Robert Refsnyder plays baseball for the University of Arizona. Monica Drake is a middle-distance freestyle swimmer for U of A.
Last fall, they met and decided to plan a date. In June. In Omaha.
"We started dating around last Thanksgiving," Refsnyder said. "We said we'd like to see each other in Omaha in late June. Now, here we are."
Welcome to Omaha, where romantics go to achieve their dreams.
Welcome to the epicenter of the sports world this week, now that LeBron James finally has a ring on order.
On Sunday, Refsnyder and his Wildcat teammates take on South Carolina in game one of the College World Series championship series at TD Ameritrade Park.
On Monday, Drake will begin her quest to make the U.S. Olympic swim team, as the Trials begin at the CenturyLink Center.
We did this before, back in 2008. But never quite like this. That year, Fresno State had carted off the CWS trophy by the time the Olympic mammals came to town.