PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame senior infielder Dani Miller was selected as the BIG EAST Softball Player of the Week and USF sophomore Sara Nevins was named BIG EAST Softball Pitcher of the Week after the third week of action.
Miller batted .500 in a 3-1 week for the Fighting Irish. She recorded two home runs - including a grand slam against No. 24/RV North Carolina - along with eight RBI, seven hits acored and three runs. Miller led Notre Dame to two victories over the Tar Heels and another win over Penn State. Defensively, she did not commit a single error, and extended her streak of games without a fault to over 60 (dating back to 2010).
Nevins made four appearances last week, with a 2-0 record and a save. In 16 innings pitched, she allowed only one run for a 0.44 ERA and struck out 23 batters, including the final five batters she faced. Nevins led the Bulls to a 4-1 week with wins over Illinois, Mississippi State and two wins over Illinois State.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Hannah Penna, DePaul, So., P - Penna went 2-0 with an 0.58 ERA and defeated No. 20/17 Georgia Tech, giving up just one earned run.
Shikara Lowe, Georgetown, Jr., C - Lowe scored four runs and had seven hits and seven RBI in five games. She hit the go-ahead homerun to beat Lehigh.
Katie Keller, Louisville, So., 2B - Keller led the Cards with a .500 batting average, an .800 slugging percentage eight RBI, five hits, two runs scored and a home run.
Chelsea Leonard, Louisville, R-So., P - Leonard tied a school record (and her own career record) with 16 strikeouts in a 7-0 win over Creighton.
Savannah King, Pittsburgh, Fr., P/1B - King picked up four wins while only allowing four earned runs and striking out 23 batters in a 4-0 week for the Panthers.