April 4, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame senior third baseman Heather Johnson was named the BIG EAST Softball Player of the Week, as announced by the league Monday afternoon. Johnson led the Irish to a 4-1 record last week, including a 3-0 mark in conference action.
The Los Alamitos, Calif., native was 12-for-17 (.706) at the plate with three doubles, three home runs, 14 RBI and 24 total bases for a 1.412 slugging percentage in five games.
Already the program’s single-season RBI leader, Johnson earned the career record with a five-RBI effort in the opening game of the series with Providence (April 2). She recorded eight RBI in the three-game series, bringing her career total to 176.
Johnson also recorded a grand slam in a 7-5 win over Purdue on March 31.
For the week, Johnson had four multi-hit and multi-RBI outings and currently rides a 10-game hitting streak.