Stanford's Catalina Morris Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week

May 16, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior Catalina Morris has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for May 9-15, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Sonoita, Ariz. native batted .375 over the weekend to lead Stanford to three consecutive Pac-10 victories, including two upsets of No. 1/1 UCLA. She collected three runs, one double, one triple and was 2-for-2 in stolen bases.

Morris scored the game-winning run off of an RBI single by Jackie Rinehart on Friday against UCLA, and then scored the first and second runs on Saturday.

A two-time NFCA All-American, Morris has earned All-Pac-10 honors for three consecutive years, and also is a two-time member of the Pac-10 All-Academic team. She currently leads the Cardinal in batting average (.376) and hits (65), marks that rank her among the Top-10 in the league.

Stanford (10-11, 38-15), travels south to Fresno for the NCAA Regional Tournament this week, facing Tulsa on Fri., May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

This is Morris' first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Stanford's 31st weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Callista Balko, ARIZ; Kaitlin Cochran, ASU; Haley Woods, CAL; Lisa Allen, OSU; Caitlin Benyi, 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; May 16- Catalina Morris, STAN.

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