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Faraimo Selected UCLA Student-Athlete of the Week

Mar 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Redshirt junior Megan Faraimo of the softball team has been selected the UCLA Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Ready, for March 8 – March 14.
Faraimo entered in relief for the 21st and third combined perfect game in UCLA history versus Penn on Thursday, striking out eight of the nine batters she faced. She bested that performance the very next day by retiring all 15 CSU Bakersfield batters she faced on strikes to throw back-to-back perfectos and the third solo perfect game of Faraimo's career, ranking second in UCLA history only behind Debbie Doom (6 perfect games). Faraimo needed just 59 pitches (52 strikes) to achieve perfection against the Roadrunners, throwing just seven balls -- the first of which coming to the third batter in the third inning -- and allowing just seven foul balls.
Faraimo opened the game with 30 consecutive strikes and averaged just 3.96 pitches per batter on the way to recording UCLA's 22nd perfect game in program history.
The Bruins threw their three perfect games this season (tying a record set in 1985 for most in a season) all within eight days of each other. Faraimo finished the weekend striking out 26 of the 27 batters she faced. The other recorded out was a groundball that fluttered to first base.
This is the first athlete of the week award of the season for Faraimo and second of her career.
Also nominated: Elysia Bolton, W. Tennis; Hannah Butler, Swim & Dive; Chae Campbell, Gymnastics; Michael Curialle, Baseball; Maddy Doane/Kate Jendrezak/Catherine Leger/Makenzy Pierre-Webster, W. Track & Field; Jaime Jaquez Jr., M. Basketball; Kevin Kobrine, M. Volleyball; Maddy Musselman, W. Water Polo