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Billie Andrews Named Big Ten Player of the Week

Billie Andrews was named the Big Ten Softball Player of the Week Monday following an outstanding performance at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic over the weekend. Andrews was named the Big Ten Player of the Week for the second time in her career, while a Husker won the award for the second straight week.


Andrews put up impressive numbers in five games against top competition. She went 13-for-21 (.619) at the Mary Nutter Classic with one double, four home runs, six RBIs, eight runs scored and a 1.238 slugging percentage. Her staggering statistics came as Nebraska played three ranked opponents and a fourth team who is receiving votes in the polls. All five of Nebraska’s games last weekend were against 2023 NCAA Tournament teams.


The Mary Nutter Classic featured 30 teams, including nine ranked teams and two more teams receiving votes in the coaches’ poll. Among that impressive field, Andrews led all players in hits, home runs and slugging percentage while ranking third in batting average and runs scored. Andrews had a hit in all five games, including a two-hit game, two three-hit efforts and a four-hit game.


Andrews was at her best in Nebraska’s three games against ranked teams last weekend. She went 3-for-5 with two home runs, two RBIs and three runs against No. 19 UCLA. The next day, Andrews was 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and three runs scored against No. 23 Oregon. On the final day of the tournament, Andrews went 4-for-4 with another homer against No. 20 Utah. In the Huskers’ three games against top-25 teams at the Mary Nutter Classic, Andrews went 10-for-13 with four home runs, five RBIs and seven runs scored.


Northwestern’s Ashley Miller was named the Big Ten Pitcher of the Week while Penn State’s Bridget Nemeth was the conference freshman of the week.