Sweet Named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week

April 30, 2007

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa baseball player Travis Sweet has been named co-Big Ten Player of the Week. He shared the award with Michigan’s Eric Rose. The announcement came from the Big Ten Conference office.

It is the second time he earned the award this season and the second-consecutive week a Hawkeye earned the honors. Jason White took the accolades last week.

Sweet was a monster in the batter’s box this weekend, leading Iowa to its first Big Ten series sweep in 16 years. His offensive production also helped Iowa set a school record by becoming the first team in Hawkeye history to score double-digits in each game of a four-game series.

Individually, Sweet hit a team-high .588 with a 1.294 slugging percentage this weekend. He doubled his season home run total with three, giving him six on the year. He also drew six walks and had a .696 OBP for the series. Over the course of four back-and-forth games, Sweet either drove in or scored a tying or go-ahead run six times.

Iowa returns to action tomorrow when they host Western Illinois at 6:30 p.m.

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