It is the third time Casey has been chosen for the award after previously being selected in 2005 and '06, when the Beavers won consecutive Pac-10
Once he came and started, we won the Pac-10
title in 1986.
Entering tonight's series opener, the sixth-ranked Beavers (38-14 overall) are 17-7 in the Pac-10
for a one-game lead over ASU and UCLA, both 16-8 as they begin a three-game series in Tempe tonight.
Pulfer scored five runs and drove in four more in as Oregon went 3-1-1 and won their second Pac-10
series of the season at home against Stanford.
After getting swept at home by UCLA last week, Oregon has lost four straight Pac-10
games and five of six overall to sit in a tie for eighth place.
Theisen, the reigning two-time NCAA and Pac-10
heptathlon champion, has not competed since setting a collegiate record of 4,540 points in winning the pentathlon at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in College Station, Texas, in March.
Also Monday, OSU's Josh Osich was named the Pac-10
pitcher of the week and one of Louisville Slugger's national players of the week after throwing a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over UCLA.
Oregon (16-14, 1-5 Pac-10
) was swept at Arizona State to open conference play two weeks ago, then lost two of three to Washington at home last weekend.
Collectively, those three were some of the best pitchers in the conference the past few years, and in the case of Lawrie and Langenfeld, two of the best players in Pac-10
Outlook: The Sun Devils have been mashing the ball and getting enough from freshman pitcher Dallas Escobedo to head into conference play ranked fourth in the nation and the early favorite to win the Pac-10
. Arizona State has 10 regulars hitting .333 or better, six hitting at least .400 and one, all-American junior shortstop Katelyn Boyd, batting .500 with 53 runs, 11 home runs and 39 RBIs.
The Ducks (14-16 overall, 7-11 in the Pac-10
) lessened some of that dark mood with a stronger performance on Saturday in a 90-82 loss to Arizona, but the reality is that while ASU (12-18, 4-14) finished last in the Pac-10
, half of those conference wins came over Oregon.
Sim hasn't attempted enough free throws to qualify to be listed among Pac-10
leaders, but if he did he would top the conference.