWS squads ? as <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> played three-game series with <st1:City w:st="on">Baylor</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State> A&amp;M, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> during the regular season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, the Wildcats faced Texas A&amp;M and Northwestern once apiece at the Kajikawa Classic.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Here is <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s record against the WCWS over several different timeframes.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Opponent<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>in 2007<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>in WCWS<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>in NCAA<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:PlaceName></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> State<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2-1<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>9-3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Baylor<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1-2<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>0-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>0-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">DePaul<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>0-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>0-1<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Northwestern<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tennessee</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">0-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1-2<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Texas</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> A&amp;M<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>2-2<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>0-0<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>4-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Washington</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2-1<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3-1<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>3-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 67.85pt 109.85pt 161.85pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Totals<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>8-6<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>7-4<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>21-8<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">UA on TV: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> is no stranger to the ESPN cameras ? or any television coverage for that matter.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In addition to three <st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City> stations making the trip to <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:place></st1:City>, the Wildcats have played 33 televised games since 2005, including six this year, 12 in 2006 and 15 in 2005.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">USA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:country-region><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> SOFTBALL NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR FINALISTS:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Caitlin Lowe was named to the USA Softball POY list of 10 finalists.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since then, the list has been trimmed to three finalists, on which Lowe was not included. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>USA Softball cut its initial list of 25 candidates to 11 and will narrow the list down to three finalists before the Women&rsquo;s College World Series.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Kristie Fox had been named to the mid-season list of 25 candidates, while Callista Balko and Taryne Mowatt were tabbed for the 50-name pre-season watch list.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> HEAD COACH MIKE CANDREA ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">is in his 22<SUP>nd</SUP> season at the helm of the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball program.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He boasts a 1,125-226-2 (.832) record in 21 seasons in the dugout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea is one of five Division I softball head coaches to have won 1,100 games and was the fastest to do so.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He has earned 18 coach-of-the-year honors, including nine Pac-10 Coach-of-the-Year citations and is a member of the NFCA Hall of Fame.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In 2004, Candrea took a year off to coach the <st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region> Olympic softball team to a 9-0 record and a gold medal in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Athens</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea was also awarded the Olympic Shield award, the U.S. Olympic Committee&rsquo;s most prestigious award, marking the first time in history the award was given to an Olympic coach.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>During his tenure, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has won 10 Pac-10 titles and seven national championships.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1,100 WINS FOR CANDREA: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On March 16 in <st1:City w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:City>&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> head coach Mike Candrea won his 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> career game in an 11-0 rout of Pacific.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Incidentally, Candrea&rsquo;s son Mikel was on hand as Pacific&rsquo;s hitting coach.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">With the win, Candrea joined Margie Wright (<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Fresno</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>), JoAnne Graf (<st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Florida</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType>) and Gayle Blevins (<st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Iowa</st1:place></st1:State>) as one of only four coaches to accumulate 1,100 Division I softball coaching victories.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Since then, LSU&rsquo;s Yvette Giourard joined the illustrious group with her 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, as this is his 21<SUP>st</SUP> season in the dugout, Candrea is now the fastest of the five to reach the 1,100-win plateau.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The feat took Wright 24, Graf 22, Blevins 28 and Giourard 27 years, respectively, to get to 1,100 wins.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <H2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt"><FONT face=Arial>Candrea by the Numbers<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></H2> <H1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left; tab-stops: 117.0pt" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><FONT face=Arial>Overall record:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1125-226-2<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></H1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 12pt; tab-stops: 117.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pac-10 games:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>340-92-1<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 12pt; tab-stops: 117.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NCAA games:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>116-30<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 11pt; tab-stops: .25in 117.0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">WCWS games:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>51-23<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <H2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></H2> <H2 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: left" align=left><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt"><FONT face=Arial>Candrea&rsquo;s Honors<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></H2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2007<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2004<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region> Olympic team head coach<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Olympic Shield Award<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>USOC Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2003<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2002<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2001<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2000<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Co-Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1999<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> Honorary Alumnus Degree<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1998<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1997<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>NFCA Division I Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pacific Region Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1996<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>NFCA Division I Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Elected to NFCA Hall of Fame<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1995<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pacific Region Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1994<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>NSCA Division I Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pacific Region Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1988<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Northwest Region Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1987<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pac-10 Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1986<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Pacific-West Co-Coach of the Year<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1985<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>NJCAA Coach of the Year (<st1:place w:st="on">Central Arizona</st1:place>)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .5in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ALL PAC-10: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Seniors Caitlin Lowe and Kristie Fox, as well as junior Taryne Mowatt earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors, while senior Chelsie Mesa was listed on the second team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> head coach Mike Candrea was cited as the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the 10<SUP>th</SUP> time.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Lowe, a four-time, first-team all-Pac-10 honoree, also became the first player in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history to be named the Pac-10&rsquo;s Defensive Player of the Year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The center fielder from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tustin</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, is a three-time, first-team NFCA All-American and is hitting .431 on the season and leads the country in stolen bases at a perfect 46-for-46.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s career steals leader is one of just 12 players in NCAA history to have accumulated 300 hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">This is Fox&rsquo;s third year as an all-Pac-10 first team selection.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The <st1:City w:st="on">San Diego</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State>, native has been named a first-team NFCA All-American the last two years and currently leads <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with 13 home runs and 55 RBI.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The shortstop ranks eighth on the career home run list at UA with 46 dingers and is 15<SUP>th</SUP> in NCAA history with 222 RBI.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mowatt, who assumed the esteemed role of being the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> ace this year, is a first time honoree after being tabbed as an honorable mention in 2006.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt boasts a 31-10 record with 409 strikeouts in 277 innings pitched.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The strikeout mark is the fifth best in a single season for a UA pitcher, as is the aforementioned innings total.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The hurler from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Corona</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on
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