Pac-10 Softball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

April 28, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE senior Clare Burnum has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and ARIZONA freshman hurler Alicia Hollowell has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 21 -April 27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Burnum, from Canby, Ore., led the Beavers offensive attack, hitting .500 (8-for-16) as OSU went 3-2 over the weekend. The thirdbaseman had three home runs, six RBI and five runs scored, while drawing a pair of walks, and adding a stolen base. She went a perfect 2-for-2 in Oregon State?s upset over No. 12 Arizona State, and homered in back-to-back at-bats in a doubleheader against Portland State.

Hollowell, from Suisun, Calif., went 3-0 over the weekend, and rang up 30 strikeouts in 23 innings pitched. Against Oregon, she struck out nine batters and gave up only two hits. Versus Oregon State on Sunday, Hollowell pitched 11 innings, striking out 12 for her tenth double-digit strikeout performance of the year.

The Beavers swept a doubleheader against the Vikings, defeated No. 12 Arizona State and lost two versus the No. 1 Wildcats. Top-ranked Arizona defeated the No. 20-ranked Ducks and swept two against Beavers on the road.

It is the first weekly award for Burnum, the 21st all-time for Oregon State. It is the fourth honor for Hollowell, the 80th all-time weekly honor for the Wildcats.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Mackenzie Vandergeest, ARIZ; Lynsey Haij, ORE; Kira Ching, STAN; Natasha Watley, UCLA; Kristen Rivera, WASH.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Amy Harris, ORE; Monica Hoffman, OSU; Dana Sorensen, STAN; 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; Mar. 18 - Erin Goodell, ORE; Mar. 25 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Apr. 1 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Apr. 8 - Courtney Fossatti, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Andrea Vidlund, ORE; Apr. 21 - Brynnen Guthrie, OSU; Apr. 28 - Clare Burnum, OSU.

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; Mar. 18 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN; Apr. 1 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Apr. 8 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Apr. 21 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Apr. 28 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ.

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