Anjelica Selden Named USA Softball Co-National Player of the Week, Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

March 8, 2005

UCLA pitcher Anjelica Selden (Vacaville, Calif.) and the University of Houston's Kristen Glowacz (Katy, Texas) have been selected as Co-USA Softball National Collegiate Players of the Week for the week of February 28- March 6. A phenomenal week from the circle and at the plate for these two athletes, Selden totaled 70 strikeouts during the Bulldog Classic in Fresno while Glowacz hit .667 blasting five home runs in six games. Selden was also named the Pac-10's Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Selden, a freshman right-handed pitcher compiled two no-hit performances against St. John's and Bulldog Classic host No. 18 Fresno State, in addition to a 23-strikeout game vs. Ole Miss, setting a new Pac-10 record for strikeouts in a single game.

During the tournament, she allowed just one walk while striking out 70 of the 120 batters she faced on the weekend. She went 3-1 with a .20 ERA while recording two shutouts allowing just eight hits and four runs in 35.2 innings pitched. The 5'8' hurler held her opponents to a .070 batting average and was honored as part of the Bulldog Classic All-Tournament Team.

'Anjelica's performance this past weekend was impressive,' said UCLA head coach Sue Enquist. 'To execute at that level and throw back-to-back no-hitters within 24 hours is remarkable. We are very happy for her and for this recognition from USA Softball.'

A senior third baseman, Glowacz went a remarkable 12-for-18 (.667) with five home runs and 11 RBI as the Cougars posted a 5-1 record on the week, which included a pair of victories over No. 16 Nebraska. In the second game against Nebraska, Glowacz hit back-to-back-to-back home runs and drove in four runs to lead UH to a 6-2 victory. In the last two weeks, she is a combined 21-for-33 (.636) at the plate.

California's Haley Woods was named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the week with a .303 batting average (10-for-23) at the Hawaii Tournament, accumulating 12 RBI, four home runs and two doubles in seven tournament wins.

The USA Softball National Player of the Week is designed to acknowledge outstanding athletic achievement by individuals on a weekly basis. Each recipient of the USA Softball National Player of the Week Award will receive an engraved plaque and will be nationally recognized for their accomplishments. A complete list of winners can be found on the USA Softball web site at www.usasoftball.com.

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