Foote Named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/20/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 20, 2006

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Junior center fielder Matt Foote was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week while TCU's Brad Furnish earned Pitcher of the Week honors. This is the first career honor for both recipients.

Foote, from Albuquerque, N.M., hit .375 (6-for-16) at the plate with two doubles, three RBI and six runs scored last week, as New Mexico collected two wins, both coming in a three-game series at Arizona. He started the week off with a 1-for-4, one RBI, one run scored performance in a loss to Texas Tech. In game one vs. Arizona, he went 1-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Foot drove in the go ahead run in the top of the fourth, then scored the game-winning run in the Lobos' 6-5 win. In game two he was 1-for-3 with another run scored in UNM's 7-3 victory. In the final game of the series, Foote went 3-for-5 with an RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in a 19-16 loss. His three hits and three runs scored were both career highs. Defensively, Foote had 12 putouts and an assist with no errors from centerfield.

Junior Matt Foote

Furnish, an Allen, Texas, native, hurled the first no-hitter in conference history in the Horned Frog's 13-0 seven-innning victory over Stephen F. Austin last weekend at the Al Ogletree Classic in Edinburgh, Texas. His no-hitter is also the first for a Horned Frog pitcher since the 2001 season. Furnish faced only one batter over the minimum, walking two batters and striking out a career-high 13. He surpassed his previous career-best of eight in two less innings, striking out the side twice and fanning at least two batters in five of his seven innings on the mound.

Mountain West Conference Players of the Week
Feb. 6 - Paul Smyth, Sr., OF-IF, San Diego State
Feb. 13 - Matt McGuirk, So., DH, TCU
Feb. 20 Matt Foote, Jr., OF, New Mexico

Mountain West Conference Pitchers of the Week Feb. 6 Mitch Brown, Jr., RHP, Air Force
Feb. 13 Jake Arrieta, So., RHP, TCU
Feb. 20 Brad Furnish, Jr., LHP, TCU