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“Jefferson, Walton join Hall of Fame”

Six individuals and one NCAA Championship relay team were announced as the 35th Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Class by the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee on Thursday.

The class will be inducted and honored during Homecoming Weekend, October 22-23.

The most notable members are former men’s basketball players Richard Jefferson and Luke Walton, who attended the UA from 1999-2001 and 1999-2003, respectively.

Professional golfer and LPGA member Natalie Gulbis is also a member on the list. She attended the UA in 2001.

Other inductees include former swimmers Emily Mason and Bob Jackson. Jackson attended the UA from 1979-1980. Mason was a Wildcat from 2002-2005.

The women’s swimming 800-yard freestyle relay team that took home the 2002 NCAA Championship will also be inducted. The team consists of Mason, Jessica Hayes, Sarah Tolar and Jenny Vanker.

All the inductees will participate in the Homecoming Parade on October 23. The ceremony will bring the total number of inductees in the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame to 299 individuals and 40 teams. The group was established in 1976 and had an inaugural membership of 22 individuals.

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