Just days after pitching a complete-game shutout in a 6-0 win over preseason NAIA No. 1 Cal State San Marcos on Saturday, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps sophomore Hayley Schultz has been named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 4 – Feb. 10.
This is the first SCIAC Athlete of the Week selection for Schultz.
The Los Angeles native allowed just five hits and struck out one without yielding a walk. Schultz is just the second pitcher to shut out the Cougars in their last 67 games. She also recorded five assists in the game.
Schultz is 2-1 overall with a 1.17 ERA in 2013 and has held opponents scoreless in two of her first three outings this season. As a freshman in 2012, Schultz was named SCIAC Newcomer of the Year and second team All-West Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).