Feb. 18, 2002
Athens, Ga.----Redshirt freshman Kim Wendland was named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week today by the conference office. Wendland led Georgia (15-0) with a .533 batting average during the club's five-game stretch in Tallahassee, Fla., at the Seminole Classic this weekend.
"Kim continues to be an offensive powerhouse for us," said Bulldog head coach Lu Harris-Champer. "She plays the game like a coach. She sees the field, reads the defense and gets the job done."
The Rock Island, Ill., native is just the fourth Bulldog to ever receive the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week Honor and the first since teammate Nicole Barber earned the award on Mar. 5 of last season.
As Georgia's full-time first baseman Wendland leads the club with a .444 batting average, has seven two-out RBI and bats .417 with runners in scoring position. Her two early home runs are second on the team behind Kristen Bell's five.
Wendland and the Bulldogs open the 2002 home schedule this weekend with six games in the Georgia Bulldog Classic. Appalachian State, East Tennessee and Marshall will all be in Athens for games Friday-Sunday. Georgia's first game is with Appalachian State at 4 p.m. on Friday. All Bulldog home games are played at the Women's Athletic Complex on South Milledge Ave. in Athens.