Daniel '09 and Rachel '10

I went to the University of Arizona, the best school on the planet, planning on remaining single and just casually dating until one fateful evening the love of my life walked in the front door of a house party.

I knew that I had to get to know her. Still convincing myself that I had to not get "tied down," I started hanging out with Rachel more and more. She became my best friend.

For two years we remained best friends but it wasn't until I saw her out with another guy (who it turned out she didn't even go with) and I got blood-boiling jealous that I realized I was head over heels, deeply, in love with her. I didn't want to spend another day without her.

I asked her out, we started dating, we moved in together, she is still my best friend, and this past year we got married. I am the luckiest guy in the world and am so thankful that the U of A brought us together. 

- Daniel Barrasso '09