Nebraska Wesleyan University senior softball player Marcia Kennedy was rewarded for her outstanding play last week by being named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Softball Player-of-the-Week as well as the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Softball Player-of-the-Week for the week of April 17-24.
Kennedy (Omaha, Neb.) batted .643 (9-14) on the week with three extra base hits and six RBI as the Prairie Wolves went 3-1. She scored seven runs and had a slugging percentage of .929, getting at least one hit and one run in all four games.
The Omaha Burke H.S., graduate is now batting .452 on the season to lead the GPAC in batting average. She is tied for first in the conference with a slugging percentage of .750.
Kennedy moved up in the NWU all-time charts in several different categories after her big week at the plate. She is now second in both career doubles (32) and RBI (102). She needs just two more doubles and two more RBI to move into first place all-time in both categories.
Nebraska Wesleyan is now 23-5 overall and 11-5 in the GPAC heading into the final week of the conference regular season. The Prairie Wolves have three road GPAC doubleheaders this week at Mount Marty on April 27, at Sioux Falls on Apr. 29 and at Briar Cliff on Apr. 30.