Auburn softball enters SEC play riding a conference-leading mark of 23 wins, and a senior juggernaut atop the league in a plethora of categories.
Outfielder Victoria Draper has been named Co-SEC Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday evening. Draper shares the award with Arkansas' Hannah McEwen.
"I think Victoria is very deserving," Auburn head coach Mickey Dean said. "She has performed at a very high level since I have been here on campus. It's nice to see her athleticism really come to the forefront."
With a nation-leading 29 bases stolen this season, Draper has already surpassed the team's 28 total stolen bases from last season. The Moulton, Alabama product is robbing bases at a 93.5 percent rate (29-of-31 attempts).
Auburn as a team has succeeded 61 of its 79 stolen base attempts, good for first in the SEC.
Offensively, Draper leads the SEC in batting average (.550), on-base percentage (.671) and walks (20). In Auburn's undefeated weekend hosting the Wilson/DeMarini Classic, the senior turned in a .883 clip at the plate, scoring seven runs, two RBI and four walks behind 10-for-12 batting.
The No. 12 Tigers travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana this weekend for an SEC-opening series with LSU. Game 1 begins at 7:30 p.m. CST.
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