Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Baugher finalist for national punter of year
UA senior punter Danny Baugher was named one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award yesterday, an award given to the nation's top punter.
Baugher led the nation in punting with a 47.5-yard average before suffering a season-ending knee injury Oct. 22 against Oregon.
The Greater Augusta Sports Council announced that Baugher, along with Colorado's John Torp and Wake Forest's Ryan Plackemeier were finalists for the award, according to Wake Forest's athletic Web site.
The winner will be announced live on ESPN Dec. 8 in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards show.
Former punters, sports writers, college football coaches, sports information directors and select members of the Greater Augusta Sports Council determine the award's winner.
Baugher underwent successful knee surgery last week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
No school tomorrow, Friday
There will be no school tomorrow or Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no classes and buildings will be closed. CatTran will end its service tonight at 5 p.m. and will not run tomorrow or Friday.
Parking garages will be free to the public tomorrow and Friday.
Classes will resume and buildings will reopen Monday.
Steward gets telescope
An infrared telescope constructed on Orcas Island, Wash., by the late John Jamieson and donated to the UA's Steward Observatory by his family was dedicated Oct. 29 on Mt. Lemmon. The telescope will be used by students and UA Astronomy Camp participants.
The 20-inch reflector telescope uses the same type of infrared detector UA scientists created for use on the Hubble Space Telescope and can be used to photograph objects in the infrared and visible light regions simultaneously.
The telescope is dedicated to advancing science knowledge, skills and interest among Astronomy Campers, primarily Girl Scouts.