With final exams in full swing, the senior class of Dwayne Anderson, Shane Clark, Dante Cunningham and Frank Tchuisi, have just a few days left as student athletes. Their success has been well documented, and among other things, they will be remembered for the Final Four run and for being the winningest class in school history.
However, that second accomplishment may be gone sooner than you think. The current senior class will leave school with 102 wins. Both the junior class and sophomore class have legitimate chances of surpassing that record.
The junior class of Jason Colenda, Reggie Redding and Scottie Reynolds currently has a total of 74 wins (22 in each of the first two years, and 30 last season). That leaves them 28 wins shy of the record entering their final season. It would most likely take at least a run to the Sweet 16 next season for these three Wildcats to approach the record.
It is the sophomore class of Corey Fisher, Antonio Pena and Corey Stokes, that looks like it may leave school as the new winningest class in school history. Currently these three players have 52 wins, meaning that they must average 25 wins over the next two seasons to tie the current seniors. With the amount of talent still on the roster and the talent coming in next year, 25 wins a season is a very reasonable expectation.
So let’s take the time to properly appreciate these current seniors because in just a few years their record may be broken.