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The University of Arizona is the leading public research university in the American Southwest. The UA produces more than $530 million in annual research and is the state's only member of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

 Mission Statement  View
 Nickname  Wildcats
 Colors  Navy Blue & Red
 Fight Song  Bear Down Arizona
 Official Mascot  Wilbur Wildcat
 Conference  Pac-12
 Director of Athletics  Greg Byrne
 National Championships  View
 Pac-10 Championships  View
 Visiting Arizona?  Visitor's Guide
 Employees  Online Directory
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Located in the heart of Southern Arizona, Tucson is a city of stunning contrast and diversity. From the broad desert valley of world-famous saguaro cacti to 9,000-foot mountain forests of pine trees and snow, the city stands at a crossroads geographically and culturally.

The University of Arizona's athletic excellence is rooted in a strong foundation of Wildcat heritage and history that dates back to the early 1900s. Arizona has finished in the Top 20 of every Director's Cup standings for all-around athletics excellence. Academically, the UA ranks among the top 50 public universities in the nation.

Follow the links below to learn more about The University of Arizona, it's academic tradition, and life in beautiful and sunny Southern Arizona:


Wildcat student athletes enjoy a rare opportunity to be mentored and guided by the best coaches and teachers in the NCAA.

Many reasons for the University of Arizona's overall athletic success are its head coaches and assistants. Proven winners across the board help Arizona put its best foot forward on the fields and courts, as well as in the classroom.

The Wildcats' success over the years in softball and baseball - a combined nine NCAA titles - and the program's 1997 NCAA Championship in men's basketball underscore the level of competitiveness embraced by UA sports programs.

Wildcat student-athletes daily cross paths and work side-by-side with national and conference players of the year, Olympic gold medalists, future professional athletes, and academic award winners.


Our campus is a culturally diverse and historic desert retreat for visitors to enjoy. Museums, student and professional performances, science and astronomy attractions, campus arboretum walks, sporting events, and state of the art facilities make The University of Arizona a premier destination for visitors in the southwest. The best way to get the full 'Arizona Experience' is to visit and take in all the sights and sounds that can only happen by seeing it with your own eyes and ears.


Arizona Athletics works hand-in-hand with potential student athletes to ensure its recruiting process conforms to NCAA rules, and is as smooth and informative as possible. During recruiting, please read and understand the rules regulating communication between you and Arizona coaches, and follow the links below for more information on the recruiting process:


To become a student athlete at the University of Arizona you can fill out one of our recruiting questionnaires below or contact a member of one of our coaching staffs directly for further information.