Tatum Edwards Named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week

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Player of the Week

Michelle Mueller, Wisconsin

Sr., 3B, La Crosse, Wis./La Crosse Logan

· Batted .714 with five hits, four RBI, two runs scored, one home run and a pair of walks in leading Wisconsin to a weekend sweep over Purdue

· Posted an .800 on-base percentage and 1.286 slugging percentage, and tallied two multi-hit performances

· Drove in both of Wisconsin’s runs and drew one walk in Friday’s 2-1 victory over the Boilermakers, with an RBI double in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth frame

· In Friday’s nightcap, collected an RBI and scored one run in a 6-5 win

· Plated one run on two hits in Saturday’s series finale, helping Wisconsin extend its winning streak to a school-record 13 games

· Has posted 49 total RBI, tied for Wisconsin’s single-season record

· Collects her third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season

· Last Wisconsin Big Ten Player of the Week: Michele Mueller (April 14, 2014)

Pitcher of the Week

Tatum Edwards, Nebraska

Sr., RHP, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta

· Picked up two complete game wins over host Michigan State last weekend, pitching 13.0 innings without conceding a run

· Struck out 11 batters and did not allow a base runner to advance past second base on the weekend

· Struck out four batters in Friday’s series opener, a 2-0 Husker win

· Recorded seven strikeouts and scattered just two hits in Sunday’s series finale, as Nebraska stretched its winning streak to 10 games

· Wins her fifth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

· Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Emily Lockman (April 14, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

Sara Groenewegen, Minnesota

P/IF, White Rock, B.C./Elgin Park Secondary

· Batted .400 with four RBI and recorded a no-hitter in the circle during Minnesota’s weekend sweep over Penn State

· Tallied a no-hitter in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, striking out eight batters in the Gophers’ run rule victory, and collected one hit and one RBI from the plate

· Tallied three hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs in Saturday’s nightcap

· Saturday’s win improved her season record to 12-1 and secured her seventh victory in conference play, which ranks third in the Big Ten

· Earns her third Freshman of the Week honor

· Last Minnesota Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sara Groenewegen (April 7, 2014)

2014 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

Feb. 10

PL: Andrea Filler, So., NU

P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN

F: Abby Ramirez, MICH

Feb. 18

PL: Sierra Romero, So., MICH

PL: Ashley Burkhardt, Jr., PUR

P: Emily Lockman, So., NEB

F: Megan Betsa, MICH

Feb. 24

PL: Alex Booker, Sr., ILL

P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN

F: Megan Betsa, MICH

March 3

PL: Tatum Edwards, Sr., NEB

P: Taylor-Paige Stewart, So., WIS

F: Chloe Miller, WIS

March 10

PL: Emily Allard, Sr., NU

P: Haylie Wagner, Jr., MICH

F: Nicole Bond, NU

March 18

PL: Taylor Hasselbach, Sr., MICH

P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN

F: CaraMia Tsirigos, IND

March 24

PL: Tori Chiodo, Sr., PUR

P: Haylie Wagner, Jr., MICH

F: Sara Novak, WIS

March 31

PL: Hailey Decker, So., NEB

P: Kayla Massey, Sr., IOWA

F: Sara Groenewegen, MINN

F: Katy McJunkin, PUR

April 7

PL: Lexi Knief, So., PSU

P: Sara Groenewegen, Fr., MINN

F: Sara Groenewegen, MINN

F: Marjani Knighten, NEB

April 14

PL: Michelle Mueller, Sr., WIS

P: Emily Lockman, So., NEB

F: Marjani Knighten, NEB

April 21

PL: Taylor Edwards, Sr., NEB

PL: Marisa Bast, Sr., NU

P: Kelly Smith, Sr., MSU

F: Katy McJunkin, PUR

April 28

PL: Michelle Mueller, Sr., WIS

P: Tatum Edwards, Sr., NEB

F: Sara Groenewegen, MINN