May 6, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford senior shortstop Jenna Rich has been named the Stanford Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for April 29 - May 5.
Rich led Stanford offensively to its first-ever series sweep over rival California. Rich went 7-for-16 hitting .438 on the weekend to go along with 10 RBI, an .875 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage.
In the first game of the series the Cardinal topped then-No. 12 Cal 13-5. Rich broke the Stanford career RBI record as she hit a three-run homer. She now has 210 RBI in her career passing the previous mark of 201 set in 2002 by Sarah Beeson.
In the five inning 17-2 victory on Saturday, Stanford registered its largest margin of victory over Cal in program history. Rich hit a two-run single and scored two runs in the game. She went 3-for-4 on Sunday in a 7-5 win, which included a double and another home run.
It is the first career Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week award for Rich and the first for the softball team this season. She was also named the Pac-12 Player of the Week.
Stanford wraps-up the regular season this week, playing host to Santa Clara on Tuesday, May 7 before welcoming Pac-12 foe Arizona for a three-game series, May 9-11.
Also Nominated: Hannah Farr (lacrosse), Men's Varsity 8 (rowing) and Cameron Wilson (men's golf).