Newland Takes SEC Player of the Week Honors
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Junior utility player Ali Newland earned her first SEC Player of the Week accolade Monday afternoon, announced by the conference office.
Newland ended the regular season on a high note as she led LSU with a .700 batting average behind seven hits and three runs scored in the 2-1 series win over No. 10/11 Georgia. Newland recorded a 1.000 slugging percentage and hit a double in each game this weekend. The Georgia native also tallied two three-hit games during the weekend, including the series finale, where she singled to bring home the winning run to run-rule the Bulldogs and take the series.
Newland bumped her batting average up to .336 overall this season and has 50 hits. Newland ranks No. 2 and No. 4 in the SEC, respectively, with 31 hits and a .413 batting average in SEC games only, and her three-RBI game in the series finale marked her ninth multi-RBI game this season and 20th in her career.
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