May 17, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara's Jessica Beristianos finished the 2010 season on fire and for her performance during last weekend's series at UC Davis, she earned Big West Co-Player of the Week honors it was announced by the conference Monday.
The junior third baseman helped lead the Gauchos to a 2-1 series victory over the league champion Aggies. She kicked off the series with a grand slam in UCSB's 6-0 win over the Aggies, her first homer of the season. She added another RBI in game two, but her RBI single in the top of the first in the finale gave UCSB the early momentum in the eventual 7-2 eight-inning win.
Beristianos batted .600 for the series (3-for-5) with a homer, six RBI, four runs scored and she was walked four times. She posted a .818 on-base percentage and reached base safely at least twice in every game.
This marks the junior's first career player of the week honor. She shared the honor with Cal Poly second baseman, Shea Williams.