Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, September 10, 2004
Frye named as Playboy Preseason All-American
Arizona men's basketball senior center Channing Frye was named to the Playboy magazine Preseason All-American team yesterday.
Frye averaged 15.9 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season on his way to first-team All-Pacific 10 Conference honors.
He is the current career leader in the Pac-10 in rebounding and blocked shots and is the first Wildcat since Luke Walton in 2002-2003 to be named to the Playboy squad.
"This is a good start to the season," said Frye in a press release. "It's always nice when someone recognizes all the hard work and effort I've put into my game."
Arizona State's Ike Diogu is the only other member from the Pac-10 on the 10-man team.
Golf teams close out Topy Cup in Japan
The Arizona women's golf team finished fourth after its round yesterday at the Topy Cup in Tokyo.
The Wildcats shot a 37-over-par and trailed the Topy Cup winner Tohoku Fukushi by 30 strokes.
Junior Cassandra Kirkland led Arizona individually with an eighth-place finish, including a final round two-over-par 74.
The Wildcats' next tournament will be the NCAA Fall Preview Sept. 20-22 at the Sunriver Resort's Meadows Golf Course in Bend, Ore.
Although the men's golf team shot its best round of the Topy Cup yesterday, the team moved up just one spot and finished ninth in the tournament.
The Wildcats posted a five-over-par in the final round to finish 31-over for the tournament.
Three Arizona players finished the day with a stroke of par, including sophomore Matt Lamb, who was the only Wildcat to shoot under par any day of the tournament.
Senior Nick Juszczak and sophomore Henry Liaw led the team individually with a tie for 27th place.
It was only the second time in the last 54 events that no Arizona golfer finished in a tournament's top 25.
New Mexico won the team event by three strokes over Auburn.
The Preview by Ping will be the Wildcat men's next tournament, Sept. 19-20 in Baltimore, Md.
- From staff and wire reports