Krista Colburn Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week

March 21, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA sophomore outfielder Krista Colburn has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for Mar. 14-20, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Mukilteo, Wash., native hit .444 over UCLA's two wins last week, going 4-for-9 with two runs scored, two home runs and a 1.111 slugging percentage. Colburn had UCLA's first hit of the game in both contests, belting a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning against UNLV.

The next day, in a nationally televised rematch of the 2005 NCAA Championship series against No. 9 Michigan, Colburn singled with one out in the bottom of the first inning, following with a single in the sixth. Those two singles were the only non-home runs among UCLA's seven hits on the day. Colburn then came up to bat with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, and connected on a two-run homer, her third home run of the season, to give UCLA the 6-4 walk-off victory.

Colburn was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2005 Women's College World Series, and was the MetRx/UCLABruins.com Student-Athlete of the Week for Jan. 31, 2005, after going 8-for-8 in a doubleheader on the first day of her collegiate career.

UCLA (27-1), plays at Cal State Northridge on Sat., Mar. 25 and then hosts No. 16 Northwestern on Sun., Mar. 26.

This is Colburn's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and UCLA's 92nd weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Mindy Cowles, ASU; Haley Woods, CAL.

2006 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Kaitlin Cochran, ASU; Feb. 21- Vanessa Iapala, OSU; Feb. 28- Andrea Duran, UCLA; Mar. 7- Haley Woods, CAL; Mar. 14- Kristie Fox, ARIZ; Mar. 21- Krista Colburn, UCLA.

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