Midwestern State's Kim Jerrick garnered Lone Star Conference Hitter of the Week
honors Tuesday when league officials announced weekly awards.
The junior catcher rocked a .600 average going 12-for-20 at the plate while raking four doubles and three homers driving in 11 runs to lead the Mustangs to a 4-2 showing at the Grand Canyon Invitational last weekend in Phoenix.
Jerrick became the first player in MSU program history to notch three career multiple home run games when she launched two homers while driving in a school single-game record six runs Sunday against Western New Mexico.
The outbreak included her second collegiate grand slam as she homered in consecutive innings.
The Belle Plaine, Kan. native collected a hit in each of the Mustangs' six games accounting for four doubles and three home runs out of her league leading 12 hits.
Angelo State's Sandra Serna earned top pitcher honors after posting a 3-0 mark with a 0.54 ERA last weekend at the St. Mary's Intercollegiate Invitational.
Midwestern State competes in the Texas A&M-Kingsville Invitational with games against Texas A&M International and St. Edward's both on Saturday and Sunday.
Midwestern State received votes in the National Association of Basketball
Coaches' Division II Coaches' Poll as released Tuesday afternoon.
The Mustangs (14-5) have won eight of their last 10 games and hold a two-game lead in the quest for their seventh Lone Star Conference championship.
MSU opened the season at No. 23, then received votes in the Nov. 20 edition before falling out following losses to Colorado State-Pueblo and Ouachita Baptist (Ark.).
The Mustangs are one of five teams from the South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 1 Metropolitan State (Colo.), No. 14 Adams State (Colo.) and No. 20 Fort Lewis (Colo.) while Newman (Kan.) is also receiving votes.
Midwestern takes on rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night at the First United Bank Center in Canyon. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.