Kristen Miller Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
April 29, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE senior catcher Kristen Miller has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for April 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Miller, a Diamond Bar, Calif. native, went 6-for-12 (.500) for the weekend and proved to be an integral part to ASUs success over the Oregon schools as she scored four of ASUs 28 runs and drove in six more of them.
Her two home runs gave her a total of 12 on the season, which ties her for eighth all-time in ASU single-season records. Her career total of 27 long balls ties her for fifth in ASU history as well with All-American Erica Beach.
Most remarkable about Miller and the career season she is having though, is that she entered the season with 47 career RBI, which she has almost topped in a single-season alone as she holds 45 on the year, tying her for 10th in ASU single-season history. Her total of 92 RBI ranks ninth in ASU career history, a huge feat for an athlete who was a transfer from Long Beach State in 2006.
No. 1/2 Arizona State travels to No. 21/23 Washington and No. 4/4 UCLA this weekend in a set of crucial Pac-10 games that will go a long way toward determining the Pac-10 Champion. Having already taken one game from the Bruins this season, the Sun Devils face the difficult task of winning back-to-back games at Easton Stadium.
This is the first Player of the Week honor for Miller in her career. The accolade is the 57th for the Arizona State softball team.