WINTER PARK, Fla. (April 10, 2011)- Junior Hope Bitzer was named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week for her efforts against Florida Tech and Barry, announced Monday afternoon. Bitzer helped the Tars wrap-up their third straight conference championship with a two game series sweep of Barry this past weekend.

Bitzer held the hot bat for the Tars, posting a .538 average with three home runs and four RBIs to lead the Tars to a perfect 5-0 record over the past week.

She hit safely in four of the five games and tallied multi-hit efforts in three of the contests to help fuel the Tars offense. Bitzer's displayed her power in the two series, notching a 1.231 slugging percentage along with a .647 on-base percentage.

Bitzer and the rest of the Tars will finish with a conference showdown on the road with Saint Leo, starting Thursday night with doubleheader action starting at 6 p.m.

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