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Iowa and Nebraska Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

Hawkeyes’ Doocy and Klosterman, Huskers’ Andrews and Kinney garner this week’s accolades

Player of the Week

Kaylin Kinney, Nebraska

Fr. – RHP/UTL – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Kennedy – Major: Undeclared

• Batted .800 with a 2.600 slugging percentage and .875 on-base percentage with three home runs, six RBI and four runs scored in the Huskers’ series sweep of visiting Maryland last weekend

• All three of her home runs came in consecutive at-bats, including two in a come-from-behind victory on May 1

• In that same two-homer game, started and pitched five innings, allowing just one run on five hits

• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Tristen Edwards (March 2, 2021)

Pitcher of the Week

Allison Doocy, Iowa

Grad. – RHP – Ankeny, Iowa – Ankeny – Master’s Program: Higher Education

• Went 2-0 with a 0.70 ERA, two complete games, one shutout and 11 strikeouts in 10.0 innings last weekend at Rutgers

• Tossed her first no-hitter and the 18th in program history (first since 2015) in Sunday’s five-inning victory

• Also recorded her 700th career strikeout during the weekend, becoming the sixth Hawkeye to reach that milestone

• A 2020 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2018, 2019, 2020)

• Collects her fourth career Pitcher of the Week plaudit and first this season

• Last Iowa Pitcher of the Week: Lauren Shaw (Feb. 17, 2020)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Brylee Klosterman, Iowa

OF – North Liberty, Iowa – Iowa City Liberty – Major: Enterprise Leadership

• Posted a .615 batting average, 1.077 slugging percentage and .667 on-base percentage with two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored in the Hawkeyes’ four-game series win at Rutgers last weekend

• Hit her first two career home runs in the first and last games of the series on April 30 and May 2

• Went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs in the nightcap of Iowa’s May 1 doubleheader sweep

• Receives her first career Freshman of the Week award

• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Denali Loecker (April 27, 2021)

Co-Freshman of the Week

Billie Andrews, Nebraska

IF – Gretna, Neb. – Gretna – Major: Graphic Design

• Batted .545 with a 1.364 slugging percentage and .583 on-base percentage with three home runs, six RBI and four runs scored in the Huskers’ sweep of visiting Maryland last weekend

• Hit home runs in three of the four games in the series, including both ends of an April 30 doubleheader

• Had at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in all four series games

• Garners her fourth career Freshman of the Week accolade 

• Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Billie Andrews (April 13, 2021)

2021 Big Ten Players of the Week

March 2
PL: Tristen Edwards, Sr., NEB

P: Meghan Beaubien, Sr., MICH

P: Danielle Williams, Jr., NU 

F: Ashley Miller, MSU

March 9
No Selections

March 16
PL: MaKenna Partain, Grad., MINN

P: Sydney Sickels, Jr., ILL

F: Sara Kinch, MINN

March 23
No Selections

March 30
PL: Morgan Newport, Grad., NU

P: Alex Storako, Jr., MICH

F: Billie Andrews, NEB

April 6
PL: Sam Hackenbracht, So., OSU

P: Sydney Sickels, Jr., ILL

F: Billie Andrews, NEB

April 13
PL: MaKenna Partain, Grad., MINN

P: Alex Storako, Jr., MICH

F: Jaeda McFarland, MD

F: Billie Andrews, NEB

April 20
PL: Delaney Rummell, So., ILL

PL: Gabbi Jenkins, Grad., IND

P: Alex Storako, Jr., MICH

P: Danielle Williams, Jr., NU

F: Sara Kinch, MINN

April 27
PL: Sam Hackenbracht, So., OSU

P: Alex Storako, Jr., MICH

F: Denali Loecker, IOWA

May 4
PL: Kaylin Kinney, Fr., NEB

P: Allison Doocy, Grad., IOWA

F: Brylee Klosterman, IOWA

F: Billie Andrews, NEB