Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday March 24, 2003
Softball loses for third time in split with Cal State Fullerton
The Arizona softball team dropped its first game of the regular season this weekend, losing a 15-3 contest against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.
The Wildcats (31-3) split the series, winning 5-2 before dropping their second game.
In game two, junior pitcher Wendy Allen earned the loss for Arizona.
Allen gave up nine hits and allowed 10 runs.
The Wildcats will begin their showdown with the Oregon schools this weekend.
Arizona will host Oregon State on Friday, followed by a double-header against Oregon on Saturday.
All three games will be held at UA's Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium.
Swim and dive rallies, finishes in ninth place
Fueled by three school records and numerous other superb efforts, the University of Arizona swimming and diving squad finished ninth at the 2003 NCAA Championships. The 'Cats, who jumped five spots from 14th after Thursday, collected 209 points, only six behind eighth-place California.
Auburn defended their NCAA Championship with a total of 536 points, followed by SEC rival Georgia in second (376 pts) and Pac-10 foe USC in third (284 pts).
Despite ending their streak of top-five finishes at seven, the Wildcats placed in the top-10 in the tournament for the 13th straight year.
In the end, Arizona had nine All-American first team selections and eight All-American honorable mention selections. The 'Cats broke school records in three events. Numerous personal and season bests were also common among the times posted by the 12 participating Wildcat student-athletes.
Gymcats place third in snow-delayed tri-meet
The No. 19 University of Arizona women's gymnastics team finished third in a tri-meet against host No. 18 Denver and West Virginia with a score of 193.600 on Saturday in Denver's Champions Gymnastics Academy. With the loss, Arizona drops to 4-10, 1-5 in the season.
In a meet that was relocated due to exterior wall damage caused by snow, the Wildcats managed scores of 48.775 on vault, 48.125 on bars, 48.250 on beam and 48.450 on floor.
Individually for Arizona, sophomore Monica Bisordi tied for first-place honors on beam with a mark of 9.875. Sophomore Jamie Duce contributed a mark of 9.825 on bars for third place honors and sophomore Jamie Schell tied for third place honors on beam with a mark of 9.825.