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Olympics Roundup: Wildcats Bring Home Five Medals

UANews | August 16, 2012
The five medals won by Wildcat athletes in London boosted Arizona's total to 63 (26 gold/23 silver/14 bronze) Olympic medals all-time. In fact, UA athletes have claimed at least one medal in every Olympiad since 1968. A total of 113 athletes have made 178 appearances in the Games.

UA's Brigetta Barrett, Andre Iguodala Win Olympic Medals

UANews | August 11, 2012
Over the weekend, UA student-athlete Brigetta Barrett won the silver medal in the women's Olympic high jump competition, and former Wildcat Andre Iguodala and the U.S. basketball team won the gold medal. UA-affiliated athletes Bernard Lagat, Todd Wells and Abdi Abdirahman competed but did not medal.

Brigetta Barrett Advances to High Jump Olympic Final

UANews | August 9, 2012
The UA's Brigetta Barrett qualified for the finals in the high jump at the Olympics on Aug. 9. Barrett earned a spot with a clearance of 6-4. For the 2012 outdoor season, Barrett has cleared 6-4 or better on eight different occasions. She will compete in the finals on Aug. 11.

Georganne Moline Takes Fifth Place in Olympic Finals, Clocks Personal Best

UANews | August 8, 2012
The UA's Georganne Moline earned a fifth-place finish in the final of the women's 400-meter hurdles on Aug. 8. Also, Bernard Lagat finished fourth in the preliminary round of the men's 5,000-meter race and qualified for the finals, and Andre Iguodala played for USA Basketball. Brigetta Barrett will make her Olympic debut in the high jump preliminaries on Aug. 9.

Cory Burns the Latest Wildcat to Reach the Big Leagues

UANews | August 6, 2012
Relief pitcher Cory Burns, who played at Arizona from 2006-09, made his Major League debut on Aug. 4 for the San Diego Padres, becoming the 66th Wildcat to reach the pinnacle of baseball. Of those, 11 were coached by Arizona head coach Andy Lopez, who recently guided the Wildcats to their fourth national championship.

Wildcats Football Kicks Off 2012 With First Practices

UANews | August 3, 2012
Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez officially opened his first season this week, conducting the team's initial workout of the 2012 campaign on Aug. 2 at Jerry Kindall Field at Frank Sancet Stadium. Single-session workouts will take place through Aug. 8 before he opens the first two-a-day session on Aug. 9.