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BYU sophomore pitcher Arissa Paulson sets to release the pitch. She earned her first career WCC Pitcher of the Week honor.

BYU sophomore pitcher Arissa Paulson was named the West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week, the second of her career and the first weekly award for the Cougars this season.

Paulson pitched 18.2 innings in three games for BYU with a 2.41 ERA to earn her first Pitcher of the Week award. She tallied 19 strikeouts while giving up just five earned runs in her contests. She finished with an opposing batting average of .164, scattering just 11 hits in 18.2 innings.

Sydney Lahners from Pacific was named the WCC Player of the Week. Read the full release on the WCC website.

The Cougars will play five games this week at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California, from Feb. 22-24.

Player of the Week also nominated: Molly Grumbo, Loyola Marymount; Hailey Sparacino, Saint Mary’s

Pitcher of the Week also nominated: Hannah Bandimere, Loyola Marymount; Megan Walters, Pacific; Delaney Heller, San Diego