Pac-10 Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week

April 21, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -

OREGON STATE senior Brynnen Guthrie has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and ARIZONA freshman hurler Alicia Hollowell has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 15 -April 20, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Guthrie, from Winchester, Ore., led the Beavers in batting with a .625 average (5-for-8) in a pair of games at Oregon this weekend. The secondbaseman tallied a pair of doubles to raise her season total to 10, scored a run and finished with two RBI. She went 3-for-4 in Saturday's win, helping OSU break a five-game losing streak.

Hollowell, from Suisun, Calif., went 2-0 over the weekend in a pair of Wildcat wins over rival Arizona State. She tossed one shutout and posted a 0.00 ERA. Her weekend totals included nine strikeouts in 9.1 innings, including a one-hit performance against the Sun Devils on Friday. Her 26th win on Friday broke the Arizona freshman record of 25, set by Becky Lemke in 1998.

The Beavers split with No. 20 Oregon in Eugene. The No. 1-ranked Wildcats won both games at home versus the No. 12-ranked Sun Devils.

It is the first weekly award for Guthrie, the 20th all-time for Oregon State. It is the third honor for Hollowell, the 79th all-time weekly honor for the Wildcats.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Claire Sua, UCLA.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Kelly Anderson, CAL; Monica Hoffman, OSU; Keira Goerl, UCLA.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Feb. 18 - Tairia Mims, UCLA; Feb. 25 - Natasha Watley, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Mar. 11 - Kara Brun, ASU; Mar. 18 - Erin Goodell, ORE; Mar. 25 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Apr. 1 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Apr. 8 - Courtney Fossatti, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Andrea Vidlund, ORE; Apr. 21 - Brynnen Guthrie, OSU.

2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Amy Harris, ORE; Feb. 18 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Feb. 25 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Tia Bollinger, WASH; Mar. 11 - Dana Sorensen, STAN; Mar. 18 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN; Apr. 1 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Apr. 8 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Apr. 21 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ.

- www.Pac-10.org -

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