North Dakota State catcher Shelly Rhein is the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II Player of the Week for the week of April 23-29. This marks the second time this year Rhein has won the award and the fourth week the award has gone to a North Dakota State player.

Rhein, a senior from Oakdale, Minn., hit .536 with five home runs, four doubles and 20 runs batted in to lead North Dakota State to a 9-0 record during the week. Her slugging percentage was 1.214.

Rhein’s four doubles pushed her career total to 80 to break the NCAA Division II career record of 77, previously held by Kelly Norris of Coker (1995-98). Rhein hit the record-breaker on April 28 against Minnesota State-Mankato. She also moved into second place in career home runs (53) and runs batted in (261).

Rhein hit safely in all nine games during the week, including five multi-hit games. Rhein also had a pair of four-RBI performances as she scored a run and drove in a run in each of NDSU’s nine games.

North Dakota State is ranked No. 1 in the NFCA Division II Top 25.

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