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
“Deviststing to Learn about the death of Erica Blasberg fellow LPGA player.”
- Former UA golfer Natalie Gulbis on the death of ex-Wildcat Erica Blasberg, 25, who died unexpectedly on Sunday in her Henderson, Nev., home.
“The LPGA is mourning the loss of Erica Blasberg. She was a popular player and well liked. My thoughts are with her family.”
- Ex-Cat Annika Sorenstam on Blasberg’s passing.
“The last 2 6th man of the year are from the 206 now thatz town bizness congrats to my guy JC”
- Former Wildcat basketball player Jason Terry, congratulating Atlanta Hawk guard Jamal Crawford on winning this year’s NBA Sixth Man Award. Terry, who won the award in 2009, and Crawford both hail from the 206, aka the area code for Seattle.
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FENDI FOR HIMSELF
The news that the St. Louis Rams selected Fendi Onobun in the sixth round of the NFL draft surely caused some double takes in Wildcat Hoops Nation. After three years playing for the UA basketball team, Onobun transferred to his hometown University of Houston to play for the school’s football team. The gamble paid off. If his sensational special teams play or freakish athleticism wasn’t enough to woo the Rams, then his promotional YouTube.com video surely sealed his future.
The song will lure you in, his skills will keep you watching: Fendis Pro Day
I’m a sucker for a well-crafted “where are they now” column. Javier Morales’ recent TucsonCitizen.com post “Update on how former UA players are faring internationally” piqued my interest. Click here to see some of the official team sites of squads that boasts former Wildcats. Warning: you best brush up on your Polish before clicking:
BENNETT DAVISON – Gold Coast Blaze, Australia
DANIEL DILLON – Melbourne Tigers, Australia
RUBEN DOUGLAS – Cajasol Sevilla, Spain
JASON GARDNER – EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Germany
JESUS VERDEJO – Quebradillas Pirates, Puerto Rico
MARCUS WILLIAMS – Austin Toros, Texas
LOREN WOODS – Mahram Sport Club, Israel
MICHAEL WRIGHT – Turow Zgorzelec, Poland
ANNIKA CHATS WITH PEOPLE
Annika Sorenstam is settling into a life without the rigors of the LPGA Tour rather effortlessly…somewhat. This week she’s not waxing about the challenges of lob wedges. Instead, she’s offering advice on the trials of motherhood in this week’s People Magazine Celebrity Blog.
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