Kaia Parnaby selected as USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week
CITY --- Kaia Parnaby (Bilgola Plateau, NSW, Australia) is the USA
Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for March 11-17, the Amateur Softball
Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today. The
Hawai’i senior played a key role in helping the No. 23 Rainbow Wahine go 6-2 on
the week including a win over No. 15 Baylor and take home the Chevron Spring
Fling Tournament Championship. Parnaby pitched 51 total innings in seven games
and only allowed four runs.
really felt in the zone for most of the season,” said Parnaby. “In the last few
years I’ve gone through some struggles so I worked especially hard this
offseason. I always want to keep improving
to be the best I can be and help the team out.”
senior southpaw finished the week with a .41 ERA and capped it off by breaking
UH’s single-game strikeout record with 17 against Syracuse in the championship
games of the Chevron Spring Fling. Parnaby had 76 K’s over the course of the
week and finished with six wins and just one loss.
has just done a phenomenal job this year and has realized her potential,” said
Hawai’i Head Coach Bob Coolen. “We didn’t know what to expect out of her in
terms of endurance because she didn’t have a chance to exert herself last year,
but she has really accepted the ball this whole season so far.”
is the first ever USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week honor for
Hawai’i. The Rainbow Wahine are currently ranked No. 23 in the latest
ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll.
USA Softball National Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 7-10): Keilani Ricketts - Oklahoma - Senior - Pitcher– San Jose,
Week 2 (Feb. 11-17): BB Bates – UCLA – Senior – Outfield – Victorville, Calif.
Week 3 (Feb. 18-24): Mel Dumezich – Texas A&M – Senior – Pitcher – Whiting,
Week 4 (Feb. 25- March 3): Katie Keller – Louisville – Junior – Second Base –
Week 5 (March 4-10): Ivy Renfroe – Tennessee – Senior – Pitcher – Jackson, Tenn.
Week 6 (March 11-17): Kaia Parnaby – Hawai’i – Senior – Pitcher – Bilgola Plateau,
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