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Arizona’s Fowler wins national player of the week honors


Arizona Wildcats sophomore pitcher Kenzie Fowler has been selected the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week.

Fowler led Arizona to a three-game sweep at Stanford last weekend as the Cats opened Pac-10 play. She shut out the Cardinal in the first and third games, while saving the second in relief of Shelby Babcock.

Fowler allowed only four hits in 15 1/3 innings, striking out 17 and walking seven.

For the season, Fowler is 20-4 with a 1.57 ERA.

Arizona starts a three-game series at Oregon State on Friday before returning home for a nine-game conference homestand. That starts with a three-game set against Washington from April 15-17.

Arizona (32-6, 3-0 Pac-10) is ranked fifth in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll.

Fowler also won this national player of the week award as a freshman.

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