Bergstrom garners A.I.I. honor

Emily Bergstrom

The University of Houston-Victoria pitcher Emily Bergstrom became the second Jaguars player to earn Association of Independent Institutions Female Athlete of the Week honors.

Bergstrom, a junior from El Campo, earned the honor for her performance in the circle for the Jaguars in a 7-2 win over Our Lady of the Lake on Saturday.

It was the second straight week for a Jaguars softball player to win the award.

The left-hander allowed two runs on five hits in pitching a complete game. She retired the final 14 batters she faced to help the Jaguars come away with a split over OLLU.

For the season, Bergstrom is 3-0 and leads the team with a 1.59 ERA. In 22 innings, she has allowed six runs on 23 hits and one walk, while striking out 14. She has allowed just one extra base hit, a double, and opponents are batting .271 against her.

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