Wildcat Wednesday – Bear Down with Arizona Baseball
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TEAR DOWN WITH ARIZONA BASEBALL
Arizona’s 2022 baseball season got off to an amazing start this weekend as the Chip Hale era began with a sweep of Kansas State’s College Baseball Showdown field, Oklahoma and No. 14 Texas Tech. The Wildcats’ three wins came by a combined score of 35-12 as the team also earned weekly Pac-12 Conference honors.
Tanner O’Tremba was named Pac-12 Player of the Week after going 7 of 14 with two homers, two doubles and a triple to go along with seven RBIs. Dawson Netz earned pitcher of the week honors after his victory over Texas Tech, which he pitched five scoreless innings with six strikeouts while allowing just three hits.
The 2022 season home opener at Hi Corbett Field begins with four games against the University of Milwaukee, starting with a first pitch at 6 p.m. MST on Thursday, February 24. The past decade at Hi Corbett Field has solidified its place among the top college baseball vibes in the nation, and you can click here to be a part of it this week. Shoot down and go cats!
SENIOR WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FINAL
Arizona Women’s Basketball’s final regular season home games are Thursday and Saturday this week at McKale Center. The Cats will host UCLA and USC in a pair of games with special meaning. Thursday’s 7 p.m. MST showdown with the Bruins will be First Responders Night at McKale as we honor the heroes who proudly serve our Southern Arizona community. You can buy your tickets for this game now.
Arizona’s meeting with the Trojans is scheduled for 12 p.m. (MST) on Sunday, and it will be our senior day as we honor the exceptional young women who have proudly represented the University of Arizona during their careers. as Wildcats. Tickets are available for Sunday’s game.
The home ground environment at McKale this season has been historic as the Wildcat family have continued the legacy of this legendary venue. Thank you all for your season-long support of our program, and let’s end the regular season with more attendance records.
ArizonaWildcats.com’s ongoing series of stories about our student-athletes living at the Wildcat Way continues with the story of Arizona Beach Volleyball’s Alex Parkhurst. Alex grew up in Tucson and idolized the Wildcats which she saw on the street banners surrounding campus as a child. Her trip came full circle when she saw her own banner hanging on campus after overcoming a knee injury. Alex’s story is one of many Wildcats who fulfill our mission by becoming academic, athletic and lifelong champions.
GET YOUR 2022-23 SEASON TICKETS NOW
Season ticket renewals for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, soccer and volleyball for 2022-23 continue. The energy our fans bring to our venues on game days has a huge impact on the experience of our student-athletes. Our home game environment is something we can be proud of and helps make Arizona Athletics a top-notch athletics department.
Purchasing season tickets is one of the fundamental ways the Wildcat family can support the 500 student-athletes across all programs and ensure a student-athlete experience that provides Wildcats with the opportunity to become academic, athletic champions. and for life.
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Our Black History Month celebration at Arizona Athletics continued last week with more of our programs sporting our special gear, which you can purchase online at UA bookstores. Our athletics department also hosted a unique “Lunch and Learn” for staff which included a great interactive and augmented reality presentation. Dr. Bryan Carter, associate professor of African studies, held a symposium on Afro-futurism.
At Arizona Athletics, we honor our strategic commitment to the core values of diversity and inclusion as we live the Wildcat Way every day. Black History Month, along with other cultural celebrations and holidays, are key recognitions across our athletics department that include wonderful collaborations with our campus partners as we harness the power diversity in our daily life.
POST-SEASON SWIMMING AND DIVING
It’s championship week for Arizona Swimming & Diving with two Pac-12 Championship events, including one here in Tucson. We will be hosting the Men’s and Women’s Pac-12 Diving Championships at the Hillenbrand Aquatics Center, February 23-26.
Earlier today star diver Delaney Schnell won the Pac-12 championship in 1-meter diving for the second year in a row. Admission is free, so come watch our student-athletes write more chapters in championship history.
The Pac-12 Women’s Swimming Championships are being held these same days in Federal Way, Washington. Our women’s swim team has posted a record-breaking season so far, which includes Aria Bernal named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week after her dominating performance in a win over Arizona State on Senior Day. Visit ArizonaWildcats.com for meet information or follow @ArizonaSwimDive on social media.
GYMCATS RETURN TO MCKALE
Fresh off a strong performance at Cal Monday night, Arizona Gymnastics returns home to host Utah at 6:30 p.m. (MST) on Friday, February 25 at the McKale Center. Six GymCats hit career highs at Berkeley earlier this week, including Malia Hargrove and Caroline Henry, both earning 9.925 on floor exercise.
Friday’s game against Utah will air on Pac-12 networks, and it’s our Wildcat Pride game as we recognize and honor the diversity and inclusion of the Arizona Athletics and the University of Arizona. The first 300 fans in attendance will receive a “Be Your Authentic Self” t-shirt to help recognize our Wildcat Pride. Click here to buy your match tickets for Friday night.
WILDCATS RETURN TO MAUI
Arizona men’s basketball returns to the prestigious Maui Jim Maui Invitational next season as part of a packed field that also includes Texas Tech, Ohio State, Arkansas, San Diego State, Cincinnati, Creighton and Louisville. The Maui Invitational is one of the premier events in all of college basketball, and we know the Wildcat family is excited to return to the Hawaiian Islands in 2022.
The event begins Monday, November 21 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, and our friends at Bon Voyage Travel have a travel package available for fans. Click here to learn more about all-inclusive travel packages as we say Aloha to our friends and fans in Hawaii.
SPRING FOOTBALL TRAINING DATES
Are you ready to Bear Down with Arizona Football this spring? Practices begin Wednesday, March 2 and are open to the public with free entry. With practices throughout March and April, Coach Fisch and the Wildcats will wrap things up with our annual spring game on Saturday, April 9 at Arizona Stadium. Wear your colors, show your Wildcat pride and support the team all spring long before the official start of the 2022 season this fall.
WEAR THE COLORS – SHARE THE PHOTOS
Send us your photos of you wearing the colors while being careful!
Thank you for wearing the colors and sharing your Arizona pride! Be sure to take a picture the next time you wear the colors and send it to us, we might include it in next week’s Wildcat Wednesday! And even if your photo submission isn’t part of next week’s edition, please check out our “Wear the Colors” album on facebook.com/ArizonaAthletics on Fridays.
NOTE: Please submit photos for Wildcat Wednesday with an original email to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Wildcat photo Wednesday.’ Also ensure that all submissions are clear and properly lit. We also ask that you identify everyone in the photo so that we can highlight them accordingly.
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University of Arizona