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Softball to Welcome Back Alums Saturday
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 27, 2006
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TUCSON, Ariz.  ?- The Arizona softball program will host its annual Alumni Game on Saturday, Oct. 28.  The game’s first pitch is set for noon at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium, with several pre-game festivities, including recognition of the 1997 national championship team’s 10-year reunion.


“This is a chance to keep the tradition in our program active,” head coach Mike Candrea said.  “It’s important for any great program that is built on tradition to thank its players that helped make it what it is.  We look forward to honoring some wonderful ladies from the ’97 team, as well as to bridge the gap between the past and present in Arizona softball.


“It’s important for our current student-athletes to meet the former players, and it is a great event to see all of the families of our former players,” Candrea continued.  “We say that this program is like a family and once you’re a Wildcat, you’re always a Wildcat.  This is a great chance to show that.”


Prior to the Alumni Game, there will be a home run derby at approximately 11:45 a.m., and both current and former players will be available for a post-game autograph session.


Gates open at 11 a.m. and admission is free.


Alumni scheduled to attend include:

Candace Abrams 01-05

Marcie Aguilar-Baker 88-91

Wendy Allen 03-04

Jeanne (Redondo) Bass 95

Lauren Bauer 98-01

Becky (Lemke) Blatnick 98-01

Autumn Champion 03-06

Amy (Chellevold) Hillenbrand 92-95

Lindsey Collins 98-01

Lindsay (Robinson) Cunningham 99-00

Teresa Demeter 98-01

Nancy Evans 94-98

Courtney Fossatti 02-05

Brandi (Shriver) Foster 94-97

Chrissy Gil 97-00

Michelle (Churnock) Gonzalez 96-99

Erika Hanson 98-01

Alicia Hollowell 03-06

Krista (Gomez) Humphreys 93-96

Stacy (Engel) Iveson 86-89

Lovie Jung 02-03

Ronni Kotwica 68-71

Leneah Manuma 99-02

Alison (Johnsen) McCutcheon 95-98

Kelly Nelson 06

Leah O’Brien-Amico 93-97

Jamie (Heggen) Rennie 91-93

Katie Swan-Milo 97-00

Mackenzie Vandergeest 01-04

Renee (Rosas) Weatherless 90-92

Leslie Wolfe 03-06

Valerie Zepeda-Berg 92-94