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NAIA Softball Weekly Awards Announced - #7

April 30, 2008
By NAIA National Office

April 30, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lexy Determan of Northwestern (Iowa) has been selected as the NAIA Softball Pitcher of the Week while Lakyn Newton of Shorter (Ga.) was awarded the NAIA Softball Player of the Week for April 21-27.


Determan, a freshman pitcher from Terril, Iowa, recorded four wins and a save last week. She struck out 28 batters in 24 innings and allowed just two runs.  On the season Determan is 17-8 with 1.67 ERA and 220 strikeouts.  She set a new school record for strikeouts in a single season.


Newton, a senior infielder from Greenville, Ala., recorded eight hits in nine at bats for a .889 batting average during the week and helped the team post 4-0 record.  She scored three runs while driving in three more. On the season Newton is batting .395 with 44 runs and 38 RBI.


Other Pitcher of the Week Nominees:
Pam Johnston, Ottawa (Kan.); Sidney Burns, Milligan (Tenn.); Katie Zillner, College of Idaho; Valerie Teter, Columbia (Mo.); Katie Lapczenski, Notre Dame (Ohio); Libby Munson, Shorter (Ga.); Becky Holland, Northwestern Oklahoma; Melissa Pike, St. Joseph (Vt.); Kim Malacina, St. Francis (Ill.); Gina Guffanti, St. Thomas (Fla.).


Other Player of the Week Nominees:

Lateah Lucero, Texas Wesleyan; Jill Gigliotti, Notre Dame (Ohio); Zoroya Brittan, William Woods (Mo.); Irene Thompkins, St. Joseph (Vt.); Paige Brune, Dana (Neb.); Brittany Warren, Oregon Tech; Jennifer Sloan, Mountain State; Megan Goings, Park (Mo.); Beth Boezeman, St. Francis (Ill.); Carleigh Shannon, SCAD (Ga.).


2007-08 Composite Award Winners:

March 19:

Pitcher - Brittiany Johnson, Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.)

Player -  Courtney Bersuch, McPherson (Kan.)


March 26:

Pitcher - Marissa Gonzalez, Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Player - Kara Renfro, Georgetown (Ky.)


April 2:

Pitcher - Emily Jimmerson, Faulkner (Ala.)

Player - Marci Cline, William Penn (Iowa)


April 9:

Pitcher - Sharon Bell, St. Gregroy's (Okla.)

Player - Janessa Penner, Minot State (N.D.)


April 16:

Pitcher - Sara Jane Webster, Dickinson State (N.D.)

Player - Anna Ball, Notre Dame (Ohio)


April 23:

Pitcher - Katie Zillner, The College of Idaho

Player - Cristina Rodriguez, Mobile (Ala.)


April 30:

Pitcher - Lexy Determan, Northwestern (Iowa)

Player - Lakyn Newton, Shorter (Ga.)

Championship Information

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