Wennerberg Claims UAA Athlete of the Week Honor

Wennerberg Claims UAA Athlete of the Week Honor

Case Western Reserve University junior Annie Wennerberg was named the University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for Softball, after helping the Spartans to four wins last weekend.

Wennerberg went 3-0 during the weekend with 23 strikeouts in 21.1 innings and a 2.30 earned run average.  She led the Spartans to an 2-1 extra-inning win over Marietta College on Saturday, allowing just one run on five hits and two walks, while striking out a career-high 10 batters over eight innings of work.  She added a win against Emory and Henry on Sunday, striking out eight batters and allowing a pair of runs on six hits during the complete game victory, as the Spartans downed the Wasps 7-2.  She earned her third victory of the week later in the day, throwing six innings in a 7-2 win over Marietta.

For the season, Wennerberg is 3-1 with a 3.76 ERA, and has struck out 30 batters in 31.2 innings of work.  In addition, she is batting .320 with two doubles, a home run, and five runs batted in.  This was the second career UAA Athlete of the Week honor for Wennerberg, who was an All-America First Team Selection and the UAA Most Valuable Player last season.

The Spartans have won five-straight games and have opened the season with a 5-3 record.  Case Western Reserve will begin its Florida trip next weekend with a pair of games at the NTC Tournament in Clermont, Florida against Wheaton College (Ill.) and Bethany College on Saturday, March 5th.

The following Spartans have been named UAA Athletes of the Week for softball this season:

February 29th: Annie Wennerberg (Pitcher)