UCLA's Anjelica Selden Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week

March 14, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA sophomore pitcher Anjelica Selden has been named the Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 7-13, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Vacaville, Calif., native went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA last week, throwing three complete-game shutouts in 23.0 innings pitched. She struck out 45 batters and walked seven, allowing just five hits and holding opposing batters to a .068 batting average.

Against Cal State Fullerton on Wed., Mar. 8, Selden pitched a 10-inning shutout, striking out 19 batters in the 1-0 win over the Titans. She returned for a six-inning, one-hit shutout against Mercer on Saturday, posting 12 strikeouts. During the stretch between the second and fifth innings, she struck out 10 of a possible 12 batters.

Against No. 23/24 Mississippi State, she pitched another complete-game one-hit shutout, striking out 14. The top two batters in the Bulldogs lineup went 0-for-6 with six strikeouts.

The 2005 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, Selden shattered UCLA's single-season strikeout record in 2005 with 485 strikeouts, 126 more than the previous Bruin record. She was a second team NFCA All-American and made the Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team.

UCLA (25-1), takes on the Rebels of UNLV at home tonight, before facing Michigan tomorrow at Easton Stadium in a re-match of the 2005 NCAA Championship series. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN2.

This is Selden's seventh Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award and UCLA's 91st weekly honor all-time. It is her third consecutive weekly award, a feat only accomplished one other time in Pac-10 history. Arizona pitcher Alicia Hollowell received the award in three consecutive weeks from Feb. 24-Mar. 9, 2004.

ALSO NOMINATED: Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Katie Burkhart, ASU; Kristina Thorson, CAL; Ta'Tyana McElroy, OSU; Missy Penna, STAN.

2006 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Feb. 21- Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Feb. 28- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 7- Anjelica Selden, UCLA; Mar. 14- Anjelica Selden, UCLA.

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