University of Arizona
|University of Arizona|
|Sports:||baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball|
|Mascot:||Wilbur Wildcat (Wildcats)|
|Degrees:||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral|
Three (primary) Arizona cities (Tucson, Phoenix and Prescott), were vying for two prizes: either an asylum or the capital. Phoenix was given the asylum, and a $100,000 appropriation; Prescott was given the capital; and C.C. Stevens, who was Tucson's representative, returned to Tucson with the rights to the new university, and a mere $25,000 for it (some reports have citizens showering Stevens with ripe eggs, rotten vegetables and a dead cat).
The university would open its doors 6 years later in 1891. The first graduating class consisted of only 3 people (down from the 6 who were admitted): Mercedes Anna Shibell, Charles Oma Rouse and Mary Flint Walker.
Its most successful program is softball, which has won eight national titles.
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