UCLA's Benyi and Arizona's Hollowell Named Pac-10 Player/Pitcher of the Week.

May 11, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- UCLA sophomore Caitlin Benyi has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and ARIZONA sophomore Alicia Hollowell has been named Pitcher of the Week for May 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Benyi, from Scottsdale, Ariz., hit .600 for the week, going 9-for-15 in UCLA's four games. She had multiple hits in each of UCLA's games, totaling nine hits, five RBI, four runs scored along with a 1.400 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base percentage. Benyi also was perfect defensively on 15 chances (eight put-outs and seven assists). Of her nine hits on the week six were for extra bases, including three doubles and three home runs. She capped off her week with a 3-for-4 performance on May 9 at No. 7 Stanford, where she tied a season-high with two home runs and had four RBI.

Hollowell, from Suisun, Calif., earns her fifth Pitcher of the Week award this season after a dominating performance in Arizona's final three home games of the season. Hollowell was 3-0 over the weekend, picking up three complete-game victories against Top-20 teams. Against No. 12 Oregon on May 7, Hollowell pitched a four-hit shutout and struck out nine batters in a 6-0 Wildcat win. A day later, against No. 19 Oregon State, she threw a three-hit shutout, striking out 11 Beavers. On May 9, she again struck out 11 batters and allowed only three hits to a Beaver squad that is second in the Pac-10 in hits. The 3-0 victory clinched the second consecutive Pac-10 title for the Wildcats, their eighth overall.

This is the second weekly honor for Benyi, and the 80th all-time for UCLA. Hollowell has won the award ten times in two years putting her in a tie for third all-time in the Pac-10. It is the 91st time a Wildcat has been honored.

2004 Players of the Week: Feb. 17- Autumn Champion, So, ARIZ; Feb 24- Wendy Allen, Sr, ARIZ; Mar. 2- Stephanie Ramos, Sr, UCLA, Mar. 9- Valerie Sevilla, Jr, ASU; Mar. 16- Vanessa Iapala, So, OSU; Mar. 23- Aimee Minor, So, WASH; Mar. 30-Kayleen Hudson, Fr, ORE; Apr. 6-Shelly Shultz, So, ARIZ; Apr. 13- Jessica Allister, Sr, STAN; Apr. 20-Caitlin Benyi, So, UCLA; Apr. 27- Lauren Lappin, So, STAN; May. 4-Caitlin Lowe, Fr, ARIZ; May 11--Caitlin Benyi, So, UCLA.

2004 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 17- Keira Goerl, Sr, UCLA; Feb. 24- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 2- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 9-Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 16- Kristina Thorson, So, CAL; Mar. 23- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 30-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; Apr. 6-Ani Nyhus, Jr, ORE; Apr. 13-Ashley Boek, Jr, WASH; Apr. 20-Ani Nyhus, Jr, ORE; Apr. 27-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; May. 4-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; May 11-Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ.

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