University of Redlands junior center fielder Kayla Peterson (San Jose, CA) was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for her outstanding contributions during the Bulldogs’ doubleheader sweep against Cal Lutheran University on March 7, 2009.
Playing a vital role in the Bulldogs’ two victories over the Regals, Peterson went 4-for-5 for an .800 batting average to go along with a slugging percentage of 1.600 and an on-base mark of .833. She was perfect in the outfield with one putout. During the 13-5 win in the first game, she was a home run short of the cycle but batted in a career-high six runs while crossing the plate once.
The male winner for last week was Claremont-Mudd-Scripps’ Max Rose, a pitcher/outfielder for the Stag baseball team.
The SCIAC Sports Information Directors nominate and vote on the athletes of the week every Tuesday.