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  • Arizona Daily Star

Recently retired Wildcats baseball coach, four others to be inducted Sept. 4.

  • Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star

Bonnie Brandon moves fast. She joined a swim team at age 4, upgraded to a more competitive club at 9 and participated in the U.S. Olympic tria…

  • BENJIE SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

Although just 19, Bonnie Brandon broke the UA record in the 200 backstroke and then posted the world's second-fastest time of the year in December.

  • JEFF BEIERMANN / THE OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Coach Andy Lopez celebrates Arizona's national championship victory with Robert Refsnyder. Lopez's celebration was a short one.

  • KELLY PRESNELL / ARIZONA DAILY STAR 2011

Lyndsay Leikem, right, practicing with Flowing Wells teammate Mikaela Cook, says she'll play for Ole Miss.

  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

Rather than kick back for a few weeks, enjoy his celebrity and Arizona's national championship, UA baseball coach Andy Lopez went back to work.

  • NATI HARNIK / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Clark Burckle, fourth swimmer from left, nears the wall en route to finishing second in the 200 breast stroke. "I was so nervous" before the r…

  • MARK HUMPHREY / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former UA standout Clark Burckle, left, and Scott Weltz enjoy the medal ceremony after earning spots on the Olympic team.

  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

OMAHA, Neb. - Clark Burckle's Road to London began when he was 6, a kid swimmer in Louisville who was so into the sport that he would watch ol…

  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

I began this odyssey to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials 12 years ago, in Indianapolis, continued to Long Beach in 2004 and moved on to steamy downtown Omaha in 2008 and again this year.

  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

OMAHA, Neb. - When Arizona's Adam Ritter won the 2007 NCAA championship in the 200 IM, he was the third-fastest swimmer in the history of that…

  • MARK HUMPHREY / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Arizona Wildcat Clark Burckle swims in the semifinals of the 200 breast stroke. He qualified first for tonight's finals.

  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

OMAHA, Neb. - Nobody knew, and few suspected, that this was going to be The Day of Alyssa Anderson's Life. It would be an Olympic surprise party.

  • DAVID SANDERS / STAR 2004

Ryk Neethling competed in four consecutive Olympics for South Africa, winning a gold medal in 2004.

  • Alex Williams Arizona Daily Star

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

  • Paul Newberry The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. - Back and forth they went, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, the world's two greatest swimmers, locked in a 200-meter freestyle battle.

  • MARK J. TERRILL / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

OMAHA, Neb. - Sara Borendame is six weeks away from her senior year at Ironwood Ridge High School, but age didn't matter Tuesday at the U.S. O…

  • Greg Hansen Arizona Daily Star

This is Whitney Myers narrating a slide show of her wonderful life: "That's me - I was 15 - at the 2000 Olympic trials in Indianapolis. Look how tiny I was! No wonder Frank Busch called me 'Munchkin.' Do you know Sports Illustrated wrote about me?

  • By Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star

This is Whitney Myers narrating a slide-show of her wonderful life: