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BEAR DOWN WITH ARIZONA WOMEN’S HOOPS
Arizona Women’s Basketball completed their annual trip to San Francisco for Pac-12 Media Day as Coach Barnes, Cate Reese and Sam Thomas represented the program and participated in interviews, video shoots and photo shoots at the conference’s headquarters. The Cats were picked to finish fifth in the preseason poll, and you can click here if you missed any of the news or content from Tuesday.
The Pac-12 Conference announced the complete women’s basketball schedule and all 18 of our conference games will be broadcasted on Pac-12 Networks or the ESPN family of networks. Please visit our official schedule page for all dates and times for the 2021-22 season and make your plans to Bear Down with Arizona Women’s Basketball.
Our ticketing process for the 2021-22 season continues as interest and enthusiasm grow for our women’s basketball program. New season ticket sales are ongoing and our ever-popular mini-plans, group packages and single game ticket sales will begin on Monday, Oct. 18. A variety of excellent ticketing options are available for fans to join us in McKale Center all season long. Fans can click here to purchase season tickets online, visit the McKale Center Ticket Office or dial 621-CATS.
Dawson Netz of Arizona Baseball has been selected as one of only two Pac-12 student-athletes to represent the conference at the 2021 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum. The forum was created in 1997 and has provided thousands of student-athletes with a transformative leadership development experience. Student-athletes across the NCAA will develop a deeper understanding of personal values, core beliefs and behavioral styles with opportunities to network and build lifelong connections with peers.
The California native just wrapped up his second season with the program and led all Wildcat pitchers in postseason appearances. His sister, Devyn, is a pitcher and position player for Arizona Softball as the Netz family is a proud Wildcat family.
Dawson’s trip to the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum is part of our outstanding C.A.T.S. Student-Athlete Development program that empowers student-athletes to develop as leaders, community members and future professionals. This is a key part of our Wildcat Way student-experience as our athletics department continues its mission of providing opportunities for student-athletes to become academic, athletic and life champions.
SOCCER RETURNS HOME
Arizona Soccer is back on the pitch at Mulcahy Stadium for a home match versus Washington on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. (MST) on the Pac-12 Networks. We are heading down the home stretch of the season with only a handful of home matches remaining. Purchase your tickets for Friday’s match, and we will see you on Friday night.
Senior forward Jill Aguilera leads the team with five goals this season, which ranks in the top ten of the conference. She is also tied for second for career goals in program history with Gabi Stoian and trails Mallory Miller by three goals.
GET YOUR MEN’S BASKETBALL TICKETS TODAY
After another exciting First Watch Red-Blue Game and the complete schedule release, we are hearing from more and more fans inquiring about men’s basketball tickets. New season tickets are available to purchase, and our custom mini-plan packages went on sale on Monday. Our Red and Blue Mini-Plans include nine home games, starting at $235.
Single game tickets and group packages will go on sale on Monday, Oct. 18. There are a variety of means for fans to purchase tickets, including online sales, in person at McKale Center Ticket Office and over the phone at 520-621-2287.
Coach Lloyd, Bennedict Mathurin and Azoulas Tubelis had their turn at Pac-12 Media Day in San Francisco earlier today, and you can catch up on the day by clicking here.
DOWNLOAD, SUBSCRIBE AND BEAR DOWN
The BearDown Podcast continues its Tuesday release of episodes with student-athletes, coaches and staff every Tuesday. Arizona Volleyball head coach Dave Rubio was featured in our most recent episode as he discusses 30 seasons leading our program and the Rubio legacy joining Arizona Beach Volleyball.
All episodes of the podcast are available for listening on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and ArizonaWildcats.com/BearDownPod. You can watch the video editions on the Arizona Wildcats channel on YouTube.
Coach Rubio and the Wildcats are back in McKale this weekend hosting the Los Angeles schools, beginning with UCLA at 8 p.m. (MST) on Friday, Oct. 15 on the Pac-12 Networks.
UPCOMING KICK OFF TIMES
With Arizona Football on the road this week for a day game at Colorado on Saturday, we wanted to update Wildcat Wednesday readers on confirmed kickoff times for our next two games. Saturday’s game in Boulder will kick off at 12:30 p.m. (MST) and air on the Pac-12 Networks. The following week will see the Wildcats host Washington on Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. (MST) on ESPN2.
We’ve also rolled out a new two-game flex plan for fans to enjoy two of our remaining three home games with packages starting at just $33. Join us for the Washington game as well as California on Saturday, Nov. 6 or Utah on Saturday, Nov. 13 by customizing your own flex plan.
SWIMMING & DIVING BACK IN THE POOLS
Arizona Swimming and Diving is set for their first Pac-12 meet action on Friday when the women head to Pullman to take on Washington State. The men will compete in a non-scoring dual meet with Arizona State as well on Friday.
The Cats are coming off a season in which the Men placed 12th in the nation, their highest ranking since 2014 and the Women finishing 25th. They will look to build off that momentum with upperclassmen Delaney Schnell and Brooks Fail leading the way. Arizona welcomes 17 incoming freshmen to the team, as they all look to make a great impact in the team’s chase to a conference and national title.
MEN’S GOLF SHOWING OUT
A tip of the cap is in order for Arizona Men’s Golf following second place finishes as a team and individually at the prestigious Blessings Collegiate Invitational that was carried by the Golf Channel. The team finished only behind host Arkansas while junior Chase Sienkiewicz finished in a tie for second place among all players, which was his best career finish.
Coach Anderson and the Wildcats will be back in action at the nationally televised Stephens Cup in Arkansas, beginning on Monday, Oct. 18. Golf Channel will carry the action from the Alotian Club in Roland, Arkansas on all three days.
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