Tiffany Meeks Named UMass Athlete Of The Week

Tiffany Meeks had two home runs last week.

Tiffany Meeks had two home runs last week.

April 30, 2014

Massachusetts softball standout Tiffany Meeks was named the UMass Athlete of the Week, as announced by the UMass Sports Luncheon Committee this week.

Meeks will be honored at Wednesday's Sports Luncheon, held from Noon-1:15 p.m. in the Massachusetts Room of the Mullins Center. The event will also honor the Spring Scholar-Athletes, Melissa Carelli from women's lacrosse and Stephen Bigelow from men's outdoor track & field.

The event is open to the public and features a $13 salad-to-dessert buffet. Free parking is available directly West of the Mullins Center and is accessible via Mullins Way.

Meeks hit .800 for the week (3 games) with a 2.000 slugging pct. and a .800 on-base pct. She also belted two home runs, five RBI, two runs scored, four walks and posted a perfect fielding pct. on 28 chances.

In the DH sweep of Saint Joseph's on Sunday, she had two home runs with five RBIs. Her 3-run HR in the fifth inning of second game put UMass ahead for good erasing a 4-3 deficit for a 6-4 win.

The sweep on her Senior Day moved UMass from a tie for fifth into third place with four A-10 games remaining - all at home.



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