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Softball's Jarrah Myers, Jennifer Sharron Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors

April 17, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame softball players Jarrah Myers (Carbondale, Kan.) and Jennifer Sharron (Agoura Hills, Calif.) each were honored by the BIG EAST Conference Monday for their performances in the team’s seven games last week. A sophomore catcher, Myers earned BIG EAST Player-of-the-Week honors, while Sharron was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week for the second straight time.

Myers hit .381 with three home runs, seven RBI, five runs scored, a triple and had a .905 slugging percentage, as the Irish went 5-2 last week. Myers was 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI in the doubleheader with Butler Wednesday, including her fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot. On Saturday, she blasted her second home run of the week to tie the game at 2-2 in the team’s extra-inning loss to Boston College. Against Loyola Sunday, the 1999 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year went 2-for-3 at the plate, including her third home run of the week, which tied her for the team lead with seven in 2000. It is Myers’ first weekly honor of the year.

Sharron earns her second BIG EAST Pitcher-of-the-Week honor in as many weeks. The southpaw went 3-1 in four appearances, logging a 0.60 earned-run average and allowing just two runs in 23.1 innings, while striking out 34. Sharron recorded back-to-back games with 10 strikeouts in wins against Butler and DePaul and then blanked conference rival Boston College Saturday, 7-0.

The 18th-ranked Irish will be back in action Tuesday, April 18, for a non-conference doubleheader against the visiting Indiana State Sycamores at 4 p.m.