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    Arizona player collapses, dies at 22Associated Press


    TUCSON, Ariz. -- An Arizona women's basketball player collapsed at the McKale Center on Monday and died, according to a university release.

    Shawntinice Polk had not been working out or practicing when she collapsed about midmorning Monday, according to the university. Polk, 22, was taken to University Medical Center afterward.

    "This is a tragic day for Shawntinice's family and for the University of Arizona," athletic director Jim Livengood said in the release. "We simply feel for everyone who knew this wonderful young woman."

    The school scheduled a noon briefing to discuss Polk's death.

    Polk was Arizona's career leader in double-doubles (46) and blocked shots (222). She was named to the All-Pac-10 first team three years in a row, beginning with the 2002-03 season.




    Those of you who didn't know her. That is your shortcoming," Livengood said. "This is a young lady who was one of a kind. That smile was infectious. Everything about her was infectious."

    Polk was a three-time honorable mention All-American and All-Pac-10 selection.

    She was Arizona's career leader with 46 double-doubles and had 79 double-digit scoring performances in her three seasons. Polk ranked first on the UA career list in rebounding average (9.7 a game).

    Polk was the Pacific-10 Conference's active leading career scorer and rebounder with 1,467 points and 914 rebounds.

    She was named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason All-American Team and was one of 25 preseason candidates for the Wade Trophy, given to the nation's top women's basketball player.
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      How sad.

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