Staff Reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 6, 1998


Miles Simon and Mike Bibby were both nominated for the John R. Wooden Award, but in the end the winner was North Carolina's Antawn Jamison.

The forward finished with 5,041 votes. Arizona did not fair too badly though. Bibby ended up third with 3,629 votes behind Raef LaFrentz from Kansas. Simon rounded out the top five with 2,592 total votes.

The NCAA Regional Championships Saturday night might have been the final farewell for UA gymnastics coach Jim Gault. However, he didn't leave the Sun Devil campus empty-handed.

Immediately following the competition, Gault was honored by assistant coach Bill Ryden and ASU head coach John Spini with a trip for two to Mexico. The gift was given on behalf of the Pacific-10 Conference coaches as a token of appreciation for his years of coaching.

"It was such a wonderful gesture. I was truly honored," Gault said.

The Student Union will be host to quite a few scholarly athletes tomorrow.

The Mary Roby Academic Achievement Awards Luncheon will take place starting at noon in the Arizona Ballroom.

The ceremony honors student athletes who excel in the academic arena by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.00 for one year.



UA women's basketball head coach Joan Bonvicini is helping dedicate a special day to helping young women succeed and cope with the high-pressure of adolescence.

Bonvicini is hosting the event "Girl Power," part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' "Safe Passages" campaign.

"Girl Power" kicks off Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m. at the Roy Drachman Clubhouse. Admission is free.

In UA weekend club sport action, the rugby team won its Memorial Invitational, beating New Mexico 12-7 on Saturday and won 13-8 over Colorado in yesterday's championship game. The Laxcats lost 23-7 to Brigham Young in Provo, Utah on Friday. Scores from the women's lacrosse tournament in California were unavailable. See additional club coverage in tomorrow's Wildcat .


By the Numbers


The first time the UA softball team has lost by the mercy rule since Arizona began Pac-10 play in 1987, when it lost 9-0 in five innings to Washington Saturday night.


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