TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett and John Bonano were awarded Pac-12 Conference Tom Hansen Medals, it was announced by league commissioner Larry Scott on Tuesday. On Monday, Barrett and Bonano were both awarded Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships.
Barrett was named the 2013 USTFCCCA National, USTFCCCA West Region and Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Year for her performance in the high jump. She ended her career at Arizona by winning her last 25-straight collegiate competitions. She will leave Arizona has the most successful women's collegiate high jumper ever. She won her sixth-straight NCAA Championship in the women's high jump in June. Barrett is the first woman in collegiate history to win three-straight indoor and outdoor titles. She earned her degree in theater arts in May 2013.
In 2012, Bonano ranked fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring and No. 1 among kickers with 7.8 points per game. In his final campaign, he was 58-of-59 in PATs and 14-of-20 in field goals. He also ran in for a two-point conversion against ASU. Bonano's PAT with 0:19 to play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl gave the Wildcats the go-ahead score to win the game, 49-48. He owns the school record for consecutive PAT kicks made with 73. Bonano was named a 2012 CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American, the 2012 Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree and earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.
Additionally, Bonano earned a 2013 Pillar of Excellence Award, given out by Arizona's Honors College to distinguished graduating seniors. On March 3, Bonano was honored by the Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Football Foundation as a 2013 Scholar-Athlete. He earned his degree in physiology in December 2012.
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