Three Softball Players Earn All-Pacific-10 Honors
May 13, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The No. 15 ranked Oregon State softball team placed three players on the All-Pacific-10 Conference squad announced Commissioner Tom Hansen on Monday. Junior Clare Burnum earned second team honors while junior Brynnen Guthrie and sophomore Monica Hoffman were named to the honorable mention squad.
Burnum, from Canby, OR, is the lone OSU player to start all 61 games on the season and ranks second on the squad in batting with a .317 average and 58 hits. Her 17 doubles on the year tied the OSU single-season mark and rank second in the Pac-10. Burnum has served as a stalwart defensively for the Beavers, starting 60 games at third base. She leads the team with a .481 slugging percentage and 10 stolen bases. The Pac-10 honor is the second of her career after earning honorable mention status last season.
Guthrie, from Winchester, OR, leads Oregon State in batting with a .335 average and a team-high 62 hits. Her four home runs and 25 RBI also lead the Beavers. Guthrie, a second baseman, has seen action in 60 games on the season and boasts a .445 slugging percentage. The Pac-10 honor is the second of her career after garnering honorable mention accolades as a freshman.
Hoffman, from Vancouver, WA, currently leads the Beavers with a 1.34 ERA in 34 appearances in the circle. Hoffman became just the second OSU pitcher (Crystal Draper) to throw three no-hitters in her career and the first to throw three in a single season when she blanked University of Oregon on April 2. She has recorded 135 strikeouts in 120 innings of work. The Pac-10 honor is the first of her career.
For the second consecutive season, UCLA senior catcher Stacey Nuveman took home Player of the Year honors while Arizona hurler Jennie Finch earned Pitcher of the Year accolades. Arizona junior shortstop Lovieanne Jung was named Newcomer of the Year, while Wildcat head coach Mike Candrea was honored as Coach of the Year.
Seven of the eight Pacific-10 Conference teams have gained births in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Oregon State starts tournament action on Thursday when the No. 2 seeded Beavers face Wisconsin in Iowa City, IA. Game-time is scheduled for 12 p.m. PDT and can be heard on the Internet at www.osubeavers.com.
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