Michelle Turner Named Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week

May 12, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, CA - UCLA freshman Michelle Turner has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for May 5-May 11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Arizona sophomore 3B Jackie Coburn earned conference Player of the Week honors.

Turner was 2-0 last week with a 0.00 ERA. She pitched both games of UCLA's doubleheader against Arizona State on Saturday and started the evening by throwing the 87th no-hitter in the history of UCLA Softball. Turner struck out five and walked one, allowing just two Sun Devil baserunners in the game (the second runner reached on an error). Both ASU baserunners were in the first inning, and Turner retired the last 16 batters she faced, including striking out three of the last five batters to step to the plate. She threw just 58 pitches in the game.

Turner then returned to the circle to pitch the second game of the doubleheader against ASU, retiring the first two batters of the game before allowing the first Sun Devil hit of the evening. Turner would go on to complete the shutout as the Bruins won the game by a 9-0 margin (5 inn).

Coburn, from Phoenix, Ariz., posted a .417 batting average over the weekend, with five hits, three home runs and a whopping 14 RBI. In the second game of Saturday's doubleheader with WASHINGTON, she was 4-for-6, launching two home runs, and collecting 11 RBI, which is an Arizona single game record.

It is the first weekly award for Coburn, the 82nd all-time for Arizona. For Turner, it is her first weekly honor, and it is the 75th all-time weekly award for the Bruins.

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 - CourtneyFossatti, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Andrea Vidlund, ORE; Apr. 21 - Brynnen Guthrie,OSU; Apr. 28 - Clare Burnum, OSU; May 5 - Courtney Scott, CAL; May 12 -Jackie Coburn, ARIZ.

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 - AliciaHollowell, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Apr. 21 - AliciaHollowell, ARIZ; Apr. 28 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; May 5 - Keira Goerl,UCLA/Alicia Hollwell, ARIZ; May 12 - Michelle Turner, UCLA.

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