Four Bruins Named to All-Pacific Region Team

May 21, 2001

Four members of the second-ranked UCLA softball team have been named to the All-Pacific Region Team, and all are now eligible for NFCA All-America recognition. Shortstop Natasha Watley, catcher Stacey Nuveman and utility player Amanda Freed were named to the first team, while third baseman Tairia Mims was a second-team selection at third base. All four were named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team, and were named first-team All-Pac-10 this season.

Watley, a sophomore, was a first-team All-American last season as a shortstop. This year, Watley has stolen 51 bases and is second on the team with a .421 batting average. She also leads the team in triples with five, and is the only person to play shortstop for the Bruins this season.

Nuveman was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year for the second time in her career in 2001, as she also won the award as a sophomore in 1999. The junior from LaVerne, CA, led the Bruins and the Pac-10 in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The NCAA active leader in career home runs and RBIs, Nuveman belted her 70th career home run on Sunday at Easton Stadium in the Regional Championship Game.

Freed leads the Bruins with a 0.47 ERA, and has a 19-3 record with 133 innings pitched. Freed returned to the pitching circle last Friday, after a month-long absence from the circle due to injury. Additionally, Freed starts for the Bruins in centerfield when she is not pitching, and has accumulated a .305 batting average with three home runs, three triples, three doubles and 16 stolen bases.

Mims has played four positions for the Bruins this season, the majority at third base. Mims is second on the team with 17 home runs, and has put together 71 RBI and a .731 slugging percentage on the season.

UCLA (59-5) finished second in the Pac-10 conference in 2001, and is the second seed for the Women's College World Series, which begins Thu. May 24 in Oklahoma City.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28 - 6:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
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