From Emory University Athletics
Emory University sophomore Hannah
Sendel (Greenwood Village, CO) has been selected
as the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III National Player of the Week.
Sendel, hit .923 average (12-of-13), with six runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 12 runs batted in during a 4-0 week for her school that helped raise the team's record to 20-0. She went 3-for-3 twice and 4-for-4 once. She compiled a 1.923 slugging percentage and accounted for the game-winning RBI in all four victories for Emory, which is ninth in the NFCA Division III Top 25 Poll. Sendel hit safely in her first 12 at-bats of the weekend.
In an 8-0 triumph (5 inn.) over Agnes Scott, she went 3-for-3 with 5 RBIs, including the game winner on a single in the first inning. She hit a solo homer in the third frame that stretched the Eagles' lead to 5-0, and drove in the squad's final three runs on a bases-loaded clearing double in the fourth. She followed that performance with a 4-for-4 effort at the plate in a 7-6 decision over Spalding. She knocked in a pair of runs including the team's final tally on a two-out double in the sixth inning that gave Emory a 7-3 lead.
On Sunday, she hit safely in all three of her
plate appearances, scored three runs and picked up two RBIs in a
8-0, five-inning verdict vs. Spalding. She opened the team's
scoring with a solo homer in the top of the second and later
singled in a run as part of a four-run fourth inning. In the
weekend's finale vs. Agnes Scott she picked up hits in her first
two at-bats including a three-run homer that jumped-started an
eight-run third inning, in an eventual 8-0 outcome.
In addition to the NFCA honor, Sendel was also named the University Athletic Association's Hitter of the Week. It is the first time in her career that she has been chosen for that honor.