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Caitlin Brooks, Softball

Northwestern Mutual Student-Athlete of the Week, April 14-20

Junior pitcher Caitlin Brooks helped lead the softball team to a three-game sweep of Portland State. In two starts, the right-hander went 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA, allowing just six hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out 22 batters in 14.0 innings of work. Portland State hit just .122 against Brooks, and she averaged 11 strikeouts per appearance. For her efforts, she was named the Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Week for the third time this season, and eighth time of her career. On Friday, she carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before giving up a one-out single, and on Saturday, she took a perfect game into the fifth inning before allowing a one-out single. In Friday’s 5-2 victory, the Escalon, Calif., native allowed just two hits and two unearned runs while walking one and striking out a career-high 13 batters. In Saturday’s 3-2 win, Brooks allowed just four hits and two runs over seven innings while walking one and striking out nine. She threw 104 pitches, and retired the first 13 batters of the game before allowing a single to left field.

Previous Northwestern Mutual Student-Athletes of the Week (2013-14)
Week 1: Sloan Lovett, Volleyball
Week 2: Alyssa Anderson, Women's Soccer
Week 3: DeAndre Carter, Football
Week 4: Hannah Gendron, Women's Soccer 
Week 5: Darnell Sankey, Football
Week 6: Rachel Mitchell, Women's Cross Country
Week 7: Gabriela Trenton, Women's Soccer
Week 8: Todd Davis, Football
Week 9: Courtney Dietrich, Volleyball
Week 10: Garret Safron, Football
Week 11: Alle Moreno, Women's Basketball
Week 12: Reesey Byers, Cross Country
Week 13: Morgan Stanley, Volleyball
Week 14: Mikh McKinney, Men's Basketball
Week 15: Alle Moreno, Women's Basketball
Week 16: Alex Tiffin, Men's Basketball
Week 17: Takara Burse, Women's Basketball
Week 18: Kailey Hansen, Gymnastics
Week 19: Dylan Garrity, Men's Basketball
Week 20: Julia Konner, Gymnastics
Week 21: Zach Coniglio, Track & Field
Week 22: Mikh McKinney, Men's Basketball
Week 23: Morgan Pope, Track & Field
Week 24: Kailey Hansen, Gymnastics
Week 25: Ty Nichols, Baseball
Week 26: Lisa Persson, Women's Golf
Week 27: Kalliah McCartney, Gymnastics
Week 28: Jennifer Nguyen, Women's Tennis
Week 29: Jesse Williams, Gymnastics
Week 30: Kalliah McCartney, Gymnastics
Week 31: Alexis Martinez, Softball
Week 32: Caitlin Brooks, Softball

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