Big South Announces Softball Players of the Week

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) - Campbell senior Taylor McGee (Charlotte, N.C.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina's Kiana Quolas (Oxnard, Calif.) has received The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week honor for games played the final week of the regular-season, it was announced today by the Conference office.

McGee batted .556 with five hits, five RBI, a double, two home runs and two runs scored in nine at-bats to lead the Camels to a 2-1 record over Presbyterian last week.  She tallied at least one hit in all three games, including multiple hits in Saturday's doubleheader.  McGee's extra-inning two-run blast to center field in game one pushed Campbell to the 3-1 victory over the Blue Hose.  The senior finished the week with a 1.333 slugging percentage and a .636 on-base percentage.  McGee also successfully handled 33 chances and threw out a runner trying to steal while catching all 22 innings over the three-game stretch.

Quolas went 2-0 with a save in 18.0 innings pitched last week as Coastal swept the series over Winthrop.  In the 3-2 win on Saturday, she recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts while walking just two and giving up three hits in 37 batters faced.  She earned her first save of the season in the 4-1 victory against the Lady Eagles in the second game on Saturday.  In the series finale on Sunday, she struck out nine, walked only one and gave up seven hits to help the Chanticleers secure second-place in the standings.  Quolas' line last week: 2-0, 1 Sv., 0.78 ERA, 18.0 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 21 SO, .169 opponents' batting average.

Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week: Linzy Rother (Charleston Southern), Stacy Snellings (Coastal Carolina), Bridgett Woods (Liberty) and Chelsey Schoenfeldt (Winthrop).

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week: Christina Melton (Campbell), Morgan Dowdy (Charleston Southern), Jackie Jenkins (Radford) and Natalie Becker (Winthrop).

2012 Softball Players of the Week:
Feb. 13 - Chelsey Schoenfeldt, Winthrop
Feb. 20 - Kory Hayden, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 27 - Meredith Crisante, Liberty
March 5 - Nichole Beall, Radford
March 12 - Chelsey Schoenfelt, Winthrop
March 19 - Ericka Nesbitt, Campbell
March 25 - Megan Lombard, Charleston Southern
April 2 - Chelsey Schoenfeldt, Winthrop
April 9 - Savannah Burns, Gardner-Webb
April 16 - Chelsea Pineda, Coastal Carolina
April 23 - Nichole Beall, Radford
April 30 - Taylor McGee, Campbell
May 7 - Taylor McGee, Campbell

2012 Softball Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 13 - Morgan Dowdy, Charleston Southern
Feb. 20 - Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
Feb. 27 - Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
March 5 - Micalah Sacre, Radford
March 12 - Cindy Boomhower, Gardner-Webb
March 19 - Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina
March 25 - Morgan Dowdy, Charleston Southern
April 2 - Jackie Jenkins, Radford
April 9 - Kensley Loudermelk, Presbyterian College
April 16 - Cindy Boomhower, Gardner-Webb
April 23 - Jackie Jenkins, Radford
April 30 - Ashley Bagwell, Coastal Carolina
May 7 - Kiana Quolas, Coastal Carolina