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UA footballers will get chance to view Sweet 16 game

Citizen Staff Writer
The Bounce



University of Arizona football players will be watching hoops instead of practicing Friday afternoon.

The Wildcats will get the chance to view the men’s basketball team compete against Louisville in the NCAA Tournament in the Sweet 16 in Indianapolis.

UA coach Mike Stoops moved practice to the early morning instead of the usual time of 4 p.m. to accommodate the 4:10 tip-off.

“It is such a big game. We are pulling hard for them,” Stoops said. “It will be great for our kids to watch the games.”

Stoops has special admiration for interim UA coach Russ Pennell.

“Russ has done everything right and done a great job with this team. I think they are going to play well,” Stoops said.

“I think they are going to play loose. They have to keep doing the thing they have been doing. I could not be more excited for our basketball team, those guys and our basketball program.”

UA gymnasts honored



UA’s Bree Workman and Sarah Tomczyk have been named to the All-Pac-10 gymnastics first team, with three other Wildcats earning second-team honors.

Workman, a senior, competed in the Pac-10 meet last week, with a high of 9.875 on the floor. Junior Tomczyk also competed and had a high of 9.925 in the floor exercise,

Senior Briana Bergeson was named second team, having posted a season-high of 9.9 three times in the vault this year. She has competed in every UA meet in her four-year career.

Freshmen Deanna Graham (9.9 twice on the vault) and Rebecca Cardenas (high of 9.925 in the floor exercise) were also named to the second team.

The Wildcats will compete in their 23rd consecutive NCAA Tournament on April 4 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Russell first in Pro-Am

Citizen Staff Report

Mike Russell of the Golf Club at Vistoso shot a 5-under-par 65 to win the Southern Chapter Dell Urich Pro-Am this week.

Russell birdied five consecutive holes on the front nine to get the lead and held off Josh Wilks (The Gallery) and Dean Vomacka (Stone Canyon) to win.

• Tournament leaders, 5C

Ex-Cat in ‘Big Break’

Citizen Staff Report

Former University of Arizona golfer Derek Gillespie will compete in Golf Channel’s “Big Break” series.

The 12th “Big Break” season will premiere at St. Edward Island at 6 p.m. April 20. Contestants will compete for $100,000 and a chance to earn PGA Tour status for a year.

The series will have 11 episodes.

Gillespie has played on the Canadian pro tour after golfing for Arizona from 1998-2000.

He was named to the All-Pac-10 team twice and is in the UA Golf Hall of Fame.

Seaman wins close race

Citizen Staff Report

Robert Seaman edged Shaun Haley at the end to win the annual Southern Arizona Roadrunners Dave’s Run for ALS at Dove Mountain and Tangerine Road on Sunday.

Seaman, 30, won in 15 minutes, 46.7 seconds to Haley’s 15.48.2. Haley, 40, was the men’s masters age winner.

Paula Morrison, 35, was the women’s winner at 19:53.5. Barbara Leinweber, 43, was the women’s masters winner at 20:34.7.

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