Weekly Softball Awards

March 20, 2017


Co-Player of the Week
Taylor Uden, Indiana
IF – Jr. – Glendale, Ariz. – Raymond S. Kellis

• Compiled a .727 batting average, .813 on-base percentage and 1.636 slugging percentage last week while leading Indiana to a 3-1 record at the Hoosier Classic
• Six of her eight hits went for extra bases, including four doubles and two home runs
• Also scored five runs and added five RBI last week
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Michelle Huber (May 9, 2016)

Co-Player of the Week
MJ Knighten, Nebraska
3B – Sr. – Buena Park, Calif. – Sunny Hills

• Registered a .636 batting average, .667 on-base percentage and 1.182 slugging percentage to highlight Nebraska’s three-game home sweep of New Mexico State last weekend
• Had multiple hits in all three Cornhusker victories while scoring six runs, stealing three bases and tallying four RBI
• Notched career highs of two doubles and two stolen bases in Sunday’s series finale
• Earns her second career Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Kiki Stokes (April 18, 2016)

Pitcher of the Week
Megan Betsa, Michigan
P – Sr. – McDonough, Ga. – Union Grove

• Tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts in Michigan’s three-game home sweep of Kent State, allowing just one hit while striking out 30 and walking four in 14.0 innings of work
• Recorded her fourth career no-hitter in the series opener, piling up a career-high 17 strikeouts
• Allowed only one hit in series finale while fanning 13 Kent State batters
• Earns her eighth career Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Tera Blanco (March 13, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota
C – Ankeny, Iowa – Centennial

• Posted a .500 batting average, .571 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage last week to help Minnesota cap its West Coast road swing with four victories, including a win at No. 23/20 California
• Swatted two home runs, scored five times and added six RBI for the No. 8/9 Golden Gophers
• Closed out the week with two hits and four RBI in a run-rule win at Pacific, highlighted by a three-run home run as part of Minnesota’s 10-run third inning
• Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: MaKenna Partain (March 6, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Players of the Week
Feb. 13
PL: Annie Fleming, Jr., ILL
PL: Celeste Wood, So., MSU
P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH
F: MaKenna Partain, MINN

Feb. 20
PL: Kelly Christner, Sr., MICH
P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN
F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN
F: Kaitlyn Menz, WIS

Feb. 27
PL: Lea Foerster, Jr., MSU
P: Kirsten Stevens, Sr., WIS
F: Emily Goodin, IND

March 6
PL: Sabrina Rabin, Jr., NU
P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN
F: MaKenna Partain, MINN

March 13
PL: Chloe Miller, Sr., WIS
P: Tera Blanco, Jr., MICH
F: Emily Goodin, IND

March 20
PL: Taylor Uden, Jr., IND
PL: MJ Knighten, Sr., NEB
P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH
F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN