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Outstanding Division II Player Performances

Jenny Hill, Augustana (SD), Junior, Right Fielder/Pitcher (Sioux Falls, SD)

Jenny Hill hit safely in all eight games last week as Augustana went 8-0 during the week. She hit .552 for the week, just ahead of her yearly average of .472. In 28 at-bats, she had 16 hits, including 6 doubles. She knocked in 9 runs, and scored 8 runs herself, and had one stolen base. Her fielding percentage for the week was 1.000. Jenny also pitched in 3 games, notching 2 wins and 1 save. She came within one pitch of a perfect game in her outing against Huron University. Overall, she gave up 6 hits in 15 innings and one earned run. She walked none and struck out 10. She helped Augustana win the South Dakota State University tournament with a 6-0 record.

Nikki Almquist, North Dakota State, Junior, Left Fielder (Mound, MN)

Nikki Almquist hammered a two-run homerun with two outs in the seventh inning to lift No. 4-ranked North Dakota State University to a 4-3 victory over No. 17-ranked St. Cloud State University in the Bison Classic championship game played Saturday, April 22. North Dakota State improved to 50-4 overall with the win and extended its winning streak to 24 games. The Bison went 10-0 last week including four North Central Conference victories to push their league record to 8-0. Almquist went 13-for-30 to hit. 433 in 10 games last week with two homeruns, two sacrifice flies and a triple. She scored seven runs, recorded seven stolen bases and collected seven RBIs. She went 3-for-3 against Minnesota-Duluth with a sixth inning solo homerun and a sacrifice fly to finish with two RBIs. For the season, Almquist is hitting .359 with seven homeruns, 34 runs scored and 43 RBIs. She has five doubles, three triples and 16 stolen bases. Almquist has 13 multiple-RBI games and earlier this season had a 16-game hitting streak.

Nikki Flynn-Gregg, North Dakota State, Senior, Shortstop (Esko, MN)

For the second time this season, Nikki Flynn-Gregg broke two Division II career records in the same day. Flynn-Gregg, who became both the career runs and hits leader on April 2, set career marks for stolen bases and at-bats on April 21. Against Minnesota-Crookston, she recorded stolen base No. 220 to break the record of 219 held by Cheryl Bogues of North Carolina Central (1990-93). Later that day against Bemidji State, Flynn-Gregg had her 871st at-bat to break the record of Wisconsin-Parkside's Jessie Johnson (1994-97). In addition, Flynn-Gregg has 401 career hits (through April 23), the most by any NCAA player (all divisions).

Carey Vincent, Slippery Rock, Senior, Second Base (Hydetown, PA)

Carey Vincent's bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning brought home the winning run in Slippery Rock's victory over California in the second game of a doubleheader. The Rockets' win ended a 33-game losing streak against California, dating back to 1988. Vincent, who earned PSAC Co-Player of the Week honors, went 3-for-5 in the game.