Brigette Del Ponte, right, talks with head coach Mike Candrea during a practice at Hillenbrand Stadium on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

Mamta Popat / Arizona Daily Star

The only losing conference season in Mike Candrea’s three decades as head coach resulted in a 9-15 Pac-12 record. The Wildcats lost three straight games to seventh-place Oregon State 2-1, 2-1 and 2-1 and were outscored by opponents 274-257, the only time a Candrea team has ever been outscored.

Sports columnist for the Arizona Daily Star.