Derek Benny Named GoBulldogs.com Athlete of the Week

    March 30, 2009



    Derek Benny

    Fresno State right-handed pitcher Derek Benny was named Toyota/Gobulldogs.com student-athlete of the week. He was also named WAC Pitcher of the Week. Benny, a freshman from Roseville, Calif. (Roseville HS), pitched a complete game shutout in a 10-0 victory over Lipscomb. He became the first Fresno State pitcher in 42 years to face the minimum 27 batters in nine innings. He is the second pitcher in Fresno State history to face the minimum and the last time it was done was in 1967. Benny threw a career-high nine innings for his first complete shutout game in his third start of the season. The righty struck out a career-high eight batters and didn't give up any walks. Lipscomb had been averaging 17.5 hits a game and Benny allowed only two hits in game three. He posted a 0.00 ERA on the weekend improving his overall record to 2-1.

    Other nominees:

    Melanie Gloria (women's tennis)
    Cailtin Stiglich (softball)
    Chelsea Czinski (women's golf)
    Heather Jack (lacrosse)
    Frank Sanders (track and field)
    Tejesvi Veerepalli (men's tennis)

    2008-09 Athletes of the Week:

  • Mar. 23 - Latrisha Jordan
  • Mar. 16 - Sharon Ayala
  • Mar. 9 - Jaleesa Ross
  • Mar. 2 - Heidi Gjoen
  • Feb. 23 - Michelle Moses
  • Feb. 17 - Sharon Ayala
  • Feb. 9 - Morgan Melloh

  • Feb. 2 - Anastasia Petukhova
  • Jan. 26 - Jennifer Jory
  • Jan. 20 - Grace Wiesmann
  • Jan. 12 - Blair Hopkins
  • Jan. 5 - Bailey Amundsen
  • Dec. 8 - Heidi Gjoen

  • Dec. 2 - Marnique Arnold
  • Nov. 24 - Bailey Amundsen
  • Nov. 17 - Erick Garcia
  • Nov. 10 - Anastasia Petukhova and Renata Kucerkova

  • Nov. 3 - Ali Sill
  • Oct. 27 - Kevin Goessling
  • Oct 20 - Melanie Gloria
  • Oct 13 - Lonyae Miller
  • Oct 6 - Rikus de Villiers
  • Sept 29 - Ryan Mathews

  • Sept 22 - Lauren Berger
  • Sept 15 - Ben Jacobs
  • Sept 10 - Erick Garcia
  • Sept 22 - Lauren Berger
  • Sept 15 - Ben Jacobs
  • Sept 10 - Erick Garcia

  • May 12 - Ryan Mathews

    2007-08 Athletes of the Week:

  • May 12 - Tinesta Rowe
  • May 5 - Morgan Melloh
  • April 28 - Laura Luethke
  • April 21 - Frank Sanders

  • April 15 - Justin Miller
  • April 7 - Melanie Gloria
  • March 31 - Alan Ahmady
  • March 24 - Sharon Ayala
  • March 11 - Tierre Wilson
  • March 6 - Hayley Munro


  • February 22 - Morgan Melloh
  • February 22 - Cambria Kissell
  • February 11 - Morgan Melloh
  • February 6 - Jaleesa Ross
  • January 28 - Sharon Ayala
  • January 8 - Erica Henry

  • January 2 - Tom Brandstater
  • December 19 - Jaleesa Ross
  • November 27 - Tom Brandstater
  • November 20 - Lexi Watson
  • November 13 - Grant Doverspike
  • November 6 - Kaity Revel

  • October 30 - Katie Nenneker
  • October 23 - Tinesta Rowe
  • October 16 - Todd Angel
  • October 8 - Ryan Mathews
  • October 1 - Nicole Gutierrez
  • Sept. 24 - Erik Garcia

  • Sept. 17 - Marissa McPhail
  • Sept. 10 - Bear Pascoe
  • Sept. 3 - Marcus Riley
  • Aug. 26 - Lauren Berger

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