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Top 10 Division 1 Players Of The Month

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(Photo by Taylor Jones via Iowa State Athletics)

SA ranked the top 10 Division 1 softball players for the month of March.

See the full list below.

Updated on: 3/30/2021
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    Jocelyn Alo


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .565 BA, 39 H, 5 2B, 21 HR, 56 RBI
    Notes: Alo has simply been the best hitter all season long and has a shot at setting a lot of records at her current pace. In March alone, the Oklahoma slugger homered 11 times. She has a hit in every game that she registered an official at-bat in.

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    Sami Williams

    Iowa State

    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .495 BA, 49 H, 9 2B, 3B, 14 HR, 42 RBI
    Notes: Sami Williams has been a pitcher's worst nightmare in 2021. It's hard to keep her off the bases, as she has a hit in every game this season except for one. When she isn't on the base path, it's because she's normally homered.

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    Tiare Jennings


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .512 BA, 42 H, 9 2B, 15 HR, 46 RBI
    Notes: Jennings has certainly made a name for herself in her freshman season. The former California Gatorade Player of the Year has matched her veteran teammates in almost all categories. She came up big against Missouri with a two-home-run game and drove in six against Iowa State to finish the month.

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    Danielle Gibson


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .436 BA, 44 H, 14 2B, 3B, 10 HR, 35 RBI
    Notes: Gibson hit a walk-off grand slam in the first week of March and it got better from there. She also had two two-home-run games, a five-hit game against South Carolina and an SEC Player of the Week award for her performance against Ole Miss that weekend. She's been a big reason for Arkansas' powerful offense.

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    Sis Bates


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .462 BA, 42 H, 6 2B, 4 3B, 21 RBI, 38 R
    Notes: Bates collected a hit in every game in March except for one. She also scored 19 runs across 13 games. The Washington leadoff hitter has stolen 10 bases and continually gives the top of the Husky lineup chances to drive in runs.

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    Dejah Mulipola


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .436 BA, 24 H, 2B, 12 HR, 35 RBI, 19 BB
    Notes: Arizona's catcher has been the most consistent bat in the lineup. She homered against Florida State and Washington. Then she had massive production in the Oregon State series with three home runs and 10 RBI. Not to mention, she's also walked 19 times this season.

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    Braxton Burnside


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .360 BA, 36 H, 3 2B, 17 HR, 39 RBI
    Notes: There were nine Braxton Burnside home runs in March. The Missouri transfer will likely break the school record for home runs in a single season. She homered in every game of the South Carolina series and hit the go-ahead blast to complete the sweep of Mississippi State.

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    Maddi Hackbarth

    Arizona State

    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .416 BA, 32 H, 10 2B, 12 HR, 35 RBI
    Notes: Hackbarth started the month by hitting eight home runs in seven games. Her numbers started to cool off once Pac-12 play started, but she found hits against Gabbie Plain and Megan Faraimo. Hackbarth leads Arizona State in most offensive categories this season.

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    Abby Sweet

    Notre Dame

    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .538 BA, 42 H, 10 2B, 3 3B, 5 HR, 17 RBI
    Notes: Sweet has been the best all-around hitter in the ACC this season. She leads the conference in hits by nine, is tied for the most doubles and ranks toward the top in triples and home runs. She's also stolen nine bases so far this year.

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    Kayla Kowalik


    2021 stats (as of 3/28/21): .480 BA, 48 H, 4 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 39 R
    Notes: Kowalik continued to bring in the hits in March. She had a 4-for-4 effort against Illinois State back on March 5. She ends the month having scored in six straight games with an eight-game hit streak.


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