Burroughs named APSU Athlete of the Week

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 9:50 PM

CLARKSVILLE – Junior second baseman Laurel Burroughs, of the Austin Peay State University softball team, has been named this week’s APSU Athlete of the Week.

Burroughs broke out of an early-season slump with three home runs last week, helping the Lady Govs to a 3-1 record. She hit .333 (4-of-12) with four runs scored and four RBI in addition to her three homers.

She homered in both ends of Austin Peay’s doubleheader at Miami (Ohio), Saturday, including a second-inning blast in game two that provided all the scoring Austin Peay would need in a 1-0 win.

The former Friendship Christian star saw her batting average climb 41 points last week and her RBI total nearly doubled her output in the previous 17 games.

The APSU Athlete of the Week is selected by the sports information staff each Tuesday during the academic year.

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