May 19, 2011
Junior Andrea Harrison was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-West Region first team on Thursday. It is the second straight season that Harrison has been named All-Region.
Harrison, who earned her second-straight, first-team All-Pac-10 honor on Wednesday, leads the Bruins in all three triple crown categories with a .392 batting average, 13 home runs and 46 runs batted in. She is also first with a .730 slugging and a .503 on base percentage, tied for first with 28 walks, tied for second with 11 doubles and six hit by pitches and tied for third with 35 runs scored. Harrison, who has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice this season, is tops on the squad with 18 multiple-hit games and is third with nine multi-RBI contests. One of three Bruins to start all 50 games this year, she is fourth in UCLA history in slugging (.636), tied for eighth in hit by pitches (15) and ninth in home runs (38).
The Bruins open up NCAA Regional action against Jacksonville on Friday at 12:30 p.m. PT in Gainesville, Fla. Gametracker and free live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com, while a streamed broadcast will also be available at ESPN3.com.