Kendyl Lindaman has earned her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor after helping the No. 8/9 University of Minnesota Gophers to a 4-0 week, the conference announced Monday.
The Gophers have now won four out of six possible B1G Freshman of the Week plaudits with Lindaman and MaKenna Partain both winning twice.
Lindaman started every game at catcher while hitting in the cleanup spot as the Gophers topped Oregon State, No. 23/20 California and Pacific twice outscoring their opponents 38-1 in that span. Lindaman hit .500 with a 1.000 slugging percentage.
Against Oregon State Lindaman went 2-4 with a home run and two RBIs. Against No. 23/20 California she was as equally impressive defensively as she was offensively. She finished off a number of Sara Groenewegen strikeouts in the 10-0 victory with nine putouts in the game.
The Maroon and Gold trailed 1-0 entering the third inning of the final game against Pacific. Lindaman started a roll batting in the game tying run. Later in the same inning she launched a three run home run. The Gophers scored 10 runs in the frame on their way to a 12-1 win in five innings.
This season Lindaman has a team leading seven home runs and a .747 slugging percentage. She is third on the team with a .400 batting average and second with 25 RBIs.
Lindaman and the Gophers open up Big Ten play this weekend at Nebraska. They play Friday at 5 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 12 p.m.
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