OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. --- The Amateur Softball Association announced today that Creighton’s Renae Sinkler (Lincoln, Neb.) was named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for her performance during the week of April 7- 13. The sophomore first baseman had a stellar offensive performance last week batting .700 by collecting seven hits in 10 at bats in Creighton's three wins last week.
Creightons Sinkler Named Player of the Week
She drove in nine runs, three each game, while adding a double and a home run to extend her hitting streak to eight games. In her hometown last Wednesday, the sophomore hit a bases loaded double to the wall in left center field to drive in three runs during Creighton’s 13-1 defeat of in-state rival Nebraska.
Sinkler followed that outing by going 6-for-7 during Creighton’s doubleheader sweep of Evansville on Sunday. In game one she was 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI. In the nightcap, she went 4-for-4 with three of CU’s four RBI, including the game-winner, in a 4-3 nine-inning victory over the Purple Aces. This performance extended her eight-game hitting streak to help the Bluejays to a 30-13 overall record and first-place standing at 8-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
This is the first-time honor for Sinkler as well for Creighton University.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 83 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit http://www.asasoftball.com/.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/