Pickett hits her way to NSIC Player of the Week honors

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Augustana freshman infielder Christina Pickett has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Pickett, from Maplewood, Minnesota, led the Vikings at the plate batting .667 with eight hits, including two doubles and two home runs. She drove in seven runs and scored five while compiling a .714 on-base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage.

Pickett was 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and four RBI in game one against USF on Thursday. She was 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI in game one against Minnesota Duluth on Friday before going 1 for 2 with a double and an RBI in game two. Pickett is batting .292 on the season with 12 doubles, which ranks second on the team, and six home runs. She ranks third on the team with 43 RBI having played in all 48 games as a freshman.

This marks the sixth time Augustana has had a player of the week in the NSIC this season. This is the first career player of the week honor for Pickett.

Augustana earned the No. 3 seed in the NSIC Tournament and will play No. 6 seed Bemidji State at 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at Sherman Park in Sioux Falls.