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JULY 2020

What's New this Month?

Bear Down Legacy

This month, Letterwinners continued to pass along strength and support during this time of uncertainty. We may not be together today, but our Wildcat Family can still stay connected. #aclubstayactive #wildcatletterwinner

Letterwinner participants:

Adia Barnes (Women's Basketball)
JT Snow (Baseball)
Danielle Scott Friedman (Women's Tennis)
Randi Acosta (Gymnastics)
Kolton Lapa (Men's Golf)
Liz Patterson (Track & Field)
Earl Mitchell (Football)
Blake Pfaff (Football)
Dee Dee Wheeler (Women's Basketball)
Doug Pfaff (Football)
Tom Lloyd (Men's Tennis)
Jawann McClellan (Men's Basketball)
Jennifer Abernathy (Volleyball)

Madison Witt (Beach Volleyball)
McKenna Witt (Beach Volleyball)
Peter Zimmer (Men's Tennis)
Haley Moore (Women's Golf)
Annie Grevers (Swim)
Michelle Churnock Gonzales (Softball)
Pete Williams (Men's Basketball)
Lisa Heckel Shabansky (Gymnastics)
Liz Lloyd (Soccer)
Ricky Williams Jr. (Football)
Rob Shabansky (Baseball)
Vanesha Bailey (Soccer)
CoCoa Sanford (Track & Field)


Each Friday, we spotlight a First Responder who is a letterwinner. Check out this month's first responders! Do you know a fellow teammate or coach who is a first responder that you think should be spotlighted?s Email us at

Greg Owen (Swim)


Brian Berg (Football)


Valerie Zepeda-Berg (Softball)


Marcel Wade (Football)


Wear the Colors Friday

It is always great to see our Wildcat Family wearing the colors! Share with us how you show your Arizona spirit by sending us an email at with your photo or video.

Devon Gerard


John Vorsheck


Stay Active Wednesday

Each Wednesday we continue to highlight Letterwinners who are staying active and coming up with unique ways for their families to join in! Take a look at some of the highlights from this month. Make sure to share with us how you are staying active by emailing us your photos and videos to

Hanna Peterson

Track & Field/XC

"Running has always been my therapy. Especially during these difficult times. Usually when I'm feeling tired, unmotivated, and lazy I go for a run and come back feeling like a champion. That's the beauty of a good run."
- Hanna Peterson,
Track & Field/Cross Country 2015

Julie DeEsch Kaminski

Synchronized Swimming

Arizona Synchronized Swimmer Julie DeEsch Kaminski not only stays active, but is encouraging others to stay healthy by engaging their mind and body through her virtual Walking Book Club a global community of book lovers in sneakers. #aclubstaysactive

Wildcats Pay It Forward

Every Thursday, we spotlight a Letterwinner who has been paying it forward to their local community. Do you know a fellow teammate or coach who is doing something to pay it forward that should be spotlighted? Email us at

Bear Down Network

Anna Chappell Soho (WBK)

PTSD effects 20% of the American population and that includes more than just our “Military & Veteran Community”. Women's Basketball Letterwinner, Anna Chappell Soho, created an awareness sticker to support and positively identify people affected by PTSD when they are driving on the road. Thank you for keeping our communities safe Anna! #wildcatspayitforward

Monday Motivation

Each Monday we share a piece of motivation whether it be a quote or short video. We want to hear from you! What is your favorite quote, do you know a fellow teammate or coach who has said something motivating that you think should be shared? Email us at


Stay connected with your fellow teammates, Letterwinners, and alumni on the new Bear Down Network! Join today and access networking, career development, and an opportunity to mentor current student-athletes!

Take a look below to see some of the great perks that you can access as a member.

  • Give back to your Wildcat community by mentoring current student-athletes and sharing job opportunities
  • Expand your Wildcat network through an alumni directory and multiple groups
  • Share your journey on the network and group feeds

Create your account today at

Stay Connected

Do you have any photos from when you were a student-athlete or ones of you currently showing your Wildcat spirit? Send them to us on any social media platform or by emailing us at for a chance to be featured!


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