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Catching up with former Arizona softball pitcher Gina Snyder

(Editor’s note: With college sports being idle for the foreseeable future, we are starting a new Q&A series that highlights former UA student-athletes. Enjoy!)

Gina Snyder grew up in Tucson but never envisioned pitching for the Arizona Wildcats. She never thought she would be good enough.

The Sahuaro High product proved herself wrong in 2018 when she joined the program as a walk-on, though not before surviving a major health scare.

Snyder pitched at Purdue for two seasons before a debilitating illness left her in critical condition, inflicting her with severe headaches and sapping her coherence.