Arizona Athletics Announces 39th Sports Hall of Fame Class - Tucson News Now

Arizona Athletics Announces 39th Sports Hall of Fame Class

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TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has chosen five individuals and four NCAA Championship Relay teams for induction into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. The new class of inducted honorees will be recognized during an on-field presentation at halftime of the football game against UTSA on Thursday, Sept. 3. The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Friday, Sept. 4 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa.

39th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Class

David Baldwin                  Baseball                               1957-59

Erica Blasberg                   Women’s Golf                     2002-04

Trevor Crowe                    Baseball                               2002-05

Andy Lopez                      Head Coach, Baseball           2001-15

Susan Slaughter                Women’s Golf                     1988-90

           

2007 - 800 Freestyle Relay Team

Jean Basson

Nicolas Nilo

Adam Ritter

Darian Townsend

2008 - 800 Freestyle Relay Team

Jean Basson

Joel Greenshields

Nicolas Nilo

Darian Townsend

2008 - 400 Freestyle Relay Team

Joel Greenshields

Nicolas Nilo

Albert Subirats

Darian Townsend

2008 - 400 Medley Relay Team

Ivan Barnes

Joel Greenshields

Albert Subirats

Darian Townsend

The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner is open to all who would like to attend. Individual tickets are $50 and may be purchased by calling the Office of Special Events at (520) 621-2331. If you plan on attending, please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 21.

For questions regarding the event, please contact Natasha Harrison at naharris@arizona.edu or at (520) 621-0503.

FACTS: The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1976 with a charter membership of 18 individuals and two teams. After this year’s induction ceremony, membership will consist of more than 300 individuals and 40 teams.

Membership includes those who laid the foundation for Arizona’s athletic success; including Art Luppino, James “Pop” McKale, Mary Roby and Mo Udall, as well as those who have continued to push Arizona Athletics into the national spotlight, such as Sean Elliott, Tedy Bruschi, Lorena Ochoa and Chrissy Ahmann.

Former student-athletes become eligible for the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction 10 years after completing their athletics eligibility. Championship teams are eligible immediately following the exemplary season. In addition, former student-athletes who play professionally on a team/sport (i.e. NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NPF) are eligible for nomination once they have completed their professional career.

Each year, the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee, composed of administrators, faculty, staff and alumni, reviews the accomplishments of hundreds of alumni student-athletes who have been privileged to wear the University’s cardinal red and navy blue. The Committee’s task is to identify those few who meet the qualifications for induction.

Selection is based upon the candidate meeting one or more of the following criteria: First-team All-American, NCAA champion, world record setter, Olympic medalist, NCAA statistical leader, professional athletic success, distinguished him/herself as a “pioneer” student-athlete or significant contributor to UA Athletics while at the University or after graduation. Nomination forms can be found at www.arizonawildcats.com under History.

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