Minnesota and Rutgers Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

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Gophers’ Amber Fiser and MaKenna Partain, and Scarlet Knights’ Katie Wingert receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Player of the Week

MaKenna Partain, Minnesota

2B – Jr. – Banks, Ore. – Banks – Major: Family Social Science

Batted .857 with an .875 on-base percentage and 2.000 slugging percentage last weekend, registering a home run, four RBI and three runs scored as the nationally-ranked Golden Gophers swept a Big Ten doubleheader on Sunday from visiting Michigan State

Five of her six hits in seven at-bats went for extra bases, including three doubles and a triple

Nearly hit for the cycle in Sunday’s nightcap, finishing with a single, double and home run

Chosen as an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017-18

Earns her second career Player of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Hope Brandner (April 8, 2019)

Pitcher of the Week

Amber Fiser, Minnesota

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

Went 2-0 with a 0.68 ERA in 10.1 innings in the circle last weekend, throwing a complete game and striking out 20 while walking four to help Minnesota to a pair of conference wins over MSU

Threw a complete-game five-hitter in Sunday’s opener, tying her career high with 13 strikeouts

Earned a win in relief in the nightcap, allowing just two hits and striking out seven in 3.1 innings of work

Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2017-18

Earns her seventh career Pitcher of the Week honor and third this season

Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Amber Fiser (March 18, 2019)

Freshman of the Week

Katie Wingert, Rutgers

C – Fr. – Carlisle, Pa. – Cumberland Valley – Major: Biochemistry

Posted a .417 batting average, .417 on-base percentage and 1.250 slugging percentage last weekend, hitting three home runs with six RBI and three runs scored as Rutgers won all three games at Penn State, the Scarlet Knights’ first conference series sweep since April 22-24, 2016

Hit two home runs and drove in three in the series finale on April 13, connecting on a two-run home run in the third inning and then again with a solo home run in the sixth, the latter putting Rutgers ahead to stay

Also doubled and hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the third inning of RU’s series-opening win on April 12

Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Rebecca Hall (March 16, 2015)

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