Feb. 20, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton sophomore infielder Crystal Vieyra was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday morning, earning the first such honor in her young career.
Vieyra (Stanton, Calif./Pacifica HS) was instrumental in setting the table for the Titans' offense this past weekend at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., hitting .500 (5-for-10) for the weekend and amassing on base percentage of .722 thanks largely in part to being hit by a pitch an amazing seven times in five games.
Vieyra had her best game offensively against Brigham Young, going 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored and reaching twice as a hit batter. The sophomore was also hit twice against No. 12 Northwestern and Notre Dame.
She has been hit eight times this season, bringing her career total to 25 - just four behind Gina Oaks' career total for second place, and 22 back of Amanda Hockett's career record of 47 - all in only her second collegiate season.
Long Beach State pitcher Michelle Turner was named the conference's Pitcher of the Week.
Cal State Fullerton closes out the month of February in Cathedral City, Calif., next weekend at the Palm Springs Classic hosted by Oregon State. The Titans open the tournament on Friday (Feb. 24) against Kansas and Illinois-Chicago at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.