Arizona wasn't going to recruit Kevin Steel because, frankly, he wasn't among the nation's pool of elite swimmers. He wasn't even close.
Kevin Steel came to the Wildcats from New Jersey, but his family was linked to the UA long before that.
Arizona's Kevin Cordes, leaving the blocks for the 100-meter breast stroke Friday in Indianapolis, won the U.S. title in that race and in the 200 breast. "It's pretty mind-boggling what he's done," UA swim coach Eric Hansen says about the junior-to-be.
Grant Jerrett, drafted in the second round by Portland and sent to Oklahoma City, faces a tough road to make the team.
Robert Refsnyder, MVP of the College World Series for the Wildcats a year ago as a right fielder, now plays second base.
Kevin Cordes won U. S. swimming championships in the 100 and 200 breast stroke finals last week, owns two American records, is ranked No. 1 in the world in the 200 and is the reigning NCAA male Swimmer of the Year.
UA swimmers have been so good for so long, on every conceivable stage, that you don't often call the boss and say, "Forget the Final Four, I've gotta get this in the paper now!"
UA's Kevin Cordes, 19, makes a "C" for "Cats" after smashing American/world records to win the NCAA 200-yard breast stroke title Saturday in Indianapolis.
UA swimmers have been so good for so long, on every conceivable stage, that you don’t often call the boss and say, “Forget the Final Four, I’ve gotta get this in the paper now!”
UA sophomore Kevin Cordes finished third this summer in the 100 meters at the Olympic trials. The top two advanced to the London Games.
Cordes was named the Pac-12 swimmer of the month on Wednesday. He will swim at the FINA World Swimming Championships, which start next week in Istanbul, Turkey.
The Great Easter Sunday Recruiting Save of 2011 came between bites of sandwich at Panera Bread in Rockford, Ill.
OMAHA, Neb. — Just past midnight Tuesday, Marcus Titus typed onto his Facebook page that he has completed his amazing journey and is now "looking forward to the next chapter in life."
Without a jersey number to identify them, most of America’s goggle-wearing, Olympic-hopeful swimmers step from the water to become as anonymous as a Sunday School organist.
Arizona's Mitchell Friedemann, front, leaves the blocks at the start of the 200 medley relay, in which the Wildcats set an American record.
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Even while setting a pair of American records on Day Two of the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Arizona could not narrow the gap with meet pacesetter California.