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 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 9 1 0 0.900
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Loyola Marymount at
Stanford
12/17 58-67
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 38-86
DePaul at
Oregon State
12/18 8:00 pm
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 8:00 pm
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 9:00 pm
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
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