Phelan Wright Named Pac-10 Softball Player Of The Week
March 18, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State sophomore third baseman Phelan Wright has been named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for March 12 - 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Monday.
In six games last week at the KIA Klassic Tournament in Fullerton, California, Wright batted .700 (14-for-20) with six doubles, nine RBIs and four runs scored as ASU was the sole Pac-10 team (Arizona and Washington also competed) to advance to the semifinals of the KIA Tournament. In all six games she posted multi-hit games with 20 total bases and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
In the opening pool game against Texas, Wright went 2-for-4 with a double, knocking in two of the three runs, including the game winner in the top of the eighth. Against No. 15 DePaul, Wright went a perfect 4-for-4 with another double and three RBIs as ASU won its pool over DePaul 6-5.
In the opening round of championship play against Rutgers, she again went perfect, going 2-for-2 (both doubles) with two runs scored and one RBI as ASU run ruled Rutgers, 11-1.
In the quarterfinal game against No. 2 Arizona, Wright again provided the firepower, going 2-for-3 with a run scored as ASU shutout Arizona, 3-0. In the semifinals against No. 9 Cal State Fullerton, she went 2-for-3 with one double and three RBIs.
Overall, Wright leads Arizona State in batting average (.484), hits (45), doubles (12), home runs (6), slugging percentage (.806) and is second in RBIs (27).
This honor marks the third Pac-10 award for Arizona State this season (Erica Beach/Kara Brun). It is the second weekly honor for Wright and the 35th for Arizona State all-time.