TUCSON, Ariz. - Senior Bill Rhinehart has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, commissioner Tom Hansen announced on Tuesday. The weekly honor is the first in Rhinehart's four-year career at Arizona, the fourth for a Wildcat player this season and the 50th all-time.
Rhinehart helped lead the Wildcats to a series sweep over Washington at Jerry Kindall Field last weekend by batting .600 (9 for 15) with four doubles, a triple, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. In Sunday's series finale he became just the 12th player at Arizona to hit for the cycle. He hit a two-run homer in the first, a single in the fourth and a two-run triple in the seventh. He then completed the cycle with a two-out double in Arizona's final at bat in the eighth inning.
Rhinehart and the Wildcats will head to Tempe, Ariz., on Wednesday to wrap up the regular season slate with a three-game series against Arizona State. The Wildcats will need to sweep the Sun Devils in order to split the Pac-10 title with ASU, which has already clinched at least a share of the championship.