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Former Canyon del Oro golf standout Andrew Rivas signs with Pima

Andrew Rivas Photo

Former Canyon del Oro golf standout Andrew Rivas committed to Pima last year and he made it official with his signature the program announced on Tuesday. Ranked in the Top 10 from Southern Arizona, Rivas represented the Dorados at the Division II state championships last fall.

“I am excited to watch Andrew grow and play golf at a high level,” Pima men’s and women’s golf coach Marcus Smith said in a release. “He has shown that he can be a leader and I’m eager to see where his leadership abilities take him on and off the golf course. He has a great mindset coming into the program and is ready to do big things.”

LINK: 2019 SOUTHERN ARIZONA GOLF ALL-STARS

The AIA D-II state championships are tentatively slated to start on Monday, Oct. 28 at the Omni Tucson National.

Andrew Rivas placed 25th at the Tucson City Jr. Championships in May (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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