Four Squads Claim Weekly Softball Accolades

Iowa's Megan Blank was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

March 4, 2013

Player of the Week
Megan Blank, Iowa
So., SS, Culver City, Calif./Marymount
• Led Iowa to a perfect 4-0 record last weekend, including a pair of wins over top -25 squads Stanford and Oregon State
• Recorded at least one RBI in every game, driving in eight in all, including four against Oregon State on the strength of a double and a home run, and two against Stanford
• Scored five runs on the weekend, including a pair of scores against Oregon State and Cal State Fullerton, while finishing the week with a .429 average
• Wins her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Big Ten Player of the Week: Liz Watkins (April 18, 2011)

Pitcher of the Week
Sara Moulton, Minnesota
Jr., RHP, Eagan, Minn./Eagan
• Was a perfect 3-0 on the weekend, highlighted by her second no-hitter of the season against Middle Tennessee
• Struck out 26 batters against just two walks, including a 15-strikeout effort against Gardner Webb to end the weekend
• Surrendered just three earned runs in 19.1 innings of work, going the distance against Middle Tennessee and Auburn
• Wins her sixth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Sara Moulton (Feb. 25, 2013)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Sierra Romero, Michigan
SS, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta
• Hit .474 from the plate and posted multiple hits in three games, including a pair of three-hit efforts, over the weekend
• Drove in five and scored seven runs, while going a perfect three-for-three on the base paths
• Posted back-to-back three-hit games against LSU and James Madison, while scoring two runs in each of the Wolverines’ three victories
• Wins her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sierra Romero (Feb. 11, 2013)



Emily Lockman, Nebraska
RHP, Corona, Calif./Norco
• Earned two complete-game wins in the circle for the Huskers this weekend, including a victory over No. 1 Oklahoma
• Pitched seven shutout innings against the Sooners, striking out three to snap Oklahoma’s 17-game season-opening win streak
• Followed with her second complete game of the weekend against Oklahoma State, scattering eight hits in the Husker win
• Wins her second freshman of the week honor this season
• Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Emily Lockman (Feb. 18, 2013)