Andrea Harrison Named Pac-10 POW For Second Time in '11

April 5, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior Andrea Harrison has been named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week for the second time in three weeks after a fantastic five-game effort that saw her hit .833 with nine runs batted in, eight runs scored and two home runs.

Harrison had 10 hits in 12 at-bats to help the Bruins to a 5-0 record during the week. The junior slugged 1.500 for the five games and had an .842 on base percentage. She added a pair of doubles, four walks and was hit twice. Defensively, Harrison did not commit an error in 22 chances between her time at first base and in left field.

In Wednesday's doubleheader against UC Santa Barbara, Harrison scored twice in the opener, walking once and also getting hit by a pitch. In the nightcap, the junior reached in all four plate appearances. After getting hit and walked in her first two trips to the dish, Harrison launched a three-run homer off the fair pole in right field in the fourth inning to give the Bruins an 8-3 lead. She would go on to single in her final at-bat in the sixth.

In Friday's Pac-10 opener against Oregon State, Harrison posted her second-career, four-hit game. After doubling in the first inning, she singled in three successive at-bats from the third through the fifth, scoring a run in the fourth.

On Saturday in the middle game, Harrison added two more hits and scored three times. The junior walked and scored in the first inning and singled and scored in the third. She led off the fifth with a double and came around to score another run.

In the weekend finale on Sunday, Harrison had a grand ending to a wonderful series. She got the Bruins on the board in the first inning with an RBI single and followed that with a scoring fly ball in the second. After the junior walked in the fourth, Harrison capped off the weekend with a walk-off, grand slam in the bottom of the fifth to give the Bruins a 12-2 victory.

The six-RBI effort on Sunday was a historic performance for Harrison, who not only became the 14th Bruin to drive in a half a dozen in a game, but became the first player to do it three times at UCLA.

Harrison leads the Bruins in all three triple-crown categories with a .432 batting average, 10 home runs and 38 runs batted in. She is also first in slugging (.886) and on base percentage (.557). The junior has raised her batting average 173 points over her last 11 contests.

Harrison was named Pac-10 POW for the first time this season on March 15 after she hit .750 with 10 RBI, five runs, two homers and five doubles at the Long Beach Marriott Invitational.

Her award is the third for the Bruins this season. Freshman Alyssa Tiumalu received the accolade on March 1. Harrison is now a three-time, Pac-10 Player of the Week honoree after also earning the award on May 3, 2010. The Bruins have 64 Pac-10 POW awards all-time.

The sixth-ranked Bruins face Loyola Marymount on Wednesday at Easton Stadium at 2 p.m. Gametracker and free live audio will be available at UCLABruins.com.


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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Feb 12
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
L, 1 - 5
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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