Arizona’s Brigetta Barrett sings national anthem before D-Backs gameby Christopher C. Wuensch on Sep. 11, 2012, under Sports
The Olympic medal around Brigetta Barrett’s neck might be silver, but her voice…well, that’s pure gold.
The University of Arizona senior — still on a victory lap after finishing runner-up in the high jump at this summer’s London Games — sang the national anthem before the first pitch of Tuesday’s Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers’ game in Phoenix.
Barrett’s leap (6 feet, 8 inches) was the best ever by collegiate athlete. Unfortunately, the mark doesn’t count toward the NCAA record books. That’s what senior years are for, right?
Since landing on the mat and into the hearts of UA and USA fans, the affable Barrett has been on a whirlwind tour of the state and beyond.
You get the feeling that once her career is over, she’ll have a promising second life on stage.