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20070213 No. 4 Softball Opens Home Slate Friday for Worth Wildcat Invitational
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Release: 02/13/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">THIS WEEK: </SPAN></B><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> opens a season-long 15-game home slate with the Worth Wildcat Invitational.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s 2006 national championship team will be honored in between its 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. games on Saturday.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ON THE AIR: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Fans can tune in to KCUB 1290 AM The Source for the Wildcats&rsquo; Friday night contest versus Texas Tech, as well as UA&rsquo;s game on Sunday with time and opponent to be determined. Free Live Stats, powered by Tucson Electric Power, will be provided for all 30 home games and many road games.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">WORTH WILDCAT INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <H4 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Friday, Feb. 16<o:p></o:p></SPAN></H4> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">9 a.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State> Tech ? <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Virginia</st1:place></st1:State><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">11 a.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Mid. <st1:State w:st="on">Tenn.</st1:State> <st1:place w:st="on">St.</st1:place> - Virginia<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Mid. <st1:State w:st="on">Tenn.</st1:State> St. - <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Temple</st1:place></st1:City><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">3 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:State> - <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Temple</st1:City></st1:place><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">5 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:State> ? <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State></st1:place> Tech<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <H4 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Saturday, Feb. 17<o:p></o:p></SPAN></H4> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">9 a.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:City w:st="on">Temple</st1:City> ? <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Virginia</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">11 a.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:City w:st="on">Temple</st1:City> ? <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State> Tech<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>Mid. <st1:State w:st="on">Tenn.</st1:State> St. ? <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State> Tech <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">3 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:State> ? <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Virginia</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">5 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Arizona</B></st1:State></st1:place> ? <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Mid. Tenn. St</st1:address></st1:Street>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 0.5in; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <H4 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Sunday, Feb. 18<o:p></o:p></SPAN></H4> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">10 a.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>#3 Seed - #4 Seed<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: .75in"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">12:30 p.m.<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>#1 Seed - #2 Seed<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTING THE OPPONENTS<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FRIDAY, FEB. 16<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">TEMPLE</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Owls are led by second-year coach Casey Dickson, who coached <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Temple</st1:place></st1:City> to a 22-23 record in her first year at the helm.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Seniors Adrienne Repsher and Jess Rohn look to lead the Owls in their final collegiate campaign.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Repsher batted .302 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 2006, while Rohn returns after having started all but one game in 2006 to the tune of a .283 average with 17 home runs.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">TEXAS</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> TECH: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> and the Red Raiders played twice in 2006, with UA winning by scores of 6-0 and 3-1.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Taryne Mowatt led the Wildcats to victories in both games, surrendering one run off only three hits in 14.0 innings of work.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In doing so, Mowatt limited the Red Raiders to a .068 team batting average.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe batted .750 (6-for-8), as the Wildcats accrued a .373 team batting average over the two contests.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">TTU enters the weekend 3-2, after playing in last weekend&rsquo;s Kajikawa Classic.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Red Raiders and Wildcats had two common opponents, as both teams defeated <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Ohio</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Nevada</st1:place></st1:State>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SATURDAY, FEB. 17 <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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">VIRGINIA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Cavaliers enter the weekend with a 3-2 record, after their appearance in the Best Western Invitational in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tampa</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Fla.</st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Karla Wilburn (2-2, 1.27 ERA) started three of UVA&rsquo;s five games and has struck out 20 batters to just six walks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">MIDDLE</SPAN></B></st1:PlaceName><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">TENNESSEE</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">STATE</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></B></st1:place><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Blue Raiders have not dodged tough competition in the young 2007 season, as they have a 1-4 record with two losses coming against No. 7 LSU.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>MTSU has been led thus far by Justine Cerda, whose .333 (4-for-12) batting average and 3 RBI top the Blue Raiders&rsquo; stat sheet.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the circle, Lindsey Vander Lugt has a 1.86 ERA to go with her 1-2 record.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The freshman has a 13:0 strikeout to walk ratio has pitched 19.1 of the 33.0<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>MTSU has played in the field this year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">The Blue Raiders have two players with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> connections.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Shelby Stiner, the reigning Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year and preseason all-conference pick, hails from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Peoria</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, Ashley Cline, who transferred from <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:place></st1:State>, scored the winning run in UA&rsquo;s 2005 WCWS loss to the Lady Vols.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> HEAD COACH MIKE CANDREA ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">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 1,085-216 (.834) record in 21 seasons in the dugout.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Candrea has earned 17 coach of the year honors, including nine Pac-10 Coach of the Year citations.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">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> in 2004.<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>Candrea is also an nine-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year and a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He has led <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to seven national championships and nine Pac-10 titles.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">DEFENDING THE TITLE: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> has experienced exceptional success in years following a national title.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have appeared in the national title game after every one of their national championships, won five of six Pac-10 Championships and average 62-6 record in those six campaigns.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">USA</SPAN></B></st1:country-region><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> SOFTBALL NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR &ldquo;WATCH LIST&rdquo;: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> senior shortstop Kristie Fox, senior center fielder Caitlin Lowe, junior catcher Callista Balko and junior pitcher Taryne Mowatt were named to the exclusive 50-name preseason list.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA led all schools with four players on the list that included 33 teams and 11 conferences.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe was a finalist for the award in 2005, while Alicia Hollowell was a finalist last year.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">LIKE CLOCKWORK: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> has been ranked No. 1 in the country for at least part of the year every season since 1991.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">NOTHING COMES EASILY: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> always plays a difficult schedule and this year will be no different.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In Pac-10 play, UA is scheduled to play 16 games against teams ranked in the top 10 of the preseason USA Today/NFCA poll and an additional 11 contests against other squads ranked in the Top 25.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In addition to having six Pac-10 opponents ranked 12<SUP>th</SUP> or better, UA has non-conference match-ups with Northwestern, four games against Texas A&amp;M, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:place></st1:State>, a three-game series versus Baylor.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">STEALING THE SHOW: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Mike Candrea and the Wildcats have never been afraid of making things happen on the basepaths, and UA&rsquo;s 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts only furthered the claim.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In last year&rsquo;s Kajikawa, UA stole its first eight of 79 stolen bases on the year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">STEALING <st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">FOURTH PLACE</st1:address></st1:Street>: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Caitlin Lowe passed Amy Chellevold&rsquo;s 113 career stolen bases, as she stole eight bags last weekend en route to her 115<SUP>th</SUP> career SB.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">KEEP IT IN THE PARK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Junior pitcher Taryne Mowatt has proven through past experience that she is a dependable pitcher who virtually always keeps her team in the game with quality starts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This past weekend, she displayed very good stuff with one notable Achilles heel: the long ball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>All nine runs Mowatt allowed came via home run.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She limited opponents to a .200 batting average and struck out 10.3 batters per seven innings, but six home runs allowed hindered the outcome of her work.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Freshman pitcher Sarah Akamine boasts a respectable 1.56 ERA and a 2-0 record.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The numbers are particularly impressive when one realizes that two of her three career starts have come against then-No. 4 Northwestern and No. 13 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State></st1:place> A&amp;M.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, Akamine toed a fine line at the Kajikawa Classic, as she scattered 24 opponent hits over 17.1 innings of work.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In those 17-plus innings, she retired the side in order on only two occasions.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">TALE OF TWO PITCHERS:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Given the two notes above, UA&rsquo;s two pitchers from the past weekend both displayed some strengths and weaknesses to what they bring to the table.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Below is a comparison of several key pitching statistics.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <TABLE class=MsoTableGrid 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; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">W-L<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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">ERA<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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">BB<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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SO<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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">H<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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">B/Avg.<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: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">HR<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 1"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Mowatt<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2-2<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">3.22<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">8<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">33<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">16<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.200<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2; mso-yfti-lastrow: yes"> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Akamine<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2-0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">1.56<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">3<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">13<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">24<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">.316<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD> <TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: windowtext 1pt solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 5.4pt; BORDER-TOP: #ece9d8; PADDING-LEFT: 5.4pt; PADDING-BOTTOM: 0in; BORDER-LEFT: #ece9d8; PADDING-TOP: 0in; BORDER-BOTTOM: windowtext 1pt solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: transparent; mso-border-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-left-alt: solid windowtext .5pt; mso-border-top-alt: solid windowtext .5pt" vAlign=top> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">0<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">REPRESENTING THE OTHER RED, WHITE AND BLUE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">This past off-season Caitlin Lowe completed her second summer with the U.S. Women&rsquo;s National Team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe started all 17 games of the ISF World Championships and the II World Cup of Softball for Team <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">USA</st1:place></st1:country-region>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She batted .393 (22-for-56) in the two tournaments, stole a team-high nine bases in as many attempts and scored 23 runs to help lead the U.S. to a pair of tournament victories.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, Callista Balko and Kristie Fox helped lead the <st1:country-region w:st="on">U.S.</st1:country-region> to a gold medal in the <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">World</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> games in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Taiwan</st1:place></st1:country-region> this past July.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">WELCOMING THE NEWCOMERS: </SPAN></B><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> brings in seven newcomers, including six freshmen to its 18-player squad.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshmen third baseman/pitcher Sarah Akamine, utility player K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo and catcher/third baseman Stacie Chambers could make an immediate impact on the starting lineup.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additional frosh third baseman/catcher Lauren Erb, outfielder Lisa Odom and junior outfielder Cyndi Duran could give UA some depth off the bench.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">SWITCH IT UP: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Last weekend, K&rsquo;Lee Arredondo became the first switch hitter during Mike Candrea&rsquo;s 22-year tenure.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The frosh from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tempe</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place>, has started every game this season in left field, batting second.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This past weekend, she had eight plate appearances from the left side and 12 from the right.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Arredondo hit three home runs in 13 at-bats during <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s fall tournament and batted .542 with 14 runs scored in eight games with the U.S. Junior Women&rsquo;s Pan American Qualifier team in <st1:place w:st="on">Puerto Rico</st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">LOADED QUESTION: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Arizona</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"> is batting .500 (3-for-6) with the bases loaded, but hits only .206 (13-for-63) with runners in scoring position.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">START IT UP RIGHT: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Caitlin Lowe has reached base safely to start five of UA&rsquo;s six games, including reaching once via error.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats as a team have experienced considerable success starting off innings this year, as they boast a .579 on-base percentage in such situations.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">HITTING STREAKS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Caitlin Lowe enters the weekend with a 10-game hitting streak, dating back to the 2006 Women&rsquo;s College World Series.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Infielders Chelsie Mesa and Laine Roth bring three-game hit streaks into the Worth Wildcat.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOUR TIMES THE FUN: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Before the year is over, Caitlin Lowe will cement her name in both the NCAA and Arizona record books in several offensive categories such as batting average, hits, runs scored and stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She also has the chance to become just the fifth player in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> program&rsquo;s storied history to be a four-time NFCA All-American.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Amy Chellevold, Leah Braatz, Lauren Bauer and Alicia Hollowell are the only Wildcats to be cited four times.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Additionally, Lowe could join Braatz as the only player in that distinguished group to earn each of those citations as a first-teamer.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">FOX IN THE CLUTCH: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Kristie Fox has built a reputation as one of the great clutch hitters in college softball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In 2006, she batted .430 with runners in scoring position and set a career high with 66 RBI, but her career numbers are even more telling.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The shortstop is a career .381 (86-for-226) hitter with runners in scoring position and hits .341 (117-for-343) in non-RISP situations.<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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">REPLACING THE ACE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">Taryne Mowatt&rsquo;s task of replacing four-time All-American Alicia Hollowell as <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>&rsquo;s first pitching option.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>While the job will not be easy, Moawtt is not the first <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> pitcher asked to replace a legend.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Every year since 1991, UA has had at least one pitcher named to the All-America team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Of the 17 citations ? UA had two pitchers named to the 1992 team ? seven different players have represented the Wildcats over that timeframe (Debby Day, Susie Parra, Carrie Dolan, Nancy Evans, Becky Lemke, Jennie Finch and Alicia Hollowell).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Teresa Cherry was tabbed an All-American in 1988 as UA&rsquo;s first pitcher to be so honored.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <H4 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">2006 REVIEW:</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"> </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'">While national championships are the currency by which history measures on-field success, the results show that <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> continued its tradition of superb play in all aspects of the game in 2006.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Along with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:place></st1:State>, UA was the only team to finish in the top 10 nationally in the following team categories: ERA, batting average and fielding percentage.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></H4> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">The Wildcats opened the year on a tear, winning 24 of their first 25 games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA dominated opponents over that span, winning games by an average of six runs a game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, on March 16 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> entered a slide in which it went 10-8 over its next 18 contests.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Prior to UA&rsquo;s April 30 doubleheader at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>, the Wildcats found themselves in the bottom half of the Pac-10 standings.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">In the first game of the doubleheader, Alicia Hollowell ruined the Huskies&rsquo; Senior Day by tossing a no-hitter, leading to a 2-0 UA victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The win catalyzed a 14-game winning streak that elevated <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 and within one game of reaching the Women&rsquo;s College World Series.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">After defeating LSU in the Tucson Super Regional to reach the WCWS, UA met Pac-10 foe <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> for an opening round date in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After defeating the Beavers in extra-innings, UA engaged in a game for the ages against <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Texas</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A pair of four-time All-Americans, Hollowell and Cat Osterman in the circle, did not disappoint, as they allowed a total of five hits between them.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Callista Balko singled home Caitlin Lowe for what proved to be the game-winning run in a 2-0 Wildcat victory.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Two days later, after a 1-0 loss to <st1:State w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:State>, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> responded emphatically with a 6-0 victory over the Lady Vols that sent the Wildcats to the championship series against Northwestern.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">UA opened exploded with an 8-0 win in Game 1, led by a one-hit performance by Hollowell.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The story of the game, and the series for that matter, was the Wildcats&rsquo; speed on the base paths.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s slappers Caitlin Lowe, Autumn Champion and Adrienne Acton combined for three infield hits, four runs and forced three NU infield errors.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">In Game 2, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> could smell the national championship, putting 12 hits on the board that led to an eventual 5-0 victory.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Finally, after all the ups and downs the team endured, the Wildcats tasted the sweetest of victories and in doing so, they brought the national championship trophy home to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p> </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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">USA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:country-region><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"> SOFTBALL NATIONAL COLLEGIATE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR FINALISTS:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Alicia Hollowell was chosen as one of the three finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe had been included on the list of 10 finalists, and was one of just three non-pitchers to be so honored.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Finally, Kristie Fox and Autumn Champion were named to the 50-name pre-season watch list.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">ALL-WCWS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Four <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> players were named to the All-WCWS Team, including Alicia Hollowell&rsquo;s Most Outstanding Player performance.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Taryne Mowatt led the Wildcats with a .389 (7-for-18) average in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:place></st1:City> and had three of UA&rsquo;s five extra-base hits.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Autumn Champion drove home a 2006 WCWS high and near-record seven runs in six games to go along with her .381 (8-for-21) clip.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe matched the fellow Foothill High alum Champion by reaching base via hit in eight of 21 at-bats, while stealing four bases in as many attempts and scoring a WCWS record eight runs.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Hollowell, meanwhile, threw every pitch of UA&rsquo;s 43.0 innings in the field, striking out a WCWS record 64 batters and hurling a record six complete games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In six games Hollowell registered four shutouts and allowed only two earned runs, good for a 0.33 ERA at softball&rsquo;s biggest stage.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">ALL-AMERICANS: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"> had three players named to the NFCA All-<st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region> team and one named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Caitlin Lowe earned her third first-team All-America honor in as many years, while fellow Kristie Fox got a first-team nod for the second consecutive year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Alicia Hollowell became the first pitcher in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history to be cited as an All-American for all four years, and is just the fourth Wildcat to do so (Amy Chellevold, Leah Braatz and Lauren Bauer).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Autumn Champion, who was alarmingly left off the NFCA All-America squad, garnered second-team Academic All-America honors.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><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: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">ALL-PAC-10 TEAM: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt; FONT-FAMILY: 'Lucida Bright'; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial">Kristie Fox, Caitlin Lowe, Alicia Hollowell and Autumn Champion were all named to the All-Pac-10 Team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fox, Lowe and Hollowell earned first-team nods, while Champion garnered second-team honors.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Both Lowe and Hollowell have been named to the first team every year since they arrived, while Fox is a first-teamer for the second time, and Champion has a pair of first and second team citations.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Taryne Mowatt and
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