Date Posted:03/24/2008,  7:30PM

Jacobs Named NESCAC Pitcher of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College sophomore Julia Jacobs (Ridgewood, N.J.) has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference's Softball Pitcher of the Week.

Jacobs was outstanding during the Polar Bears' spring break trip in Florida. She posted a 6-1 record with a 0.58 ERA over 48.1 innings. Of her eight starts, Jacobs pitched six complete games - including three shutouts - and struck out 56 batters while holding opponents to a .167 batting average. It is the second time that Jacobs has earned Pitcher of the Week honors in her career.

Earning a 14-2 mark over their spring trip, Bowdoin is off to their best-ever start. The Polar Bears will return to action this weekend with a three-game set at Tufts on Friday and Saturday.