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Allen Earns Texas Tech's Second-Straight Big 12 Weekly Accolade

Cydney Allen

Cydney Allen

March 8, 2011

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior catcher Cydney Allen was named the Big 12 Player of the Week Tuesday, marking the second-consecutive week the Red Raiders have had a student-athlete selected for the award.

Allen hit .538 (7-for-13) at the plate to go along with three home runs and nine RBIs, leading Tech to the Red Raider Classic title after a 6-0 campaign. She also accounted for six of Tech's 54 runs on the weekend as the Red Raiders continued the best start in school history.

Following her two home runs on Sunday, Allen now has a team-leading seven dingers and is also second on the team with 26 RBIs. Her .481 batting average is second in the Big 12, trailing only teammate Logan Hall.

Hall was named the conference Player of Week just a week ago after a 16 RBI weekend in the Jeannine McHaney Memorial Classic.

Prior to the Red Raiders' two-week streak of weekly accolades, Texas Tech had not had a student-athlete named the conference Player of the Week since Elyssa Sigala on March 9, 2004. Ashly Jacobs had been selected the league's Pitcher of the Week during the 2008 season.

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas was picked as the conference Pitcher of the Week after the sophomore threw two perfect games. She was also selected the National Player of the Week by USA Softball.

The 19th-ranked Red Raiders return to the diamond Wednesday afternoon for a midweek doubleheader against New Mexico. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Rocky Johnson Field.



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