PRINCETON, N.J. — Columbia softball first-year Sommer Grzybek has been named Ivy League Co-Player and Rookie of the Week. The league office announced its weekly softball awards on Monday.
Grzybek hit .450 (9 for 20) and slugged .800 through Columbia’s seven games last week in Florida. Playing in her home state, the Cooper City native scored six runs and drove in five more with the help of two triples and her third home run of the campaign. Her two-run triple in Friday’s game against George Mason plated the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth, helping the Lions to a, 9-8, victory. She added a two-run home run as part of a three-RBI game on Saturday against Jacksonville.
Grzybek is hitting .327 with a .600 slugging percentage this season. The starting center fielder’s 11 RBIs are tied for the most in the Ivy League with teammate Madison Gott and Harvard’s Erin Lockhart.
The weekly awards are the first of Grzybek’s career. She is the first Lion to be selected both Player and Rookie of the Week since Alyssa Rodia on April 22, 2014.
Gott, sophomore Bonnie Schipper and first-year Erin Gallo were named to the Ivy League weekly honor roll. Gott hit .409 (9 for 22) with three RBIs and two runs. Schipper hit .500 (6 for 12) with a double and three RBIs. Gallo recorded a 2.47 ERA and struck out eight in 11 1-3 innings. The rookie pitcher made her first start on Saturday against George Mason, allowing just two earned runs and striking out three in six innings to help the Lions to a, 6-5, victory.
Columbia plays its first two home games of the season on Friday, hosting Monmouth for a doubleheader. First pitch at the Columbia Softball Stadium is slated for 1 p.m.