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Senior Shenise Cox Named Mountain West Player of the Week
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/21/2012
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 21, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior outfielder Shenise Cox has been named Mountain West Softball Player of the Week for games through February 19. This is the first career MW weekly accolade for Cox and the second for the Lobos this season.

Cox, a 5-8 senior from Antioch Calif., recorded multiple hits in four games, and homered in all five, as New Mexico posted a 4-1 record at its own Lobo Classic over the weekend.

She drove in 10 runs and scored 10 more while going 9-for-18 at the plate over the five-game span. Seven of those hits went for extra bases as Cox collected one double, one triple and five home runs.

In the Lobos' tournament-opening win over Central Arkansas, she hit a two-out, three-run homer to break open a 5-5 tie in the top of the fourth inning. Cox followed that with a seventh-inning triple, driving in New Mexico's final run en route to the 10-8 victory. She finished the game 2-for-5 with one triple, one home run, four RBI and one run scored.

Cox went 1-for-2 with one RBI, three runs scored and two walks as the Lobos cruised past Bryant, 15-1, in Friday's nightcap.

On Saturday, she went a combined 4-for-8 with two home runs, two RBI and five runs scored as the Lobos ran their record to 9-0 with victories over Northern Colorado (11-3) and Central Arkansas (5-3), tying a program record for best start.

Cox also provided some clutch hitting in Sunday's 10-6 loss to Purdue, launching a two-out, three-run homer that brought UNM to within one, 5-4, in the bottom of the second inning. She was 2-for-3 at the plate in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the Boilermakers' travel plans.

Cox finished the tournament with slugging and on-base percentages of 1.500 and .550, respectively, while recording six putouts from right field.

Friday, March 06
12:00 PM -
Softball
at Rutgers vs. Bakersfield
2:30 PM - 
Softball
vs. Bakersfield
5:00 PM -
Softball
vs. Rutgers
Saturday, March 07
10:00 AM - 
Softball
at Bakersfield vs. Rutgers
12:30 PM - 
Softball
vs. Rutgers
3:00 PM - 
Softball
vs. 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
Sunday, March 15
7:00 AM - 
Softball
at Wisconsin
Friday, March 20
3:00 PM - 
Softball
at Utah State
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