Freshman outfielder Kaylee Tow has been named this week’s Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week.

Returning to her home state of Kentucky last weekend, Tow was red-hot over the three-game series against the Wildcats. She was 7-for-10 (.700) from the plate, earning at least two hits in each game including a season-high three in the second game of the series. She now has four-straight multi-hit games, pushing her season total to a team-leading 11. She also drew a pair of walks over the weekend, reaching base safely in nine of her 12 plate appearances for a .750 on-base percentage. On Sunday, she drove in three of the Crimson Tide’s nine runs with a two-run single and her team-leading seventh home run of the season.

Tow leads the team with a .385 batting average, 35 hits and seven home runs. In conference play, she is also pacing the team with a .414 clip and 12 hits, both of which are the highest marks for any freshman in the SEC.

The award is the first conference honor for Tow and the first Freshman of the Week accolade for the Tide this season. Alabama has earned 19 Freshman of the Week awards since its introduction in 2007, with Bailey Hemphill last winning it on Feb. 13, 2017.

Tow and the Crimson Tide resume action this weekend, hosting fourth-ranked Florida at Rhoads Stadium. The three-game series begins Saturday, April 7 at Noon CT, live on ESPN2.

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