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Volleyball's Rubio Earns 500th-Career Win
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/19/2011
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Nov. 19, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. -

With Arizona's upset of No. 2 UCLA in Los Angeles on Friday, head coach David Rubio earned the 500th win of his career.

Rubio began his coaching career in 1987 at California State-Bakersfield, where he coached seven All-Americans, led the Roadrunners to three consecutive top-five finishes and won the 1989 National Championship, all in five years.

Rubio came to UA in 1992 and led the Wildcats from a winless league record in 1991, to the NCAA West Regionals in 1993. That same year, he was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association West Region Coach of the Year.

In addition, Rubio has led the Wildcats to 10 20-win seasons and 14 NCAA appearances, including a final-four run in 2001. He was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2000 after leading Arizona to its first Pac-10 title.

In 2011, he has taken a team with seven freshmen and earned some of the biggest wins of his career. The Wildcats defeated No. 2 UCLA on Oct. 8 for their first win against a top-two team since 1993. On Friday, Arizona repeated itself, defeating No. 2 UCLA again, this time in Los Angeles, to sweep the Bruins in a single season for the first time since 2005.

Rubio will be honored for his achievements at the Arizona State match on Nov. 22.

For complete results and continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat Volleyball, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.

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