Alicia Hollowell Named National Player of the Week

April 8, 2003

Freshman pitcher Alicia Hollowell was named USA Softball National Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. Hollowell also received conference honors, being named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for March 31-April 6, along with sophomore Courtney Fossatti, who was named Pac-10 Player of the Week.

In three games against No. 3 Washington and No. 1 UCLA, Hollowell posted a 3-0 record with 0.33 ERA. She had her sixth on-hitter of the season Saturday against UCLA. On the road trip, Hollowell had two shut outs and only allowed one run.

On the season, Hollowell has a 24-2 record with a 0.33 ERA. She has struck out 236 batters in 168 innings. Against Pac-10 opponents, she has a perfect 6-0 record with a 0.36 ERA.

Over the weekend, Fossatti had a .400 batting average with two runs and four hits. She went 2-for-4 against Washington and one run. On the season, Fossatti has a .355 batting average with 27 runs, 43 hits and three home runs, and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

This marks the first Pac-10 award for Fossatti this season and the second weekly Pac-10 award for Hollowell.

The Cats moved to No. 1 in the recent USA Today/NFCA and poll. Arizona will host No. 13 Stanford on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m., and will take on No. 5 California on Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. The Cats will face Cal again on Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.

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