March 10, 2014
DEKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois University softball player Nicole Gremillion was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week the league announced today.
A native of Missouri City, Texas, Gremillion was the catalyst for the Huskie offense from the lead off spot this past weekend at the Shocker Softball Classic. The senior outfielder batted .600, slugged 1.000 and had a .667 on-base percentage. She went 6-for-10, including a pair of doubles and scored five runs while driving in four.
Gremillion went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in an 8-7 setback to San Diego and was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the Huskies' 10-3 victory over North Dakota.
Gremillion joins NIU pitcher Jessica Sturm as the only two Huskies to earn conference player of the week honors. Sturm picked up MAC West Pitcher of the Week honors Feb. 24 for her performance in the Citrus Classic.
NIU returns to the diamond Tuesday when the Huskies travel to Kansas City, Mo. to take on UMKC in a doubleheader. First pitch for Game 1 is set for 2 p.m. CT with the second game to follow.