Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State Earn Weekly Softball Awards
Feb. 12, 2018


Co-Player of the Week
Dani Wagner, Minnesota
OF – Sr. – Hayfield, Minn. – Hayfield

• Batted .500 with a .611 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage last weekend in leading No. 16/18 Minnesota to a 5-0 record at the season-opening SportCo Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas
• Collected seven hits, including two home runs, and eight RBI, while scoring four runs during the tournament
• Extended her hitting and on-base streaks to eight games each, dating back to the end of last season
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (May 1, 2017)

Co-Player of the Week
Tristen Edwards, Nebraska
IF – So. – Murrieta, Calif. – Visa Murrieta

• Registered a .524 batting average, .545 on-base percentage and .714 slugging percentage for the Huskers, who went 5-1 last weekend at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona, highlighted by wins over No. 15 Utah and No. 19 BYU
• Piled up 11 hits and five RBI while scoring five runs in the six-game tournament • Delivered a two-out walk-off RBI single in the season-opening win over nationally-ranked BYU and added a career-high three hits in a run-rule victory over CSU Northridge
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Kaylan Jablonski (April 3, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week
Shelby McCombs, Ohio State
RHP – Sr. – Newark, Ohio – Licking Valley

• Posted a 3-0 record with a 0.34 earned-run average, 25 strikeouts and two complete games, working 20.2 innings in the circle last weekend, helping Ohio State win all five games it played at FAU First Pitch Classic in Boca Raton, Florida
• Recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in win at Florida Atlantic
• Aided her cause at the plate, batting .500 with four hits, including a home run and two RBI
• Earns her first career Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Pitcher of the Week: Alex DiDomenico (Feb. 18, 2013)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Meghan Beaubien, Michigan
RHP – Newport, Mich. – Saint Mary Catholic Central

• Went 2-1 in the circle during her college debut weekend, posting a 1.11 ERA with 29 strikeouts and five walks in 19.0 innings of action at the season-opening USF Wilson-Demarini Tournament in Tampa
• Tossed a six-inning no-hitter against UAB in her first career start, striking out 11 for good measure
• Fanned nine and allowed just two runs in matchup with No. 2 Florida
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Alex Sobczak (Feb. 22, 2016)

Co-Freshman of the Week
Niki Carver, Ohio State
UT – Gainesville, Ga. – North Hall

• Batted .444 with a .500 on-base percentage and .778 slugging percentage last weekend, pacing the Buckeyes to a 5-0 record at the FAU First Pitch Classic in Boca Raton, Florida
• Posted eight hits, including three for extra bases, along with seven RBI and five runs scored during the tournament
• Went 4-for-5 with a home run, double, three RBI and two runs scored in win at Florida Atlantic
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Emily Clark (March 14, 2016)

2018 Big Ten Players of the Week
Feb. 12
PL: Dani Wagner, Sr., MINN
PL: Tristen Edwards, So., NEB
P: Shelby McCombs, Sr., OSU
F: Meghan Beaubien, MICH
F: Niki Carver, OSU