A Message from Chrissy!
Dear A-Club Family,
It is with mixed emotions and a heavy heart that I share the news that after twelve years with the Arizona Athletics Department I am leaving the sports industry. I have truly enjoyed my time here and especially loved overseeing the A-Club Letterwinners program for the last three and a half years. In 2019, I made it my mission to enhance this special alumni program and focus on spotlighting as many former student-athletes as possible (including the starters, the role players, the walk-on's, the managers, and staff). During that time, we highlighted close to 600 former student-athletes on social media and connected with over 2,000 former student-athletes through virtual and in-person alumni events. I have no doubt that Megan and the A-Club team will continue these special initiatives in the future. We also hope you will consider getting involved by becoming a mentor, participate in career networking zoom events, or join us in person at our annual A-Club Homecoming tailgate. Whatever option you choose, choose to participate because we all can remember what it was like to be a student-athlete and we all could use additional support to get through this Wildcat collegiate journey and beyond.
Whatever option you choose, choose to participate because we all can remember what it was like to be a student-athlete and we all could use additional support to get through this Wildcat collegiate journey and beyond. My next venture will be flexing my sales muscles (once again) in healthcare sales. This will allow me more time with my husband and three kiddos who are now beginning their own student-athlete journey (not the husband, just the kids LOL!).
Thank you for the encouragement many of you have given me. I'm thankful for all the special relationships I was able to make with this one-of-a-kind group. I will continue to assist the program in any way that I can and look forward to the next chapter of my life watching the Wildcats as an Alumni Letterwinner from the stands.
Thank you for your continued support of the Arizona A-Club and I look forward to seeing you at the next game… Bear Down!
Save the Date: Arizona Men's and Woman's Tennis Reunion September 9th -10th 2022
We invite all former Arizona Tennis student-athletes, managers and coaches to join us back on campus to celebrate our 10 year reunion the weekend of September 9-10, 2022. The A-Club has arranged a block of rooms at a few hotels close to campus. Please email email@example.com for specific hotel information. Additional reunion details to follow closer to the event date.
Arizona Football Alumni Weekend
Earlier this month, the A-Club was proud to welcome over 220 Football Alumni letterwinner back to the Old Pueblo for our Football Alumni events. Letterwinners reconnected with teammates and made new connections with current football student-athletes during our Friday evening Scheme & Eat event.
We continued the celebration and cheered on fellow teammates and special guest coaches Lance Briggs (’01) and Tedy Bruschi (’95) at the Spring Game Saturday afternoon. It was great seeing so many Wildcats back on campus reminding us of the impact made on this program and the undivided support these alums have for our young men wearing cardinal and navy. We thank you all for coming out and can’t wait to see more Wildcat family cheering on Jedd Fisch and the Arizona Football Team this upcoming season!
2022 CATSYS Awards Ceremony
The A-Club would like to congratulate Football Letterwinner Branch McNeal (‘88) and Softball Letterwinner Jane Dougall (’88) for receiving this year’s A-Club Silver Anniversary Award at the CATSYS for their leadership, impact and commitment to their community and this Athletics Department. Thank you for being an amazing example of living the Wildcat Way!
Happy 50 years of Title IX!
Continuing our celebration of Title IX we had the wonderful pleasure of having Softball Letterwinner Mary Hines (1947-1951) and Letterwinner Irma Ficzeri (1964) throw the first pitch at the softball game on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
Here is a video of Mary talking about her experience here at the University of Arizona.
Wear The Colors Spotlight
Each Friday, we spotlight a letterwinner who is reppin' the U of A with pride! Do you know a fellow teammate or coach that you think should be spotlighted? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get to Know Your Wildcats!
We have started something new! The A- Club has teamed up with Wildcat radio 1290am to spotlight A-Club Letterwinners all over the country. If you would like to take part in this fun opportunity, please email Letterwinners@arizona.edu for details. This month, we are proud to hear from Softball Letterwinner, Debbie Day ('92) and Basketball Letterwinner Bennett Davison ('98).
Click on the link below to hear their full interview.
The A-Club is deeply saddened to hear the recent news of the passing of our fellow Wildcats. Our thoughts go out to their family, friends and teammates.
Football Letterwinner 1981-1982
Men's Golf Letterwinner 1968-1969
JOIN THE BEAR DOWN NETWORK
Join the Bear Down Network to help our current student athletes with career and life advice but also learn more about how you can elevate your own career! Please note our CATS Connect Mentorship Program will communicate through the Bear Down Network. Click here to create an account and join the network (this platform is similar to LinkedIn, but exclusively for Wildcats).SIGN UP
CATS Give Back
There are many ways to give back as a Letterwinner from giving your time to provide career advice to student-athletes or by giving directly to your Arizona sports program. If you are interested in giving philanthropically, click the links below.
Wildcat Scholarship Fund
Pooled fund to benefit Arizona's 21 individual sports that supports room, board, books, fees and meals for student-athletes
Support individual sport scholarships or sport operations
Bear Down Network
There are many ways to give back as a Letterwinner from giving your time to provide career advice to student-athletes or by giving directly to your Arizona sports program. If you are interested in giving philanthropically, click the link below.
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 email@example.com for a chance to be featured!