Katie Reed Earns SEC Freshman of the Week Honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – St. Louis, Mo., native Katie Reed was named the Southeastern Conference’s Freshman of the Week, it was announced by the league office on Monday. This is Reed’s first-career SEC award in her time with Kentucky.

This weekend in the Campbell/Cartier Classic in San Diego, Calif., the second basemen hit .524 with 11 hits in 21 at bats, six runs scored, a team-leading six RBI and also hit her first three career home runs. The first long ball came off her bat against San Diego State in the top of the first inning to give Kentucky a 2-0 lead – a lead the Wildcats would not relinquish. Later in the game, she gave UK an insurance run with a solo shot to left before belting a homer to left again against South Dakota to close out the weekend. Her three home runs lead the team. 

Overall on the season, Reed is batting at a .500 clip, which is second on the team behind Sylver Samuel (.536). Reed Had 17 hits, 12 runs scored, three doubles, the aforementioned three homers, two stolen bases, and three walks drawn on the season.  

Kentucky will travel to the Frost Classic next weekend in Chattanooga, Tenn., and play five games beginning on Feb. 26 with a doubleheader against Lipscomb and Miami (OH). The Wildcats will also play against Eastern Illinois, Chattanooga and Evansville to close the weekend. 

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