Oregon's Alicia Cook Named Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week

May 2, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON sophomore pitcher Alicia Cook has been named the Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 25- May 1, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Elmira, Ore. native threw the first-ever perfect game in Oregon history against No. 6/5 Stanford on Friday, logging one strikeout in the 9-0, run-rule win. Cook retired all 15 batters she faced, snapping a five-game Conference losing streak for the Ducks. It marked Oregon's second no-hitter this season and 14th overall. The Ducks had not run-ruled a Conference opponent since May 1, 2004, vs. Washington.

Cook also threw a complete game at Oregon State on Wednesday, striking out three and allowing only two hits in a 2-1 loss.

In 2005, Cook logged a 1.96 ERA and a 10-6 record. She gave up just one hit to lead Oregon to a 3-1 win over Louisiana-Lafayette, advancing the Ducks to the NCAA Regional Championship game.

Oregon (3-10, 21-20), plays two non-conference games against Santa Clara and Portland State before hosting UCLA and Washington this weekend.

This is Cook's first Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award and Oregon's 26th weekly honor all-time, and marks the first weekly honor for the Ducks this season.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Kristina Thorson, CAL; Brianne McGowan, OSU; Becky McCullough, STAN; Anjelica Selden, UCLA.

2006 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Feb. 21- Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Feb. 28- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 7- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 14- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 21- Taryne Mowatt, ARIZ; Mar. 28- Taryne Mowatt, ARIZ; Apr. 4- Danielle Lawrie, WASH; Apr. 11- Katie Burkhart, ASU; Apr. 18- Katie Burkhart, ASU; Apr. 25- Brianne McGowan, OSU; May 2- Alicia Cook, ORE.

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