Alyssa Tiumalu Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

March 1, 2011

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Freshman Alyssa Tiumalu was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week on Tuesday after posting hits in all six games for the Bruins last week, going 10-for-16 (.625) with two home runs, five runs batted in and five runs scored in helping UCLA to a 4-2 record.

Tiumalu began the week at Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, reaching in all three plate appearances on a double, a walk and a hit by pitch. She also scored a run. Then against some of the toughest competition in the nation at the Cathedral City Classic last weekend, Tiumalu had nine hits in 15 at-bats (.600).

Tiumalu extended her hitting streak to 11 with hits in every game last week and hit her first two collegiate home runs, including a walk-off shot in a victory on Sunday against Northwestern.

The weekend began against #4 Florida on Friday, as Tiumalu went 2-for-3 and accounted for the Bruins' lone run on her first collegiate homer, a solo shot in the second. In the nightcap against #6 Oklahoma, the freshman had another two-hit game, adding a run scored and a walk to reach in all three of her plate appearances.

After recording a single versus #8 Tennessee on Saturday, Tiumalu had quite the encore to end the weekend on Sunday. Against Northwestern, the freshman posted her second, walk-off hit in as many weekends, belting a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Bruins to a 5-4 victory. In the second game on Sunday against Ohio State, Tiumalu notched her first three-hit game on three singles, adding a pair of RBI and scoring a run.

Tiumalu slugged 1.062 for the week and had a .684 on base percentage. She also did not commit an error in 46 attempts behind the plate. On the season, she leads the Bruins with a .457 batting average, adding two homers and 10 runs batted in.

Tiumalu's award is the 62nd Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for the Bruins and the first this season.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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