Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week (3/12/01)

March 13, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA catcher Stacey Nuveman has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while CALIFORNIA pitcher Jocelyn Forest was named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 5 - Mar. 11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nuveman, a junior from La Verne, Calif., hit four home runs last week for the top-ranked Bruins, two against UC Riverside and one against Cal Poly and No. 7 Fresno State at the Hedrick's Hallowell Chevrolet Classic in Fresno, Calif. She hit safely in all eight games during the week, posting a batting average of .478 with six runs scored and 9 RBI. Nuveman also had a slugging percentage mark of 1.087.

Forest, a junior from Santa Maria, Calif., pitched 39 scoreless innings while going 5-0 with two saves (the first two of her career) for the No. 4 Bears throughout the week. In that span, she gave up just eight walks and 17 hits while striking out 57 batters. She defeated New Mexico State, UC Santa Barbara, No. 9 Arizona State and No. 12 Iowa twice, which earned her all-tournament honors at the National Invitational Softball Tournament in Sunnyvale, Calif. Currently, she is 15-0 with a 0.19 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 108 innings. Her scoreless innings streak has now reached 86 innings, which is the sixth longest in NCAA history.

It is the sixth weekly honor for Nuveman, UCLA's 55th overall. Forest garners the first award of her career giving California 45 honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were: Jessica Mendoza, STAN. Amanda Oleson, WASH.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were: Crystal Draper, OSU. Dana Sorensen, STAN. Keira Goerl, UCLA. Tia Bollinger, WASH.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: 2/12 - Christie Rosenblad, WASH. 2/19 - Tairia Mims, UCLA. 2/26 - Sarah Beeson, STAN. 3/5 - Leneah Manuma, ARIZ. 3/12 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA.

2001 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: 2/12 - Kirsten Voak, ASU. 2/19 - Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Dana Sorensen, STAN. 3/5 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. 3/12 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL.

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