OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today that Fordham's Jen Mineau (Schaghticoke, N.Y.) has been named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for the week of April 25-May 1. Mineau led Fordham to a 7-0 record on the week, throwing 33.0 innings of scoreless softball.
In a week that saw the Rams go a perfect 7-0 and clinch the 2011 regular season Atlantic 10 conference title, Mineau started and completed five of the seven contests. She posted a 0.00 ERA while striking out 49 batters and walking just four. She posted a 12-1 strikeout to walk ratio in Week 12.
“It was gratifying to be successful and help the team capture the regular season title. It's an honor to be recognized for my efforts,” said Mineau. The highlight of her week came when she tossed a perfect game against St. Peter's on April 27. In the 9-0 Fordham win, Mineau fanned 12 of 15 batters faced, and didn't let a ball leave the infield.
"Jen was a difference maker this past week. She dominated on the mound and helped us win the regular season title,” said Fordham Head Coach Bridget Orchard. “She is deserving of the award. The tougher competition got, the tougher she got."
She was also named the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week for her efforts. This is the first-time Mineau has been honored as the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week.
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 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visithttp://www.asasoftball.com/.
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 nine World Championship titles including the last seven consecutive as well as claimed four World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.