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October 3, 1990
UCLA pitcher Lisa Longaker was selected as the 1989-90 Honda Award winner as the top collegiate athlete in softball.
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October 3, 1990
UCLA pitcher Lisa Longaker was selected as the 1989-90 Honda Award winner as the top collegiate athlete in softball.
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May 21, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Fourth-ranked UCLA, with a little help from the weather, pulled out a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Arizona State Wednesday in the first game of the double-elimination College Softball World Series. Rain had already halted play once and was threatening again when, with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Shauna Wattenberg--whose .200 average is the second lowest on the team--dropped a fly ball into soggy center field.
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June 7, 1990 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women softball players come from far and near to play for UCLA Coach Sharron Backus, but infielder Kerry Dienelt probably holds the record for having come the farthest. Dienelt, who has played for UCLA teams that have won three consecutive NCAA titles, is a native of Darwin, Australia, located in the province of the Northern Territories. The town has a population of about 17,000 and is far from Australia's population centers of Sydney and Melbourne. Under Backus, UCLA has won six of nine national softball titles that have been under the auspices of the NCAA, and many players are attracted to the school because of the team's reputation as a softball power.
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May 18, 1990 | IAN JAQUISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA's top-ranked women's softball team will begin its quest for a third consecutive national championship today at 3:30 p.m. against Northern Iowa in the first game of a best-of-three series at Sunset Field on campus. The Bruins (55-6) have won 25 of their last 26 games, the loss coming to Arizona in the final game of the regular season. Starting for the Bruins will be senior pitcher Lisa Longaker, who was named Pacific 10 player of the year for the third time.
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June 7, 1990 | RAY RIPTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Women softball players come from far and near to play for UCLA Coach Sharron Backus, but infielder Kerry Dienelt probably holds the record for having come the farthest. Dienelt, who has played for UCLA teams that have won three consecutive NCAA titles, is a native of Darwin, Australia, located in the province of the Northern Territories. The town has a population of about 17,000 and is far from Australia's population centers of Sydney and Melbourne. Under Backus, UCLA has won six of nine national softball titles that have been under the auspices of the NCAA, and many players are attracted to the school because of the team's reputation as a softball power.
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April 15, 1988 | IRENE GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Lorraine Maynez may be a shy college freshman, but on the softball field she seems like an aggressive old pro. The UCLA center fielder, a three-time league MVP at Banning High, has all the qualities of a great softball player. She's quick and powerful at the plate. "We call her 'Scooter,' " said catcher Stacy Sunny, "because she's real sneaky and fast on the bases." The 18-year-old appears like a timid newcomer when she strolls through the UCLA campus. Her teammates say she hardly talks.
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January 11, 1989 | JERRY CROWE
Teresa Weatherspoon, who led Louisiana Tech to the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. women's basketball championship last season, was awarded the Broderick Cup here Tuesday night as the outstanding athlete in women's collegiate sports. Weatherspoon was a starting guard for the 1988 U.S. team that won an Olympic gold medal last fall at Seoul, South Korea. Among the individual winners was Lisa Longaker of UCLA for softball.
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May 18, 1990 | IAN JAQUISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA's top-ranked women's softball team will begin its quest for a third consecutive national championship today at 3:30 p.m. against Northern Iowa in the first game of a best-of-three series at Sunset Field on campus. The Bruins (55-6) have won 25 of their last 26 games, the loss coming to Arizona in the final game of the regular season. Starting for the Bruins will be senior pitcher Lisa Longaker, who was named Pacific 10 player of the year for the third time.
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April 15, 1988 | IRENE GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
Lorraine Maynez may be a shy college freshman, but on the softball field she seems like an aggressive old pro. The UCLA center fielder, a three-time league MVP at Banning High, has all the qualities of a great softball player. She's quick and powerful at the plate. "We call her 'Scooter,' " said catcher Stacy Sunny, "because she's real sneaky and fast on the bases." The 18-year-old appears like a timid newcomer when she strolls through the UCLA campus. Her teammates say she hardly talks.
SPORTS
May 21, 1987 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Fourth-ranked UCLA, with a little help from the weather, pulled out a 1-0, nine-inning victory over Arizona State Wednesday in the first game of the double-elimination College Softball World Series. Rain had already halted play once and was threatening again when, with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Shauna Wattenberg--whose .200 average is the second lowest on the team--dropped a fly ball into soggy center field.
SPORTS
May 19, 1990
Senior Lisa Longaker gave up one hit and struck out 13, leading UCLA past Northern Iowa, 2-0, in the first game of the NCAA's Northwest Regional softball tournament Friday. Longaker (19-1), voted Pacific 10 player of the year for the third time, had a perfect game until Jenny Schultz doubled in the seventh inning. It was Longaker's 12th shutout. Junior outfielder Shanna Flynn went two for two and scored both runs. Flynn extended her hitting streak to eight games.
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May 26, 1988
UCLA sophomore Lisa Longaker pitched a three-hit shutout to give the No. 1-ranked Bruins a 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois in the opening game of the NCAA Division I softball College World Series at Sunnyvale, Calif. The Bruins scored their only run in the top of the first inning when freshman Shanna Flynn led off with a single to center, moved up on a groundout and a fielder's choice, and scored on a wild pitch by Northern Illinois pitcher Beth Schrader.
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