Tiffany Wright Named Golden1 Athlete of the Week

May 5, 2008

Tiffany Wright batted .545 as UCSB took two of three games from Big West opponent Pacific at Campus Diamond last week.

In the series opener, Wright went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored as the Gauchos topped the Tigers 7-4. Later that day, the junior outfielder went 1-for-3 with a run in UCSB¹s 3-1 victory.

Wright's best performance of the series came on Sunday, the final regular season home game of the year. The Corona, Calif. native was 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI, and two runs in an 8-6 loss. The homer was her 10th of the season and the 21st of her career, leaving her just two long balls shy of the program's all-time career mark.

For the series, Wright went 6-for-11 (.545) with three doubles, a home run, two RBI, and five runs scored.

Wright was also tabbed the Big West Player of the Week for the second time this season.

This season Wright is batting .323 with 23 extra-base hits and 32 RBI. In Big West play, she leads the team with her .444 batting average and 19 runs scored.

The Gauchos will conclude the 2008 regular season on the road next weekend at Cal State Fullerton. The two teams will face-off in a doubleheader at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 9 before completing the Big West series with a noon game on Sunday.