ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota infielder Alyssa Fernandez was named Summit League Player of the Week and North Dakota State pitcher Jacquelyn Sertic garnered the league's Pitcher of the Week award for their performances during the week of Feb. 12-18.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ALYSSA FERNANDEZ, SOUTH DAKOTA
Jr. // IF // Mesa, Ariz.
- Earned her second career Player of the Week award in as many weeks
- Hit .538 and slugged .846 with a .700 on-base percentage during the week
- Collected seven hits and walked six times in 20 plate appearances
- Had three multi-hit games during the week
- Went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and two runs scored in win over New Mexico
Also nominated: Stephanie Hanic, Fort Wayne; Bre Beatty, North Dakota State; Emma Dargy, Omaha; Hailey Duwa, Western Illinois
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
JACQUELYN SERTIC, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Sr. // P // Sparks, Nev.
- Collected her 11th career Pitcher of the Week accolade and first this season
- Compiled a 3-1 record with a 1.88 ERA during the week
- Struck out 27 in 22.1 innings while completing all three starts
- Fanned 14 in a 2-1 victory over San Diego State
- Picked up a pair of wins, one in relief, against Cal State Fullerton
Also nominated: Bailey Benefiel, Fort Wayne; Sydney Hampton, Omaha; Dustie Durham, South Dakota; Megan Lotarski, Western Illinois
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.