Lincoln, Neb. - Senior first baseman Ashley Guile became the first Nebraska softball player to win a Big Ten weekly award on Monday, when she was named the conference’s player of the week.
A native of Olathe, Kan., Guile was honored following an outstanding performance at the Kajikawa Classic last weekend. In six games at the tournament, Guile went 11-for-20 at the plate to produce a .550 batting average with three doubles, one home run, eight RBIs and eight runs scored. She recorded multi-hit games against No. 8 Arizona, Idaho State and Cal State Northridge and also drew three walks to post a .609 on-base percentage.
Guile’s big weekend got started with an outstanding performance in the Huskers’ thrilling 11-10 upset of eighth-ranked Arizona in the second game of the season. Guile finished 3-for-4 against the Wildcats with a walk and a pair of RBIs. The next day, Guile went 4-for-4 with a home run, four runs scored and two RBIs against Cal State Northridge. Guile tied her career high with four hits against the Matadors and tied the school record with her four runs scored. She closed her tournament with a double and a pair of RBIs against No. 23 Georgia Tech.
The weekly honor was the second of Guile’s career, as she was the Big 12 Player of the Week in May of 2010. Guile has also been honored in her career as a first-team all-conference selection and second-team all-region honoree in 2010.
Following a 3-3 opening weekend, Guile and the rest of her teammates hit the road this weekend for five games in three days at the Troy Cox Classic, hosted by New Mexico State.