setting an NCAA record in only her 11th career game, Husker freshman catcher
Taylor Edwards was named the Big 12 Player of the Week, the conference
announced on Tuesday.
helped Nebraska match the best start in school history with a 5-0 record at the
Sleep Inn Classic in Denton, Texas, last weekend. Edwards went 9-for-17 at the
tournament to post a .529 average with five home runs and 12 RBIs. She homered
in each of the five games and has now homered in an NCAA-record six straight
games. Edwards set the NCAA record with a solo home run in the seventh inning
of Nebraska's final game against Tennessee Tech.
set career highs for hits, home runs, RBIs, walks and runs at the Sleep Inn
Classic, while also posting a 1.412 slugging percentage and a .600 on-base
percentage. She was also perfect defensively behind the plate and threw out the
only base runner who attempted to steal.
the season, Edwards leads Nebraska with a .405 batting average, two doubles,
seven home runs and 19 RBIs in only 11 games. The award was the first of
Edwards' career, and she is only the third Husker freshman to earn Big 12
Player-of-the-Week honors in the last 10 seasons.
returns to her home state this weekend, when the 18th-ranked Huskers travel to
California for five games in three days at the Cathedral City Classic. Nebraska
opens play on Friday at 12:30 p.m. (Central) against No. 25 BYU.