Former Arizona players Dejah Mulipola and Jessie Harper have spent the last five seasons in a Wildcats uniform and became pillars on the team.
Now, Mulipola and Harper will be back for a sixth season, this time as graduate assistants joining recently hired head coach Caitlin Lowe‘s staff, according to a report from AZ Desert Swarm.
During Mulipola and Harper’s time playing with Arizona, the Wildcats went an impressive 206-57 with five postseason appearances and two back-to-back Women’s College World Series.
Harper established herself as one of Arizona’s best power hitters of all time, tying the school record of 92 home runs held by Katiyana Mauga. For her career, she batted .339 with 281 hits, 255 RBIs, and a slugging percentage of .745 while posting a fielding percentage of .969.
Mulipola, who will participate in the 2022 Tokyo Olympics as a member of Team USA, finished her Arizona career winning back-to-back NCFA Catcher of the Year awards. While with the Wildcats, she batted in 68 home runs while hitting .336 with 203 RBIs and a slugging percentage of .719.
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.