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New Arizona women’s basketball addition Erin Tack out with injury

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Arizona women’s basketball head coach Adia Barnes had been asked several times why her team didn’t have walk-ons if they were so short on players. Barnes gave her requirements for a walk-on at Arizona. First, they needed to be cultural fits. Second, they needed to understand their role. Third, they needed to useful. UA track head coach Fred Harvey had someone who fit the bill in javelin thrower Erin Tack.

“I believe track reached out to us,” Barnes said. “I wouldn’t have known she played high school basketball because her last two years, one was COVID and one was her ACL.