Missy Penna Collects Fifth Pac-10 Player Of The Week Award

April 28, 2009

Stanford, Calif. - After throwing 23 innings, breaking her own single-season shutout record and leading Stanford to a perfect 3-0 mark against the Oregon schools last week, senior Missy Penna was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for the fifth time this season.

The honor was the ninth of Penna's career, tying her with Washington's Danielle Lawrie for the most of any active player in the conference. With five on the season, Penna now ties Lawrie, former Arizona pitcher Alicia Hollowell and former UCLA pitcher Keira Goerl for the Pac-10 record for honors in a single season.

The Miami, Fla. native was also honored once as a sophomore, three times last season and on Feb. 10, March 10, March 24 and March 31 of this year.

Penna threw every inning of the Oregon series, posting a perfect 3-0 record with two shutouts to break her own single-season shutout record (16). She began the weekend by striking out 12 in nine shutout innings against Oregon, then bested Oregon State to secure the series win on Saturday. Already 16 innings into the weekend, Penna tossed a one-hitter and shut down the Beavers on Sunday, allowing just two baserunners in seven innings of work. For the weekend, she posted a .091 ERA with 24 K's. In 23 innings, she gave up only 10 hits.

Penna and the Cardinal (41-6, 10-5 Pac-10) will play their final three regular-season home games this weekend, taking on Arizona State and Arizona in a series that begins Friday night.

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