Pac-12 announces Softball Players of the Week

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DJ Sanders, SR, INF, Oregon (Columbus, Miss.)
3 GP, 4 runs, 5 hits, 6 RBI, .455 avg, 1.000 SLG%
• Knocked out two three-run homers and hit .455 in Oregon's three-game sweep of then-No. 24 California (13-0, 8-3, 2-0).
• 5-for-11 at the plate with four runs scored and six RBIs while slugging 1.000, posting a hit in each of the three games, striking out just once.
• Hitting .291 this season with 15 home runs and 45 RBIs.
• Second-career weekly honor for Sanders and 73rd all-time for Oregon.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Rachel Garcia, SO, P, UCLA (Palmdale, Calif.)
3 GP, 2 wins, 17.1 IP, 21 K, 1.62 ERA
• Posted 21 strikeouts in 17 1/3 innings, recording a pair of victories against then-No. 6 Arizona State (5-1, 2-1).
• Pitched in UCLA’s three-game series vs. the Wildcats, including the 3-0 loss, throwing a pair of complete games.
• Limited opposing hitters to a .091 batting average (five hits allowed) and a 1.62 earned run average.
• Recorded 10 strikeouts in the 3-0 loss.
• Second-straight and eighth-career weekly honor for Garcia, and 153rd all-time weekly honor for UCLA.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Briana Perez, FR, INF, UCLA (Martinez, Calif.)
3 GP, 3 runs, 5 hits, 1 RBI, .556 avg, .889 SLG%
• Recorded hits in all three games of the series against then-No. 6 Arizona State (0-3, 5-1, 2-1), going 5-for-9 (.556) with three runs scored and a homer.
• 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Friday's 5-1 win.
• Second honor for Perez.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Marisa Stankiewicz, ASU; Camryn Ybarra, OSU; Arden Pettit, STAN; Madeline Jelenicki, UCLA.
Pitcher of the Week: Alyssa Denham, ARIZ; G Juarez, ASU; Miranda Elish, ORE; Meehra Nelson, OSU; Carolyn Lee, STAN.
Freshman of the Week: DeNae Chatman, ASU; Hope Brandner, OSU.

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
May 14 DJ Sanders, ORE Rachel Garcia, UCLA Briana Perez, UCLA
May 7 Julia DePonte, WASH Rachel Garcia, UCLA Gabbie Plain, WASH
Apr. 30 DJ Sanders, ORE Megan Kleist, ORE Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Apr. 23 Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA Rachel Garcia, UCLA Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Apr. 16 Rachel Garcia, UCLA Rachel Garcia, UCLA Missy Nunes, OSU
Apr. 9 Gwen Skevis, ORE Miranda Elish, ORE Gabbie Plain, WASH
Apr. 2 Marisa Stankiewicz, ASU G Juarez, ASU Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Mar. 26 Sis Bates, WASH G Juarez, ASU Danielle Gibson, ASU
Mar. 19 Jessie Harper, ARIZ G Juarez, ASU Hope Brander, OSU
Mar. 13 Shannon Rhodes, ORE G Juarez, ASU Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Mar. 6 Julia DePonte, WASH Miranda Elish, ORE Gabbie Plain, WASH
Feb. 27 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 20 Taylor Van Zee, WASH Megan Kleist, ORE Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 13 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taran Alvelo, WASH Briana Perez, UCLA
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