Michigan and Minnesota Win Weekly Big 10 Softball Awards

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Wolverines’ Megan Betsa and Faith Canfield, along with Gophers’ Kendyl Lindaman, receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Player of the Week

Faith Canfield, Michigan

2B – So. – Garden Grove, Calif. – Pacifica

Batted .714 with a 1.071 slugging percentage, collecting a home run, seven RBI and six runs scored as No. 19/17 Michigan swept four games, including three at Rutgers

Posted multiple hits in three of four games and drove in multiple runs in three contests

Registered three extra-base hits, highlighted by a three-run homer against Western Michigan

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan Player of the Week: Kelly Christner (Feb. 20, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week

Megan Betsa, Michigan

P – Sr. – McDonough, Ga. – Union Grove

Went 2-0 in the circle last week, compiling a 0.00 ERA and allowing just four hits in 10 innings of work while striking out 17 batters

Struck out 12 to pick up a complete-game win in the series opener against Rutgers

Combined with Tera Blanco for a no-hitter in the Wolverines’ series finale at Rutgers, striking out five through three innings for her 100th career victory

Earns her 11th career Pitcher of the Week honor and fifth this season

Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Megan Betsa (April 3, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota

C – Ankeny, Iowa – Centennial

Registered a .500 batting average, .818 on-base percentage and 1.500 slugging percentage with a pair of home runs, four RBI, five runs scored and seven walks last week

Set the Minnesota single-season walk record on Friday in the first of a three-game series sweep over Penn State for the Big Ten Championship

Delivered a key two-run home run in the sixth inning of Friday’s game, giving her 19 home runs and 67 RBI on the season

Earns her seventh career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (May 1, 2017)

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