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    Arron Gordon played only one year of college basketball (2013-14) for the University of Arizona before being selected by the Orlando Magic as the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft.  During his short time, he was named to the All Pac-12 first team, as well as earing Pac-12 freshman player of the year and Pac-12 team honors.
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    Rob Gronkowski is an American football tight end in the NFL. He played college football for the University of Arizona, and was selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In 2011, Gronkowski, in his second season in the NFL, set the single-season record for touchdowns by a tight end, with 17 receiving touchdowns, and 18 overall. In doing so, he became the first tight end in NFL history to lead the league in receiving touchdowns. In his first three seasons, he has 38 receiving touchdowns in 43 games; no other tight end has had more than 25.
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    Natalie Gulbis is an American professional golfer of Latvian descent who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.
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    Chip Hale is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and third baseman and current coach for the Oakland Athletics.
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    Trevor Hoffman is a former baseball relief pitcher who played 18 years in Major League Baseball from 1993 to 2010. A long-time closer, Hoffman pitched for the Florida Marlins, San Diego Padres, and the Milwaukee Brewers, including more than 15 years for the Padres. He was the major leagues' first player to reach the 500- and 600-save milestones, and was the all-time saves leader from 2006 until 2011.
    He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.
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    Ifunanya "Ify" Ibekwe is a former member of the Arizona Wildcats women’s basketball. She was drafted in 2011 by Seattle Storm.
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    Andre Iguodala is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. Iguodala has been named to the All-Star game and the NBA All-Defensive team, and was selected for the American men's basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship and 2012 Summer Olympics, winning the gold medal both times.
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    Richard Jefferson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays in the NBA. He was also a member of the USA men's national basketball team at the 2003 Tournament of the Americas and the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics.
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    Former University of Arizona basketball player Nick Johnson was drafted by the Houston Rockets in 2014, foregoing his final year of college.  As a freshman at the University of Arizona, Johnson was name to the 2012 Pac-12 All-freshman team, while also earing honorable mention Pac-12 All-defensive team honors, and Pac-12 player of the year during his sophomore and junior year.
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    Steve Kerr is a retired American professional basketball player. Kerr is a 5-time NBA champion, winning three straight championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1996 to 1998 and two with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999 and 2003. Kerr is currently the head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
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    Alison Levine is an American mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer, and entrepreneur. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010 at age 44, she completed the Last Degree Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mount Everest, having fallen only 200 feet short in her previous attempt in 2002 as part of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition.
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    Kenny Lofton is a former MLB outfielder. Lofton was a six-time All-Star (1994–1999), four-time Gold Glove Award winner (1993–1996), and at retirement, was ranked 15th among all-time stolen base leaders with 622.