Softball's Tori Nyberg Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

Feb. 25, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - No. 2 Stanford factored into the weekly conference awards for the first time this season on Monday, as junior Tori Nyberg (Belmont, Calif.) was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for her efforts during February 19-24 as announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Nyberg started four of Stanford's six games at last weekend's NFCA Leadoff Classic in Columbus, Ga., earning three complete game wins against nationally ranked teams. Nyberg held Cal State Fullerton to just four hits and one earned run while striking out nine in the opener for the Cardinal, which they won 6-1. After dropping a 2-0 decision to Nebraska in Gold Bracket play on Saturday, Nyberg came back strong for the Cardinal on the final day of the tournament.

The Cardinal hurler blanked Cal State Fullerton again on Sunday morning in a three-hit shutout, then outdueled Fresno State's Jamie Southern in Stanford's 1-0 extra-inning win over Fresno State. Against the Bulldogs, Nyberg limited the opposition to two hits and fanned six over eight innings.

At the tournament, Nyberg allowed just three runs in 28 innings pitched, and allowed just 13 hits and struck out 23 hitters while walking three.

For the season, Nyberg is 8-1 on the season with an 0.49 ERA. She has 56.2innings pitched under her belt, allowing just 24 hits while striking out 57 batters.

It is the first weekly honor for Nyberg and the 16th in Stanford history. Arizona State's Kara Brun was awarded Pac-10 Player of the Week.

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