Alabama’s Dunne Named USA Softball’s Player of the Week

April 07, 2009, 1:52 p.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After leading her then-No.4 Alabama Crimson to a three-game sweep of then-No.6 Georgia Kelsi Dunne (Port Orange, Fla.) was selected the USA Softball Player of the Week for the week of March 30 – April 5 announced today by the Amateur Softball Association.

The sophomore collected all three wins against Georgia on the weekend with three starts, posting a 0.54 ERA on the weekend. She came in for an inning of relief in the seventh of game two to help her team break the tie and earn a 3-2 win in eight innings. Dunne’s three wins increase her win total against ranked opponents to six on the season.

She held the potent Georgia offense to just a .190 average and one run. Dunne allowed eight hits and struck out 11 on the weekend.

This is the first-time honor for Dunne as USA Softball Player of the Week.

About ASA 

The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit

About USA Softball 

USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit