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Indiana freshman Taryn Kern wins B1G Freshman of the Week for third straight week


For the third consecutive week, Indiana freshman infielder Taryn Kern received Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors, the league announced Monday afternoon. 

Kern had five hits in seven at-bats during Indiana’s weekend sweep of Michigan State  — three of them doubles to break the single-season record in that category. Kern also hit her 22nd long ball of the season and is tied for the most homers in the country. 

Kern leads the Big Ten in eight offensive categories and is third with a .438 batting average. The California native has reached base in 47 straight games and has 10 multi-RBI games this season. 

Indiana will return to action Thursday as the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, hosted by Illinois. 

Follow reporters Austin Platt (@AustinPlatter) and Dalton James (@DaltonMJames) for updates throughout the softball season.   

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