Georgia pitcher/designated player Michelle Green has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for the week of March 28-April 3, it was announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.
Green, a senior from Duluth, Ga., went 3-0 in the circle and 9-for-16 (.562) at the plate last week, leading the 11th-ranked Bulldogs to a 5-1 record.
"It is a great honor to receive such a prestigious award from the NFCA," said Green. "But I could not have done it without my teammates and coaches, because they have provided me with great support at the plate and in the field this season."
Against Mercer, Green pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout over the Bears, tying her own school record with 17 strikeouts. She helped her own cause, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored.
Green followed up her dynamic pitching performance with another three-hit complete game against then-No. 14 Florida. Green surrendered just one earned run against the Gators, and went 2-for-3 at the plate.
In the finale against Florida, Green went six innings, scattering four hits and holding the Gators scoreless. Her RBI double proved to be the game winner, as the Bulldogs clinched the series with a 4-3 win.
"Michelle did a great job for us this week," said Georgia coach Lu Harris-Champer. "We are very proud of her and honored that she has been given this award. It is nice to see her compete at a high level during her senior season."
For the week, she compiled a 0.37 ERA and struck out 34 and had four doubles and six RBIs.