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Gray Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

Sydney Gray was named the Big Ten Softball Co-Player of the Week on Monday following an outstanding weekend at the Troy Cox Classic in New Mexico. Gray won the second Big Ten weekly award of her career, as she was also the co-player of the week in February of 2022.

Gray played a key role in Nebraska posting a 4-1 record last weekend. She went 5-for-16 in New Mexico with three homers and 10 RBIs. Gray averaged 1.0 hit, 1.0 run and 2.0 RBIs per game over five contests. She posted an .875 slugging percentage with a 1.000 fielding percentage in 19 chances at third base.

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Gray drove in the game-winning run in Nebraska’s victory over New Mexico State last Friday. She then went 2-for-5 in a pair of wins on Saturday with a home run, three runs scored and three RBIs. In the final game of the tournament against defending Big Sky regular-season champion Sacramento State, Gray powered the Huskers’ 8-3 come-from-behind victory. Gray had a pair of three-run homers in the win, finishing 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a career-high six RBIs.

Gray shared Big Ten Player of the Week with Michigan State’s Britain Beshears. Indiana’s Brianna Copeland was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, while Michigan State’s Jaeya Butler was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Gray and her teammates close out the opening month of the season this weekend when the Huskers play five games in three days at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California