KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri Western teammates Toni Dance and Jackie Bishop have been named MIAA Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for action from the beginning of the season through Feb. 27, as selected by a conference SID panel.
MIAA SOFTBALL HITTER OF THE WEEK
Toni Dance, OF, Missouri Western
Dance has been on fire to start the season collecting at least one hit in nine of the Griffons 12 games. She more than one hit in four games this season. She leads the squad with a .421 batting average collecting 16 hits in 38 at bats. This past weekend she had 12 hits in 20 at bats with five homeruns, two doubles, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored. She hit a home run in five of the six games this past weekend. On the season she has 18 RBI, 8 homeruns, six walks, two doubles, 13 runs scored and just four strikeouts. She also has a 1.000 field percentage with 20 putout and three assists. She has 42 total bases a 1.105 slugging percentage and a .511 on base percentage through 12 games. She has also stole two bases on the season.
Others nominated: Taylor Reichard, ESU; Raschel Hoeflicker, LU; Molly Feichtinger, UNO; McKenzie Mortimer, SBU; Laura Miller, TSU.
MIAA SOFTBALL PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Jackie Bishop, RHP, Missouri Western
Bishop has been stellar to say the least on the mound holding a 6-0 mark with a 1.24 ERA through her first two weekends of college softball. Bishop has pitched four complete games and has one combined shutout and one solo shutout. She has pitched 36.1 innings giving up 28 hits while striking out 53 and walking just five. She has giving up nine doubles and two homeruns. She has held her opponents to a .206 batting average. She has made eight appearances with four starts and four relief appearances. She has given up just five earned runs with one wild pitch.
Others nominated: Paige Ladenburger, ESU; Lindsey Slocum, UNO.
2011 MIAA Softball Student-Athletes of the Week
3/1 - Hitter: Toni Dance, OF, MWSU; Pitcher: Jackie Bishop, RHP, MWSU