May 7, 2013
The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) has announced that Becca Girvan was named Iowa Conference Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Girvan, a 2012 All-American, led Luther to its third IIAC Tournament title in the last four years with three complete-game victories over the weekend. She shut out Buena Vista in the first round, allowing only one hit and walking one while striking out nine in a 9-0, five-inning victory. In Luther's 9-3 semifinal win over Central, she allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out six. Girvan capped the week by allowing two runs on five hits and striking out 11 in a 5-2 win over Coe in the championship game.
The Norse will be making their fifth consecutive trip to the national tournament and seventh in the past eight years. Luther will enter the tournament with an overall record of 28-9.
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