This post was written by Hatchet reporter Sean Hurd.
Earlier today, the Atlantic 10 conference announced that GW first basewoman Carlee Gray was awarded Atlantic 10 Softball Rookie of the Week honors.
Gray, a freshman for the Colonials, batted an outstanding .429 average which included a double and a grand slam. Gray also drove in seven runs, reached base in more than half of her plate appearances, and maintained a slugging percentage of .714.
By week’s end, Gray had helped lead GW to a perfect 5-0 week, and after tacking on another win this past Sunday, the Colonials are riding their longest winning streak in school history at six games.
Gray did not only shine offensively. On the defensive side of the ball, the first baseman did not a commit a single error in 36 opportunities.
Gray becomes the first Colonials’ player to receive Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors since then-sophomore teammate Victoria Valos earned the award last season April 9th in the 2012 season.
The Elk Grove, Calif., native is batting a team-high .381 average on the year, with five doubles and 14 runs batted in, in what is still a young season for the Colonials.
GW (11-11) puts its six-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening when it visits Virginia. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.