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Wisconsin, Nebraska and Minnesota Earn Weekly Softball Honors

April 28, 2014

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

*        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)

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