Iowa, Michigan and Northwestern Earn Weekly Softball Awards
March 12, 2018

Player of the Week
Rachel Lewis, Northwestern
2B – Fr. – Liberty Township, Ohio – Lakota East

• Batted .438 with a .526 on-base percentage and 1.188 slugging percentage last week, collecting three home runs and three doubles with 11 RBI and six runs scored as the Wildcats swept five games at the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic
• Finished a triple short of the cycle in the tournament finale win over Lipscomb, registering a career-high five FBI and scoring twice
• Had two hits, including the tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the seventh inning, in Northwestern’s 5-4 win over tournament host Houston
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Anna Petersen (April 10, 2017)

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Allison Doocy, Iowa
RHP – So. – Ankeny, Iowa – Ankeny

• Posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and one complete game in the circle last weekend, adding 18 strikeouts and three walks in 11.0 innings of work as Iowa won three of four games at the Grand Canyon Invitational
• Tossed a four-hit shutout against Georgetown on Sunday, striking out a career-high 15 batters, including the final 10, for the most strikeouts by an Iowa pitcher since Feb. 13, 2009 (Brittany Weil vs. Kent State)
• Allowed just three hits and an unearned run in the first four innings of a five-inning win over tournament host Grand Canyon
• Earns her first career Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Iowa Pitcher of the Week: Kayla Massey (March 31, 2014)

Co-Pitcher of the Week
Meghan Beaubien, Michigan
LHP – Fr. – Newport, Mich. – Saint Mary Catholic Central

• Went 3-0 in the circle with a 0.93 ERA and one complete game last week, striking out 25 and walking two while allowing six hits across 15.0 innings of work to help Michigan to a five-game sweep at the FAU Parents’ Weekend Tournament
• Recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts in complete-game win over Ball State
• Held opponents to a .122 batting average and registered a 0.53 WHIP last weekend
• Earns her third career Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Meghan Beaubien (Feb. 26, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Kenna Wilkey, Northwestern
RHP – Braidwood, Ill. – Reed Custer

• Went 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the circle last week with one complete game shutout and three wins in relief across 20.2 innings pitched, allowing nine hits while striking out 16 as opponents batted .129 against her
• Tossed a three-hit shutout in a non-conference game against Big Ten foe Penn State in the tournament opener
• Came on in relief in the first inning of the rematch against PSU and struck out seven without allowing a hit over the final six innings, in addition to hitting a home run and driving in three runs, as the Wildcats rallied for the victory
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Rachel Lewis (March 5, 2018)

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

Feb. 19
PL: Tristen Edwards, So., NEB
P: Meghan Beaubien, Fr., MICH
F: Meghan Beaubien, MICH

Feb. 26
PL: Lilli Piper, Jr., OSU
P: Meghan Beaubien, Fr., MICH
F: Meghan Beaubien, MICH

March 5
PL: Faith Canfield, Jr., MICH
P: Emily Oestreich, Jr., ILL
F: Rachel Lewis, NU

March 12
PL: Rachel Lewis, Fr., NU
P: Allison Doocy, So., IOWA
P: Meghan Beaubien, Fr., MICH
F: Kenna Wilkey, NU