The Cyclones have won eight straight games

AMES, Iowa - Ashley Killeen and Amie Ford (Iowa State) received the Big 12 Player and Pitcher of the Week honor, respectively, for the games of Feb. 27-March 5, the league office announced.

Killeen is the first ISU player to earn the award since the 2003 season (Katie Ruby - April 15), while Ford became the first Cyclone in school history to win pitcher of the week accolades.


Ashley Killeen, Iowa State, C, Jr., Papillion, Neb./LaVista

Killeen compiled a .542 hitting average with three home runs and 15 RBI to lead Iowa State to a 7-0 record and first-place finish at the Charleston Southern Tournament. Against Charleston Southern, Killeen hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, which accounted for the second six-RBI game of her career. The Papillion, Neb. native posted 13 hits and a slugging percentage of 1.000 percent on the week. She also contributed eight runs and two doubles, while Killeen threw out four of six baserunners on defense.


Amie Ford, Iowa State, P, So., Katy, Texas

Ford threw the first ISU no-hitter since the 1998 season when she held Vermont hitless on Friday. She recorded a 3-0 mark with a 0.67 ERA and allowed seven hits in three games. Ford also struck out 34 hitters while recording 10-plus K's in each game. The Katy, Texas native held her opponents to a .103 batting average and allowed just two earned runs in 21 innings.

Feb. 14 -- Amanda Renth, Missouri
		   Lizzy Aumua, Nebraska
Feb. 21 -- Kristin Vesely, Oklahoma
		  Tina Boutelle, Texas
Feb. 28 -- Desiree Williams, Texas
Mar. 7 --  Ashley Killeen, Iowa State

2006 BIG 12 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK Feb. 14 -- Cat Osterman, Texas Feb. 21 -- Cat Osterman, Texas Feb. 28 -- Cat Osterman, Texas Mar. 7 -- Amie Ford, Iowa State

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