Travis Tabbed Big Ten Freshman of the Week for Third Time

    Go Hoosiers! Sam Travis
    Go Hoosiers!
    Sam Travis
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 7, 2012

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Freshman first baseman Sam Travis earned his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week recognition on Monday (May 7); marking his fifth overall conference weekly award after also twice being named the Big Ten Player of the Week earlier this season.

    Travis slugged .833 over the weekend as Indiana took its fourth Big Ten series of the season and moved into second place of the conference standings. He totaled six hits in the series, including a two-run homerun and a double. His .500 batting average was accompanied by two walks for a .571 on-base percentage. Add that OBP to his bloated slugging number and Travis posted on OPS of 1.404. Travis shined the brightest in Sunday's doubleheader sweep, cranking out five hits, an RBI and scoring four runs. In addition, Travis recorded a flawless 1.000 fielding percentage while playing first base for all 27 innings of the weekend.

    The Big Ten Conference awards a Player, Pitcher and Freshman of the Week each Monday throughout the season. Through 12 weeks, a conference-best 11 Hoosiers have been recognized by the league office. Sam Travis leads the way with five such laurels, winning back-to-back Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week accolades (March 26 & April 2) before this week's Frosh of the Week selection. A complete list of Hoosier winners is below:

    Chris Sujka: Freshman (February 27)
    Kyle Schwarber: Freshman (March 5; April 30)
    Joey DeNato: Pitcher (March 19)
    Sam Travis: Player (March 26/April 2); Freshman (March 26/April 2/May 7)
    Kyle Hart: Freshman (April 23)
    Justin Cureton: Player (April 30)



    Indiana's 11 honorees are followed by: Purdue (10), Illinois (5), Michigan State (4), Northwestern (3), Nebraska (3), Michigan (3), Iowa (2), Ohio State (2), Penn State (2) and Minnesota (1).


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