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Campbell earns A-Sun Pitcher of the Week Award
Kellie Sirus
Kellie Sirus

Monday, February 16, 2009

MACON, Ga. - Lipscomb’s Christen Campbell threw her first career no-hitter against Louisiana Tech to earn her second career Pitcher of the Week award. Courtney Platt proved to be the hitting star for the FGCU offense, collecting nine RBI, to earn her first career Player of the Week honor, the conference announced Monday.

Campbell and Lipscomb first baseman Kelli Sirus were both named to the All-Tournament Team at the Louisiana Classics Tournament played Feb. 13-15 in Lafayette, La.

The Lady Bisons were the runner-up champion in the tournament with a 3-2 record behind host Louisiana-Lafayette, the 19th-ranked team in the country.

Campbell, a Bartlett, Tenn., native struck out four batters and walked only two. The junior pitched her no-hitter on Saturday in the 1-0 decision against Louisiana Tech in the Louisiana Classics. The exercise science major led the Lady Bisons with two hits, including driving in the only run of the game.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.