Arizona Wildcats third baseman Katiyana Mauga belted her Pac-12-record 91st career home run today in an NCAA regional game against South Carolina, won by UA 5-0, at Hillenbrand Stadium.
Mauga’s home run moved her past UCLA’s Stacey Nuveman, who hit 90 from 1997 to 2002. She is four shy of the NCAA record of 95 held by Oklahoma’s Lauren Chamberlain, who played from 2012-15.
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Mauga’s home run record is one of the more notable conference achievements in any sport at Arizona. Some others:
— Sean Elliott held the conference scoring record in men’s basketball with 2,555 points (from 1986 to 1989) before UCLA’s Don MacLean amassed 2,608 from 1989 to 1992.
— Salim Stoudamire holds the Pac-12 record with 342 career 3-pointers made from 2002 to 2005.
— Steve Kerr’s 3-point shooting percentage of 57.3 in 1987-88 is the best in conference history.
— Russell Brown holds the Pac-12 record with 19 assists against Grand Canyon in 1979.
— Ka’Deem Carey holds the conference record with 366 yards rushing in a 2012 victory over Colorado. He also has a conference-record 16 consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing. He is also one of nine running backs to share the record of five rushing touchdowns in a game (against Colorado in 2012).
— Chuck Cecil is one of 11 conference defensive backs with a record 100-yard interception return (against ASU in 1986).
— Tedy Bruschi holds the conference record in career sacks (52 from 1992 to 1995) and tackles for loss (74).
— Arizona’s Trevor Crowe (2003-05) and Brad Boyer (2004-06) share the conference record with 26 career triples.
Arizona’s esteemed softball program has quite a few conference individual records:
— Jennie Finch’s 60 consecutive victories from 2000 to 2002 is an NCAA record.
— Allison McCutcheon’s .466 average from 1995 to 1998 is tied for the best with Nuveman. McCutcheon’s 22 triples from 1995 to 1998 is also a conference record.
— Jenny Dalton has the most runs in conference history with 293 from 1993 to 1996. Dalton also has the most RBIs with 328.
— Taryne Mowatt holds conference season records in wins (42 in 2007) and strikeouts (522 in 2007).
PAC-12 CAREER HOME RUN RECORD
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