White Named Big Ten Player of the Week

April 23, 2007

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa baseball player Jason White has been named Big Ten Player of the Week. The announcement came from the Big Ten Conference office.

White led the Hawkeyes to a series win over Illinois this weekend. He hit .611 against the Fighting Illini with four home runs, nine RBIs, nine runs scored and a 1.444 slugging percentage. In game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, White had a career-best three home runs, including a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh off Illinois closer Jake Toohey.

For an encore Sunday, White hit for the cycle with four RBIs and four runs scored.

White is Iowa’s third player to be honored by the Big Ten this season. Travis Sweet was named Big Ten Player of the Week on March 6, while Mike Schurz earned Pitcher of the Week honors March 26.

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