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Notre Dame's Brown Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of Week


Notre Dame senior outfielder Stephanie Brown has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week for the week ending Apr. 1, the association announced Wednesday. 

Brown had an outstanding week at the plate for the Fighting Irish, hitting .722 (13-for-18) with five runs scored, two doubles, a triple and four RBIs. She also had 17 total bases on the week with a .944 slugging percentage and three stolen bases in as many attempts. 

The Chandler, Ariz., product had two three-hit outings and a four-hit performance on the week as she collected multiple hits in four of the team’s five games. 

The Irish’s leadoff hitter, Brown kicked off the week with a hit and a stolen base in a 4-1 win over Toledo. She followed that outing with a 5-for-7, two run, two RBI showing in a doubleheader sweep of Pittsburgh. Against the Panthers, she also doubled and stole a base as she collected her first three-hit game of the week. 

In a conference sweep of Syracuse, Brown went 7-for-8 at the plate with three runs scored, two RBIs, a double and a triple. She collected another three-hit outing in the opener with Syracuse and her first four-hit game of the season in the second game of the twin bill. 

On the season, Brown is hitting .477 with 24 runs scored, three doubles, two triples, eight RBIs, a .558 slugging percentage, a .531 on-base percentage and 10 stolen bases.