Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week

April 22, 2002

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA catcher Courtney Scott has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week, while her teammate Jocelyn Forest was named Pitcher of the Week for April 16-21, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Scott, a junior from Clovis, Calif., hit .333 (3-for-9) in a weekend sweep of the Arizona schools. More importantly, Scott scored two runs and tallied two clutch RBI. On Saturday (Apr. 20), against top-ranked Arizona, Scott broke a 2-2 tie by doubling in the game-winning run. The following day versus the Wildcats, she singled in the first of two runs for the Bears.

On the season, Scott leads the team with a .344 batting average and 39 RBI.

Forest, a senior from Santa Maria, Calif., was virtually unhittable in winning her only start of the week. Against Arizona on Sunday (Apr. 21), Forest threw a complete game one-hitter, while striking out 15 Wildcats (15th double-digit strikeout game). After forcing the game's lead off hitter to ground out to second, Forest proceeded to strike out eight consecutive batters.

Overall, Forest has posted 278 strikeouts (leads the Pac-10) in 195.1 innings of work with a 1.04 ERA.

It is the first weekly honor for Scott while Forest garners the third award of her career. California has now received 49 honors all-time.

2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. Feb. 18 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Feb. 25 - Kara Brun, ASU. Mar. 4 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Mar. 11 - Jessica Mendoza, STAN. Mar. 18 - Phelan Wright, ASU. Mar. 25 - Lovieanne Jung, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Apr. 8 - Erica Beach, ASU. Apr. 16 - Kristen Rivera, WASH. Apr. 22 - Courtney Scott, CAL.

2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. Feb. 18 - Erica Beach, ASU. Feb. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN. Mar. 4 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Mar. 11 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 18 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 25 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Kristen Hunter, OSU. Apr. 8 - Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Apr. 16 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Apr. 22 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL.

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