WACO, TEXAS (Feb. 15, 2012) -- Alissa Huerta of Our Lady of the Lake University earned recognition as the Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Softball Player of the Week for Feb. 6-12, while the Lady Saints' Shelby Blanar was selected as the RRAC Softball Pitcher of the Week for the same dates.
Huerta, a junior outfielder from Edinburg, Texas, lifted OLLU to a double-header sweep of Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in the first conference games of the season for both teams on Saturday. She was 3-for-6 on the day including a double, triple and three RBIs as the Saints won by scores of 8-0 and 9-1.
Huerta joined the team last year after transferring from St. Mary's University. In high school, she was a member of the All-District First-Team her sophomore, junior and seniors years. Last year, Huerta received RRAC Scholar Athlete honors. She is majoring in math and minioring in kinesiology.
Blanar, a sophomore pitcher from Pearland, Texas, didn't allow a hit in 3 1/3 innings of work to close out the second game against SAGU. She struck out three and walked one as OLLU started the season at 2-0.
Blanar is a newcomer on the Saints team this year. She is a transfer from Ranger College, where she made the Dean's List in the spring of 2010.