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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER


SEPTEMBER 2020

Extra Yard for Teachers


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We’re so proud of our Wildcat teachers who continue to make a difference in the community and in their classroom. Tonight, we randomly selected a pair of Arizona Letterwinners to receive $1900 from the College Football Playoff Foundation. For all the teachers who joined us tonight, we can’t thank you enough for all that you do, especially during this time. Stay tuned as we spotlight our winners later this week. Stay Safe & Bear Down. #ExtraYardWeek #CFPExtraYard #BigDay

Extra Yard for Teachers Winners


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Donnisha “CoCoa” Sanford

Women’s Basketball and Track & Field Letterwinner (2005)

A high school special education teacher at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, CA

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Joe Siofele

Football Letterwinner (2002)

A 6th grade middle school teacher at Iao Intermediate in Maui

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David Hill

We also wanted to congratulate Football Letterwinner (2011), David Hill. David is a teacher at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas, NV who won a gift card from donorschoose.org.

Hispanic Heritage Month


National Hispanic Heritage Month is a period from 15 September to 15 October in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

At the end of the month, 3 current student-athletes joined the Arizona Athletics staff to talk about the importance of celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and why they are proud to be Hispanic.

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Throughout the month, we have highlighted Letterwinners who shared why their culture is important to them. Check it out below!

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Starting in mid-October, the A-Club will be launching our very first Virtual Homecoming. Stay tuned as we post on social media and give you ways to get involved.

This year we will be celebrating 3 anniversary teams:

Synchronized Swimming

  • Team Championships

    • 1980 AIAW National Co-Champions
    • 1981 AIAW National Champions
  • Solo Champions

    • 1980 Solo Routine AIAW Champion Pamela Tyron
    • 1981 Solo Routine AIAW Champion Pamela Tyron
  • Group Champions

    • 1981 Duet Routine AIAW Champion Julie Olson, Becky Roy
  • 1981 Trio Routine AIAW Champ Julie Olson, Becky Roy, Pamela Tyron

Football

  • 1990 Aloha Bowl

  • 2010 Alamo Bowl

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 letterwinners@arizona.edu.

Trevin Wade

Football

Hiking with his family in Utah

Jeff Gallego

Football & Baseball Manager

Playing Tennis

Letterwinner Highlights

Adrian Koch

Football

We would like to recognize Football Letterwinner, Adrian Koch who served in the marines prior to coming to Arizona… thank you for your service. #WearTheColors #BearDownForLife #NeverForget

Matt Wersel

Baseball

Head Coach Quotes from the month


CATS Give Back

There are many ways to give back as a Letterwinner from giving your time to provide career advice student-athletes or by giving directly to your Arizona specific sports program. If you are interested in mentoring student-athletes, please create an account on Bear Down Network (this platform is similar to LinkedIn but, exclusively for Wildcats) at beardownnetwork.com. Be sure to request to join our private A-Club Letterwinner group once you have created your BDN account. If you are interested in giving philanthropically, click the links below.

Wildcat Scholarship Fund

Wildcat Scholarship Fund


Pooled fund to benefit Arizona’s 21 individual sports that supports room, board, books, fees and meals for student-athletes

Individual Sports

Individual Sports


Support individual sport scholarships or sport operations

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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!

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 letterwinners@arizona.edu for a chance to be featured!

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CHRISSY ALEXANDER


Assistant Athletics Director, Alumni Letterwinners & Development