Franks named DIII Softball Regional Player of the Week; Panthers ranked 19th in the nation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Junior #Jena Franks# has been named Regional Player of the Week by Division III Softball - The Newsletter, it was announced today. The Panthers are also now ranked 19th in the nation by The Newsletter.

Franks led the team in hitting last weekend with a .643 average in four games against Sewanee, helping the Panthers to four five-inning shutouts of the Tigers. She also led the team in doubles (5), RBI (8), total bases (14), slugging percentage (1.000) and on-base percentage.

The Panthers now stand at 18-2 on the season after defeating Spring Hill College on the road yesterday. They return home this weekend for four Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference games against Austin College, Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. at BSC Softball Park.