Pac-10 Softball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

March 11, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE junior shortstop Kara Brun has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and STANFORD junior hurler Dana Sorensen has been named Pitcher of the Week for March 3 -March 9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Brun, from Glendale, Ariz., hit safely in all six games at the National Invitational Softball Tournament in Sunnyvale, Calif. The junior led the Sun Devils in every offensive category over the weekend, batting .591 (13-for-22) with three home runs, three doubles, seven runs scored and seven RBI. She posted a 1.136 slugging percentage, without striking out or committing a fielding error in 20 chances. She was named to the All-NIST Tournament team for her efforts.

Sorensen, from San Diego, Calif., went a perfect 4-0 at the Speedline Invitational, picking up wins over Western Michigan, No. 22 South Florida, Pacific and No. 4-ranked Washington. She finished the weekend with 59 strikeouts in 29.1 innings, and allowed only five hits and one earned run. She rang up 14 of those strikeouts in hurling a one-hit upset of the Huskies, 3-1.

The No. 10-ranked Sun Devils (22-7) went 5-1 over the weekend at the NIST in Sunnyvale, Calif. The No. 11 Cardinal (21-7) had a 5-1 weekend at the Speedline Invitational in Plant City, Fla.

It is the second weekly award for Brun and the 37th honor for the Sun Devils. It is the fourth honor for Sorensen, while the Cardinal have garnered 19 weekly honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Shelly Prochaska, OSU; Cassie Brangham, STAN; Natasha Watley, UCLA; Jaime Clark, WASH.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Desiree Serrano, ASU; Kelly Anderson, CAL; Lindsey Kontra, ORE; Amy Klever, OSU; Keira Goerl, UCLA; Tia Bollinger, WASH.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Feb. 18 - Tairia Mims, UCLA; Feb. 25 - Natasha Watley, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Mar. 11 - Kara Brun, ASU.

2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Amy Harris, ORE; Feb. 18 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Feb. 25 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Tia Bollinger, WASH; Mar. 11 - Dana Sorensen, STAN.

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