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Top 5 Arizona athletes

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Gordon Bates / Arizona Daily Wildcat Bridgetta Barrett, UA high jump junior, does strength training at Drachman Stadium this Monday Jan 30.

1 Brigetta Barrett
(Women’s Track and Field)

Brigetta Barrett is the most well known Arizona athlete, and is rapidly gaining national attention. Barrett is a finalist for The Bowerman, an award given to the best collegiate track and field athlete in the country. Barrett’s long list of firsts grows, as she is the first student-athlete in Arizona history to be named a finalist for the award.

Barrett finished up the 2012 season by sweeping NCAA high jump titles for a second straight season. She is a six time All-American (three indoor and three outdoor). Barrett also earned a spot on the 2012 US Olympic roster as a high jumper.

2 Kenzie Fowler

Kenzie Fowler came to Arizona as one of the best softball recruits in the nation, and has only gotten better in her three years as a Wildcat. In her Arizona career, Fowler has gone 76-27 with an ERA of 2.12 and 762 strikeouts in 633 1/4 innings. She has been named as a two-time All-American by the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coach Association).

3 Lawi Lalang
(Men’s Cross Country)

Lawi Lalang has risen from unknown to star, and has the hardware to prove it. Lalang has won an NCAA Cross Country Championship, the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 3,000 and 5,000 meter runs and was an All-American in the outdoor 5,000 meter run. He has set numerous Arizona Cross Country record en route to a very successful two seasons.

4 Solomon Hill
(Men’s Basketball)

Solomon Hill was recruited to Arizona in head coach Sean Miller’s first recruiting class, and hasn’t disappointed in his three years under Miller. Hill is a versatile player capable of impacting the game on both ends of the court. This upcoming season, Hill will be counted on to lead the Wildcats with what might be the most talented Arizona roster in half a decade.

5 Davellyn Whyte
(Women’s Basketball)

Last season, Whyte averaged 17.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.19 assists on the way to being named Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention and to the All-Pac 12 team.

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