BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sophomore Savannah Lee (Lascassas, Tenn./Oakland HS) of softball and junior Carlee Petro (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook HS) of women’s tennis were named Birmingham-Southern/Piggly Wiggly student-athlete of the week for play March 13-19.
Lee hit three home runs in three at bats, seeing only four pitches to help lead the Panthers to a 6-0 win against Millsaps. She finished the week with four home runs, seven RBI, and a 1.357 slugging percentage. Lee was so effective against the Majors that they attempted to intentionally walked her four times in the series finale. She is ranked 2nd nationally for home runs and appears ranked in seven other national offensive categories.
Ranked No. 42 in the nation and 11th in the south region, Petro never dropped a game in singles or doubles play to help lead the Panthers to a 9-0 sweep of Spring Hill College. She and partner Emily Whitlock (Panama City, Fla./A.C. Mosley HS) won #1 doubles 8-0 before she went on to win #1 singles 6-0, 6-0.