Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week

March 25, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA shortstop Lovieanne Jung has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while her teammate Jennie Finch was named Pitcher of the Week for March 19-24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Jung, a junior from Fountain Valley, Calif., posted a .400 batting average in three Arizona wins over 18th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette. On the weekend, Jung led the Wildcats with four runs scored, two home runs, six RBI and 10 total bases. She also posted a slugging percentage of 1.000.

For the season, Jung is hitting .431 with nine home runs and 28 RBI as the Cats' leadoff hitter.

Finch, a senior from La Mirada, Calif., was instrumental in Arizona sweeping the Lady Cajuns as she went 2-0 (two complete games), running her NCAA record win streak to 58 games. Against Louisiana-Lafayette, Finch struck out 23 batters in 14 innings pitched and had an ERA of 2.00. On March 24, she tied a personal best by striking out 15 batters in a 7-2 victory, helping the Wildcats extend their home winning streak to 68 games.

On the season, Finch has been tough to hit, posting an 0.66 ERA while striking out 185 batters in 116.0 innings of work. Additionally, she has 10 double-digit strikeout games this year.

It is the first weekly honor for Jung while Finch garners the sixth award of her career. Arizona leads the Pac-10 with 72 honors all-time.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. Feb. 18 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Feb. 25 - Kara Brun, ASU. Mar. 4 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Mar. 11 - Jessica Mendoza, STAN. Mar. 18 - Phelan Wright, ASU. Mar. 25 - Lovieanne Jung, ARIZ.

2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. Feb. 18 - Erica Beach, ASU. Feb. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN. Mar. 4 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Mar. 11 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 18 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 25 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ.

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