DeKALB – Northern Illinois University softball players Shelby Miller and Jessica Sturm were named Mid-American Conference West Division Player and Pitcher of Week respectively the league announced Monday.
Miller, a senior from Ottawa, Kan., went 7-of-11 from the plate. Miller assumed the team’s lead in runs batted in with 23 by driving in seven runs last week.
Sturm was effective in the pitcher’s circle and the batter’s box for NIU this past week. The junior southpaw went 3-0, pitching three complete games for the Huskies. Sturm allowed four runs on nine hits and five base on balls for a 1.65 ERA. She began the week with two-hit, 10-2 five-inning victory over North Dakota in the second game of a doubleheader.