March 11, 2013
HOUSTON - University of Houston senior Holly Anderson has been named the Conference USA Hitter of the Week (March 11) as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
Anderson led Houston's offensive efforts over the weekend that helped sweep Southern Miss and open up C-USA play with a 3-0 league record. Anderson posted multi-hit games in all three Houston contests last week, ending the week 6-for-11 (.545) with five runs scored, four RBI, two doubles and a home run.
The third baseman from Dickinson (Texas) is sporting the second highest batting average in C-USA at .406.
In the first C-USA game of the season against Southern Miss, she belted a two-run home run in the seventh inning to cap a 2-for-4 effort to cap a 7-0 victory. The sparkplug for the UH offense also added two steals.
Anderson duplicated the 2-for-4 during game two, with two doubles, a pair of runs and a RBI. She closed the weekend series against the Golden Eagles with two more hits in three at bats, driving in and scoring another run. Over the weekend, she slugged 1.000 with a .583 on base percentage and two stolen bases.
This is Anderson's first Hitter of the Week honor of the season, third of her career and the first time a Cougar has captured a weekly award in the 2013 season. Tulsa's Aimee Creger was named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week.
Houston hosts Purdue in the Striking Out Breast Cancer game Thursday March 14 at 6:30 p.m. The annual `Pink Game' serves a double purpose as funds raised from the event benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure foundation.