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Two Big West Softball Players Named Candidates For Senior CLASS Award

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2/20/2013

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Hawai’i’s Kelly Majam and Pacific’s Nikki Armagost added to their preseason accolades this week, being named candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate softball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. In all, Majam and Armagost are two of 30 NCAA Division I softball student-athletes to be named for the prestigious award, with the winner being announced during the 2013 NCAA Women’s College World Series.

BIG WEST AT A GLANCE

• Five clubs have .500 or better records through the first two weeks of softball play, led by UC Santa Barbara’s 8-2 record. This week matchups await against top tier competition in tournament action in California and Florida.

• UC Santa Barbara’s Keilani Jennings supplied a lot of power at her home field last weekend, blasting three home runs in five games during the Gaucho Classic I. She’s off to a blistering start to the season overall, hitting .438 with four homers, 13 RBI, eight runs scored and three doubles in 10 games.

• Hawai’i’s Kelly Majam added to her place among the elite in Wahine history last weekend, adding another school record to her illustrious career. With three runs scored against Nevada, Majam established a new UH career record with 188 scores. She already holds the Wahine career marks for home runs (58) and walks (128).

• Pacific nearly recorded its first no-hitter since 2001 last weekend at the Miken Classic in Waco, Texas. The Tigers allowed just one hit in an 11-2 victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, a shot to the outfield that caused a collision between defenders. The two runs were actually unearned scores, plated after a throwing error with two outs in the fourth.

• Cal Poly snapped an eight-game losing skid with a bang last weekend, downing #18/16 Washington 2-0 in its last game at the Campbell/Cartier Classic. The win came after a tough 4-3 loss to Notre Dame earlier in the day.

• UC Davis is playing exactly .500 ball this season, alternating wins and losses ever since the 2013 campaign began. The Aggies kicked off this unusual run with a season-opening 5-3 win over Southern Miss, and most recently have continued the trend with an 8-0 loss to Stanford. UCD will go for its first winning streak of the season this weekend at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Fla.

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