Andrews named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for third-straight time
Andrews is the first Husker to be recognized as a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week. She is just the fourth player in conference history to win three straight freshman-of-the-week accolades.
LINCOLN, Neb. (Husker Athletics) — Billie Andrews was named the Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week Tuesday, marking the third consecutive week the shortstop has been honored as the conference’s top freshman.
Andrews is the first Husker to be recognized as a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week. She is just the fourth player in conference history to win three straight freshman-of-the-week accolades. The other three players in that group are Michigan’s Meghan Beaubien (2018) and Sierra Romero (2013) and Minnesota’s Kendyl Lindaman (2017).
A Gretna native, Andrews was honored after helping Nebraska to a 3-1 series win against Illinois last weekend. Andrews went 4-for-11 in the series with four runs and four RBIs, averaging 1.0 hit, 1.0 run and 1.0 RBI per game against an Illini pitching staff that entered the series ranked 11th nationally in ERA.
Andrews went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs in the third game of the series, marking her first career multi-homer game. She reached base safely in all four games, extending her streak to 13 consecutive games reaching base.
On the season, Andrews leads all Big Ten freshmen in hits (27), runs (20), triples (2), home runs (4), RBIs (19), batting average (.342), slugging percentage (.582) and stolen bases (9). Among all Big Ten players regardless of class, Andrews ranks third in runs, fourth in triples, home runs and RBIs and seventh in hits.