Because the Arizona Wildcats don’t just rock at basketball, baseball and softball, check out the individual achievements of some of the lesser followed Wildcats from this spring.
All-Pac-10 second team
Tarquin MacManus (Sr.)
Erik Oja (Fr.)
Tarquin MacManus finished his career year at Arizona with his third All-Pac-10 selection in four years. All second-team selections.
The Australian has been named all-conference, all-region or All-American in each of his four seasons as a Wildcat.
As a senior, MacManus led the Wildcats with an average score of 72.82. He was Arizona’s top finisher in five of 13 appearances.
MacManus finished in the top-10 on four occasions, including third place at the Topy Cup and a win at Wyoming Cowboy Classic.
The 96th Wildcat to be honored by the Pac-10 since Arizona joined the conference in 1978, MacManus was the Wildcats best golfer in 2011, shooting a team high 15 of 44 rounds, par or better.
With his round of 65, the Aussie also recorded the lowest score of any player during the season.
MacManus’ time might be up at Arizona but another Wildcat is just getting started.
Arizona freshman, Erik Oja, was named as an honorable mention, making him the 97th Wildcat to grace the list all-time.
Oja was Arizona’s top finisher at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships, finishing ninth overall.
On the season, the Swed averaged a score of 74.24.
His season low of 67 tied him with two other Wildcats for the second lowest round of the year and his 13 rounds at par or better was good enough for third on the team.
While some were holding it down for Arizona on the course, a pair of juniors, Philip Bagdade and Kenji Hernandez, were getting it done for the Wildcats in the classroom.
Both earned Pac-10 all-Academic second-team selections in 2011.
Bagdade is making his second consecutive appearance on the list. Last season he was a first-teamer.
Also receiving recognition were honorable mentions, Josh Kostis and Trent Redfern.
Kostis has made the list in three of his four seasons at Arizona, including back-to-back first-team selections the past two years.
To be eligible for selection to the Pac-10 all-Academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Pac-10 all-Academic second team
Philip Bagdade (Jr.)
Kenji Hernandez (Jr.)
Josh Kostis (Sr.)
Trent Redfern (So.)