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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

March 28, 2006

Northwest Picks Up Four MIAA POW's

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Northwest Missouri State men's and women's tennis and softball team's received four Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Athlete's of the Week honors for the week ending of March 26.

Bearcat senior third basemen Ashley Pride went six-for-10, with two home runs, seven RBIs and scored five runs in four games at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. On March 21 against Eckerd (Fla.), Pride was two-of-two, scored two runs and had four RBIs. Pride set the school's career home run record as she currently stands with 27 and RBIs with 115. Pride was softball Player of the Week.

Fellow softball teammate, freshman Cola Krueger received pitcher of the week honor's in the MIAA, after she pitched 13.2 innings, scattered three hits, gave up one run, which was unearned, walked two and stuck out six at the Rebel Spring Games. Her one hitter against No. 2 Florida Southern was just a base hit, while her two hits allowed against Southern New Hampshire were triples.

For the second consecutive week, Northwest senior women's tennis athlete Gena Lindsay won MIAA Athlete of the Week accolades. Lindsay, who is ranked No. 29 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), went 4-0 in singles play and 2-1 in doubles competition with Erica Ramirez to help keep the team unbeaten at 10-0 and ranked No. 35 in the country.

"I just think it's really awesome to win the award in back-to-back weeks. It doesn't happen very often, so it's very special to me," said Lindsay. "A lot of teams took time off over spring break, but we didn't, and I want to give coach Rosewell a lot of a credit for that."

Junior Pablo Acebedo won the final award this week for Northwest, after winning his last two singles and doubles matches against Nebraska-Kearney and Truman State last week. Against Kearney, Acebedo won in singles play 6-4, 7-5 and won in doubles action with Chris Smith, 8-5. In the conference win against Truman, Acebedo picked up the singles win 6-2, 6-0 and the doubles win with Smith 8-1.

"I think Pablo is really coming on strong this year, said head coach Mark Rosewell." He is really doing a fantastic job."

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