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Aug 21, 2014 3:10 PM

Coach Dick Tomey & Trung Canidate Lead List of U of A Sports Hall Of Fame Inductees

TUCSON, Ariz. -The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee has chosen six individuals and four NCAA Championship teams (listed below) for induction into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Arizona Athletics will honor this induction class during Homecoming Weekend (Nov. 7-9).

Trung Canidate Football 1995-2000
James Frazier Men's Track and Field 1978-1982
Kathleen "Rocky" LaRose Athletic Administrator 1980-2013
Dick Tomey Football Head Coach 1987-2000
Jim Ward Baseball 1957-1960
Alan Zinter Baseball 1986-1989

2006 - 200 Freestyle Relay Team
Courtney Cashion (2008)
Jenna Gresdal (2006)
Lacey Nymeyer (2008)
Anna Turner (2009)

2007 - 200 Freestyle Relay Team
Lara Jackson (2009)
Lindsey Kelly (2009)
Lacey Nymeyer (2008)
Anna Turner (2009)

2008 - 200 Freestyle Relay Team
Taylor Baughman (2009)
Lara Jackson (2009)
Lacey Nymeyer (2008)
Anna Turner (2009)

2009 - 200 Freestyle Relay Team
Taylor Baughman (2009)
Lara Jackson (2009)
Lindsey Kelly (2009)
Justine Schluntz (2010)

The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 followed by a hosted reception. On Saturday, Nov. 8, the newly inducted honorees will participate in the Homecoming Parade and the weekend's events conclude with an on-field presentation at halftime of the football game with Colorado, when the inductees will be introduced and recognized as a 2014 Sports Hall of Fame member.

For questions about the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, please contact Phoebe Chalk Wadsworth, Chair of the Sports Hall of Fame Committee, at pchalk@arizona.edu or at (520) 621-4263.

FACTS: The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

The University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1976 with a charter membership of 18 individuals and two teams. After this year's induction ceremony, membership will consist of more than 300 individuals and 40 teams.

Membership includes those who laid the foundation for Arizona's athletic success; including Art Luppino, James "Pop" McKale, Mary Roby and Mo Udall, as well as those who have continued to push Arizona Athletics into the national spotlight, such as Sean Elliott, Tedy Bruschi, Lorena Ochoa and Chrissy Ahmann.

Former student-athletes become eligible for the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame induction 10 years after completing their athletics eligibility. Championship teams are eligible immediately following the exemplary season. In addition, professionals who participate on a team sport (i.e. NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NPF) are eligible for nomination once they have completed their professional career.

Each year, the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee, composed of administrators, faculty, staff and alumni, reviews the accomplishments of hundreds of alumni student-athletes who have been privileged to wear the University's cardinal red and navy blue. The Committee's task is to identify those few who meet the qualifications for induction.

Selection is based upon the candidate meeting one or more of the following criteria: First-team All-American, NCAA champion, world record setter, Olympic medalist, NCAA statistical leader, professional athletic success, distinguished him/herself as a "pioneer" student-athlete or significant contributor to UA Athletics while at the University or after graduation. Nomination forms can be found at www.arizonawildcats.com under Traditions & Heritage.

-- ArizonaWildcats.com --

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