Simmons Earns GAC Player of the Week Honors

East Central University senior Shelby Simmons has been named the Great American Conference Player of the Week for March 19 after helping the Lady Tigers (22-6, 8-2 GAC) to a 6-0 record last week against Oklahoma Baptist and Ouachita Baptist.

The North Richland Hills, Texas, native hit .591 for the week, with 13 hits in 22 at-bats. Simmons scored five runs, added four RBIs, had a double and triple and a slugging percentage of .727.

Simmons is currently leading the Lady Tigers with a .533 average for the season, playing in 23 games and recording 40 hits and 16 RBIs.

ECU will return to action, Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 with double-headers against Southern Arkansas at Lady Tiger Field. Friday’s games are scheduled to start at 2 p.m., with Saturday’s at noon.

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