Golden Gophers’ Amber Fiser and MaKenna Partain, Buckeyes’ Niki Carver and Badgers’ Kelsey Jenkins receive Big Ten’s top honors this week

Co-Players of the Week

MaKenna Partain, Minnesota

2B – So. – Banks, Ore. – Banks

Posted a .471 batting average with a .500 on-base percentage and a 1.176 slugging percentage last week, collecting three home runs, 10 RBI and scoring seven runs as the Golden Gophers swept five conference games against Wisconsin and Purdue

Registered a career-high four RBI with a grand slam in the first game of Minnesota’s doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin on April 25

Had at least two RBI in four of five games last week and hit home runs in the final two games of the weekend series at Purdue

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Dani Wagner (Feb. 12, 2018)

Kelsey Jenkins, Wisconsin

2B – Sr. – Tucson, Ariz. – Sabino

Batted .643 with a .722 on-base percentage and a 1.214 slugging percentage last week, posting two home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored in five conference games, including a three-game sweep at Nebraska

Drove in five runs in the middle game of the set at Nebraska and had three RBI, including a home run, in the series finale on Sunday, capping the Badgers’ first-ever series win over the Huskers

Registered multi-hit outings in all three games at Nebraska, including three-hit performances in the final two games of the series

Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Chloe Miller (March 13, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week

Amber Fiser, Minnesota

RHP – So. – Van Horne, Iowa – Benton Community

Went 4-0, including two complete-game shutouts and posted a 0.35 ERA in the circle last week, striking out 24 and walking one while allowing just six hits and one earned run in 20 innings

Tossed her first perfect game on April 27 at Purdue, needing 45 pitches and registering six strikeouts in the five-inning victory

Had a perfect game through five innings of the nightcap of a doubleheader against Wisconsin on April 25, striking out six before being relieved

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

Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Amber Fiser (April 23, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Niki Carver, Ohio State

UTL – Gainesville, Ga. – North Hall

Batted .625 with a .625 on-base percentage and a 1.375 slugging percentage, adding a home run, two RBI and four runs scored from the leadoff spot in Ohio State’s three-game sweep of visiting Maryland last weekend

Had a home run and a triple in the series opener on April 27

Added two hits in the middle game of the series and another in Sunday’s finale, extending her current hitting and on-base streaks to six games each

Earns her second career Freshman of the Week honor

Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Niki Carver (Feb. 12, 2018)