Michigan, Nebraska and Northwestern Earn Big Ten Softball Honors

Anna Edwards claims her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award.

May 14, 2012

Player of the Week

Brooke Thomason, Nebraska
Jr., OF, Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest

  • Hit .571 (4-for-7) and combined for an OPS of 1.524 in Nebraska’s series win over Wisconsin
  • Smacked two doubles, drew two walks and swiped one base in the series, recording three RBI and scoring one run over the weekend
  • Recorded at least one hit in all three games, including a 2-for-2 performance in the finale
  • Wins her second career Player of the Week Award
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Brooke Thomason (March 26, 2012)


Pitcher of the Week

Haylie Wagner, Michigan
Fr., LHP, Orange, Calif./El Modena

  • Posted a 1.58 ERA and stuck out 11 batters in 13.1 innings of work over the weekend, helping the Wolverines to their fifth consecutive Big Ten title
  • Allowed just one run in seven innings on Friday, scattering six hits and fanning five
  • Surrendered one hit and struck out three over four innings of work in the series finale
  • Wins her fifth Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Sara Haylie Wagner (April 16, 2012)


Freshman of the Week

Anna Edwards, Northwestern
2B, La Canada, Calif./La Canada

  • Finished the three-game sweep over Illinois with a .429 average, slugging 1.286 and reaching base at a .429 clip
  • Smacked one double, a triple and home run in the series, recording three RBI and scoring three runs
  • Produced one hit and one RBI and scored in each game of the series
  • Claims her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week:  Amy Letourneau (May 7, 2012)