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Pima Women's hoops heads to national tournament

Posted at 6:00 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 20:05:08-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima Community College women's basketball team ends Wednesday night's practice with a simple one-word chant: family.

The "family" completed the regular season with a 25 and 7 record under head coach Todd Holthaus.

"I don't know that I could be prouder, I also think that we have more work to do so we're not done yet," Holthaus says.
 
The work continues with the NCJAA Division II National Tournament, where the Aztecs face Hagertown Community College in the first round on Tuesday.
 
The team is lead by Palo Verde grad Sydni Stallworth.
 
"I try not to think about it because I don't want to get too big headed, but it's fun.  It's fun to have that momentum for the whole team," the freshman says.
 
Pima's assistant coach Jim Rosborough has provided wisdom to young players like Sydni and coaches like Holthaus over his 38 year coaching career.
 
"I've known about Ros and lute since I was a little kid.  To follow him to Arizona and observe from a distance and to now have him in the gym, I learn something new every day," Holthaus admits.
 
The University of Arizona recently announced that Niya Butts will not return as head coach of the Women's basketball program.  Todd Holthaus is a rumored candidate for the coaching vacancy. 
 
"I've been here 20 years now so I feel like a Wildcat in a ton of ways, so anytime its mixed in with I feel very honored and privleged to have that kind of draw,"  Holthaus says.
 
But until then, Holthaus and his Pima family reside on the westside of town.