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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 3/4/2024, Last updated: 3/4/2024
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Penn State, Michigan State and Purdue Earn Big Ten Softball Weekly Awards

Nittany Lions’ Morrison, Spartans’ Grey and Boilermakers’ Campbell claim weekly accolades

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Player of the Week 

Kaitlyn Morrison, Penn State 

R-Sr. – SS – South Park, Pa. – South Park – Major: Middle Level Education 

  • Boasts a .600 batting average through the first four games at the Longhorn Invitational, posting a trio of extra-base hits while logging five RBI 

  • Tallied six hits, five RBI and three doubles with zero strikeouts and a pair of stolen bases 

  • Hit the walk-off RBI hit Sunday afternoon to propel Penn State to a 3-2 victory over Northwestern State 

  • Has helped guide the Nittany Lions to their best start through 16 games in program history (15-1 overall) 

  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Lexie Black (April 24, 2023) 

Pitcher of the Week 

Liv Grey, Michigan State 

Gr. – RHP – Woodland, Wash. – Woodland – Master’s: Criminal Justice  

  • Recorded a season-best 11 strikeouts in back-to-back mound appearances, finishing the week 3-0  

  • Held opponents to a .094 batting average in 16.2 innings, allowing a combined five hits in three starts  

  • Last Michigan State Pitcher of the Week: Ashley Miller (Feb. 14, 2022) 

Freshman of the Week

Ashlynn Campbell, Purdue 

2B – Wetumpka, Ala. – Wetumpka – Major: Undecided 

  • Led Purdue with a .412 batting average, starting at 2B in every game 

  • Recorded two runs and seven hits with five RBI 

  • Went 2-2 on stolen bases  

  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Sydney Bates (May 7, 2018)  

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