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Shaunte Duarte Named MWC Softball Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/24/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 24, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- New Mexico junior third baseman Shaunte Duarte has been named Mountain West Conference Softball Player of the Week. Duarte earns her first weekly honor and becomes the first Lobo selection this season.

Duarte, who hails from La Habra, Calif., hit .700 in four games last weekend and had three multi-hit games in the Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. The junior started in each of New Mexico's four games, going 7-for-10 at the plate with six runs scored, two doubles, four walks and four RBI. She had an on-base percentage of .786 and a slugging percentage of .900 in games vs. Wisconsin, Drake and Texas Tech (2). In the Lobos' tournament closer vs. the Red Raiders, Duarte went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and four RBI. She also made a driving play at third base in the seventh inning to help New Mexico hold on to an 11-8 victory.

Duarte is in her first season at New Mexico after transferring from Yavapai College in Arizona.

Friday, April 18
3:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UNLV
Saturday, April 19
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UNLV
Tuesday, April 22
2:00 PM - 
Softball
at Colorado State (DH)
Wednesday, April 23
1:00 PM - 
Softball
at Colorado State
Friday, April 25
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Saturday, April 26
1:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Sunday, April 27
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Utah State
Tuesday, April 29
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. NM State
Friday, May 02
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Saturday, May 03
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Sunday, May 04
1:00 PM - 
Softball
at Boise State
Thursday, May 15
TBA - 
Softball
at TBD
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