Aleman Scores Mountain West Honor

March 26, 2013

LAS VEGAS ( - For the second straight week, the Mountain West has bestowed one of its weekly honors on a UNLV softball player. Tayler Aleman was named the MW's Player of the Week on Tuesday for her efforts last weekend at home in the team's own Rebel Classic. This is the first time that Aleman has been bestowed one of the weekly awards in her career.

The Las Vegas senior batted .556 (5-for-9) with five runs scored and three RBI while helping the Scarlet & Gray to a 2-1 record at the Classic. Aleman opened tournament play with a combined 2-for-5 performance at the plate in two games. She drove in two runs and scored twice more. She had an RBI and a sacrifice bunt in the Rebels' loss to then-#19/18 Tulsa in their first outing of the day before going 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored in a 5-3 victory over Texas Tech. On Saturday, she scattered three hits (all singles) in four plate appearances in a 10-6 win over the nationally ranked Golden Hurricane. She finished the contest with three more scores and one RBI. For the weekend, she posted identical .556 on-base and slugging percentages. Defensively, she registered four assists and one error from her shortstop position.