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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/11/2024, Last updated: 3/20/2024
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Nebraska, Maryland and Ohio State Claim Big Ten Softball Weekly Awards

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Player of the Week 

Sydney Gray, Nebraska 

Sr. – 3B – Tucson, Ariz. – Sabino – Major: Finance 

  • Recorded a home run three times in four games last week, helping Nebraska to a 3-1 record  

  • Averaged more than 1.0 hit, 1.0 run and 1.0 RBI per game, while also averaging 1.0 extra-base hit per game 

  • Scored a run in all four games and had an RBI in three of four games  

  • Went 3-for-4 with a double and two home runs against South Alabama, setting a career-high with three extra-base hits and trying her career-highs in hits and home runs  

  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Billie Andrews (Feb. 26, 2024) 

Pitcher of the Week  

Courtney Wyche, Maryland 

Gr. – RHP – Silver Spring, Md. – Montgomery Blair– Master’s: Management 

  • Pitched nine innings in a 3-2 win over Boston College  

  • Struck out a season-high 11 batters, pitching her 38th complete game of her career 

  • 11 strikeouts is the second most in a single game this season in the Big Ten  

  • Last Maryland Pitcher of the Week: Courtney Wyche (April 3, 2023) 

Freshman of the Week 

Jasmyn Burns, Ohio State  

C/UTL – Menifee, Calif. – Murrieta Mesa – Major: Psychology  

  • Hit .500 with a .857 slugging percentage and a .533 on base percentage in five games for Ohio State at the Tennessee Invitational  

  • In the weekend finale vs. South Dakota, Burns went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI 

  • Recorded a hit in each of the Buckeyes’ five games 

  • Defensively, threw out three base runners on the weekend, including Tennessee’s Kiki Milloy, who had 40 stolen bases last season and 16 this season 

  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jasmyn Burns (Feb. 12, 2024)  

2024 Big Ten Softball Honorees

Feb. 12  

PL: Katie Wingert, Gr., RU  

P: Bridget Nemeth, Fr., PSU  

F: Jasmyn Burns, OSU  

Feb. 19   

PL: Britain Beshears, So., MSU  

    Sydney Gray, Sr., NEB  

P: Brianna Copeland, Jr., IND  

F: Jaeya Butler, MSU  

Feb. 26   

PL: Billie Andrews, Sr., NEB  

P: Ashley Miller, Gr., NU  

F: Bridget Nemeth, PSU  

March 4  

PL: Kaitlyn Morrison, R-Sr., PSU  

P: Liv Grey, Gr., MSU  

F: Ashlynn Campbell, PUR 

March 11 

PL: Sydney Gray, Sr., NEB 

P: Courtney Wyche, Gr., MD 

F: Jasmyn Burns, OSU