Nebraska’s Brooke Thomason was named the Big Ten Player of the Week and Tatum Edwards was named the conference co-pitcher of the week.
Thomason hit a sixth-inning home run and then followed with a walk-off grand slam to lead Nebraska to the 9-6 win on Friday over Northwestern in the Big Ten opener. She tied career highs with two home runs and five RBIs in the win. Thomason finished the three-game series with seven RBIs, while batting .417 on the week.
Edwards started the series finale against Northwestern, and held the Wildcats to a single run in an 8-1 victory. Nebraska wrap up a seven-game homestand against South Dakota State at 5 p.m. at Bowlin Stadium.