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UA women swimmers 3rd in NCAAs

Citizen Staff Writer

Citizen Staff Report

The University of Arizona women’s swimming team couldn’t successfully defend its NCAA title, but it did secure another top-three finish.

The Wildcats finished third with 389 points at the three-day meet in College Station, Texas, finishing behind California (411 1/2) and Georgia (400 1/2).

UA has finished in the top three eight times in the last 12 years under coach Frank Busch.

Top-five finishes for UA swimmers Saturday were: Ana Agy, fourth in 200 backstroke, 1:51.99; and Julie Stupp, fifth in the 200 breaststroke, 2:09.59.

The UA men will compete in the national meet starting Thursday in College Station.

UA women’s tennis

The Wildcats improved to 9-5 with a 6-1 win over host Hawaii in Honolulu on Saturday.

Danielle Steinberg won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles for UA, which hosts Sacramento State at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

UA gymnastics

Arizona finished fifth in the Pac-10 meet Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.

UA finished with a 194.325 score. UCLA won with a 196.725.

Briana Bergeson posted team highs on the bars (9.8) and beam (9.85) for the Wildcats, who will compete in the NCAA regionals beginning April 4.

UA women’s golf

The Wildcats finished 15th at the Betsy Rawls Invitational on Sunday in Austin, Texas.

The Wildcats shot a 68-over 932 total. Purdue won the event with an 8-over 872.

Nikki Koller logged 10 over par to finish 26th, the best finish among UA golfers.

Arizona is next in action on April 3 at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe.

UA men’s golf

Arizona is in third place with an 8-under 568 through two rounds of the National Invitational Tournament at Tucson National.

New Mexico leads with a 16-under 560.

UA’s Jonathan Khan is tied for fourth with a 4-under 140, three strokes off the lead.

The final round was scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Pima women’s basketball

The Aztecs finished third in the NJCAA Division II national tournament after beating Parkland (Champaign, Ill.) College 69-55 on Saturday.

The Aztecs (28-6) got 17 points from Tia Morrison and 15 from Courtney Payne (Cienega).

Pima trailed 29-21 at halftime but outscored Parkland 48-26 in the second half.

Pima baseball

The Aztecs split a doubleheader at Paradise Valley on Saturday, losing 3-2 and winning 8-1.

Tim Reed picked up the win in game two, and allowed one unearned run on three hits in eight innings. He struck out 11.

Justin Zumwalde (Sabino) hit a three-run homer in the first inning to give Pima the early lead.

The Aztecs (20-13-1) visit Scottsdale at noon Tuesday for a pair of games.

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