Ireland Horvat
Ireland Horvat EYE-ur-land HOR-vat (she/her)
Sports Broadcast Reporter, Phoenix

Ireland Horvat expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Horvat, who is assigned to Cronkite Sports this semester, has interned for the California Collegiate League where she wrote about the Orange County Riptide baseball team.

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From Scottsdale CC to elite pickleball pro, Tyson McGuffin is thriving in new role

PHOENIX – These days Tyson McGuffin is the fifth-ranked pickleball player in the world, a five-time Grand Slam champion and an athlete who has landed endorsement deals with Sketchers and Selkirk. But not long ago, he was a tennis player at Scottsdale Community College.

Although he is known nationally for his pickleball skills, Tyson McGuffin started as a tennis player and played at Scottsdale Community College. (Photo by Anna De La Cruz/Cronkite News)

Sound of success: Arizona pickleball league brings together deaf and hearing communities

PHOENIX – Francisco German and Shawn Benavente started the Arizona Deaf Pickleball League in 2021. Since then, the league has 400 members and is educating others about American Sign Language.