IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the second consecutive week, University of Iowa infielder Brendan Sher has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
It is Sher’s second career weekly honor and he becomes the first ever Hawkeye to win back-to-back Freshman of the Week awards.
Sher helped the Hawkeyes go 3-1 during the week with a win over Western Illinois on Wednesday before taking two of three games from No. 18 UC Irvine for their sixth straight series win.
The Indianola, Iowa, native bounced around the Hawkeye infield, while hitting .538 (7-for-13) with a .600 on-base percentage, a triple, and four runs scored in four games. Sher’s seven hits led the Hawkeyes last week and his four runs tied for the team lead.
Sher started and ended his week with three-hit games, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Western Illinois on Wednesday and against UC Irvine in Sunday’s series finale.
In the last two weeks spanning eight games, Sher is leading Iowa in batting average (.464), hits (13), slugging (.679), on-base percentage (.516), and total bases (19). Sher has recorded three three-hit games over his last eight contests.
The 24th-ranked Hawkeyes resume conference play this weekend, hosting Michigan State from May 10-12 in the final home series of the season.