Playing close to home suits Cassandra Dypchey.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds infielder earned Female Athlete of the Week honors from the Association of Independent Institutions last week.
The Surrey resident batted .548 in 10 games last week at North Delta Park, driving in 11 runs and scoring five. The third-year player went 17-for-31 with four doubles, a triple and a home run while playing first base.
The Thunderbirds played 10 games at North Delta Park last week, winning six. they split four games with the College of Idaho Yotes, won both games with the Concordia University Cavaliers of Portland, Oregon, before wining two of four against Corban University Warriors of Salem, Oregon.
Dypchey is ranked second in team batting with a .450 average. She leads the team with 54 hits, 11 doubles, seven home runs, and 88 total bases, and is ranked second with 37 runs batted in, 30 runs scored and a .515 on-base percentage.