Burris wins MWC Player of the Week

Joe Vanden Acker

Lawrence University softball standout Jenny Burris has been named the Midwest Conference Player of the Week.Burris, a Gurnee, Ill., native, led Lawrence to a 7-1 record on the week and its second consecutive Midwest Conference North Division title.

For the week, the junior shortstop from Warren Township High School batted .577 (15-26) with four doubles, a home run, and 10 runs batted in. Burris had an .846 slugging percentage and was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts. During the week, Lawrence swept Ripon College, Carroll College, and Edgewood College and split with Beloit College to improve to 15-9-1, 8-5 in the MWC.

For the season, Burris, the 2002 North Division Player of the Year, is hitting a blistering .494 with nine doubles, three homers, and 26 runs batted in. An All-Great Lakes Region selection last season, she is among the national leaders in batting average, runs batted in, and stolen bases.