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    Kurt Busch is professional stock car racing driver. He won the NASCAR Cup Series championship in 2004. With a 2006 win in the Busch Series, Busch became one of only 29 drivers to win races in all three of NASCAR's top divisions: the Cup Series, the Xfinity Series, and the Camping World Truck Series. Busch is also a Daytona 500 winner, accomplishing the feat in 2017.
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    Ka'Deem Carey is a former University of Arizona football player.  He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft.
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    Antoine Cason played college football for the University of Arizona, where he was recognized as an All-American and won the Jim Thorpe Award. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Arizona Cardinals.
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    Sean Elliott is a two-time All-American winner of the 1989 John R. Wooden Award from the University of Arizona. This led him to be the No. 3 pick of the 1989 NBA draft, where he was a two-time NBA All-Star, and earned an NBA championship in 1999 for the San Antonio Spurs.
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    Scott Erickson is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He became the third Twins pitcher to throw a no-hitter on April 27, 1994, against the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the first no-hitter in the Metrodome.
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    Jennie Finch is an American softball player who pitched for the USA national softball team and the Chicago Bandits. Finch helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Time magazine described her as the most famous softball player in history. In 2010, Finch retired from softball to focus on her family.
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    Nick Foles is an American football quarterback in the NFL. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In 2018, Foles was named MVP of Super Bowl LII after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots.
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    Terry Francona is the current manager of the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. He was a first baseman and outfielder in the majors from 1981 to 1990. After retiring as a player, he managed several minor league teams in the 1990s before managing the Philadelphia Phillies for four seasons. In 2004, Francona was hired to manage the Boston Red Sox, and that year he led the team to its first World Series championship since 1918.
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    Brenda Frese is an American women's basketball head coach and former player. Since 2002, she has served as the head coach of the University of Maryland women's basketball team.
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    As a senior in 2004–05, Frye received the University of Arizona's Sapphire Award, which is given to the outstanding senior male student-athlete. He also earned the 2004–05 Pacific-10 Conference Sportsmanship Award. For a second consecutive year, he earned first-team All-Pac-10 and USBWA All-District 9 team honors, as well as first-team NABC All-NCAA District 15 selection.  Frye was first drafted by the New York Knicks in 2005, and since then has also played for the Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers.
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    Jim Furyk is an American professional golfer, 2010 FedEx Cup champion, and 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. He has won one major championship, the 2003 U.S. Open.
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    Jason Gardner is an American basketball player. He was the 2008-09 MVP and two-time all-star in the German League. Gardner had his No. 22 jersey retired at the UA in 2005. In 2013, he was inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor. He is currently the head coach at current coach of IUPUI.

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