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Georgia Tech’s Yee Earns Second Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week Award
April 20, 2010
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior second baseman Jen Yee of Georgia Tech has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for the second time this season for games played between April 12 and April 18.
Yee batted an astounding .733 on the week by going 11-for-14 with 14 runs, 5 RBIs, six walks, three homeruns and two doubles. She was also 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts, had a slugging percentage of 1.467 and an .818 on-base percentage.
Aside from her monstrous weekly numbers, the North Delta, B.C. native broke two school records last week and tied another conference and school record. Against Boston College on Saturday, Yee set a new Georgia Tech career mark for walks with 119 and a new single-season run record with 73. In the series finale with the Eagles on Sunday, Yee hit her 24th home run of the year to tie the current Atlantic Coast Conference and school single-season record.
Georgia Tech, who came in at eighth in the latest USA Today/NFCA Division I Top 25 poll, is currently 41-6 on the year and 14-1 ACC. With just six conference games left on the schedule, the Yellow Jackets sit on top of the conference standings and are four and half games ahead of second-place Virginia.
Other Top Performances
Fordham’s Jen Mineau fanned 48 batters over three wins including 22 vs. George Washington… Tiffani Smith of Liberty picked up five wins and a save last week while limiting her opponents to a .067 batting average… Stacie Chambers of Arizona led her team to a sweep of No. 8 Stanford by hitting .500 with three home runs… USC Upstate’s Morgan Childers went 5-0 on the week while striking out 48 batters.
2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA DI National Player of the Week
April 20 – Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada
April 13 – Jessica Iwata – Hawaii – Fr. – SS – Lihu’e, Hawaii
April 6 – Blair Luna – Texas – Fr. – P – Austin, Texas
March 30 – April Setterlund – Boston U. – Jr. – OF – Torrance, Calif.
March 23 – Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Fr. – P – Norco, Calif.
March 16 – Kenzie Fowler – Arizona – Fr. – P – Tucson, Ariz.
March 9 – Anna Whiddon – Oklahoma St. – Sr. – P – Huntington, Texas
March 2 – Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada
Feb. 23 – Stacie Townsend – UTEP – Sr. – P/2B – Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 16 – Danielle Lawrie – Washington – Sr. – P/DP – Langley, B.C., Canada