TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After hitting her first career home run in the first inning of the game at Florida A&M on February 10, it seemed like redshirt sophomore Alex Powers would never stop as she added two more this week on her way to being named ACC Player of the Week on February 16. It is the first weekly conference honor of Powers’ career.
“Alex has been working so hard for us and I am excited and proud to see her have this kind of success,” said head coach Lonni Alameda. “Even though she is a redshirt sophomore, this is basically her first full season as she has had to battle through two knee surgeries. She has put in a lot of hard work in the training room and the weight room to get to where she is at now, along with working in the cages. What a great honor for her and this team.”
Powers was a key part of the Florida State offense as the Seminoles secured four wins, including two ranked wins over No. 20 Nebraska. She finished the week with five hits – all for extra bases – with two doubles, three home runs, four walks, nine RBI and a .941 slugging percentage.
The Melbourne, Fla., native hit the first home run of her career, as well as her first multiple home run game, at Florida A&M on February 10 as she hit a two-run shot in both the first and seventh inning.
In two games against the nationally-ranked Huskers, Powers batted .600 with two doubles, one home run and five RBI. Her first-inning two-run double on February 13 gave FSU a quick 2-0 lead as it went on to win by a score of 4-1. On February 15, Powers hit a three-run home run in the first inning against the Huskers which would be all the runs the Seminoles needed in the 3-2 victory.
“It is a great honor and accomplishment to be named player of the week,” said Powers. “I am so thankful to be a part of this team. We have been working hard each day at practice as we start the season with such a challenging schedule.
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