After the No. 16 Arkansas Razorback softball team (37-11, 12-9) swept the Ole Miss Rebels on April 28-30, one softball player received her second honor from the Southeastern Conference.
Freshman outfielder Hannah McEwen was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Tuesday. This is the second time McEwen has been given this honor, as she won the award March 5. This is the sixth honor that a Razorback player has received this season.
During the series versus the Rebels, McEwen had a batting average of .636, going 7-for-11. She hit two home runs, scored four runs and added seven RBIs to her resume. After the series finale, McEwen broke the record for most RBIs scored in a season in program history, which was previously set by Sandra Smith in 2010.
“Hannah had a really big weekend for us,” said Razorback coach Courtney Deifel in a press release. “She’s swinging the bat so well, and I could say this about our entire lineup, but she’s the one that we want to see at the plate in a big moment.”
After the series, McEwen is still leading the team with a .370 average. Her average now makes her number 13 in the conference. She is tied in seventh place with 10 home runs and in fourth place with 51 RBIs.
The Razorbacks will travel to play No. 13 LSU Tigers on the road. Game one is scheduled for 6:30 p.m on the SEC Network. Game two will air at 6 p.m on SEC Network Plus, and game three is scheduled for 3 p.m. on ESPNU.