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Kirkland's Aasness selected as Outstanding Senior Athlete at SPU

Softball pitcher and Kirkland resident Sara Aasness has been recognized with the selection as Pacific University
Softball pitcher and Kirkland resident Sara Aasness has been recognized with the selection as Pacific University's Outstanding Senior Athlete.
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The senior year achievements of softball pitcher and Kirkland resident Sara Aasness have been recognized with the selection as Pacific University's Outstanding Senior Athlete.

The award, voted upon by the Pacific's coaches and athletic department staff, was announced during the annual Senior Awards Ceremony on Wednesday. Outstanding Senior Athletes are selected based on their achievements in the athletic arena during their senior seasons.

Aasness proved to be the ace of the Pacific softball pitching staff and helped lead the Boxers to a second place finish in the Northwest Conference standings and a spot in the conference championship game. A Second Team All-NWC selection for the second consecutive season, Aasness finished with a 14-5 record, a 3.29 earned run average and three saves. During the final half of the regular season, Aasness finished with a 6-0 record and a 0.85 earned run average, allowing just eight runs in 49.2 innings pitched. During the last two weeks of the season, Aasness was named the NWC's Softball Pitcher Student-Athlete of the Week.

A two-year member of the Pacific softball program, Aasness transferred to Pacific from Division I Northwestern State for the 2013 season. She finished her career with a 21-10 record and a 3.44 earned run average.

 

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