Wisconsin Mueller records 18 RBI for Player of the Week
Wisconsin’s Mueller records 18 RBI to earn USA Softball National
Collegiate Player of the Week
CITY — The University of Wisconsin’s Michelle Mueller (LaCrosse, Wis.) knocked
in 18 RBI and recorded a .600 batting average this past weekend to earn the USA
Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week award. A senior third basemen, she had a career week
for the Badger softball team, helping the Badgers go 5-0 at home.
so honored,” Mueller said. “It's something that would not have been possible if
it weren't for my teammates. Their ability to get on base and to create chaos
offensively gave me a great opportunity to be successful. Without them I
wouldn't be getting this award. I'm so thankful to be surrounded by great
teammates and a fantastic coaching staff.”
hit four home runs, two doubles, collected 18 RBI and hit .600. She also
tallied an on base percentage of .588 during the week and a slugging percentage
In UW’s 17-1 win over North Dakota in the
second game of their doubleheader, Mueller hit a grand slam, the first of her
career, and also recorded seven RBI as the Badgers tied a school record with 17
runs in a single game.
continued her hot streak into Wisconsin’s second game of a doubleheader versus
Illinois, as the senior hit three consecutive home runs and collected eight
RBI, setting a Wisconsin record for most RBI in a single contest. Mueller's
three consecutive home runs are tied for the second-most in NCAA history, and
her three home runs in a single game tied the school record.
are so proud of Michelle,” said Wisconsin head coach Yvette Healy. “It is a big honor for the university and the
softball program. She is a great Wisconsin kid that has grown into an amazing
player within our program. To do this at the national level for a player like
her means a lot to our program. It shows that we can compete on a national
level with some great players from across the country but especially with our
homegrown Wisconsin kids.”
2014 USA Softball National Collegiate
Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 6-9): Kylee Lahners – Washington – Junior – Infielder– Laguna
Week 2 (Feb. 10 -16): Aimee Creger – Tulsa – Senior – Pitcher–
Week 3 (Feb. 17-23): Ally Carda – UCLA – Junior – Pitcher – Elk Grove,
Week 4 (Feb. 24 – March 2): Cheridan Hawkins – Oregon – Sophomore
– Anderson, Calif.
Week 5 (March 3-9): Dallas Escobedo – Arizona State – Senior –
Pitcher– Glendale, Ariz.
Week 6 (March 10-16): Alex Hugo – Georgia – Sophomore – Infielder
– Olathe, Kan.
Week 7 (March 17-23): Jaclyn Traina – Alabama – Senior – Pitcher –
Week 8 (March 24 – 30): Ellen Renfroe – Tennessee – Senior –
Pitcher – Jackson, Tenn.
Week 9 (March 31 – April 6): Katiyana
Mauga – Arizona – Freshman – Outfielder – San Diego, Calif.
Week 10 (April 7 – 13): Michelle Mueller – Wisconsin – Senior –Third Base –
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