Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Caitlin Lowe
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Tustin, Calif.
High School: Foothill H.S.
Four-time Wildcat All-American Caitlin Lowe was promoted to assistant coach in 2014 after joining the coaching staff as the team’s volunteer assistant coach in 2013 and serving as the program’s director of operations in 2012.

“We are very excited that Caitlin will be a member of our coaching staff with primary duties working with the Arizona outfielders, slappers, and base running,” said head coach Mike Candrea. “We feel that Caitlin brings a great background as a player and will excel in working with our players on a day-to-day basis.”

Lowe will work with the slappers, the outfielders and base running.

“It’s great to have Caitlin back in Tucson. She’s a great addition to our staff, one of the best players to wear an Arizona or any uniform,”  Candrea said.

Lowe, a letterwinner from 2004-07, boasts some of the most impressive credentials in her time with the sport. A two-time national champion (2006 and 2007), Lowe’s name is scattered throughout the Arizona record books: Lowe remains second in batting average (.446), fourth in hits (351), fourth in triples (12), seventh in runs scored (242) and first in stolen bases (156).

In 2007, Lowe was awarded the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, given annually to the senior displaying excellence in the community, the classroom, character and in competition, as well as the adidas Golden Shoe Award, given to the nation’s best base-stealer. The Tustin, Calif., native was a two-time finalist for the Honda Softball Award (2005 and 2007) as well as a finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year in 2005.

Lowe is one of only six Wildcat players to be named an NFCA All-American in each of her four years with the program and joined Leah Braatz (1994, 95, 97, 98) as the only player in Arizona history to be awarded first-team All-America all four years.

An Olympian in 2008, Lowe took home the silver medal competing for Team USA under Head Coach Mike Candrea. Lowe competed for Team USA from 2005-2008.

Lowe graduated from UA in 2007 with a degree in psychology and a minor in communications. She has spent the last four years in National Professional Fastpitch competing for the USSSA Pride.