Shayna Kimbrough's RBI triple was the big hit in a quick 3-0 victory over the Rainbow Wahine.
Tupua-Tautalatasi becomes the third 49er honored by the conference this season.
Amanda Hansen earns a pair of victories in the circle for Long Beach State.
Ashley Holmes, Darian Tautalafua, and Ashlynn Booker each hit solo shots to rally the 49ers past Texas.
Shayna Kimbrough scores twice to lead the 49ers past Lehigh.
Softball dropped its opening game of the Long Beach Invitational to Virginia Tech 6-1 Thursday night at Mayfair Park.
Long Beach State (2013): Played in 51 games, starting 49 for the 49ers in 2013 ... Hit .245 with seven doubles, a triple and a home run ... Came on strong after a slow start to the season ... Picked up her first hi in a 1-for-3 day against Oklahoma State, driving in a pair (2/23) ... Had two hits against Fresno State, going 2-for-2 with a sacrifice and a sac fly (3/3) ... Hit .545 (6-for-11) with five runs scored at UC Riverside over the three-game sweep (3/29, 3/30) ... Had a seven-game hitting streak in conference play ... Hit .319 overall in Big West action ... Hit a home run at Hawai'i (4/27) ... Went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against Fresno State on the final day of the year (5/11).
(2012): Selected to All-Big West Second Team... Finished with a .383 slugging percentage and hit one homerun, two triples, and seven doubles... Led the team in stolen bases with eight...Had one of her best games against Eastern Kentucky (Mar. 8) where she went 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs, and two runs scored.
High School: Played four seasons at Oxnard High School in Oxnard, Calif., where she was named first-team All-Pacific View League twice and second-team all-league once ... Also claimed first-team all-state honors as a junior ... As a senior, hit .506 with three home runs and 25 RBI ... Had a .518 on-base percentage, while finishing with a .728 slugging percentage ... Scored 24 runs and had seven doubles and a triple ... Finished junior season with a .444 batting average with one home run and 21 stolen bases ... Had a .464 on-base percentage and a .506 slugging percentage .. As a sophomore, batted .292 with 19 stolen bases ... Also had a .545 on-base percentage and a .537 slugging percentage ... Also lettered in volleyball and was a scholar athlete all four seasons ... High school coach was Albert Pil Pil.