BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore infielder Savannah Woodard was named the SEC Softball Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
The Newcomer of the Week award was created specifically by the SEC for spring sports this season to recognize student-athletes that were freshmen in 2020 and are now sophomores in 2021. Woodard reached base at least twice in all three games last weekend against 21st-ranked Georgia. After drawing a career-best two walks with a run scored and stolen base in game one, the Warrior, Ala., native went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs in game two, including two RBI singles and an RBI groundout. She added another RBI on a bases-loaded walk in the weekend finale, going 1-for-3 from the plate.
The award is the first of Woodard’s career and Alabama’s third newcomer of the week honor, with Lexi Kilfoyl winning twice earlier this season. In total, Alabama has taken home nine weekly conference accolades this season, including three newcomer of the week, three pitcher of the week and three player of the week accolades. The nine awards are tied for the highest total in program history, matching its 2006 tally.
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