Softball Junior Heather Schwartzburg Wins Fourth Akadema/NEC Pitcher of the Week Honor

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University softball junior Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was named the Akadema/Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week, for the fourth time this season, as announced by the league office on Monday, April 18.

Schwartzburg picks up her fourth NEC weekly accolade of the year after appearing in each of the four games that Quinnipiac played last weekend. The right-handed hurler pitched two complete games, one against Long Island and another in a 5-0 shutout versus Central Connecticut State. Overall, she pitched a total of 20 innings and picked up two conference wins to improve her 2011 record to 16-9. Schwartzburg struck out 23 batters and recorded a 1.40 ERA. She also held opponents to a 1.87 batting average.

The Mission Viejo native was recently named Quinnipiac's Female Athlete of the Month for March. Schwartzburg previously won the NEC Pitcher of the Week title on April 4, March 21 and on March 7 of this year. The junior has made 28 appearances for the Bobcats this season and currently leads Quinnipiac with a 1.46 ERA. Schwartzburg has compiled a team and league leading 210 strikeouts on the year.

The Bobcats return to action when they host Hartford in a non-conference match-up on Wednesday, April 20 at 4:30 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Softball Field in Hamden, Conn.

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