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
Arizona 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 3 0 0.667 15 6 0 0.714
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
UCLA 5 4 0 0.556 13 9 0 0.591
Washington State 4 5 0 0.444 10 11 0 0.476
Colorado 4 5 0 0.444 11 9 0 0.550
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 88-89
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 59-72
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
Washington at
Oregon
2/4 7:00 pm
UCLA at
Stanford
2/5 7:00 pm
Washington State at
Oregon State
2/5 8:00 pm
USC at
California
2/5 9:00 pm
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