ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for all games played through March 2 – March 8 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Salem's Briana Crumley captured the Player award while Wesleyan's Valerie Clower won the Pitching honor
GSAC Softball Player of the Week - Briana Crumley of Salem
Crumley (pictured at right), a freshman, went 8-for-15 at the plate batting .533 in four games. She had 15 at bats, including 3 doubles, 5 singles, and scoring 5 runs and delivering 6 RBI's. Crumley's slugging percentage was .733 for the weekend and she had an .538 on-base percentage in accounting for 11 runs on the weekend. She was also just as spectacular in the field with 44 putouts, 1 assist, no errors and 2 double plays turned.
GSAC Softball Pitcher of the Week - Valerie Clower of Wesleyan
Freshman pitcher Valerie Clower pitched back-to-back one hitters for Wesleyan College on March 1 and March 2 in the Clermont Tournament in Clermont, Fla. to earn her first collegiate wins. She pitched seven innings against SUNY-Potsdam, striking out seven batters in a 5-0 win, and returned to the circle the following day to shut out Immaculata University 8-0 in five innings with five strikeouts. She faced only 40 batters in the two games, being extremely efficient during her work in the circle.
Clower of Wesleyan
The GSAC sports information directors nominate Player of the Week candidates and then vote on the top two nominees in each sport as selected by the conference office. Player of the Week voting occurs on Tuesdays and the weekly announcement of the winners is released each Wednesday morning.