Big Ten hands out final weekly softball honors

Big Ten hands out final weekly softball honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Big Ten Softball Players of the Week for May 7-13 on Monday. See all the winners and check out what they did to earn the distinctions in this post.

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)