Indiana and Minnesota Earn Weekly Softball Awards

Hoosiers’ Tara Trainer and Maddie Westmoreland, and Golden Gophers’ Amber Fiser receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

 

Player and Freshman of the Week

Maddie Westmoreland, Indiana

DP/C – Fr. – Glendale, Ariz. – Sandra Day O’Connor

• Batted .636 with a .692 on-base percentage and a 1.182 slugging percentage with two home runs, 11 RBI and three runs scored last week as the Hoosiers won three of four games and swept a Big Ten series against Penn State

• Went 3-for-3 with a career-high five RBI, including a three-run home run, in the series opener against Penn State on April 20

• Added two more hits, four RBI and a two-run home run in Sunday’s series finale against PSU

• Earns her second career Player of the Week honor

• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Maddie Westmoreland (March 26, 2018)

• Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Maddie Westmoreland (March 26, 2018)

 

Co-Pitcher of the Week

Tara Trainer

RHP – Jr. – Lebanon, Ohio – Lebanon

• Posted a 3-1 record with two complete game shutouts in the circle last week, along with a 0.82 ERA, 21 strikeouts and just five hits allowed in 17.0 innings to help Indiana win three of four games, including a weekend series against Penn State

• Tossed her second career no-hitter in Sunday’s series finale against PSU, striking out six in the run-rule victory to record Indiana’s first no-hitter in Big Ten play since 2009

• Registered a one-hit shutout in the series opener against Penn State on April 20, adding six strikeouts in the five-inning win

• Earns her second career Pitcher of the Week honor

• Last Indiana Pitcher of the Week: Tara Trainer (March 26, 2018)

 

Co-Pitcher of the Week

Amber Fiser, Minnesota

RHP – So. – Van Horne, Iowa – Benton Community

• Registered a 3-0 record with one complete game in the circle last weekend, posting a 0.43 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 16.1 innings to pace Minnesota to a Big Ten series sweep of visiting Nebraska

• Extended her streak of innings pitched without allowing an earned run to 26.1 before the Huskers scored in Sunday’s series finale, when Fiser tossed a complete-game three-hitter and struck out seven

• Allowed an unearned run with five strikeouts in winning the April 20 series opener, then gave up just two hits over 5.1 innings to claim the victory in the middle game of the series on April 21

• Earns her third career Pitcher of the Week honor

• Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Amber Fiser (April 16, 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

 

March 19

PL: Lilli Piper, Jr., OSU

P: Sarah Schaefer, Fr., MICH

F: Bella Loya, ILL

F: Sarah Schaefer, MICH

 

March 26

PL: Maddie Westmoreland, Fr., IND

P: Tara Trainer, Jr., IND

F: Maddie Westmoreland, IND

 

April 2

PL: Tera Blanco, Sr., MICH

P: Meghan Beaubien, Fr., MICH

F: Meghan Beaubien, MICH

F: Rachel Lewis, NU

 

April 9

PL: Lilli Piper, Jr., OSU

P: Allison Doocy, So., IOWA

F: Lou Allan, MICH

 

April 16

PL: Marissa Panko, Sr., NU

P: Amber Fiser, So., MINN

F: Meghan Beaubien, MICH

 

April 23

PL: Maddie Westmoreland, Fr., IND

P: Tara Trainer, Jr., IND

P: Amber Fiser, So., MINN

F: Maddie Westmoreland, IND