Arizona women: Poston growing into role with Cats after overcoming academic woes

2013-01-31T22:00:00Z Arizona women: Poston growing into role with Cats after overcoming academic woesBy Daniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 31, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats’ season was spiraling about of control, and there was nothing Cheshi Poston could do to help.

While her teammates were on their way to a 3-15 conference season with an undermanned nine-person squad, an embarrassed Poston was holed up in her apartment.

She wasn’t allowed to be around the team — the only reason she came from Illinois to Tucson.

A junior college transfer, Poston was declared academically ineligible midway through the 2011-2012 season after posting a 1.0 GPA.

“It was embarrassing on my part and kind of sad watching my team,” Poston said. “I had to get my grades together or I was going back to Chicago.”

Without basketball, Poston, a 6-foot-2-inch power forward, was just a “regular, boring student” hoping she would get one more chance on the basketball court. She cut out distractions, got serious about academics and even got a mini-dachshund puppy — named Walnut — to give her something in her life to be responsible for.

Read more about Poston in Friday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 1 0 0.800
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
USC 0 0 0 0.000 3 3 0 0.500
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 3 0 0.250

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 56-78
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 71-43
North Dakota at
Utah
11/28 6:00 pm
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 12:00 am
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 12:00 am
Lipscomb at
Colorado
11/30 12:00 pm
Stanford at
DePaul
11/30 12:00 pm
USC at
New Mexico
11/30 2:00 pm
California at
Fresno State
11/30 4:00 pm
Portland State at
Oregon
11/30 6:00 pm
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