Hey Wildcat fans!
It was a big week for us starting off on an unusual Wednesday night playing against UCLA. We pulled off the road win and it was a great team effort with many contributions from the team. Our game against Cal got canceled so we were able to fly back to Tucson and be at home for a few days. Our original plan was to stay in California and be on the road for a long time, so I was glad we were able to come back and hopefully we can reschedule the Cal game. We were able to play our Sunday game against No. 2 Stanford. We came up short but we played ’til the end and fought back after being down by nine at half.
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Next up is the Oregon schools at home in McKale. We are having a “Whiteout” on Friday against Oregon and we need to sellout! We have already sold more than 8,000 tickets and are looking to sell even more. We need it louder than it has ever been in McKale and protect our house!
On the business side of things, the clothing line is doing great. I really appreciate everyone that has supported the brand and either shared or bought something. We have many orders and have been working hard to get everything shipped. I have been receiving pictures of those that have already got their orders and the clothes look great! I am so happy with how they turned out and I am glad to see people are receiving them. Everyone has been asking about the white basketball shorts. We are looking to find more but the stock is low and we want to make sure we have enough to sell if people want them.
We are releasing more clothes in the very near future, so be sure to check out the website, I will make announcements on my social media. The most popular clothes seem to be the “Phenomenal Hooper” shirt and the sweatshirt. If you haven’t already checked out the website make sure to check it going to SamThomas14.com. I am excited for all the new releases coming and the ideas we have for this website. I am hoping to get approval and all the paperwork done so I can start doing camps. Once again, I just want to say thank you for all the support!
Sam Thomas is a senior leader with Adia Barnes’ program returning for her fifth season in 2021-22 as granted by the NCAA because of last season impacted by COVID-19 protocol. She has agreed to write a weekly column at AllSportsTucson.com. Her honors at Arizona include:
2021 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2021 CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American
Elite 90 Award Winner
2020 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
2020 & 2021 Pac-12 All-Defense
2020 & 2021 Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll
2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
2019 Pac-12 All-Academic First Team
2018 Pac-12 All-Freshman
2018 Arizona Athletics Female Freshman of the Year