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Indiana, Iowa and Northwestern Earn Baseball Weekly Honors

Hoosiers’ Dunham named Player of the Week; Hawkeyes’ Judkins claimed Pitcher of the Week; Wildcats’ Hrustic tabbed Freshman of the Week


Player of the Week
Elijah Dunham, Indiana

OF – Jr. – Evansville, Ind. – FJ Reitz – Sport Marketing and Management


  • Helped the Hoosiers go 3-0 on the weekend, picking up wins against UT Martin, No. 30 South Alabama and Siena
  • Recorded three RBI on seven hits and scored four runs while batting .636 on the week
  • Hit two doubles, a home run and had four walks as he registered a .733 on-base percentage and 1.091 slugging percentage
  • Wins his first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Grant Richardson (Feb. 17, 2020)



Pitcher of the Week
Grant Judkins, Iowa

P – Sr. – Pella, Iowa – Pella – Finance


  • Threw six innings of scoreless ball to earn the win against No. 18 Arizona
  • Allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out six, retiring 11 of the last 12 batters he faced
  • Owns a 1.64 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 11 innings this season
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree records his second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Grant Judkins (Feb. 18, 2019)


Freshman of the Week
Stephen Hrustich, Northwestern

OF – Lilburn, Ga. – Parkview – Undecided


  • Helped the Wildcats to a 2-1 record on the weekend, posting a pair of victories at South Carolina
  • Registered a .417 batting average on the week with five hits, two RBI, a home run and two walks
  • Hit his first career home run to cut the deficit to one before throwing a runner out at the plate to preserve a tie ballgame in the bottom of the eighth in Sunday’s 4-3 extra-innings win
  • Wins his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Northwestern Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Quinn Lavelle (April 2, 2018)




2020 Baseball Players of the Week


Feb. 17

PL: Grant Richardson, So., IND

PL: Bryce Kelley, Sr., MSU

P: Steven Hajjar, Fr., MICH

F: Steven Hajjar, MICH


Feb. 24

PL: Elijah Dunham, Jr., IND

P: Grant Judkins, Sr., IOWA

F: Stephen Hrustich, NU