Wright Named Big West Player of the Week for the Second Time

May 5, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior Tiffany Wright earned Big West Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after helping the Gauchos to a series win over Pacific this past weekend.

The outfielder opened the series against the Tigers with a 2-for-4 effort with a pair of doubles and two runs in UCSB's 7-4 win. Later in the day, she went 1-for-3 with a run in the nightcap of the twinbill to help the Gauchos to a 3-1 victory.

Her best performance came on Sunday when she went 3-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, two runs scored, and a double in UCSB's 8-6 loss to the Tigers in the series finale. Her home run was her 10th of the season and the 21st of her career, leaving her just two home runs shy of the program's all-time career mark.

This season Wright is batting .323 on the season with 23 extra-base hits and 32 RBI. In Big West play, she leads the team with her .444 batting average and 19 runs scored.

The Gauchos will conclude the 2008 regular season on the road next weekend at Cal State Fullerton. The two teams will face-off in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9 before completing the Big West series with a noon game on Sunday.