Minnesota and Northwestern Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

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Co-Players of the Week

Allie Arneson, Minnesota

SS – So. – Aledo, Texas – Aledo

Batted .714 with an .818 on-base percentage and 1.714 slugging percentage, collecting two home runs, nine RBI and four runs scored as the No. 7/7 Golden Gophers swept five games, including three Big Ten contests, last week

Hit a grand slam in the middle game of a Big Ten weekend series sweep of Indiana

Added three RBI in a midweek victory over South Dakota

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Sara Groenewegen (April 18, 2016)

Anna Petersen, Northwestern

OF – Sr. – Aurora, Ill. – Metea Valley

Posted a .750 batting average, .800 on-base percentage and 1.750 slugging percentage with two home runs, two doubles, eight RBI and three runs scored as the Wildcats took two of three from Big Ten foe Maryland last week

Had multiple RBI in all three games and hit home runs in the final two contests of the weekend series

Went 3-for-3 at the plate in Sunday’s series finale, finishing a triple short of hitting for the cycle

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Sabrina Rabin (March 6, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week

Amber Fiser, Minnesota

P – Fr. – Van Horne, Iowa – Benton Community

Went 2-0 in the circle last week, compiling a 0.00 ERA and allowing just three hits in 9.0 innings of work while striking out six and not walking a batter

Tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout of Indiana in finale of Big Ten weekend series

Started and delivered four innings of scoreless one-hit softball while fanning five in a midweek win over South Dakota

Earns her first career Pitcher of the Week honor and is the first freshman to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honors since May 5, 2014 (Illinois’ Brandi Needham)

Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Sara Groenewegen (March 6, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota

C – Ankeny, Iowa – Centennial

Logged a .400 batting average, .571 on-base percentage and 1.300 slugging percentage with three home runs, eight RBI and six runs scored in the No. 7/7 Golden Gophers’ five wins (three in Big Ten play) last week

Swatted two home runs, drove in four runs and scored twice in a midweek victory over South Dakota

Added another home run, three RBI and two runs scored in the Big Ten weekend series opener against Indiana

Earns her fifth career Freshman of the Week honor and fourth in a row

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (April 3, 2017)

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