Arizona's Kristie Fox Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week

May 9, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA junior Kristie Fox has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for May 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The San Diego, Calif. native hit .571 (4-for-7) with four runs scored and four RBI in Arizona's four wins last week. She slugged 1.143 and had an on-base percentage of .667, aided in part by her five walks and one hit by pitch.

After going 2-for-2 with two runs scored, two RBI and a home run in Arizona's 10-0 rout of ASU, the California pitching staff walked Fox twice in her three plate appearances, as the Golden Bears likely remembered her hitting a game-winning home run against them in Berkeley on April 22.

Fox's biggest game of the weekend came on Saturday against Stanford. Although she went 2-for-3 and drove in two of UA's three runs in the game, the biggest hit came without a doubt in the bottom of the seventh inning. After the Wildcats had tied the Cardinal 2-2 with two outs in the last frame, Fox doubled home Autumn Champion to score the game's winning run in walk-off fashion.

On Sunday, the Cardinal wanted no part of Fox, as she drew walks in two of her three plate appearances once again.

The Wildcats (11-6, 40-9), host the Oregon schools in the final weekend of Pac-10 play.

This is Fox's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Arizona's 102nd weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Jessica Mapes, ASU; Chloe Kloezman, CAL; Andrea Duran, UCLA.

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; Mar. 28- Chelsie Mesa, ARIZ; Apr. 4- Mindy Cowles, ASU; Apr. 11- Andrea Duran, UCLA; Apr. 18- Taryne Mowatt, ARIZ; Apr. 25- Cambria Miranda, OSU; May 2- Andrea Duran, UCLA; May 9- Kristie Fox, ARIZ.

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