Amanda Beard opens up in new book, and other Arizona Wildcat newsby Christopher C. Wuensch on Apr. 14, 2012, 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 Hundley (above) of the San Diego Padres and Shelley Duncan of the Cleveland Indians entered the 2012 season tied for the lead in career home runs among active former Wildcats with 30 each. Duncan has since taken the lead at 31, while Hundley still searches for his first hit.
The duo is among five Arizona alums in the Big Leagues this summer.
You know you’ve “arrived” in the swimming world when they place an award around your neck on the Olympic medal stand. In the world of therapeutic memoir writing, you’ve hit the big time when Dr. Phil hawks your book on his nationally-syndicated show.
Amanda Beard is one of the very few people in the world who can say they’re accomplished on both scenes.
The University of Arizona alum’s book, entitled “In The Water They Can’t See You Cry,” hit the shelves last week.
Beard candidly details the highs and lows of her life and career — from winning seven Olympic medals to failed marriages (i.e. NASCAR’s Carl Edwards), drug abuse, bulimia and even cutting herself.
The confluence of tragedy and triumphs has landed the former Wildcat swimmer on the New York Times best seller’s list.
Thank you to everyone for all the amazing support. I am reading all your tweets! #sosupportive
— Amanda Beard (@AmandaRayBeard) April 3, 2012
what number should I wear in college? 1, 21, 22?
— brandon ashley (@Easy_Bo) April 2, 2012
I hear Josiah Turner’s No. 11 is now available…
Top 5 day in sports today. The Par3 Contest at Augusta. Great to see the guys relaxed w/ fam on the day before the biggest tourney of the yr
— Justin Silverstein (@jt_silverstein) April 4, 2012
The other Top 4 being the First Round of the NCAA March Madness, the second round of NCAA March Madness, the third round of NCAA March Madness and any Stanley Cup Playoff game that goes into overtime…
— Jennie Finch (@jfinch27) April 4, 2012
I hear Steve Doocy can’t hit a curveball…
I want a pet otter!
— Madi Kingdon (@madi_king9) April 14, 2012
Does Otter know you want to pet him?
Too easy…next Tweet!
Baseball is the perfect occasion for “that’s what she said” jokes — Nikki Koller (@1kollerbear) April 14, 2012
This coming from someone who plays a sport that coined the phrases ”hole-in-one,” “bad lies” and “Grip it ‘n Rip It”…that’s what she said…
JUST JOINED THE RAZORBACK NATION — Emily Helm (@emmersAnn_6) April 4, 2012
You can’t transfer to the Arkansas volleyball team, I just added you to my “Wildcats” Twitter list
Did anyone see @Channing_Frye pump fake, drive right then back btw the legs?!? Thankfully the bball gods ended that nonsense w/ a turnover.
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) April 14, 2012
You should see the big guy dance
I’m going to sleep before 10 tonight
— Courtney Karst (@Courtyk23) April 14, 2012
Perhaps you should Tweet that before 10:01 p.m.
The No. 4 ranked Arizona baseball team has 1,092 Facebook followers. On Friday, the Wildcats knocked off UCLA to claim a one-game edge atop the Pac-12 standings. Follow the Wildcat Nine Here
As long as we’re talking about baseball openers, here’s a look at the festivities surrounding Arizona’s debut in their new home digs of Hi Corbett Field. The Wildcats are 19-5 at home since eschewing Jerry Kindall Field at Sancet Stadium for the former spring training home of the Cleveland Indians and Colorado Rockies.