Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

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Hawkeyes’ Allison Doocy, Gophers’ Natalie DenHartog and Badgers’ Kayla Konwent receive Big Ten’s top honors this week
Player of the Week
Kayla Konwent, Wisconsin
1B – Jr. – Salem, Wis. – Central – Major: Business Administration
Batted .625 with a .667 on-base percentage and 1.313 slugging percentage last week, hitting three home runs with 10 hits and nine RBI as the nationally-ranked Badgers won four of five games at the USF-Clearwater Parks and Recreation Showcase in Clearwater, Florida
Went 4-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in the tournament opener against UMass on March 8
Added three hits each in wins over Central Michigan and Villanova, with a home run against CMU and three RBI against VU
Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Caroline Hedgcock (March 4, 2019)
Pitcher of the Week
Allison Doocy, Iowa
RHP – Jr. – Ankeny, Iowa – Ankeny – Major: Psychology
Posted a 3-0 record in the circle last week, tossing two complete games with a 0.78 ERA and 19 strikeouts (two walks) in 18.0 innings as the Hawkeyes went 3-1 at the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Illinois
Went the distance in wins over UIC on March 8 and Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, allowing just a single run in each game while striking out a combined 15 batters (seven vs. UIC, eight vs. Miami)
Also picked up a win in relief against Green Bay on Sunday, throwing three hitless innings with two strikeouts
Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017-18
Earns her third career Pitcher of the Week honor
Last Iowa Pitcher of the Week: Allison Doocy (April 9, 2018)
Freshman of the Week
Natalie DenHartog, Minnesota
OF – Fr. – Hopkins, Minn. – Hopkins – Major: Undeclared
Recorded a .353 batting average, .421 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage with three home runs and nine RBI last weekend as the nationally-ranked Golden Gophers won four of five games, including two of three on the road at No. 9 Texas
Hit two home runs and had four RBI in on March 8 against Texas Southern
Added five RBI in three games at Texas, including a three-run home run on March 9 and a first-inning RBI double on Sunday
Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor
Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (May 9, 2017)

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