Dura Earns Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week Honors
Posted: Apr 07, 2016
Eureka's Kerrigan Dura and Illinois Wesleyan's Mackenzie Marquis have been selected as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Dura, a freshman infielder from Brimfield, Ill., batted .750 (21-for-28) in an 8-0 week for the (18-2) Red Devils with 17 runs, 10 doubles, two triples, a homer and 25 RBI. The Brimfield High graduate also walked four times and didn't strike out once in 32 plate appearances, as she set the Eureka single-season RBI mark (46).
Dura was also perfect in the field in 34 chances (19 putouts, 15 assists).
Meanwhile, sophomore right-hander Marquis earns her first Pitcher of the Week honor for the (15-3) Titans, who are ranked ninth in the latest NFCA Division III Top 25 poll after sweeping nationally-ranked Washington (Mo.) last Tuesday.
The Herscher, Ill., product recorded four of her team's six wins last week, allowing nine hits, no runs, five walks and fanning 14 over 18.1 innings. Marquis tossed a three-hit gem against Washington and also beat North Park (twice) and Carroll.4
The Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week are selected by Division III head coaches representing the eight NCAA regions.
2016 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
April 6 — Kerrigan Dura, Eureka, Fr., INF, Brimfield, Ill.
March 30 — Cassie Ruscz, Tufts, Jr., 1B, Wolcott, Conn.
March 23 — Kristin Lopez, Texas-Tyler, Sr., OF, Houston.
March 16 — Ama Biney, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, So., CF, Worcester, Mass.
March 9 — Jessica Long, Averett, Jr., SS, Prospect Hill, N.C.
March 2 — Cassetty Howerin, Virginia Wesleyan, So., 1B, Dover, Del.
2016 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
April 6 — Mackenzie Marquis, Illinois Wesleyan, So., RHP, Herscher, Ill.
March 30 — Julienne Broussard, Belhaven, Jr., RHP, Carencro, La.
March 23 — Annie Pitkin, Washington (Mo.), Sr., RHP, West Springfield, Mass.
March 16 — Alaina Kissinger, Texas-Tyler, Jr., RHP, Telephone, Texas.
March 9 — Lindsey Thayer, St. John Fisher, So., RHP, Winthrop, N.Y.
March 2 — Kelsie Batten, Texas-Tyler, Sr., RHP, Huntington, Texas.