Lady Toppers bring home Conference USA weekly honors


I don’t have the exact number in front of me (but it’d make a great homework assignment for you to look up for me, because you love me), but it feels like there have been more weeks that a Hilltopper or Lady Topper has brought home a Conference USA weekly honor than weeks in which that hasn’t been the case. Well, this week is once again an instance of the former, as a pair of Lady Toppers bring C-USA weekly honors home to the Hill.

TASHIA BROWN. POTW. First off, Tashia Brown was recognized by C-USA as the conference’s freshman of the week for the second time in her young career. The already-at-20-win Lady Toppers swept their second swing through Texas this year by defeating North Texas and Rice, and Brown played a huge roll in the two wins. Tashia scored the final four points in the first half against Rice and helped jumpstart a 27-5 run to over take, and eventually roll to a victory, against North Texas.<p class=. G. Lady Toppers Basketball

POTW. Also garnering a C-USA weekly honor is Miranda Kramer, newcomer to the WKU softball program, who set a pair of records in her first start of the year. The senior transfer from IPFW (Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne) tossed a no-hitter, in which she threw 19 strikeouts and currently has no ERA. (Also, that came against our old friends Troy. Haha, Trojans!) The only problem is that Kramer was named <em>co-</em>Player of the Week along with Jordan Dixon of Marshall. Which, don’t get me wrong, Dixon’s 0.31 ERA in 28.2 innings and a 5-0 record isn’t bad, but c’mon – how does that rank against a <strong>no-hitter </strong>and a, literally, non-existant ERA? I expected better from you, Conference USA.. LHP. Lady Toppers Softball. MIRANDA KRAMER

Just as the WKU football team put up huge numbers, even in the somewhat lackluster year, the softball team, if they can repeat success from this weekend throughout the season, are going to essentially put up similar numbers, so don’t be surprised if we see a softball player recognized week-in-and-week-out.

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