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This Week in Panthers Athletics

Carvin Nkanata

Carvin Nkanata

May 6, 2013

THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, May 6, 2013

UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule) 

Wednesday, May 8
Baseball: Ohio, 6 p.m., Charles L. Cost field 

Friday, May 10
Baseball: Villanova, 6 p.m., Charles L. Cost field

Track & Field: ECAC/IC4A Championships, All Day, Princeton, N.J. 

Saturday, May 11
Baseball: vs. Villanova, 3 p.m., Charles L. Cost Field (TV: Pitt Panthers Television)

Track & Field: ECAC/IC4A Championships, All Day, Princeton, N.J.

Sunday, May 12
Baseball: Villanova, 12 p.m., Charles L. Cost Field (TV: Pitt Panthers Television)

Track & Field: ECAC/IC4A Championships, All Day, Princeton, N.J. 

PITT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Track and Field: Carvin Nkanata. Nkanata was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2013 Big East Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet. The Summersville, S.C. native won the 200 meter dash title in a career-best time of 20.83 and also anchored the 4x400 team which won the championship in 3:10.72. Nkanata also added a second place finish in the 4x100 and a fourth place finish in the 400 meter dash. He was the only athlete to go under 21 seconds in the 200 meter dash the entire weekend, and he did it twice. (Read more).

OTHER TOP PITT WEEKLY PERFORMANCES

Track and Field: Elizabeth Kline. Kline won the 2013 Big East Heptathlon title and set a personal-record in six of the seven events. Kline was victorious in three of the seven events, including the 100 meter hurdles (13.90), the long jump (5.79m), and blew away the field in the 800 meter run as she won the event by nine seconds in a time of 2:13.14. All three events she won were career-bests. (Read more).

Softball: Ashlee Sills. The freshman batted .857 at Rutgers by going 6-7 at the plate. She also scored two runs and had one walk. In the opening game of the series, Sills was a perfect 3-for-3 and scored a run in a 2-1 victory for the Panthers. (Read more).

Baseball: Matt Wotherspoon. Wotherspoon pitched seven innings against Georgetown, allowing six hits and one run while striking out six Hoyas. The junior is now 7-1 on the season with a 2.89 ERA and leads the team with 65 strikeouts. (Read more).

Track and Field: Arielle Fonrose. Fonrose shattered her personal-record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 53.63 in the finals of the Big East Championship Meet. She was also a member of the 4x100 and the 4x400 relay teams that finished second in both races. (Read more).

Baseball: Boo Vazquez. Vazquez was 10-24 at the plate in a 4-1 week for the No. 17 ranked Pitt baseball team. Vazquez scored two runs, hit two doubles and drove in five runs. (Read more).

Softball: Savannah King. King was 1-1 in the circle with a 1.31 ERA and recorded her third save of the season in a three game series at Rutgers. She was also 3-10 at the plate with four runs, an RBI and two walks. (Read more).

PITT PLAY OF THE WEEK:

Softball: With the Panthers holding on to a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning in the series opener, Rutgers’ leadoff batter Jennifer Harabedian laced a shot to center field for what looked to be a double, but Carly Thea made a phenomenal diving catch to rob Harabedian of an extra base hit. The catch helped to preserve the victory. (Read more)

ACC FACT:

As academics are very important to the ACC, the conference has an organization called the Atlantic Coast Conference Inter-Institutional Academic Collaborative (ACCIAC). This organization (comprised of representatives, mostly academic, from each member institution) aims to enrich undergraduate educational experiences for all students by sponsoring activities, programs and academic initiatives best supported by all universities acting in concert. The funding comes from a portion of the revenue generated by the ACC Football Championship Game and supplemental allocations by individual universities.

PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210)

Entire Broadcast Schedule Link 

Saturday, May 11
Baseball vs. Villanova (live), 3-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 12
Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 16 (replay), 11-11:30 a.m.

Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 17 (replay), 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Baseball vs. Villanova (Game 3) (live), 12-3 p.m.
Baseball vs. Villanova (Game 2) (replay), 3-6 p.m.
Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 14 (replay), 6-6:30 p.m.
Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 15 (replay), 6:30-7 p.m.

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