California's Kristina Thorson Named Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week

May 9, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior pitcher Kristina Thorson has been named the Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for May 2-8, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Lake Forest Park, Wash. native won her 30th game of the season last week, a new career high, in her complete-game shutout of ASU on Sunday. Thorson is now tied for third in single-season wins in school history, and Sunday's game marked her 14th shutout of the season.

In the 14 innings Thorson threw over the weekend, 13 of them were scoreless- seven against ASU on Sunday and three against Arizona on Friday. Thorson struck out 14 in her 11 total innings against the Sun Devils.

On Cal's all-time lists, Thorson is fifth in single-season strikeouts (359), fourth in career strikeouts (969), third in career wins (95) and tied for third in single-season wins.

Thorson currently leads the Conference in innings pitched (240.0), strikeouts (359), strikeouts looking (139), wins (30), appearances (44) and games started (31).

California (10-8, 42-11), hosts one game against UCLA and two against Washington in the last week of Conference play.

This is Thorson's second Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award and California's 56th weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Katie Burkhart, ASU; Becky McCullough, STAN; Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Danielle Lawrie, WASH.

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; May 9- Kristina Thorson, CAL.

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