Nobody involved with the local media knows more about how far Arizona women’s basketball has come than longtime scribe Anthony Gimino.
Gimino was the Arizona women’s basketball sports information specialist as a student in the late 1980’s during the June Olkowski years — less than two decades after the program started.
He was also around as a reporter during the genesis of the greatness of the Arizona softball program under Mike Candrea in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In this All Sports Tucson Talk video interview, Gimino gives his viewpoint of the job Adia Barnes has performed making Arizona women’s basketball nationally relevant much like Candrea did with the softball program:
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District