California's Reid and Henderson Named Pac-10 Softball Players of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA junior left fielder Jamia Reid and her teammate, sophomore pitcher Jolene Henderson have been named Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 25-May 1, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Reid went 11-for-14 over four games last week included a 9-for-11 performance in three games versus No. 11/8 UCLA to power her Golden Bears to a perfect 4-0 week. For the starting left fielder, Reid's batting average, slugging and on-base percentage were all .786 for the week. In the three games against UCLA alone, 818 was her magic number in all three categories. The Buena Park, Calif., native hit 1.000 in Sunday's rubber match, including the walk-off single, with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh with the game against the Bruins tied 1-1.  With her 11th hit and second RBI of the weekend, Reid ensured the Pac-10 series sweep of UCLA - which Cal swept for the first time since 1998. On the other side of the ball, Reid also boasted a 1.00 fielding percentage, making several key catches.

Henderson pitched lights-out for the Bears during the three game set with then-No. 11/8 UCLA. The Elk Grove, Calif., native pitched all 19 innings, allowing only three earned runs and holding opponents to a .239 batting average. She struck out 25 over the three games, including 10 in the 7-2 game one victory. Her control was incredible, allowing only five walks.

This is Reid's first Player of the Week honor of her career. Henderson has won four Pitcher of the Week honors for the season and her career. California now has 69 Players of the Week all-time.

The Golden Bears travel to Corvallis, Ore., to face Oregon State this weekend, with game one set for 3 p.m. PT on Friday, May 6.

Also Nominated:

Player: Lauren Schutzler, ARIZ; Sam Parlich, ASU; Jace Williams, CAL; Samantha Pappas, ORE; Andrea Harrison, UCLA; Ashley Hansen, STAN; Niki Williams, WASH

Pitcher: Dallas Esobedo, ASU; Jessica Moore, ORE; Teagan Gerhart, STAN; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH

Previous Winners:

Player: 2/15- Krista Donnenwirth, ASU; 2/21 - Stacie Chambers, ARIZ; 3/1 - Alyssa Tiumalu, UCLA; 3/7 - Elia Reid, CAL; 3/15 - Andrea Harrison, UCLA; 3/21 - Brittany Lastrapes, ARIZ; 3/28 - Brigette Del Ponte, ARIZ; 4/5 - Andrea Harrison, UCLA; 4/12 - Ashley Hansen, STAN; 4/19- Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL; 4/26 - Kaylyn Castillo, ASU; 5/3 - Jamia Reid, CAL

Pitcher: 2/15- Dallas Escobedo, ASU; 2/21 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 3-1 - Jessica Moore, ORE; 3/7 - Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 3/15 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 3/21 - Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH; 3/28 - Ashley Chinn, STAN; 4/5 - Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; 4/12 - Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 4/19 - Jolene Henderson, CAL; 4/26 - Dallas Escobedo, ASU; 5/3 - Jolene Henderson, CAL

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