PASADENA, Calif. – Just days after pitching a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over preseason NAIA No. 1 Cal State San Marcos on Saturday, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Hayley Schultz has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 4 – Feb. 10. This is the first SCIAC Athlete of the Week selection for Schultz.
The Los Angeles, Calif. native allowed just five hits and struck out one without yielding a walk. Schultz is just the second pitcher to shut out the Cougars in their last 67 games. She also recorded five assists in the game.
Schultz is 2-1 overall with a 1.17 ERA in 2013 and has held opponents scoreless in two of her first three outings this season. As a freshman in 2012, Schultz was named SCIAC Newcomer of the Year and second team All-West Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was established in 1915. The league is currently comprised of nine private colleges and universities in Southern California: California Institute of Technology, California Lutheran University, Chapman University, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges, University of La Verne, Occidental College, Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, University of Redlands, and Whittier College. The conference recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly and annual basis.
SCIAC Release: http://www.thesciac.org/sports/sball/2012-13/releases/aow_feb_12_2012
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