University of Tennessee junior centerfielder Sarah Fekete
was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week after helping lead
the Lady Vols to a 5-0 record. The Big Orange topped South Carolina twice
and swept Mississippi State in a three-game series. Fekete scored at least
one run in every game of the week and crossed the dish a total of eight
The Maryville native hit .615 (8-for-13), while drawing three walks,
stealing four bases and laying down two sacrifice hits. She repeatedly got
on base throughout the week to spark a number of rallies. In the
doubleheader sweep of Mississippi State
on Saturday, she went 5-for-5 and
scored UT's lone run in the 1-0 victory in game one with a single down the
left field line, steal of second and RBI base knock from Kristi Durant.
For the season, Fekete is leading the SEC in hitting with a .485 average.
She has also contributed four doubles, 12 walks and a team-high 10 sacrifice
The Lady Vols face Virginia in a single contest at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
(NOTE: Fekete is profiled in the March issue of Rocky Top News, which should
be arriving at homes and selected newsstands late next week.)