By Staff Reports
Chad Carvin, a former UA swimmer who won six U.S. titles and five international metals in 1997, was selected Saturday as the U.S. Swimmer of the Year.
Carvin overcame a life-threatening heart condition called cardiomyopathy, late in 1995 to become the first man since Mark Spitz in 1972 to win four individual titles in the U.S. Championships. The ailment Carvin suffers from limits the amount of oxygen that gets to the heart,and doctors feared he might need a heart transplant. He captured the 400, 800 and1,500-meter freestyles and the 400 individual medley at the U.S. Championships and took home a gold, a silver and two bronzes in the Pan Pacific Championships.
Carvin was an All-American at Arizona from 1992-96 and trains in Tucson.
Over the weekend the No. 1 ranked UA women's golf team competed at the Mercedes-Benz Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Wilcats finished in seventh place with a total of 60-over-par 924 after concluding the tournament with a 16-over-par 304 yesterday. Duke University took the team title and their top golfer Jenny Chuasiripora took the individual title. For Arizona, Shannon Ingalis finished in 11th place at 10-over-par 226, followed by Jill Gomric (T17/231); Marisa Baena (T28/234) and Heather Graff and Krissie Register who both tied for 55th at 240.
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Consecutive games the Arizona football team has lost on the road including all of last season. Arizona is still looking for its first road win since defeating Arizona State 31-28 on Nov. 24, 1995.