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The first student at the University of Arizona to be honored with the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award happens to be our alumna and a current student in the college. Basketball player Sam Thomas already has an undergraduate degree from the college and is now working on her master’s degree in educational leadership.
The award was established to honor collegiate student-athletes who are standouts both academically and in their sports discipline. Thomas, a star player on the Arizona Women's Basketball team, carries a 4.0 grade point average.
Find out why she is such a standout — other than that great GPA! — in this story from KVOA, Tucson’s NBC affiliate.