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Wolverines’ Lexie Blair and Gophers’ Amber Fiser receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Player and Freshman of the Week

Lexie Blair, Michigan

OF – Fr. – Winter Garden, Fla. – West Orange – Major: LSA Undeclared

Turned in a near-perfect offensive weekend, batting .875 (7-for-8) with a .900 on-base percentage (9-of-10) and a 1.250 slugging percentage with eight RBI and three runs scored in leading No. 25/24 Michigan to a three-game sweep of Kent State

Had a single, double and grand slam with six RBI in a run-rule victory in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader

Added three hits in Sunday’s nightcap, as well as a two-run single in the series-opening win (also shortened via the run rule) on March 14

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan Player of the Week: Tera Blanco (April 2, 2018)

Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Meghan Beaubien (April 16, 2018)

Pitcher of the Week

Amber Fiser, Minnesota

RHP – Jr. – Van Horne, Iowa – Benton Community – Major: Business Marketing

Went 3-0 with two complete-game shutouts and a shared shutout in 20.0 innings last week, allowing just 10 hits while striking out 13 as the No. 21/21/15 Golden Gophers won four of five games at the USF-Michele Smith Pediatric Cancer Spring Invitational in Tampa

Tossed a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts in a win over tournament host USF on March 15

Had a five-hit shutout and struck out six in defeating Wichita State on March 16

Went the first six innings in another shutout of USF on Sunday, allowing only three hits while extending her scoreless streak to 25 innings

A 2017-18 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection

Earns her sixth career Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season

Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Amber Fiser (March 4, 2019)