Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week

Feb. 11, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA designated player Stacey Nuveman has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while WASHINGTON's Tia Bollinger was named Pitcher of the Week for February 5 - 10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Nuveman, from LaVerne, Calif., has been the catalyst for the Bruin offense early on this season and has helped lead UCLA to a 9-0 start. During the week, Nuveman hit .533 in six games played, along with seven runs scored, eight hits, three home runs, seven RBI, eight walks and a 1.200 slugging percentage. Additionally, she needs just 12 home runs to tie and 13 home runs to break the NCAA record for career home runs.

For the season, Nuveman is batting .571 with seven runs scored, 12 hits, three home runs, nine RBI, 12 walks and a slugging percentage of 1.143.

Bollinger, from Santa Ana, Calif., went 2-0 last weekend with wins over a pair of ranked teams in No. No. 22 South Carolina and No. 15 Florida State. Overall, she struck out 22 batters in 16 innings while holding opponents to a .179 batting average (allowing just one extra-base hit in the process).

In Bollinger's win over South Carolina, she no-hit the Gamecocks through 4.1 innings, finishing with seven strikeouts in a complete-game performance. In the victory over Florida State, she tallied six strikeouts in only three innings and followed up that performance with nine strikeouts in six innings against Florida Atlantic.

For the season, Bollinger is 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA in 30 innings pitched.

It is the eighth weekly honor for Nuveman and the 60th for UCLA all-time. Bollinger earns the second award of her career. Washington has now received 45 honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were: Nichole Thompson, ASU. Brynnen Guthrie, OSU. Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Becky Simpson, WASH.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were: Erica Beach, ASU. Crystal Draper, OSU. Amanda Freed, UCLA.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: 2/11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA.

2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: 2/11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH.

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