A.J. Andrews Named SEC Player of the Week
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - LSU senior outfielder A.J. Andrews was named the Southeastern Conference Softball Player of the Week the league announced today, giving the Tigers a weekly award winner for the third straight week.
This is the first conference player of the week award for Andrews in her LSU career, as she is now the third player this season to earn at least one of the conference's picks and second consecutively to take home the top honor. Two weeks ago, Allie Walljasper was named the freshman of the week, while last week Sahvanna Jaquish earned the player of the week award from the SEC and College Sports Madness both on the league and national level.
Andrews claims the award after having arguably her best stretch as a collegian hitting a team-high .909 by going 10-for-11 at the plate with 13 RBIs, seven walks and seven stolen bases in wins over Ball State, Florida Atlantic, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin in the 2015 Purple & Gold Challenge. The Oldsmar, Florida, native had three triples and a double among her double-digit hits, slugging 1.545 with a .895 on-base percentage.
She did not strike out once in her 11 total at-bats, earning at least two walks in two games, with two games of two stolen bases and at least one in the last three. She tied her career high in hits twice with three against FAU and SFA, while in the final three games of the weekend she matched and then exceeded her career high in RBI's with three, four and six against the Ladyjacks, becoming just the second person this season on the team to drive in that many in a contest.