OMAHA, Neb. –
Creighton softball senior Becca Changstrom collected her third BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week Award of the season the league office announced Monday afternoon.
Changstrom (13-8) turned in one of her best performances of the season last week going 2-1 at No. 20 Nebraska and against Villanova, finishing with a 0.90 ERA in 23.1 innings of work.
She was dominant against VU, shutting out the Wildcats for 17.1 scoreless innings -once as a starter and once in over 10 innings of relief - over a marathon Saturday doubleheader while striking out 26 batters on the day. Changstrom claimed two wins for her efforts and set a career high of 16 K's in game two of the series.
Earlier in the week she started at No. 20 Nebraska and held the Huskers to just three earned runs and struck out six to give her a weekly strikeout total to 32.
Changstrom currently leads the BIG EAST in ERA (1.60), strikeouts (189), complete games (18) and shutouts (7). Her strikeout total also ranks No. 9 nationally in the latest NCAA rankings compiled Monday.
Creighton steps out of conference play Tuesday when it hosts South Dakota State for a doubleheader slated to begin at 3:00 p.m. CT at the CU Sports Complex.