UCLA junior 2B Amanda Kamekona has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for the week ending May 4, 2008, it was announced on Tuesday. 

Kamekona went 6-for-10 (.600) with three home runs and five RBI last week with a 1.500 slugging percentage as then-No. 4 UCLA picked up victories over Pac-10 rivals then-No. 12 Arizona and No. 2 Arizona State. 

In Friday’s 2-1 victory over Arizona, Kamekona went 1-for-3 off of Arizona All-American Taryne Mowatt as the Bruins won the season series from the Wildcats. 

On Saturday against Arizona State, Kamekona went 2-for-3 with four RBI and tow home runs against the No. 2 Sun Devils. With the Bruins up 1-0, the junior hit a one-out home run in the third to give UCLA a two-run advantage. She added another home run in the fifth, this time a three-run shot to make it a 5-0 game. Both home runs came off of ASU star pitcher Katie Burkhart as the Bruins won 5-0. 

Kamekona continued her home run binge on Sunday with a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the fifth. It was one of three hits for Kamekona, who had singles in the first and seventh for her fourth three-hit game of the season. 

The Bruins are tied for third in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll. 

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