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Arizona walk-on Lindsey Malecha surprised with scholarship

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Lindsey Malecha spent three years trying to join the Arizona women’s basketball team, before she finally earned a spot as a walk-on as a junior.

Now, she’s on scholarship.

Head coach Adia Barnes surprised the senior with the news Friday.

The reveal was awesome:

Malecha appeared in 23 games in her first season with the Wildcats.

Before arriving in Tucson, she was a four-year letterwinner at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minnesota, and was named first-team All-Conference during her freshman, junior and senior seasons.

During her senior season, she was named All-State Class AAA after averaging 22 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game.

However, she suffered a knee injury that year which altered the course of her career and subsequently led her to the UA.

But all’s well that ends well, right?

“Lindsey Malecha is what a Wildcat is all about,” Barnes tweeted. “She is #Madeforit and I am so happy for her!!”