Alabama softball senior infielder Demi Turner was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week.

Turner led the Crimson Tide offense in its weekend sweep over ninth-ranked Texas A&M, going 7-for-11 (.636) at the plate. She earned at least one hit and scored at least one run in every game, reaching base safely in eight of her 11 at-bats while only striking out once. Her stellar weekend was capped by a 4-for-5 day on Sunday, tying her career high for hits. Her fourth hit was the biggest of the game, driving in the winning run in extra innings to complete the series sweep on senior day.

The Hunstville, Texas, native sports a .282 average this season, including a .290 clip in SEC play. She is currently riding an eight-game hit streak, the longest for any Tide player so far this season.

The award is the third weekly conference honor this season for Alabama, following Kaylee Tow as Freshman of the Week (4/9) and Alexis Osorio as Pitcher of the Week (2/26). This is Turner’s first career Player of the Week award and her third conference accolade, winning Freshman of the Week twice in 2015. Alabama has earned 46 SEC Player of the Week awards, with Haylie McCleney as the most-recent recipient on Feb. 16, 2015.

Turner and the Crimson Tide open play at the 2018 SEC Softball Tournament this week in Columbia, Mo., facing Auburn on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.

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