Jets kicker a Folk hero in New York and Arizona Wildcat Nationby Christopher C. Wuensch on Sep. 14, 2011, under Bear Down...and Blog, Sports
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Current and former University of Arizona athletes are always making news and not always in traditional mediums. We scoured the Internet and found Wildcats online by visiting these lynx
Nick Folk was a junior at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on that fateful day in September of 2001 when the unthinkable happened to New York City’s twin towers. Ten years to the day later, the former University of Arizona place kicker played in a part in the Big Apple’s healing process.
The Jets’ kicker booted a 50-yard, game-winning field goal with 27 seconds remaining in Gang Green’s season opener on Sept. 11 to propel New York to an improbable come-from-behind win over the Dallas Cowboys, a team that gave up on him two years earlier.
SAID FOLK VIA TWITTER AFTER THE EMOTIONAL GAME:
“Thanks to all of my followers and fans for all the love and support!! #JETSNATION is the best in the NFL!! Let’s keep this winning going!!”
After the kick, Wildcat Nation voiced their support via Twitter for one of their own:
“Love watching former Wildcat Nick Folk beat those Cowboys! #BearDown”
- Former Wildcat softball star Caitlin Lowe
“@TwoStarWade: NICK FOLK!!!!!! ARIZONA STAND UP!!!!! #BEARDOWN” Let’s GO Jets!”
- Arizona golfer Nikki Koller re-Tweeting Wildcat cornerback Trevin Wade
“Cowboys cut my Man Nick Folk too!!! #Karma!!!!”
- Arizona cornerback Trevin Wade
- Arizona wide receiver Garic Wharton
The NCAA, on Wednesday, named Arizona swimmer Annie Chandler as one of its finalist for its annual Woman of the Year award. The senior is among nine finalists for the honor, which will be announced at a ceremony on Oct. 16 in Indianapolis.
Chandler is an NCAA champion and 100-meter breaststroke record holder. In the classroom, she’s a cum laude graduate of Arizona’s School of Journalism.
Arizona has somewhat of a monopoly on the award — the swim team in particular. A Wildcat swimmer has taken home the honor in three of the last four years. All told, an Arizona alum has won the award four times in the award’s 21-year history.
A University of Georgia athlete has earned the honors three times. Gymnast Grace Johnson is among those nominated this year along with Chandler.
FORMER WILDCATS TO EARN NCAA WOMAN OF THE YEAR HONORS
Justine Schluntz, Swimming – 2010
Lacey Nymeyer, Swimming – 2009
Whitney Myers, Swimming – 2007
Tanya Jones, Track & Field – 1994
“With the season looking farther n farther away. What are some jobs i should do to take up some time?”
- Let’s come up with some ideas for ex-Wildcat and furloughed Phoenix Sun Channing Frye…
A suggestion: Light bulb changer (because of his long arms)
“This store better have cat fish”
- Arizona wide receiver David Roberts
“Floyd bout to giv ortiz a 3 piece and a biscuit”
- A hungry Arizona hoops guard Dondre Wise
“Buffalo wings are my weakness!!”
- Arizona track & fields’ Andrea Menhennet
“cleaning my room watching hoarders. Lol”
- Arizona hoops forward Solomon Hill
“I NEED that Segway for campus.. I knw Bibby would have one if he was here. Smh”
- Arizona hoops guard Brendon Lavender
“#awkwardmoment slaps the table hard in class cuz your arm slip off your cheek when sleeping! hahaha teacher ask “were you sleep?” I’m dying”
- Arizona cornerback Trevin Wade
Annika Sorenstam is in Sweden this week to play host to the annual ANNIKA Cup, a tournament that pits the country’s top female amateurs against one another. Follow the former Wildcats’ trip via her blog.
SAID SORENSTAM VIA TWITTER:
“Back in my native land.”
At Arizona, the word “walk” wasn’t in Jennie Finch’s lexicon. Even in retirement, “walk” is still an ugly word. The legendary softball pitcher has joined forces with Timex to run in November’s New York Marathon.
Finch will begin the race in last place. Timex will contribute $1 to the youth group New York Road Runners for every runner she passes in the race.
While the NBA appears headed for an extended lockout, France’s Ligue Nationale de Basketball is just getting underway. That’s great news for new STB Le Havre guard Nic Wise. Follow the former Wildcat on Facebook.
SAID WISE VIA TWITTER:
“Just won another Pre-Season game against Paris tonight. Pretty good team too with Jawaad Williams and David Noel (Both played at UNC).”
The Arizona football team kicks off the PAC-12 schedule on Saturday when the Wildcats (1-1) play host to the Cardinal of Stanford (2-0). In case you need to be pumped up, here is the official Arizona Athletic video intro:
Two Word: Chuck Cecil.