Pettit garners A.I.I. honor

Courtney Pettit

University of Houston-Victoria first baseman Courtney Pettit has been named the Association of Independent Institutions Female Athlete of the Week for the week ending Feb. 21.

The senior from Deer Park, led the Jaguars to a 4-2 record this past week, totaling eight hits and a .421 batting average over the six games. She hit two home runs and registered seven RBI, taking her slugging percentage to .842 over that stretch.

Pettit played a pivotal role in a pair of wins over Huston-Tillotson as well as wins over St. Gregory’s and Friends University. She also recorded the Jaguars lone hit in a loss to Oklahoma City and was 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to Belhaven.

For the season she is batting .400 with two doubles, two homes runs, nine RBI and six runs scored, with a .720 slugging percentage. She also has 50 putouts and two assists from her first base position.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Ashley Walyuchow