Softball Player of the Week (5/14/01)

May 14, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA catcher Stacey Nuveman has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while OREGON STATE's Crystal Draper was named Pitcher of the Week for May 7 - May 13, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nuveman, a junior from La Verne, Calif., led the second-ranked Bruins with a .556 batting average (5-for-9), .600 on-base percentage and .889 slugging percentage while hitting a home run and knocking in three runners. She was also perfect in the field in nine chances. Nuveman led the Pac-10 in hitting during the regular season with a .450 batting average.

Draper, a junior from Parkdale, Ore., picked up wins over fourth-ranked Stanford and sixth-ranked California. In both games, Draper pitched complete-game shutouts. She faced 53 batters in that span, allowing just six hits while striking out nine. Draper's 28 victories have tied the OSU all-time mark for wins in a season.

It is the seventh weekly honor for Nuveman, UCLA's 58th award overall. Draper garners the fourth award of her career, giving Oregon State 18 honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were: Shawna Feldt, OSU.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were: None.

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. 3/19 - Pauline Duenas, CAL. 3/26 - Traci Feldt, OSU. 4/2 - Kristen Swetel, ASU. 4/9 - Erica Beach, ASU. 4/16 - Natasha Watley, UCLA. 4/23 - Brooke Rutschman, OSU. 4/30 - Jaime Clark, WASH. 5/7 - Phelan Wright, ASU. 5/14 - 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. 3/19 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. 3/26 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL. 4/2 - Dana Sorensen, STAN. 4/9 - Kirsten Voak, ASU. 4/16 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. 4/23 - Crystal Draper, OSU. 4/30 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. 5/7 - Erica Beach, ASU. 5/14 - Crystal Draper, OSU.

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