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September 2019


With the start of a new athletic season, we also are welcoming out newest members to the Wildcat Club! We are thrilled to have over 10,000 members who support our 500 student-athletes. One of the benefits of being a Wildcat Club member is receiving this exclusive newsletter, which we call the Bear Down Buzz. The BDB keeps you in the know—you’ll find information on upcoming events, benefits, spotlights/interviews, and much more! An email was sent with your membership number and account information. Make sure to log into your account to see all the perks of your status as a member.

For more information about how to sign into your account, click this link.


Impact

COLE & JEANNIE DAVIS SPORTS CENTER


The Cole & Jeannie Davis Sports Center is a new addition to the variety of facilities for student-athletes. The facility is climate-controlled and is used by athletic teams in a variety of sports. Starting this athletic season, the Davis Sports Center will be utilized for the Wildcat Tailgate and the Coca Cola Fan Fiesta.

The Coca Cola Fan Fiesta is open to all fans with a game ticket. Experience live music, food vendors, kids activities, a pep rally, and more. The Wildcat Tailgate is exclusive to Wildcat Club members. Each tailgate ticket provides you with a meal and drink, along with complimentary soda or water. Spend time getting to know your fellow Wildcat Club Members at this exclusive event!


How can I attend the tailgate?

Please RSVP by Tuesday at 5 PM prior to the game.

Button Salmon level and above: Receive 2 complimentary tickets, each additional ticket is $15

Button Salmon level and below: Each tailgate ticket is $15

Link to Tailgate Information

Spotlight


STUDENT-ATHLETES

Each year, Arizona Athletics hosts a Welcome Back BBQ for our student-athletes and staff to kick off the new school year. On Aug. 26, all 19 Arizona sports teams gathered in McKale to hear from several Athletics staff as well as UA President Robert C. Robbins, who mentioned the importance of teamwork, leadership, and accountability. After the program, our athletes headed outside to Bear Down Beach to enjoy a BBQ and games such as cornhole, a slip and slide, volleyball, and a chance to dunk their favorite coach or administrator!

OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES EXCEL BOTH ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CLASSROOM

As we start a new school year, we also want to reflect back on last year’s accomplishments in the classroom. Arizona student-athletes posted an exceptional 3.055 overall GPA this semester, which is the highest spring semester GPA in department history. This outstanding spring gives Arizona Athletics three consecutive semesters with overall 3.0 GPA's or greater for the first time in Arizona history.

The impressive academic statistics continue as Spring 2019's overall cumulative GPA is a 3.102, which is also a new department record. A new spring semester record of 65 student-athletes earned perfect 4.0 GPA's while another 158 Wildcats earned a 3.5 GPA or greater. Our top men's and women's programs this spring were Beach Volleyball with a 3.824 and Men's Cross Country with a 3.513.

Educating and developing student-athletes is at the core of our mission at Arizona Athletics, and our student-athletes continue to achieve academic greatness at unprecedented levels. Below are the academic statistics from 2018-19—our Wildcats had a very impressive year!


Announcements


Each year as a Wildcat Club member, there is an exclusive gift for coaches level and above. Wildcat Club Members at the coaches level and above (those who make an annual donation of $1,000 or more) can redeem their 2019-2020 specialty item through the online store. This year you will receive an exclusive Wildcat Club umbrella.

To receive your umbrella follow the steps below:

  1. Visit https://wildcatclub.shop.arizona.edu/login
  2. Login with your email and use your donor ID as your password
  3. Umbrella is available while supply lasts
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