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Perfect Week Nets Loyola Chicago’s Grim NFCA Division I National Player of the Week Honors
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior Jacqueline Grim of Loyola Chicago has been named as the NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for games played March 21-27, 2011.
Grim achieved perfection at the plate last week by going 5-for-5 with five walks, two home runs, a double, five runs and four RBI. By reaching base in every plate appearance during the Ramblers’ three-game sweep of Youngstown State not only did Grim achieve the rare 1.000 batting average, but also the even rarer 1.000 on-base percentage. To finish off her unbelievable week, her three extra-base hits gave her a slugging percentage of 2.400.
The Beecher, Ill., native was also perfect as a position player last week, by not committing a single error in 18 chances at first base. Grim began the week by bookending a pair of RBIs in Loyola’s 4-2 Horizon League-opening win over the Penguins and went on to drive in the Ramblers’ opening run in each of the next two contests.
The senior currently leads her team with a .364 batting average and four homeruns. Loyola Chicago is currently 11-9 on the season and 3-0 in the Horizon League. This week, the Ramblers will step away from Horizon play to take on a pair of Big 10 opponents. On Thursday, Loyola will head north for a doubleheader with Wisconsin before traveling across town on Saturday for a doubleheader with Northwestern.
Other Top Performances
Georgia’s Brianna Hesson hit .500 on the week including six hits and a pair of home runs in a three-game SEC sweep of then No. 2 Florida… Alex Lagesse of Valparaiso went 3-0 on the week including recording the first perfect game of her career in a five-inning win over Detroit… Binghamton’s Jessica Phillips was 8-for-9 last week with 11 RBIs and four home runs in an America East sweep of Hartford … Cory Berliner of Pittsburgh tossed the first no-hitter of her career and used two wins to tie the school record for career pitching wins with 44…
NFCA DI National Player of the Week
Mar. 29 – Jacqueline Grim – Loyola (IL) – Sr. – 1B – Beecher, Ill.
Mar. 22 – Blaire Luna – Texas – So. – P – Austin, Texas
Mar. 15 – Kelly Hmiel – Pittsburgh – Jr. – 3B – York, Pa.
Mar. 8 – Chelsea Thomas – Missouri – So. – P – Pleasantville, Iowa
Mar. 1 – Lori Spignola – North Carolina – Fr. – P – Atlanta, Ga.
Feb. 22 – Stephanie Brombacher – Florida – Sr. – P – Pembroke Pine, Fla.
Feb. 15 – Gabrielle Bridges – La-Lafayette – Sr. – 1B – Lafitte, La.