Majam Earns First Big West Player of the Week Honor

IRVINE, Calif.--(Hawaii Athletics) University of Hawai'i senior Kelly Majam was voted Big West Softball Field Player for Feb.11-17. Majam launched four home runs and broke the UH career runs record during the Easton Desert Classic tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. this past week. It is the fourth time Majam has been named a conference player of the week, earning the award three times while Hawai'i was a member of the Western Athletic Conference.

Majam (Pine Valley, Calif./Mountain Empire HS) led Hawai'i with a team-high four home runs—one against San Jose State and No. 7 Oregon and two in one game against Nevada. She also posted team tourney-highs with nine runs scored, a 1.053 slugging percentage and a .542 on-base percentage. With her three runs scored against Nevada, she tied and then broke the UH all-time record for runs scored with a career total of 188. The record was 187 formerly held by UH All-American Tia Morenz (1995-98). Majam entered the season as UH's career leader in home runs (now at 58) and walks (now at 128), and she is ranked No. 5 with 122 RBI as well.

The 5-3 center fielder had three multi-hit and multi-RBI games, hit .421 (8-for-19) and slugged 1.053 to anchor the Rainbow Wahine offense. Majam, who scored at least one run in five of six games and drove in seven RBI. She helped UH overcome an early deficit against Oregon with a two-run home run that led to a 6-5 victory over the Ducks. Majam led off the Nevada game with a home run and added another bomb later in the game. It was the 13th time in her career that she's led off a game for Hawai`i with a homer and the fourth in which she's recorded multiple homers in a game. Majam went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI against the Wolf Pack. 

Overall in 2013, Majam is hitting .324 (11-for-34) and leads the Rainbow Wahine with 12 runs scored, four home runs, 24 total bases, 11 walks, and is 4-of-4 in stolen bases.

Hawai'i returns home and has one week off before playing a single game against Memphis on Feb. 27 and the Bank of Hawaii Invitational later that week with Campbell, Western Kentucky and Memphis participating. It begins a 21-game home stand for the 'Bows.