Bulls sweep Big East awards
With the No. 22 USF softball team setting new records for success as a team, individual honors continue to roll in for players.
The Bulls went 5-0 last week, beating Massachusetts, Hartford and sweeping a three-game set against Rutgers, setting a new record for best start to the season at 29-5.
Accordingly, the Big East recognized first baseman Stephanie Medina as Player of the Week and left-handed pitcher Sara Nevins as Pitcher of the Week for their successes. Both are only sophomores. It is
also the second time this season that USF has swept the conferences weekly awards.
Batting in the third spot in the lineup, Medina went 6-for-13 with eight RBIs, including a grand slam against the Scarlet Knights on Saturday. She earned the award twice last season as a freshman.
This is Nevins third consecutive Pitcher of the Week award and fourth in five weeks. She picked up the win in all three games against Rutgers, not allowing a run in 14.2 innings, striking out 15 Scarlet Knights and lowering her ERA to 0.55, the best in the country.
Nevins, who led the nation in saves last season with eight, has become USFs premier pitcher, putting herself atop a talented staff of three that also includes junior Lindsey Richardson and freshman Sam Greiner.
The Bulls will get a chance to make a statement against No. 4 Florida on Wednesday evening, a team it lost to 3-2 in eight innings on opening weekend Feb. 12 and gave Nevins one of her two losses this season.
She pitched 7.1 innings, allowing two earned runs in the loss. Medina went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More usforacle News Articles
Recent usforacle News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR USFORACLE NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST USFORACLE NEWS
- Three students report armed robbery
- Bulls suffer first home defeat against No. 8 Washington
- Fairs leads Bulls to two-win weekend
- Artists keep what fans love
- Bulls edge UConn in conference opener
- Students warned not to sign up for GetStudyRoom.com
- Despite losing record, Bulls sets sights on conference title
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your...
- Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses...
- Grandparents, Keep Your Meds Up and Away From Young Children
- As Insurers End Coverage for Compounded Drugs, Patients...
- 4 Tips to Start Your Day a Little Earlier
- Join the Force to Fight Lung Cancer in Women
- If You Want to Help Avoid Back Problems, Stop Slouching
- Common-Sense Strategies From a Natural Marketing Guru
- 10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls
- Stay Cool for Next to Nothing: Power Down the AC on...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Over 2,000 Groups Prepare to “Hit the Streets” with Volunteers and Celebrities for National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections