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Arizona Athletics announces Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022

Inductees represent champions, trail blazers and iconic Wildcats
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Posted at 4:20 PM, May 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-26 16:07:20-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The University of Arizona Athletics Department has announced the 2022 class of Sports Hall of Fame inductees.

This year's class includes two former athletics directors and five Wildcat student athletes.

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The following are listed as inductees:

  • Fred Batiste
    • Arizona Football and Track & Field student-athlete
    • From 1949 to 1950
  • Mike Candrea
    • Arizona Softball head coach
    • From 1985 to 2021
  • Cory Chitwood
    • Arizona Swimming and Diving student-athlete
    • From 2008 to 2012
  • Ben Grado
    • Arizona Swimming and Diving student-athlete
    • From 2008 to 2012
  • Brittany Lastrapes
    • Arizona Softball student-athlete
    • From 2008 to 2011
  • Jim Livengood
    • Arizona athletics director
    • From 1994 to 2009
  • Austen Thompson
    • Arizona Swimming and Diving student-athlete
    • From 2009 to 2012
  • Willie Williams
    • Arizona Track and Field head coach
    • From 1969 to 1982

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Matt Ensor sais an official induction ceremony is planned for Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa Hotel.

For more on each inductee, please visit the Arizona Athletics website.

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