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Sean Miller could use Scooby Wright as a burly power forward — who would dare take the ball into the lane against him?
Rich Rodriguez mentioned in a tweet with Arizona point guard T.J. McConnell that the senior captain would make a great defensive back.
The tweet with Miller and Wright was taken during Arizona’s annual C.A.T.S. Awards banquet Monday night at the Westin La Paloma. The one with Rodriguez and McConnell was taken Tuesday night at a Wildcat Club event.
Elizabeth Pepper (swimming) was named 2015 valedictorian and the gymnastics team earned the Community Service Award. Individually, Allie Flores (gymnastics) and Handsome Monica (baseball) earned Community Service Awards.
Additionally, 220 student-athletes were recognized as Golden Eagle Distributors Academic Champions. To earn this distinction, a student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the previous academic school year. Of those recognized, 25 had GPAs of 4.0. Men’s and women’s golf posted the highest team GPA.
NCAA Champion Samantha Pickens (diving) earned the Ruby Award, given to the top female of the senior class. Also nominated were Allie Flores (gymnastics), Kellie Fox (softball), Manon Gidali (women’s golf), Madi Kingdon (volleyball) and Hallie Wilson (softball).
A multi-time NCAA Champion and collegiate and American record holder Kevin Cordes (swimming) earned the Sapphire Award, given to the top male of the senior class. Also nominated were McConnell and Jared Tevis (football).
Jessie Sisler (gymnastics) was named Female Junior of the Year. Scott Kingery (baseball) took home the Male Junior of the Year honor.
Penina Snuka (volleyball) was named Female Sophomore of the Year. Scooby Wright III (football) was named Male Sophomore of the Year.
Gabi Stoian (soccer) took home the Female Freshmen of the Year award. Nick Wilson (football) was named Male Freshman of the Year.
Information of the C.A.T.S. award banquet from ArizonaWildcats.com Web site.