TUCSON, Ariz. – Dejah Mulipola was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for her stellar performance at the Wildcat Invitational, the conference announced on Tuesday.
Mulipola had nine hits in 14 at-bats, leading the team with a .643 average in Arizona’s perfect 6-0 weekend at its home tournament over the weekend. The freshman had two doubles, a triple and two homers, helping her to a 1.357 slugging percentage.
The freshman led the Wildcats in both runs driven in (14) and runs scored (7).
On Sunday, Mulipola celebrated her 19th birthday with a perfect day at the plate. In doubleheader victories over North Dakota State and Boston College, Mulipola went 5-for-5 with two homers and eight runs batted in. She also recorded her first career pickoff defensively.
On the season, Mulipola leads the Wildcats with a .593 average and a .611 on-base percentage. The freshman has three doubles, a triple and three homers in her first 11 career games. She has started all 11 games for Arizona behind the plate and has helped the pitching staff to a 0.71 team ERA, third in the NCAA.