WALNUT CREEK, Calif. ?- Junior outfielder Trevor Crowe has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, commissioner Tom Hanson announced today. He joins Oregon State left-handed pitcher Anton Maxwell in receiving the weekly honor from the conference.
Crowe, a Portland, Ore., native, led the Wildcats to a 3-1 record last week, including a win over rival Arizona State in a non-conference game on Tuesday and a 2-1 series victory at UT-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas, over the weekend.
Crowe led all Arizona players with a .529 batting average, nine hits (including a double, a triple and two home runs), as well as a team-best eight RBI, five runs scored and a 1.059 slugging percentage. He collected at least one hit in all four games to extend his team-best hitting streak to 18-straight games dating back to last season (eight in 2004, 10 in 2005) and also walked a team-high six times to help him to a .652 on-base percentage in the four games.
In Friday's series-opener at UTPA, Crowe tied his career-high with six RBI and hit both of his home runs for the week in the contest (3 for 5, three runs, six RBI, two HRs, BB in the game).
The player of the week honor is the second in Crowe’s three-year career at UA (May 18, 2004) and the 43rd overall time an Arizona player has been recognized by the conference office.
Arizona and Arizona State will meet up for a second non-conference game at Kindall Field at Sancet Stadium on Wednesday at 4 p.m.