MACON, Ga. – Campbell’s Courtney Quinn opened her final season in the black and orange red hot, hitting over .500 in leading the Camels to a 5-1 start. On Monday, she won her first Atlantic Sun Player of the Week award. Inside the circle, Rachel Edinger won Florida Gulf Coast’s first-ever A-Sun weekly softball award, garnering the Pitcher of the Week honor, the conference office announced on Monday.
Quinn, an athletic training major from Glencoe, Ala., knocked out three homers and scored eight times while batting .550 last week, fueling the Camels to a 5-1 start to the 2008 season. In addition to her three long balls, she also collected three doubles and drove in six runs, including three on opening day, a 12-7 win against College of Charleston. Over the weekend at the Georgia Southern Invitational she went 8-for-14 at the plate, hit a pair a solo home runs and scored six runs in the four games as the Camels won all four contests.
Edinger, a senior legal studies major from Lake City Fla., starred at the USF Best Western Tournament. She earned up the wins in the two games that the Eagles won at tournament on Saturday and Sunday. In Florida Gulf Coast’s opener in Tampa, she defeated Ole Miss by going all 7.0 innings and striking out seven batters while allowing only two runs on five hits. One day later, she shut out host USF, limited the Bulls to only five hits and striking out four. For the week she twirled a 1.00 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 14.0 innings. She did not allow a walk in either contest.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Other Top Performers
Morgan Childers, UPST (Fr. – P – Kings Mountain, N.C. – Education) – Went 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 16 innings; Set single-game record with 18 strikeouts against Tusculum; Earned 2nd win with two scoreless innings of relief work; Allowed one run, struck out six vs West Virginia Wesleyan.
Devyn Findley, UNF (So. – P – Gainesville, Fla. – Community Health) – Posted a 2-0 record and a save at the Samford Bulldog Bash; Compiled a 2.14 ERA with 15 strikeouts in 16.1 innings; Defeated Louisville in the team's opening game and earned a save against the Cardinals in the semifinal.
Andrea Migliori, STET (Jr. – 1B – Winter Garden, Fla. – Accounting) – Homered in all three Stetson victories in the tournament to move into second place in program history with 25 career home runs. Migliori batted .429, recorded a slugging percentage of 1.071; Collected her 100th career RBI on Friday.
Carmen Paez, FGCU (Sr. – OF – Belle Glade, Fla. – Criminal Justice) – Hit 3 HR in four games at USF Best Western Tournament, drove in 6 runs and hit .500; Homered against Ole Miss, Tennessee and Hofstra.
Brittany Stanley, CAM (So. – P – West Lafayette, Ind. – Exercise Science) – Posted a perfect 3-0 record to start the 2008 season, pitching three complete games in Campbell's 5-1 opening week. Stanley fanned 13 in 22.0 innings over the week, earning a 1.91 ERA while giving up only six earned runs.
Mandy Ward, GWU (So. – C – Charlotte, N.C. – Undeclared) – Hit .400 for the week at the Auburn University Tiger Invitational; Four of six hits went for extra bases; Tallied eight RBIs including the game-winning RBI in both the Furman and McNeese State games; Grand slam against McNeese State.