This year in Pac-12 softball

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This Year in Pac-12 Softball Notes
• Arizona State and Washington represented the Pac-12 at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. ASU tied for seventh going 0-2, while Washington tied for third overall with a 2-2 record. At least one Pac-12 team has played in every WCWS since the NCAA began sponsoring the softball championship in 1982.
• Eight of the Pac-12's nine teams made the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive time. Three teams advanced to the super regionals (Arizona State, Oregon and Washington).
• The Pac-12 finished with six teams ranked in the final USA Today/NFCA poll and the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll. Washington took the highest finish at fourth.
• Oregon was crowned the Pac-12 Champion for the first time in school history after tallying a 19-5 Conference record and a perfect 12-0 home record in Pac-12 play.
• 34 Pac-12 players were named to the NFCA all-region teams this season with 10 moving on to the NFCA all-American honors.
• Arizona State's Bailey Wigness earned the Elite 89 Award. The Elite 89 Award honors the student-athlete who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in their sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating in the finals site for their NCAA championship. Wigness boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA while studying both communication and political science.
• The Pac-12 was honored with UCLA's B.B. Bates, California's Jolene Henderson and Stanford's Jenna Rich all named as candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. Rich and Henderson moved on to be finalists with Henderson earning first team All-American honors and Rich being named to the second team.
• Oregon's Jessica Moore and Henderson were both named as USA Softball top 10 finalists for the 2013 season.

Women's College World Series Results

First Round
May 30
Game 1: #11 WASHINGTON vs. #13 Nebraska WASHINGTON; 4-3
Game 2: #7 Tennessee vs. #2 Florida Tennessee; 9-2
Game 3: #5 ARIZONA STATE vs. #4 Texas Texas; 6-3
Game 4: #8 Michigan vs. #1 Oklahoma Oklahoma; 7-1

Second Round
May 31
Game 5: #11 WASHINGTON vs. #7 Tennessee Tennessee; 1-0
Game 6:  #4 Texas vs. #1 Oklahoma Oklahoma; 10-2

June 1
Game 7: #14 Nebraska vs. #2 Florida 9-8
Game 8:  #5 ARIZONA STATE vs. #8 Michigan Michigan; 2-0

Third Round
June 1
Game 9:  #2 Florida vs. #4 Texas Texas; 3-0
Game 10: #8 Michigan vs. #11 WASHINGTON Washington; 4-1

Fourth Round
June 2
Game 11: #7 Tennessee vs. #4 Texas Tennessee; 2-1
Game 12: #1 Oklahoma vs. #11 WASHINGTON Oklahoma; 6-2

Championship Series
Best of Three Series
June 3: #1 Oklahoma vs. #7 Tennessee Oklahoma; 5-3
June 4: #1 Oklahoma vs. #7 Tennessee Oklahoma; 4-0

National Awards

Elite 89 Award
Bailey Wigness, Arizona State

Senior CLASS Award- Candidates
B.B. Bates, UCLA
Jolene Henderson, California
Jenna Rich, Stanford

Senior CLASS Award- Finalists
Jenna Rich, Stanford
Jolene Henderson, California

Senior CLASS Award- All-American
First Team
Jolene Henderson, California

Second Team
Jenn Rich, Stanford

National Players of the Week
Feb. 19 -
USA Softball: B.B Bates, UCLA
NFCA: B.B. Bates, UCLA
Feb. 26 -
NFCA: Kelsey Stevens, Stanford
April 29 -
USA Softball; Cheyenne Coyle, ASU
May 6 -
USA Softball; Jessica Moore, ORE
USA Softball Top 50 Watch List
B.B. Bates, UCLA
Brigette Del Ponte, Arizona
Dallas Escobedo, Arizona State
Amber Freeman, Arizona State
Teagan Gerhart, Stanford
Jolene Henderson, California
Kaitlin Inglesby, Washington
Alix Johnson, Arizona State
Stephany LaRosa, UCLA
Jessica Moore, Oregon
Samantha Pappas, Oregon
Jenna Rich, Stanford
Hallie Wilson, Arizona
Hanna Winter, Stanford

USA Softball Top 25 Finalists
Amber Freeman, Arizona State
Jolene Henderson, California
Kaitlin Inglesby, Washington
Jessica Moore, Oregon

USA Softball Top 10 Finalists
Jolene Henderson, California
Jessica Moore, Oregon

2013 USA Softball Junior Women's
National Team Members
Laura Berg, OSU (assistant coach)
Cheridan Hawkins, ORE
Danica Mercardo, ORE
Jessica Plaza, STAN
Lauren Young, ARIZ
Paige McDuffee, UCLA
Mysha Sataraka, UCLA
Nancy Bowling, ARIZ (alternate)
NFCA All-American Honors
First Team
Amber Freeman, ASU
Janie Takeda, ORE
Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH
Alexa Peterson, ORE
Jessica Moore, ORE

Second Team
Dallas Escobedo, ASU
Jolene Henderson, CAL
Cheyenne Coyle, ASU
B.B. Bates, UCLA

Third Team
Kaylan Howard, ORE

NFCA All-Region Honors
Pacific Region
First Team
Jolene Henderson, CAL
Jessica Moore, ORE
Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL
Hooch Fagaly, WASH
Kaylan Howard, ORE
Danielle Henderson, CAL
Courtney Ceo, ORE
Janie Takeda, ORE
Victoria Hayward, WASH
Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH
Alexa Peterson, ORE

Second Team
Cheridan Hawkins, ORE
Natalie Hampto, OSU
Jackie Sweet, UTAH
Kimberlee Souza, WASH
Cheyenne Cordes, CAL
Lea Cavestany, OSU
Kylee Lahners, WASH
Victoria Jones, CAL
West Region
First Team
Dallas Escobedo, ASU
Amber Freeman, ASU
Hallie Wilson, ARIZ
Gracie Goulder, UCLA
Haley Steele, ASU
Cheyenne Coyle, ASU
B.B. Bates, UCLA
Ally Carda, UCLA

Second Team
Mackenzie Popescue, ASU
Chelsea Goodacre, ARIZ
Hanna Winter, STAN
Stephany LaRosa, UCLA
Bailey Wigness, ASU
Leah White, STAN
Kayla Bonstrom, STAN

2013 NPF Draftees
First Round
3. Chicago Bandits- Jolene Henderson, California

Second Round
6. New York/New Jersey Comets- Jessica Moore, Oregon

Fifth Round
17. Akron Racers- Brigette Del Ponte, Arizona
 

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