PORTLAND, Ore. — Utah Valley University sophomore Amanda Robinson has been named the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Mountain Division Player of the Week. The weekly award was announced on Tuesday by the league office.
College Sports Madness also named Robinson its PCSC Player of the Week on Tuesday as well.
Robinson went 5-for-16 (.313) with three home runs and eight RBIs in six games for UVU last week. In the Wolverines' four-game sweep of Northern Colorado, the Lakewood, Calif., native went 5-for-10. She was also walked three times against the Bears, to record a .615 on base percentage for the series.
Robinson also knocked in all seven runs in the Wolverines' 7-5 win in game two of the series. She hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 3-3, and a go-ahead grand slam in the fifth with the Bears leading 5-3 to help give UVU the 7-5 win. The seven RBIs were just one shy of the PCSC single-game record that her teammate Amanda Perez set last season. The UVU right fielder broke a 2-2 tie in game three of the series with a solo home run in the fifth inning, as Utah Valley went on to a 10-6 win.
For the season, Robinson is hitting .343 with eight homers and 29 RBIs. This is her second PCSC Player of the Week award in 2012.
Portland State's Anna Bertrand was named the PCSC Mountain Division Pitcher of the Week after she went 2-1 with a 0.61 ERA for the Vikings last week.
Robinson and the Wolverines will take the field on Tuesday in Logan, when they face Utah State at 4 p.m. UVU will then play at BYU on Wednesday at 6 p.m., in a game that can be seen nationally on BYUtv.
James Warnick is an assistant sports information director at Utah Valley University. For more information about Wolverine athletics, visit www.WolverineGreen.com.