Reinhardt University softball player Ashley Kennedy was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Player of the Week for her play from Feb. 27-March 4. It marks the first time Kennedy has earned the weekly conference honor.
Kennedy, a 5-foot-6 senior catcher from Jackson, Ga., batted .500 (9-for-18) with three RBIs, three stolen bases, two runs scored and a .630 on-base percentage in eight contests against strong competition for Reinhardt last week. She is currently on a seven-game hitting streak.
On the season, Kennedy has started 16 games behind the plate. She is leading the Lady Eagles in hitting (.415 average), stolen bases (eight) and on-base percentage (.519).
Within the AAC, Kennedy ranks third in stolen bases, tied for third in stolen bases per game (0.50), fourth in hits (17) and tied for ninth in runs scored (eight). Nationally in the NAIA, she is tied for 20th in steal attempts (nine) and tied for 21st in stolen bases.
Reinhardt is ranked No. 19 nationally in the NAIA and has a 10-7 overall record. The Lady Eagles are on the road for a non-conference doubleheader with the Thomas University Lady Night Hawks on Tuesday. The first contest is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Thomasville, Ga.
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