UA swimmer Kevin Steel, a New Jersey native, had his heart set on competing for Arizona, where his mother went to school and his late grandfather was a scientist in the plant pathology department. A persistent Steel explains how he appealed to former Arizona swimming coach Frank Busch: "My sales pitch was, 'Hey, I dropped 12 seconds in the 100 (breast stroke) in one year. ... It got Frank's attention." Steel is now bound for the World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.