Iowa, Michigan and Northwestern Earn Weekly Softball Awards

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Iowa’s Allison Doocy, Michigan’s Meghan Beaubien and Northwestern’s Rachel Lewis and Kenna Wilkey receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Player of the Week

Rachel Lewis, Northwestern

2B – Fr. – Liberty Township, Ohio – Lakota East

Batted .438 with a .526 on-base percentage and 1.188 slugging percentage last week, collecting three home runs and three doubles with 11 RBI and six runs scored as the Wildcats swept five games at the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic

Finished a triple short of the cycle in the tournament finale win over Lipscomb, registering a career-high five FBI and scoring twice

Had two hits, including the tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the seventh inning, in Northwestern’s 5-4 win over tournament host Houston

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Anna Petersen (April 10, 2017)

Co-Pitchers of the Week

Allison Doocy, Iowa

RHP – So. – Ankeny, Iowa – Ankeny

Posted a 2-0 record with a 0.00 ERA and one complete game in the circle last weekend, adding 18 strikeouts and three walks in 11.0 innings of work as Iowa won three of four games at the Grand Canyon Invitational

Tossed a four-hit shutout against Georgetown on Sunday, striking out a career-high 15 batters, including the final 10, for the most strikeouts by an Iowa pitcher since Feb. 13, 2009 (Brittany Weil vs. Kent State)

Allowed just three hits and an unearned run in the first four innings of a five-inning win over tournament host Grand Canyon

Earns her first career Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Iowa Pitcher of the Week: Kayla Massey (March 31, 2014)

Meghan Beaubien, Michigan

LHP – Fr. – Newport, Mich. – Saint Mary Catholic Central

Went 3-0 in the circle with a 0.93 ERA and one complete game last week, striking out 25 and walking two while allowing six hits across 15.0 innings of work to help Michigan to a five-game sweep at the FAU Parents’ Weekend Tournament

Recorded a career-high 16 strikeouts in complete-game win over Ball State

Held opponents to a .122 batting average and registered a 0.53 WHIP last weekend

Earns her third career Pitcher of the Week honor

Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Meghan Beaubien (Feb. 26, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Kenna Wilkey, Northwestern

RHP – Braidwood, Ill. – Reed Custer

Went 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA in the circle last week with one complete game shutout and three wins in relief across 20.2 innings pitched, allowing nine hits while striking out 16 as opponents batted .129 against her

Tossed a three-hit shutout in a non-conference game against Big Ten foe Penn State in the tournament opener

Came on in relief in the first inning of the rematch against PSU and struck out seven without allowing a hit over the final six innings, in addition to hitting a home run and driving in three runs, as the Wildcats rallied for the victory

Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Rachel Lewis (March 5, 2018)

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