Arizona Athletics are about to simmer down until the fall, but there’s still plenty going on around the department.
Let’s recap the week that was for the Wildcats.
- A week after ending her Arizona career in the Women’s College World Series, Taylor McQuillin began her professional career with the Cleveland Comets in National Pro Fastpitch.
- Along with playing pro ball, the former Arizona ace has accepted a position on the Pima Community College staff as an assistant pitching coach.
- Along with McQuillin, two other former Wildcats are playing in the NPF.
- We handed out end-of-season awards to UA softball players.
- A handful of UA players and recruits were selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. Check out our baseball section for coverage on that.
- Dayton Dooney and Austin Wells were named Freshman All-Americans. Cameron Cannon was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America.
- Shaina Pellington, an incoming transfer from Oklahoma, will play for Team Canada this summer. Pellington will sit out this coming season for UA per NCAA rules.
- We took a look at some of the big names that were once committed to Arizona, but never played for the Wildcats, such as Roy Halladay, Greg Maddux and Stephen Jackson.
- The Wildcats are heading to Europe for international training. They will be competing in Prague, Maribor, Venice, and Milan.
Track and Field
- Karla Teran earned first-Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career. She cleared 1.81m in the high jump to finish fifth overall.
- Bailey Roth and James Smith also earned All-America honors, while Justice Summerset was second-team All-America.
- Nevada transfer Jordan Brown committed to the UA, but his arrival puts the ‘Cats in a scholarship crunch.
- ESPN has UA as the favorite to win the Pac-12.
- Former UA assistant Book Richardson was given a three-month prison sentence.
- Gilbert Arenas really hates bench celebrations.
- Chase Jeter got some love from NCAA.com.
- Four-star Phoenix forward Osasere Ighodaro was offered by UA.
- A new Skybox Club is set to open in Arizona Stadium for the upcoming season. It costs $3,000 per person per game.
- That Skybox will come in handy when the stadium is packed in 2027 when UA plays NAU.
- Offensive linemen Josh Baker and Cedric Melton committed to UA.
- UA all-time rushing leader Ka’Deem Carey is auditioning for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, where he hopes to stick.