The list of top Arizona Wildcats athletes in 2013 was published at this site on Christmas. Now it’s time for you to select in bracket form which athletes were the most significant of 2013 leading up to the new year.
Please answer the poll that corresponds with each entry. The polling will take place each day with the most selected advancing to the next round. The first day of picks includes two play-in match-ups in order to be among the top 16 in the field.
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No. 15-seed Mark Lyons earned All-Pac-12 honors in his first and only season with the Arizona basketball team after transferring from Xavier. Lyons led the UA in scoring (15.6 points per game) and free-throw shooting (85.6 percent). Hallie Wilson, the 18th-seed, earned All-Pac-12 honors after leading the softball team in batting average (.372) for the second consecutive season, becoming the first Wildcat to lead the team in batting average her first two seasons since Brittany Lastrapes in 2008 and 2009.
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No. 16 Jazmin Ponce, a senior, was an All-Pac-12 selection for the second consecutive season. Ponce recorded a total of 92 shot attempts, five assists, five game-winning goals and 10 goals. Ponce led the Pac-12 in shots and game-winning goals for three weeks in a row. No. 17 Kevin Newman, a freshman shortstop, was an All-Pac-12 selection who hit .336 with 42 RBIs. He committed only six errors and had a .975 fielding percentage while helping the defense turn 45 double plays.