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20070517 Softball Regional Guide
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Release: 05/17/2007
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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>For the 13<SUP>th</SUP> time in the last 15 years, the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> softball team will host an NCAA Regional in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?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"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoNormalTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=1> <P> <TBODY> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 0; mso-yfti-firstrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Day<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Time<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Game<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Friday<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1 ? <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Mississippi</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> vs. Pacific</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><?xml:namespace prefix = ns0 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><ns0:place><ns0:PlaceType></ns0:PlaceType></ns0:place><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6:30 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>- </SPAN><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><ns0:State><ns0:place><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal"></ns0:place></SPAN></ns0:State></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> vs. Howard<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 3"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Saturday<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">1:30 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">3 ? Winner 1 vs. Winner 2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 4"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4 ? Loser 1 vs. Loser 2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 5"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6:30 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">5 ? Winner 4 vs. Loser 3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 6"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sunday<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Noon<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6 ? Winner 3 vs. Winner 5<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 7; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 51pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=68> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 62.9pt; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=84> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2:30 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; WIDTH: 2in; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top width=192> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">7 ? Winner 6 vs. Loser 6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>(if necessary; each has loss)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <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"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">How They Got to the 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"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: -.5in"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> (39-12-1, 15-5-1 Pac-10) </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">earned an automatic bid as the Wildcats won their 10<SUP>th</SUP> Pac-10 title in program history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats were named the top overall seed in the field of 64 after playing the nation&rsquo;s toughest schedule and accumulating the top RPI, according to both the NFCA and NCAA.<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">Howard (35-19, 13-4 MEAC) </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">was a latecomer to enter the tournament, but comes in with the momentum of a 17-0 drubbing of North Carolina A&amp;T to capture the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament title.<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; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mississippi</SPAN></B></st1:PlaceName><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></B></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> </SPAN><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">(34-25, 14-14 SEC) </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">is one of seven teams from the Southeastern Conference to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bulldogs got an at-large bid thanks to an RPI of 39 and the 25<SUP>th</SUP>-best strength of schedule, according to the NFCA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>MSU and <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> played two common opponents during the season ? <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Bulldogs went 1-3 against the Gators and 1-0 against the Golden Bears, while UA dropped its only game to <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> and swept three games from <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State>.<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">Pacific (34-22, 9-9 Big West) </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">is the only team in the Tucson Regional that <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has faced this year ? an 11-0 UA victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Tigers earned an at-large bid after a fourth place finish in the Big West Conference that is sending five teams to the tournament.<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">Arizona&rsquo;s 21st NCAA Appearance ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona makes its 21<SUP>st</SUP> consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance (21<SUP>st</SUP> overall) since 1987, all under coach Mike Candrea, except in the case of 2004 when Larry Ray served as interim head coach.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have qualified for the Women&rsquo;s College World Series in 18 of the last 19 years, including a run of 16 consecutive trips to the WCWS, which ended in 2004.<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"><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"> has a record of 113-32 (.779) in all NCAA Tournament games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In regional contests, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is 58-8 (.879), with a 50-6 (.893) clip when playing the games in the friendly confines of Hillenbrand Stadium<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 29-12-1 against this year&rsquo;s opponents included in the 64-team field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, the Wildcats racked up an 11-11 record against the 16 seeded teams.<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 <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City> Regional Opponents ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">The Wildcats faced only Pacific during the regular season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA took the game 11-0 at <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fullerton</st1:place></st1:City>&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic on March 17.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The victory was <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> head coach Mike Candrea&rsquo;s 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> of his career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Pacific is also the only team participating in the Tucson Regional that the Wildcats have seen in postseason play prior to this year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA defeated the Tigers by 10-0 and 7-0 margins in the Tucson Regional back in 1998.<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"><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"> last played <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Mississippi</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> on Feb. 9, 2003 as part of the Fiesta Bowl Tournament in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA defeated the Bulldogs 9-2.<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><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">While the bright lights of television won&rsquo;t be shining on Hillenbrand Stadium this weekend, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has had its share of time in front of the cameras.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats played four games this past year on TV and went 2-1-1 in those contests.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>More impressively, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has played a total of 31 games on television since 2005, including 12 last year.</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">Two weeks ago, Caitlin Lowe was named to the USA Softball POY list of 10 finalists.<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 1,120-226-2 (.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 17 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>1120-226-2<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>111-30<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 Regionals:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>56-6<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 Super Regionals:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>4-1<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 in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City>:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>48-4<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> <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">Olympic Gold:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>1<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">All-Americans:<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>73<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">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place>, has appeared in all but five of UA&rsquo;s 52 games this season and has posted 25 wins against teams that made the NCAA Tournament. <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">For Candrea, who has been named coach of the year by every conceivable association or media outlet over the course of his illustrious career, his 10<SUP>th</SUP> Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor coincides with the 10<SUP>th</SUP> Pac-10 title for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Earlier this year, the 22-year UA head coach earned his 1,100<SUP>th</SUP> Division I coaching victory and reached the benchmark victory faster than any other coach in the sport&rsquo;s<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"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mesa</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, a second-year letterwinner from <st1:City w:st="on">Yuma</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State>, earned her first yearly honor in an <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> uniform thanks to a .377 batting average, eight home runs and 16 stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The second baseman came to the Wildcats after having won a pair of NJCAA national championships up the road at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Phoenix</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She has yet to complete a season of intercollegiate softball without a national championship.<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">Three Wildcats ? Adrienne Acton, K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo and Callista Balko ? were listed as honorable mentions.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It is the first such honor for Acton or Arredondo and the second for Balko, who earned the same distinction in 2006.<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; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Player of the Year:<B> </B>Kaitlin Cochran, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Pitcher of the Year: Katie Burkhart, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Defensive Player of the Year: Caitlin Lowe, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Newcomer of the Year: Jennifer Salling, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Coach of the Year: Mike Candrea, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P></DIV><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: auto; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN></B> <DIV class=Section2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">FIRST TEAM<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Katie Burkhart, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ashley Charters, WASH<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Kaitlin Cochran, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Krista Colburn, UCLA<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Bianca Cruz, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Lisa Dodd, UCLA<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Kristie Fox, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Danielle Lawrie, WASH<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Jodie Legaspi, UCLA<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Caitlin Lowe, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Cambria</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Miranda, OSU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Taryne Mowatt</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></SPAN></B></st1:place><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; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Jennifer Salling, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Dena Tyson, WASH<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">SECOND TEAM<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Suzie Barnes, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mindy Cowles, ASU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Alissa Haber, STAN<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sari-Jane Jenkins, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Natalie Johnson, OSU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Megan Langenfeld, UCLA<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Dominique Lastrapes, WASH<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mia Longfellow, OSU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Brianne McGowan, OSU<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Chelsie Mesa</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></SPAN></B></st1:place><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; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Missy Penna, STAN<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Jackie Rinehart, STAN<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Alex Sutton, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">CAL</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ann Marie Topps, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ORE</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: auto; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><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; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">HONORABLE MENTION<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Adrienne Acton, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tricia Aggabao, STAN<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Callista Balko</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">ARIZ</st1:State></SPAN></B></st1:place><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; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; 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