USU Kapri Toone

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LOGAN, Utah – Utah State sophomore pitcher Kapri Toone, who led Bear River High to a state softball championship two years ago, was named the America First Credit Union USU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending on Sunday, Feb. 16, it was announced Monday. The award is voted on by a statewide media panel.

This is the first time in her career that Toone has been named USU’s student-athlete of the week. With their sponsorship of the Student-Athlete of the Week, America First Credit Union donates funds directly to support student-athlete scholarships.

Toone (Tremonton, Utah) helped Utah State to a 5-0 record at the Golden State Classic last weekend, as the Aggies defeated Hawai’i (11-10), Portland State (5-1), San Diego (8-0, 5 inn.), UC Davis (5-3) and Seton Hall (8-0, 6 inn.). Toone made three appearances and two starts during the weekend, posting a 2-0 individual record with a pair of complete game shutouts.

Highlighting Toone’s weekend was a five-inning no-hitter against San Diego, where she struck out three batters and allowed just two base runners. The no-hitter was just the seventh known in program history and the first since 2017. Toone made a relief appearance against UC Davis, striking out one batter and earning a save, while adding one defensive putout against the opposing Aggies. She then started the final game of the tournament, pitching another run-rule shutout in a six-inning win over Seton Hall. Against the Pirates, Toone struck out a career-high-tying six batters, while allowing four hits and one walk. She also had three defensive assists against Seton Hall, tying her career high.

On the week, Toone went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in her 13 innings of work. She allowed just five hits in her three appearances, tallying 10 strikeouts and walking two batters.

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