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Hughes and Rubalcava Named All-Mountain West Conference
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  05/11/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics
• Mountain\ West\ Announces\ 2009\ All\-Conference\ Softball\ Team
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May 11, 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- New Mexico seniors Samantha Hughes and Analise Rubalcava have been named to the 2009 Mountain West All-Conference softball team as selected by the league's six head coaches today. Hughes and Rubalcava mark the first time since 2006 that UNM has had two student-athletes named All-MWC in softball. Hughes earns her first all-MWC honor after leading New Mexico in hitting with a .387 batting average and home runs with eight. Rubalcava received her second All-MWC selection and first since 2007 after leading UNM in hitting during conference play with a .391 average.

BYU sophomore Jessica Purcell was named MWC Player of the Year, while fellow Cougar Christie Zinanti captured the MWC Pitcher of the Year award. San Diego State's Bailey Micetich garnered MWC Freshman of the Year acclaim, and BYU's Gordon Eakin captured MWC Coach of the Year honors for the first time.

The 20-member all-conference team includes five student-athletes each from regular-season champion BYU and San Diego State, four from UNLV, and two apiece from Colorado State, New Mexico and Utah.

Tuesday, March 03
12:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UTEP
2:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. UTEP
Friday, March 06
12:00 PM - 
Softball
at CSU Bakersfield vs. Rutgers
2:30 PM - 
Softball
vs. CSU Bakersfield
5:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. Rutgers
Saturday, March 07
10:00 AM - 
Softball
at Rutgers vs. CSU Bakersfield
12:30 PM - 
Softball
vs. Rutgers
3:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Sunday, March 08
9:00 AM - 
Softball
vs. Rutgers
Thursday, March 12
2:00 PM - 
Softball
at Georgia Southern
4:00 PM - 
Softball
at Georgia Southern
Friday, March 13
11:00 AM - 
Softball
at Memphis
1:30 PM - 
Softball
at Marist
Saturday, March 14
7:00 AM - 
Softball
at Furman
1:30 PM - 
Softball
at Charleston
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