BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – After hitting .474 with three homers and 13 RBI last week, Arkansas senior Kyle Robinson was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, as announced on Monday morning.
It marks the first weekly award for the Razorback baseball team this year. Robinson is the first Arkansas player to be named SEC Player of the Week since Zack Cox on March 29, 2010.
Robinson enjoyed a blistering week at the plate, batting .474 (9-for-19) with three home runs, 13 RBI and nine runs scored. Robinson led the Razorbacks with a .947 slugging percentage over the five games last week and had a .542 on-base percentage. The Boca Raton, Fla., native opened the week with a career-high four hits in four at bats vs. McNeese State and followed that up with back-to-back four RBI games, including a grand slam in the second game of the series vs. McNeese State to jump start the Razorback offense. He closed the week in dramatic fashion, hitting a game-winning, two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to clinch Arkansas’ series sweep over Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Robinson leads Arkansas with a .465 batting average, three home runs and 21 RBI through 11 games this season. In the SEC, Robinson leads the conference in RBI, is third in batting average and is third in home runs.
Arkansas is on the road for the first time in 2011 this weekend, traveling to San Diego State for four games. First pitch is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. on Sunday.