Ashley Morgan Named SEC Player of the Week & NFCA Top Performer

Ashley Morgan – Lady Vols / Credit: UT Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second consecutive week and third time this season, a Lady Vol has won SEC Player of the Week as Ashley Morgan takes home the honor following Tennessee’s series win over No. 21 Georgia.

The senior was also selected as a Top Performer by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

Morgan was on fire at the plate against UGA as she hit .600, reached base in her first six plate appearances and reached on 8-of-12 total plate appearances over the weekend. The Douglasville, Georgia, native finished the three-game series with a 1.200 slugging percentage.

The first baseman was perfect at the plate in Friday’s game one, going 3-for-3 with a run scored, a double, two RBIs and a solo home run. She followed up on Saturday with another run scored, a hit and a walk as UT took the series victory.

On Sunday, Morgan had a pair of two-RBI doubles as she closed out the weekend with six hits, two runs scored, three doubles, a home run, six RBIs and a walk.

Morgan joins Kiki Milloy and Ashley Rogers on the 2021 list of Lady Vol SEC weekly award winners. Milloy has been named Player of the Week twice this season, while Rogers has won Pitcher of the Week on three occasions.

-UT Athletics