Groenewegen Picks Up Fourth Weekly Award
Groenewegen hit .400 on the weekend and threw her first-career no-hitter.

April 28, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill. – For the third time this season, Minnesota softball freshman Sara Groenewegen received Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after her performance in a weekend sweep of Penn State, the league announced Monday afternoon. After sharing the weekly top rookie honor with Purdue’s Katy McJunkin and Nebraska’s Marjani Knighten, Groenewegen is the only first-year player to be recognized this week.

The conference weekly award is Minnesota’s seventh this season. In addition to three top freshman and a Pitcher of the Week Award, the Gophers’ Sara Moulton earned three league Pitcher of the Week Awards.

Groenewegen, a top-25 for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I National Freshman of the Year trophy, was a force both at the plate and in the pitching circle against the Nittany Lions.

The White Rock, B.C. tossed the 21st no-hitter in Minnesota softball history in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader, allowing just two baserunners who reached via hit by pitch and error and striking out eight. With her first no-hitter under her belt, Groenewegen is now 12-1 on the season with five shutouts, a 2.26 ERA, and 143 strikeouts.

In the batter’s box, Groenewegen hit .400 on the weekend, going four-for-10 with a pair of doubles and four RBI. She scored one run and raised her season batting average nine points.

The Gophers, now 36-8 on the season with a 14-5 mark in the Big Ten, wrap up their regular season this week. Minnesota hosts North Dakota State in a doubleheader that begins at 2 p.m. at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium before traveling to Purdue for a three-game weekend series.

###


 

 

MORE HEADLINES

Lindaman Earns Academic All-America Honor

Lindaman Earns Academic All-America Honor

6/4/2018 - Softball

Kendyl Lindaman was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Team, as selected by CoSIDA.

Lindaman Named NFCA All-American

Lindaman Named NFCA All-American

5/30/2018 - Softball

Kendyl Lindaman has been named a NFCA All-American earning second team as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

161 Gophers Receive Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

161 Gophers Receive Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

5/30/2018 - Softball

A total of 161 Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports.

Get daily updates delivered to your inbox!

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics