Annika Sorenstam, shown here in 1991 as a University of Arizona sophomore, had 11 wins in 25 starts in 2002. In two years at the University of Arizona Annika Sorenstam finished first and second at the NCAA Championships.

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Annika Sorenstam was the NCAA women’s golfer of the year in 1992, winning four tournaments, and finishing second in the NCAA finals. Carl Thomas went 14-1 with a school-record 179 strikeouts (still No. 2 in the UA books) while pitching back-to-back no-hitters and leading Arizona to a No. 2 finish at the 1956 College World Series. Nancy Evans was the NCAA softball player of the year in 1997, going 36-2 as a pitcher and hitting .324 as Arizona’s shortstop while not pitching.

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