Bama's Demi Turner Gets SEC Honor Again

For the second time in three weeks, Alabama freshman Demi Turner has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, announced by the Southeastern Conference Monday.

Turner had three multi-hit games for Alabama last week while hitting .462 (6-13) with five RBI and four runs scored. She scored a run in four of the five games, including the final run in the Crimson Tide’s game three victory over No. 2 Florida on Monday. Her first multi-hit performance came on Wednesday against Georgia Tech, where she went 2-3 with a run scored. Her second came in game two against Texas A&M, as she drove in three runs on a pair of singles to help lead Alabama to a comeback victory on Saturday to secure the series win. She capped the weekend with a 2-3 performance on Sunday, driving in a pair of runs while scoring once.

The Huntsville, Texas native is hitting .455 with a team-leading 46 hits and 27 RBI along with 11 stolen bases and 10 sacrifice bunts. In SEC play, she is hitting .417 (15-36) with 10 RBI in 36 at-bats. She has a hit in 24 of the Tide’s 33 games and leads the team with 15 multi-hit games.

This is Turner’s second Freshman of the Week honor, as she earned the same accolade two weeks ago after a stellar weekend on the road against eighth-ranked Georgia. Turner is just the fifth player in program history to earn multiple SEC Freshman of the Week awards, joining Haylie McCleney (2013), Jaclyn Traina (2011), Kayla Braud (2010) and Charlotte Morgan (2007). Overall it is the fifth weekly conference honor earned by an Alabama player so far this season, as sophomore Sydney Littlejohn was named Pitcher of the Week twice and McCleney was named Player of the Week once.

Ole Miss senior infielder Allison Brown was named the SEC Player of the Week while Kentucky junior Kelsey Nunley and Mississippi State sophomore Alexis Silkwood share Co-Pitcher of the Week awards.

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