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Release: 04/25/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">With a two-game lead in the Pac-10 standings, fourth-ranked <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> begins the second half of Pac-10 play with a trip to the Bay Area to take on No. 17 Stanford and Cal.<?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; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><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; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><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"> SOFTBALL THIS WEEK</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Friday, April 27 vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> ? 3 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Saturday, April 28 vs. Stanford ? 1 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Sunday, April 29 vs. Stanford ? 1:30 p.m.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>TV: CSTV (Tom Hart/Ann Schatz)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; LINE-HEIGHT: 10.8pt; 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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND: </SPAN></B><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> bounced back from a mid-week, 6-3 loss at <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> with three home wins over the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> schools.<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">On Friday, the Wildcats defeated No. 14 Oregon State by a 3-1 tally behind a two-hit, eight-strikeout performance by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> was a single short of the cycle, as she went 3-for-3 with her second career triple, 12<SUP>th</SUP> home run of the year and a double.<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">The next night Mowatt duplicated her one-run, two-hit outing with the same results against No. 15 Oregon in UA&rsquo;s 4-1 win over the Ducks.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A balanced offensive effort that saw multi-hit games for <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189677"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189677">Laine Roth</A></A> paced, as well as a two-run homer from <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413">Callista Balko</A></A> and a game-winning sacrifice fly by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=648723">K'Lee Arredondo</A> lifted the Wildcats over UO.<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">On Sunday, the Wildcats completed the weekend sweep with a 9-1, six-inning victory over <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s first run-rule victory of Pac-10 play came via a trio of three-run innings, a strong pitching effort out of Mowatt and dominating offensive performance out of the three seniors.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> opened the game with a single and a stolen base, followed by a <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> walk.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> singled Lowe home for the game&rsquo;s first run, before <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189678">Jenae Leles</A></A> doubled <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> and Fox around to score.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The next inning, Lowe repeated what she did in the first with another single and stolen base and <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> followed suit with her second walk in as many innings.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fox then doubled UA&rsquo;s lead with her 12<SUP>th</SUP> home run of the year.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe&rsquo;s second-inning stolen base was the 148<SUP>th</SUP> of her career, placing her in a tie with school recordholder Alison McCutcheon for stolen bases in a career.<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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NOTING THE GOLDEN BEARS:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> enters the week with a 26-26 overall record and 2-10 mark in Pac-10 play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Golden Bears are led by Christina Schallig (.351, 4 HR, 35 RBI) and Alex Sutton (.316, 10 HR, 40 RBI).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the circle, Lauren Frankiewicz (13-13, 3.35 ERA) has earned half of the decisions and has the best ERA on the staff.<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:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> took two games from <st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State> in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City> two weeks ago, as UA prevailed by 6-4 and 5-2 tallies.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA hit .347 as a team in the two contests, with <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> swiping four of the seven Wildcat stolen bases.<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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NOTING THE CARDINAL:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Stanford comes into the week 29-13 overall and 5-7 in Pac-10 games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After getting swept at <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and ASU two weeks ago, the Cardinal bounced back to take a game from UCLA and to split with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> last week at home.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Alissa Haber leads Stanford with a .392 average and tops most of the Cardinal&rsquo;s offensive categories during Pac-10 play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Missy Penna<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>boasts a 21-6 record in the circle to go with her 2.17 ERA, but has seen her ERA nearly double in conference play as it has risen to 4.17 in those contests.<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: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"> defeated Stanford in the two teams&rsquo; only meeting this year, as UA knocked off the Cardinal, 4-1.<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"><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 1,115-223 (.833) 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 1,110 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 nine 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 <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47531">Mike Candrea</A></A> won his 1,110<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 four 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> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">ARIZONA</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> TOPS NFCA RPI, STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcats have the top RPI and strength of schedule, according to the NFCA&rsquo;s simulated ratings percentage index, which can be found at <A href="http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2007/rpi">http://www.fullysports.com/softball/2007/rpi</A> or on page 7 of the .pdf version of the notes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> has received top-billing every week the rankings have been published this year and possesses a commanding lead ? the difference between <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and the second-ranked team, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:place></st1:State>, is larger than the difference between the Sooners and No. 18 NC State.<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">STEALING THE RECORD: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On Sunday, April 22, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> tied Alison McCutcheon&rsquo;s school record of 148 career stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That marks is good for 12<SUP>th</SUP> in NCAA history and second in Pac-10 history.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe is currently 41-for-41 in stolen bases this year, giving her the most steals without being caught in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history and the highest steals-per-game ratio (0.98) in the country.<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">Dating back to last season, in which she ended with seven straight successful stolen bases, Lowe has stolen a school record 48 consecutive stolen bases without being caught.<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">In terms of NCAA history, Lowe is currently tied for third for the most steals in a season without being caught.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Only Morgan State&rsquo;s Angel McNamara (48 SB in 1994) and South Carolina State&rsquo;s Gina Freeman&rsquo;s (47 SB in 1996) marks stand ahead of her on the single season stolen-base percentage list.<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">THE LOWE-DOWN ON THE RECORD BOOK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">As a three-time, first-team NFCA All-American <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> has already cemented her name into the annals of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> softball.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In addition to the inevitable single-season marks she will set or challenge throughout 2007, Lowe is already climbing up the school record book and has a legitimate shot to finish in the top 10 in four categories in NCAA history.<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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Lowe in top 10 <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> history<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Category<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: 9.5pt; 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: #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"><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ariz.</SPAN></st1:place></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Rank<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">NCAA Rank<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Batting Avg.<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">.454<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 2"> <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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Hits<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">324<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">6<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">18<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: #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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Runs<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">231<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">14<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: #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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Stolen Bases<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">148<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">t-1<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">t-12<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <TR style="mso-yfti-irow: 5; 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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Triples<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">10<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">4<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <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">300-200-100 CLUB: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> is one of 12 players in NCAA Div. I softball history to have accumulated 300 hits, 200 runs and 100 stolen bases over her career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has three former Wildcats plus Lowe on the list and is the only program represented by more than one athlete.<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; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Nicole Barber, Georgia 379 hits, 266 runs, 257 stolen bases<BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Lauren Bauer, Arizona 349 hits, 238 runs, 133 stolen bases</B><BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">Amy Chellevold, Arizona 371 hits, 252 runs, 113 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">*<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Norrelle Dickson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:State></st1:place> 317 hits, 227 runs, 104 stolen bases<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>*Amber Jackson, Maryland 332 hits, 250 runs, 103 stolen bases<BR>Kelly Krestchman, Alabama 368 hits, 288 runs, 133 stolen bases<BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">*<A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, Arizona 324 hits, 231 runs, 148 stolen bases</B><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; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Alison McCutcheon, Arizona 405 hits, 289 runs, 148 stolen bases<o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">*<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Lindsay Schutzler</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Tennessee</st1:State></st1:place> 343 hits, 230 runs, 114 stolen bases<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">Tiff Tootle, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">South Carolina</st1:place></st1:State> 351 hits, 207 runs, 114 stolen bases<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">Natasha Watley, UCLA 395 hits, 252 runs, 158 stolen bases<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; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Shamalene Wilson</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Florida</st1:State> <st1:place w:st="on">St.</st1:place> 310 hits, 223 runs, 161 stolen bases<BR> <B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <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">*</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">current players<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"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">LOWE NAMED CANDIDATE FOR LOWE&rsquo;S SENIOR CLASS AWARD:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> was named one of 20 candidates for the 2007 Lowe&rsquo;s Senior CLASS Award. Candidates were selected based on personal qualities that define the complete student athlete.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>While on-the-field performance during their collegiate softball careers is a factor in determining candidates and the eventual winner, their personal character and off-the-field achievements in the classroom and community are major areas of focus.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Finalists for the award will be announced on April 26.<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"><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">PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On March 6 <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> (Feb. 26-March 4) became the first <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> player to be named the Conference&rsquo;s player of the week this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The honor was well-deserved, as Lowe helped <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> sweep <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Missouri</st1:place></st1:State> by batting .700 (7-for-10), scoring eight runs with four RBI and nine stolen bases.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She scored multiple runs and had multiple hits in all three games and had a pair of four-stolen base contests.<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">SENIORS LEADING THE WAY: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In 29 of the last 30 games, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has started seniors in the first, second and third spots in the batting order.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A>, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> are the first trio of seniors to be penciled in to the top of the order since Lauren Bauer, Nicole Giordano and Toni Mascarenas started up the majority of games during UA&rsquo;s 2001 title run.<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">Below are the seniors&rsquo; combined numbers in relation to the other six spots in the batting order throughout the year:<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> <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: 9.5pt; 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: #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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Runs<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">RBI<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">SB<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Seniors<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">.377<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">115<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">94<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">57<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Non-seniors<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">.249<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">117<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">119<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: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">23<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P></TD></TR> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P> <P></P></P></TABLE> <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">PAC-10 PITCHER OF THE WEEK: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> has been named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week three times this season, including last week for her performance against the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> schools.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Mowatt compiled three complete-game, one-run outings that led to a weekend sweep of No. 14 Oregon State and No. 15 Oregon.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Her two shutouts of ASU (April 2-8) and stellar effort at the Judi Garman Classic (March 13-19) account for her other citations this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>She has now earned five weekly honors from the Pac-10 during her career.<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"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Mowatt was also named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for her work against ASU and earlier in the season (March 13-19) for leading UA to a runner-up finish at Fullerton&rsquo;s Judi Garman Classic, in which she posted victories over NC State, Pacific, Michigan and Louisiana-Lafayette.<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"><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">MO-HITTERS: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">On April 6 against ASU, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> tossed her fourth career no-hitter and second of 2007.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>That places her seventh in UA history for no-no&rsquo;s, with all six Wildcat greats ahead of her garnering at least one All-America citation during their careers.<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"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">STRIKE THREE! </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Two weeks ago, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> reached the 400 career-inning plateau that qualified her for a place on NCAA ratio-based career record lists, such as ERA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Entering the week, Mowatt&rsquo;s 10.6 strikeouts per seven innings rank her seventh on the all-time list, right behind <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> and fourth among active players.<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">A NEW WORKHORSE: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">When four-time All-American pitcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A>&rsquo;s eligibility expired with the 2006 Women&rsquo;s College World Series championship last season, the Wildcats knew that they had to replace someone who had pitched in over 75 percent of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s games since 2003.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> has pitched all but 11 of Pac-10 play, seen action in at least part of 38 of UA&rsquo;s 43 games this year and has recorded over 75 percent of the total outs.<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"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">USA</SPAN></B></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 &ldquo;WATCH LIST&rdquo;: </SPAN></B><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"> senior shortstop <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> and senior center fielder <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47539">Caitlin Lowe</A></A> were named to the list of 25 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year award.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior catcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77413">Callista Balko</A></A> and junior pitcher <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=77425">Taryne Mowatt</A></A> had been named to the preseason 50-name list.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Lowe was one of three finalists for the award in 2005, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47512">Alicia Hollowell</A></A> was a top-three finalist last year.<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">FOX RACKS UP THE RIBBIES: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=47508">Kristie Fox</A></A> enters the weekend ranked seventh on UA&rsquo;s career RBI list with 215.<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><o:p></o:p></B></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">Fox leads <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> with 48 RBI, 17 more than <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A>&rsquo;s 31 ribbies that are good for second on the team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A two-time, first-team NFCA All-American, Fox also leads the Wildcats in home runs (12), slugging percentage (.681) and total bases (92).<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">THREE TIMES A CHAMPION: </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 9.5pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">If nothing else, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=189674">Chelsie Mesa</A></A> can be called a winner.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The senior second baseman from <st1:City w:st="on">Yuma</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State>, transferred to <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> after two years 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>All she did there was lead the Bears to two NJCAA national titles and grab a couple of national tournament MVP honors.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In her first year with <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> started every game on the 2006 national championship squad.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the coming months, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mesa</st1:place></st1:City> has the opportunity to accomplish the rarest of feats: win her fourth national championship as a player.<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></
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