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Tracy Duchac
Position: Assistant Coach - 1st season at Arizona

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Tracy Duchac begins her first season at Arizona as an assistant coach with head coach Eric Hansen's new staff. Duchac comes to Tucson from Texas A&M University where she served as the women's assistant coach for five seasons.

During her time in College Station, the Aggie women's team reached its highest point in program history, finishing among the Top 10 at the NCAA Championships five times including a fourth place finish in 2008.

Additionally, in 2009, Duchac and the staff mentored A&M's first two NCAA individual national champions as Julia Wilkinson and Alia Atkinson won back-to-back events on the final day of competition to help the team take sixth place.

Duchac is a 2006 graduate of Purdue University, earning a bachelor's degree in health promotion. She is a former College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) all-academic honoree as well as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Duchac served as a volunteer assistant coach in her final year in West Lafayette, Ind., helping oversee the Boilermakers achieve nine new team records. Purdue, who hosted the NCAA Championships in 2005, finished among the top 25 for the second straight season in 2006.

As a collegiate athlete, Duchac became the first Boilermaker in school history to break the 23-second barrier in the 50-yard freestyle. She made appearances at the NCAA Championships from 2003 to 2005, earning honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays. She helped push her squad to school records in both the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays as well.

Duchac served for more than a year as a coach for the Boilermaker Aquatics club team, a group that has produced qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Trials as well as both U.S. Junior and Senior Nationals.

A native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Duchac married Adam Slusser last summer.