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March 26, 2002

GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Virginia third-year third baseman Ruby Rojas (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player of the Week as announced Monday (March 25). Rojas had a phenomenal week at the plate as she hit .733 and helped the Cavaliers win the 2002 Hoo’s Who Tournament with a perfect 6-0 record. Virginia swept doubleheaders from Drexel, Wright State and Penn State in winning the tournament.

Rojas, a 2001 All-Southeast Region and All-ACC performer, broke out of a hitting slump in grand fashion. She went 11 for 15 at the plate for an impressive .733 batting average. Among Rojas’ 11 hits were four doubles and two triples and she also scored six times and drove in four runs. Rojas registered a 1.267 slugging percentage in the six games and raised her batting average 85 points to .293.

Rojas is the third UVa player to earn the ACC’s Player of the Week Award this season. Fourth-year Kristen Dennis has earned the honor twice and first-year Valerie Sevilla has been the recipient once.

Virginia stands at 29-10 on the season and returns to action with a pair of doubleheaders this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The Cavaliers play at Georgia State on Friday, March 29 with the first game starting at 6:00 p.m. UVa then opens ACC play with a doubleheader at Georgia Tech on Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 p.m.

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