Georgia softball’s Ciara Bryan was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Tuesday for her performance this past week and over the weekend in the UCF Wilson/DeMarini Tournament, where she batted .625 and knocked in a number of runs.
After helping the Bulldog bats to a .450 average in a perfect 5-0 weekend, Georgia softball’s Ciara Bryan was named SEC Freshman of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
Bryan’s .625 in the UCF Wilson/DeMarini Tournament for the second-best average on the team. She was perfect at the plate in the first three games, including 2-for-2 in a win over Ohio State in which she scored a career-high three times. The Covington, Georgia native followed that performance with a personal-best four RBI against Delaware State, posting at least one in each plate appearance.
Bryan then tacked on two more runs in the weekend’s final game while helping the team with a no-hitter as well after recording a putout and assist at second base against DSU. It’s the first weekly honor for the freshman as well as for Georgia this season.
The utility player is off to a tremendous start as a Bulldog, ranking eighth in the SEC and second on the team with a .456 average. Bryan is seventh in the conference with 31 hits, as three of her teammates rank above her in the category. Her speed also has her with 11 stolen bases, which is seventh in the SEC.
Bryan and the No. 16 Bulldogs return to the field this weekend in the team’s SEC opener against No. 17 Kentucky. The teams face off on Saturday at noon ET before having a 7 p.m. ET first pitch on Sunday and Monday. All three games will be featured on the SEC Network while admission is free at Jack Turner Stadium.