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  • Sports/Olympics
    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.
  • Literature
    Andrew Greeley (1928-2013) was an Irish-American Roman Catholic priest, sociologist, journalist and popular novelist. Father Greeley was a professor of sociology at the University of Arizona and the University of Chicago, and a research associate with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). For many years, he wrote a weekly column for the Chicago Sun-Times and contributed regularly to The New York Times, the National Catholic Reporter, America, and Commonweal.
  • Literature
    Best Life founder and creator Bob Greene is a best selling author, exercise physiologist, and certified personal trainer specializing in fitness, metabolism, and weight loss. 
  • Sports/Olympics
    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.
  • Sports/Olympics
    Natalie Gulbis is an American professional golfer of Latvian descent who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.
  • Media
    Savannah Guthrie is an American journalist and attorney. Guthrie joined NBC in September 2007 as a legal analyst and correspondent, regularly reporting on trials throughout the country. After serving as a White House correspondent between 2008 and 2011 and as co-anchor of the MSNBC program The Daily Rundown in 2010 and 2011, Guthrie was announced as the co-host of The Today Show.
  • Literature
    Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, professional recipe tester and developer, and the Culinary Director of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. 
  • Sports/Olympics
    Chip Hale is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman and third baseman and current coach for the Oakland Athletics.
  • Public Service
    Aleena Hernandez is the principal and founder of Red Star Innovations, LLC and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona, College of Public Health, and Division of Health Promotion Sciences. Red Star Innovations specializes in national public health consulting services, specifically in the area of performance, capacity and infrastructure development with tribes, tribal and non-profit organizations, associations and federal, state and local governments.
  • Film/TV
    Dan Hicks has been a sportscaster with NBC Sports since 1992. Hicks has served as lead play-by-play host for golf since 2000. He also has covered 11 Olympic Games.
  • Sports/Olympics
    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.
  • Arts
    Rick Hoffman is an actor best known for playing Louis Litt in the legal drama series "Suits." He graduated from The Wheatley School in Old Westbury, New York before attending the University of Arizona. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to start an acting career.

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