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20070604 Where Are They Now? -- Jenny Dalton(1)
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Release: 06/04/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><A name=OLE_LINK2></A><A name=OLE_LINK1><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>[Editor's Note: Nothing like late May or June to make UA partisans think of current and former Wildcat softball greats. Corky Simpson caught up with one of those, 1996 national player of the year Jenny Dalton.]<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></I></SPAN></A></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>There is a Wildcat team within a Wildcat team in the heart of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>'s bluegrass country.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Marc Hill, director of strength and conditioning for the University of Kentucky athletic program, was the strength coach for the Arizona men's basketball and baseball teams and assistant strength coach for football from 1995-99.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>His wife, Jenny Dalton Hill, is one of the great athletes in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> sports history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> S</SPAN>he was an All-American second baseman and played on three national championship teams under Coach Mike Candrea in 1993, 1994 and 1996.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Jenny and Marc live in <st1:City w:st="on">Lexington</st1:City> with their children, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Dalton</st1:City></st1:place>, who'll be 9 in July, Brookelyn, 7 and Cogan, 5.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>A lot of cheering has gone on in the Hill household during the NCAA softball playoffs and the Women's College World Series in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:City></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"Oh, gosh, what an exciting time!<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Cheering for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is definitely a pride issue in this house," Jenny said. "Watching the Cats in the playoffs and College World Series brings back a lot of great memories."<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>A three-time first-team All-American (1994, 95 and 96), and College World Series Most Valuable Player in '96, Jenny also was a two-time Academic All-American and won the Honda Softball Award her senior year as the top player in collegiate softball. Candrea recruited her out of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Glendale</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Arguably the most feared hitter in UA history, Dalton owns NCAA records for runs scored in a season (101 in 1995), career runs scored (293) and career runs batted in (328). She owns <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> school records for most walks in a season and career, most career RBIs and most runs scored for a season and career. She is second in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> career home runs (109) and third in home runs for one season (28 in 1995).<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>'s is a special place, near and dear to our hearts," Jenny said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"I can't imagine playing for anyone else but Mike Candrea.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is the epitome of coaching greatness.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He is a father-figure -- he doesn't want to be a player's best friend, but he parents his players with discipline and love."<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Among her closest friends during her Wildcat career were Leah O'Brien, Krista Gomez and Alison Johnsen. <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"Leah coaches her old high school, Chino Hills, in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State></st1:place>," Jenny said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"Krista coaches <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Canyon</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">High School</st1:PlaceType> near <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Valencia</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I keep in touch with them and with Alison, who lives in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City></st1:place>." <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jenny and Leah O'Brien roomed togther in 1993-95 and 1997.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Leah was a member of the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place> Olympic softball team in 1996.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>The one season in her <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> career in which the Wildcats failed to win the NCAA championship was 1995, when UCLA defeated the Cats in the finals at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Oklahoma City</st1:City></st1:place>, 4-2.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, because of recruiting violations, the Bruin championship was later vacated by the NCAA.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Despite the fierce rivalry between the two schools, Jenny said Candrea wouldn't allow the Wildcats to dwell on the fact the national title was taken away from UCLA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"He told us, 'They did something wrong. Let it go,' and we did," she said.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"It was a surreal feeling, though, to finish second in the nation and have to go home feeling terrible."<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial> <TABLE borderColor=black cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 align=left bgColor=white border=0> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P align=left><IMG id=SCALEPHOTO alt="" src="http://www.nmnathletics.com.edgesuite.net/pics22/400/HX/HXACNZDKQUCETUE.20070604200637.jpg"></P></TD></TR> <TR> <TD><FONT size=1> <TABLE borderColor=black cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 bgColor=white border=0> <P> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <P><FONT size=2><EM>'96 was a good year for Jenny, but this '94 club had it all. </EM></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=1>Laura Espinoza, Dalton, Nancy Evans, Amy Chellevold, Susie Parra and Leah Braatz</FONT></P> <P> </P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE></FONT></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE>It didn't last long.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cats stormed back in '96 with a 58-9 record and defeated Pacific-10 Conference champion Washington, 6-4 in the championship game of the College World Series. <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Dalton</st1:place></st1:City>&rsquo;s play factored, as usual, with a reaching low-ball swing for a first-inning three-run home run that helped clinch it all. The WCWS that year was played in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Columbus</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ga.</st1:State></st1:place>, in the facility used later that summer for the Atlanta Olympics.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"One of the best things about playing at UA is the support of the fans at Hillenbrand Stadium," Jenny said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"It's funny, but you play there and get the feeling every school has that.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Then you go on the road and maybe 15 (fans) show up.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"You know who those fans at Hillenbrand are, too.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You may not know their names, but you know them and you love every one of them."<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Marc and Jenny met while at UA. He is from <st1:City w:st="on">Mount Pleasant</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Iowa</st1:State> and is a graduate of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Wesleyan</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">College</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, located there.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He came to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> in 1994 as a graduate assistant. <SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"Dan Wirth, who had been an athlete at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Iowa</st1:PlaceName></st1:place>, was the strength coach at the time," Marc said. "When Dan was in school he'd drive to Wesleyan and help our strength conditioning.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He was the reason I wound up at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"I'll never forget, the summer I first came to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City></st1:place> it was 115 degrees for ten days stgraight. But that was OK.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After a year, I was on the staff full-time."<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>Hill said that what impressed him most about UA was "The family atmosphere... Jim Livengood (athletics<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>director) and Rocky La Rose (senior associate AD) made you feel important.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was that way with athletes, staff, everyone connected to the program,&rdquo; he said.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>"That feeling of 'family,'" Hill said, "is the fondest memory I have of the school." He said his experience at <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> was "a great benefit" when he was hired at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Kentucky</st1:place></st1:State>.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial>The nicknames aren&rsquo;t the only things <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> shares with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Kentucky</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"Basketball is king at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Kentucky</st1:place></st1:State>," Marc said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>"but Jenny and I were used to that great enthusiasm and love for basketball, coming from <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>."</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><FONT face=Arial><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p><FONT face=Arial> </FONT></o:p></P>
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