SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Brigham Young University first baseman/pitcher Ashley Thompson and teammate McKenna Bull have been respectively named the West Coast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week in the sport of softball, the conference office announced Monday.
During last week's competition, Thompson posted .615 batting average, .667 on-base percentage, 1.231 slugging percentage, 10 RBI and two stolen bases in the Cougars 4-0 outing last week. More significantly, she added to her ever-growing catalog of program marks, by tying a school record for hits in a game with a 5-for-5 performance in the nightcap of the league doubleheader with Pacific on Friday. The Connell, Washington, native powered the Cougars defensive efforts in the circle after fanning 10.2 innings including a complete-game win over Utah Valley while chipping in with two hits and a home run at the plate in the same game. Thompson also drove in a career-high six runs and is the first Cougar since Jess Fitu in 2011 to record five hits in a game.
Bull notched three victories last week, helping BYU up its record to 29-8 on the season. The pitcher out of Ogden, Utah, improved to 25-5 while helping the Cougars to its second-straight sweep in WCC play as they defeated Pacific three times in Provo. Bull recorded a 0.91 ERA while registering a combined shutout and a complete-game shutout, allowing only four hits and two earned runs in 15.1 innings pitched to go along with seven strikeouts. Opposing batters had a .083 average at the plate against her as she now has the third most wins in a season in BYU history.
Collectively, the buddying classmates have pushed BYU league mark to 6-0, and are 9-1 in their last 10 meetings. So far this season, the Cougars have strung together a four-game plus win streak four times this campaign.
Thompson earns her first career weekly honor, while Bull collects her fifth career selection.
Also nominated... Danielle Mavridis San Diego; pitchers ... Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 13: Ashley Thompson, BYU
April 5: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 30: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 23: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 16: Kailey Hill, San Diego
March 9: Alicia Brown, Loyola Marymount
March 2: Mercedes O'Connor, Brigham Young
February 23: Gordy Bravo, Brigham Young
February 16: Nicole Zapotoczny, Pacific
February 9: Gianetta France, Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
April 13: McKenna Bull, BYU
April 5: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 30: Kate Moss, Saint Mary's
March 23: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 16: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 9: Dani Bonnet, Pacific
March 2: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 23: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 16: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 9: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego