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

First Pitch With Carlie Brandt

9/19/2016

You know the returners but we will be spending the next nine weeks introducing you to our seven freshmen and two transfers. In this week's First Pitch Carlie Brandt steps up and answers...

A True Softball Family: The Cowgers

9/14/2016

All the kids would show up in their Spartans or Wolverines gear at the Cowger's elementary school. All the kids except the Cowgers that is. They showed up decked out in head to toe Maroon...

Gophers Hold Annual Banquet

9/12/2016

Sam Macken won Player of the Year, Sara Groenewegen won Pitcher of the Year, Maddie Houlihan was named Freshman of the Year and Hannah Evavold was voted Teammate of the Year.

Proud Sponsors Of Gopher Athletics