Seniors Sweep MWC Awards

BYU's Cadiente and Flint Named Mountain West Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BYU senior outfielder Brooke Cadiente and senior right handed pitcher Mandy Flint have been named Mountain West Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. This is Cadiente's third career weekly honor and the first for Flint.

Cadiente, a Mesa, Ariz., native, hit 1.000 (7-for-7) from the plate with nine RBI and six runs scored, as the Cougars went 3-0 against Utah State last week. In the first game of the series against the Aggies, Cadiente started quickly with a two-run triple in the bottom of the first. In the bottom of the sixth, she smashed a two-run homer, her sixth of the season. She finished the game with four RBI and two runs scored, as the Cougars beat Utah State, 6-1. In BYU's 10-1 win in the second game, she drove in a career-high five runs and scored two more runs to lead the Cougars. She finished the series with a 2-for-2, two runs scored performance, as the Cougars completed the weekend sweep with a 12-4 victory.

Flint, a Roy, Utah, product, turned in a complete game victory for BYU in game two against the Aggies. In 5.0 innings on the mound, she struck out six, while only giving up one earned run and no walks. She currently is 5-1 on the season with a 1.42 ERA and 19 strikeouts.

The Cougars will travel to Las Cruces, N.M. this week for their final non-conference tournament as they play both New Mexico and New Mexico State this weekend before opening up conference play on Mar. 29 against Utah at Gail Miller Park.

Mountain West Conference Players/Pitchers of the Week

Player Pitcher

Feb. 11 -- Lynsey Wall, Fr., C, Utah Heather Bowlin, Jr., Utah

Feb. 18 -- Janna Kovensky, Jr., OF, San Diego State Bre DeSanta, So., San Diego State

Feb. 25 -- Ricki Walker, Jr., 1B, Colorado State Jen Pursell, Sr., Utah

Mar. 4 -- Ashley VanBoxmeer, Fr., SS, New Mexico Amy Dumas, Jr., New Mexico

Mar. 11 -- Joann Figueroa, Jr., 2B, San Diego State Bre DeSanta, So., San Diego State

Mar. 18 -- Brooke Cadiente, Sr., OF, BYU Mandy Flint, Sr., BYU