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Gibson named co-SEC player of week after home run cycle performance last week

Sophomore Danielle Gibson has been named SEC Softball Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sophomore Danielle Gibson has been named SEC Softball Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Gibson became just the second NCAA Division I softball player to hit for the home run cycle – a solo, two-run and three-run home run, and a grand slam against SIU-Edwardsville Saturday night (Feb. 23).

She stands as the only other athlete to do so in four innings, as she helped the Razorbacks to a five-run 15-3 win over the Cougars.

Her four home runs and 10 RBI stand as an SEC individual game high, as do the 16 bases she racked up over the night.

Only five other players have hit four home runs in a single game: Sydney O’Hara, Syracuse vs. NC State (2017); Carli Kayler, Troy vs. Appalachian St. (2016); Allie Anttila, Georgetown vs. Rutgers (2013); Rebecca Magett, Hampton vs. UMES (2010); Jill Iacono, Canisius vs. Saint Francis (PA) (2002).

Gibson finished with a .429 look at the plate and a .455 on base percentage. Her four home runs and one double combined for a 1.048 slugging percentage.

The Razorbacks will be back at Bogle Park this weekend, starting Feb. 28, for the Woo Pig Classic. The Hogs will host Omaha, Nevada, Boston University, and Northwestern State over the course of the four-day tournament.

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