Alabama star Stephanie VanBrakle earned her second SEC Pitcher of the Week honor this season while Crimson Tide rookie Brittany Rogers earned her first ever league honor being named SEC Freshman of the Week.
VanBrakle went 4-0 on the week defeating Florida and South Carolina twice. She didn't allow a run in 25.0 innings posting a 0.00 ERA. She threw a no-hitter against South Carolina and allowed only four hits in 25.0 innings pitched, translating into a .049 opponent batting average. She struck out 39 batters including 15 against Florida. She also hit .412 (7-17) with a home run and four RBI in the two series and is currently on a five-game hitting streak.
Rogers, currently on a 12-game hitting streak, hit .529 (9-17) in Alabama's six games against Florida and South Carolina. Rogers hit .556 in the series against Florida and .500 against South Carolina. She recorded five runs and posted an on-base percentage of .579. She also drove in three runs.
The Crimson Tide has now been awarded four SEC Player of the Week honors on the season. In addition to this week, VanBrakle was named Pitcher of the Week on February 20, while sophomore Dani Woods was named Player of the Week a week earlier on February 13. Alabama has now garnered 36 all-time SEC Weekly honors, a league high.
The Tide will take a break from conference play this week as the team heads out west to the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, California. Pool play will begin on Thursday with Bama taking on Fresno State and Oklahoma. Alabama will close out pool play on Friday against Utah.