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Wallace Named SEC Player of the Week

Sophomore Devon Wallace was named the SEC Player of the Week by the conference office, on Monday, for her performance in Arkansas’ sweep of No. 22 Georgia.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Sophomore Devon Wallace was named the SEC Player of the Week by the conference office, on Monday, for her performance in Arkansas’ sweep of No. 22 Georgia.

Wallace, a Double Oak, Texas native, had an incredible week at the plate and helped Arkansas to four wins. The team defeated UMCK on Wednesday and then swept No. 22 Georgia in a weekend series. The first-baseman went 5-for-8 (.625) in the three games against No. 22 Georgia. She homered in all three games of the series, including a walk-off grand slam in game two. She also scored three runs and knocked in seven RBI in the series. Her slugging percentage in the weekend series was 1.556.

“Devon deserves it,” head coach Mike Larabee said. “She put in extra time with the coaching staff last week and some time by herself. She had a rough time at Florida and great players want to get better. She showed an amazing work ethic this week in practice and then had a great weekend against Georgia.”

The 2012 SEC Freshman of the Year walked three times against the Bulldogs, increasing her walk total to an NCAA-leading 46. She also leads the SEC this season with a .636 on base percentage and 44 runs scored. The leadoff hitter for the Hogs is third in the SEC with a .429 average and tied for fourth with 12 homeruns. She was also named the CollegeSportsMadness.com NCAA Player of the Week this morning.

Her outstanding performance helped lead Arkansas to a series sweep of Georgia. This was the first time that Arkansas had swept a ranked team since March, 2000. This was also the first time in the history of the program that the Razorbacks completed a three-game sweep of Georgia.

Wallace and her teammates return to action on Tuesday when they host the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes. Game one of the midweek doubleheader is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Bogle Park. After the midweek games, Arkansas plays host to No. 13 LSU in a three game, weekend series.
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