Minnesota Sweeps Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

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Player/Freshman of the Week

Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota

C – Fr. – Ankeny, Iowa – Centennial

Posted a .615 batting average, a .722 on-base percentage and a 1.462 slugging percentage with three home runs, 10 RBI and eight runs scored as No. 4/5 Minnesota extended its winning streak to a school record-tying 19 games with five victories last week

Set school record with 18 home runs this season after hitting one in a midweek win over North Dakota State and two more in Saturday’s Big Ten series finale against Purdue

Earns her first career Player of the Week award, the first Big Ten freshman to earn the honor since April 20, 2015, when a pair of freshmen — Illinois’ Carly Thomas and Northwestern’s Sabrina Rabin — shared Player of the Week accolades

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Maddie Houlihan (April 24, 2017)

Earns her seventh career Freshman of the Week honor, tying the conference record set by Michigan’s Sierra Romero in 2013

Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (April 24, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week

Sara Groenewegen, Minnesota

P – Sr. – White Rock, British Columbia – Elgin Park Secondary

Registered three wins in as many starts last week, including two complete-game victories, with a 0.81 ERA, 34 strikeouts and four walks in 17.1 innings pitched

Tossed her seventh career no-hitter (and first this season) in Friday’s Big Ten series opener against Purdue, fanning 12 Boilermakers in the five-inning win

Posted double-digit strikeouts in all three starts, including 12 each in complete-game wins over North Dakota State and Purdue

Earns her 16th career Pitcher of the Week honor (extending her Big Ten record) and fifth of the season

Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Sara Groenewegen (April 24, 2017)

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