Photo credit Ty Russell, OU Athletics
Despite being a true freshman, Tiare Jennings continues to set the tone when it comes attitude and productivity on the softball field. On Tuesday, the budding star collected a third Big XII Player of the Week as announced by the conference. With the dubbing, Jennings outpaces the rest of the talented conference. How did she get here this time?
At the plate, the freshman finished the week with a .667 batting average after going 6-for-9. During the stretch of games, Jennings provided a spark on the offensive side of the equation with three extra-base hits. Scoring five runs herself, the infielder pushed accounted for six RBIs. Now up to 16 homeruns on the year, Jennings ranks third in the country in the statistical category. It’s a testament to just how potent this offense is and how talented the crop of freshmen truly are at the University of Oklahoma.
Holding down the No. 1 ranking, Jennings returns to action during a midweek non-conference pairing with Wichita State — a team routinely found in the Norman Regional of the NCAA Tournament. It should provide yet another barometer for how good this team is at the moment.