Florida third baseman Hannah Sipos was named the SEC Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.
The freshman from Cooper City, Florida excelled during the Gators sweep of Texas A&M where she went 7-10, including her first collegiate home run on Friday.
Per the SEC press release:
SEC Player of the Week – Florida’s Hannah Sipos, a freshman infielder from Cooper City, Calif.,posted a .636 batting average (7-11) with two runs scored and three RBI in a 4-0 week for the Gators. Sipos batted .700 in the series sweep at Texas A&M and registered her first collegiate home run in game 1 Friday night. On the week, she posted a 1.000 slugging percentage and a .636 on-base percentage.
Sipos was mired in a season long slump that saw her batting average dip to .142 before the weekend series. However, it appears the game is starting to slow down and as a result Sipos is heating up, something the Florida offense has desperately needed.
Sipos has played exceptional defense, only committing two errors while manning the hot corner for Florida. Head coach Tim Walton, who has utilized Jordan Matthews and Jaimie Hoover at third occasionally for an offensive approach, has stated several times that, “Hannah is the best third baseman on our team.”
Sipos and the Gators are currently riding a seven game winning streak and will travel to #4 Florida State for a game against the rival Seminoles on Wednesday before turning their attention to #5 Alabama this weekend.