Vines Named NFCA National Player of the Week
March 28, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee sophomore Brooke Vines continues to rack up the honors this week as she has been named the Louisville Slugger NFCA National Player of the Week by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Vines is the ninth player in program history to earned NFCA Player of the week accolades. She was also named the SEC Player of the Week this afternoon after leading No. 19 Tennessee to a 4-0 week that included a series sweep over then No. 23 Ole Miss. All four of the Volunteers’ wins last week came against ranked teams.

Vines had a monster week at the plate for the Vols, leading the team with a .727 batting average, eight hits, nine RBIs, a 1.273 slugging percentage and a .692 on-base percentage while recording multiple hits and RBIs in three of four games.

The sophomore tied her career high of three RBIs twice, hit her first triple of the year in a 9-2 win over then No. 25 North Carolina and hit her first home run of the season, a three-run shot, in Saturday’s series-clinching win over the Rebels. Four of Vines’ eight hits for the week drove in runs, and the California native now leads all players in the SEC with 12 RBIs in conference play.

View the full release from the NFCA HERE.

Tennessee is back in action this evening with a doubleheader against Liberty starting at 4 p.m. at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.





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