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UA volleyball: Senior Nicholson is grinder, record-breaker

UA volleyball: Senior Nicholson is grinder, record-breaker

It took one clench of Candace Nicholson’s fists, hand in hand. She squatted down, and volleyed the ball just before it hit the ground.

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UA volleyball: Newcomers Snuka, Croson spark Wildcats to season-opening win

UA volleyball: Newcomers Snuka, Croson spark Wildcats to season-opening win

Penina Snuka is supposed to be the prize recruit of head coach Dave Rubio’s freshman class.

August 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona volleyball: 'Superfly' kin brings energy to Wildcats

Arizona volleyball: 'Superfly' kin brings energy to Wildcats

Coach Dave Rubio says freshman setter Penina Snuka can make an impact on the Wildcats and, "It's been fun coaching her."

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Arizona volleyball: 'Superfly' kin brings energy to Wildcats

Arizona volleyball: 'Superfly' kin brings energy to Wildcats

Libero Ronni Lewis said Wildcat freshman setter Penina Snuka "will run through a wall for a ball."

August 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona volleyball: 'Superfly' kin brings energy to Wildcats

Arizona volleyball: 'Superfly' kin brings energy to Wildcats

Penina Snuka knows she'll never win the "quiet game."

August 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona volleyball: Core of juniors gives Wildcats energy

Arizona volleyball: Core of juniors gives Wildcats energy

Madi Kingdon is one of five players from the recruiting class of 2011 - juniors now who are being counted on to be the leaders of the team.

August 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona volleyball: Core of juniors gives Wildcats energy

Arizona volleyball: Core of juniors gives Wildcats energy

It's been 265 days since Arizona lost to ASU. It was the last 1 hour 51 minutes of the Wildcats' season.

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Arizona Volleyball: Cats hope to rebound, aided by frosh setter

Arizona Volleyball: Cats hope to rebound, aided by frosh setter

Coach Dave Rubio, heading into his 22nd season at Arizona, has led the Wildcats to 15 NCAA tournaments.

August 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona Volleyball: Cats hope to rebound, aided by frosh setter

Arizona Volleyball: Cats hope to rebound, aided by frosh setter

Ronni Lewis, sitting in the UA communications office at McKale Center, just finished a workout and had an ice pack draped around her left knee.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Patrick Finley: Chanel No. 5 has whiff of a winner

Patrick Finley: Chanel No. 5 has whiff of a winner

Her parents were models who met on a fashion shoot for formalwear.

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Cats pass test with Sun Devils

Cats pass test with Sun Devils

Sophomore Shaquilla Torres (22) celebrates a point with junior Chanel Brown in the first set. The Cats have no seniors on their roster this season.

September 19, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Cats pass test with Sun Devils

Cats pass test with Sun Devils

Arizona freshman Halli Amaro watches her spike get dug by an Arizona State player. Amaro is one of seven freshmen on the Wildcats roster.

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Arizona volleyball: Cats pass test with Sun Devils

Arizona volleyball: Cats pass test with Sun Devils

It was fair to consider Tuesday night's matchup with Arizona State a midterm exam for the Arizona Wildcats volleyball team.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Kingdon leads way as Cats bounce back

Arizona's Madi Kingdon helped key a third-set comeback as the Wildcats swept Utah Valley State 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 25-17) Saturday night in the Wildcat Classic at McKale Center.

August 26, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona volleyball Patrick Finley: It's bump, set and tyke

Arizona volleyball Patrick Finley: It's bump, set and tyke

For UA assistant volleyball coaches Steve and Melissa Walker, their McKale Center office doubles as a nursery at times for 3-month-old Marley.

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Arizona volleyball Patrick Finley: It's bump, set and tyke

Arizona volleyball Patrick Finley: It's bump, set and tyke

"If (UA players are) going to be ready to be moms one day, then they need to learn how to work hard and be responsible," Melissa Walker says.

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Arizona volleyball Patrick Finley: It's bump, set and tyke

Arizona volleyball Patrick Finley: It's bump, set and tyke

Melissa Walker says Marley "doesn't hoot and holler too much, or cry. … She's pretty comfortable."

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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