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    Kristen Amegin Named Big Ten Player of the Week

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Senior Kristen Amegin is the Big Ten Player of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Senior Kristen Amegin is the Big Ten Player of the Week.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    Feb. 21, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Senior Kristen Amegin (West Sacramento, Calif./Elk Grove) has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week after slugging No. 12 Northwestern to a 4-1 record at the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., last weekend.

    The senior hit .500 and slugged 1.143 at the Classic, going 7-for-14 with a double, three home runs and eight RBIs. She currently leads the Wildcats with a .414 batting average and an .862 slugging percentage on the season.

    Amegin started the Classic hot, homering against Cal State Fullerton in a 5-4 Northwestern win. She then went 4-for-5 Saturday in games against No. 14 Oregon State and No. 8 California. She hit her second bomb of the tournament in a 3-0 Wildcat win over the Bears, taking two-time All-American Kristina Thorson deep for a solo homer.

    Amegin capped her tournament with a three-run shot against Central Michigan, which then intentionally walked her in her final two at-bats of the game.

    The honor is the second of Amegin's career -- she also was Big Ten Player of the Week on April 26, 2005.