Seward County Lady Saints sophomore 1st baseman Jill Rodgers has been named the NJCAA National Player of the Week for her performances in a 6-1 week for Seward. Rodgers, a Duncan, Oklahoma native, hit .478 for the Lady Saints last week while hammering out 6 doubles, a home run, and 15 RBI's.

Tuesday against Barton Rodgers was unstoppable at the plate for Seward, going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIís in game one before turning around and going 3 for 3 with a double, a home run, and 6 RBIís in game two of the double header. On Thursday against Otero Rodgers bounced back from a down game one to go 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in the Lady Saints game two win. Saturday in Sewardís matchup with Trinidad State, she drove in a run in game one to go along with a pair of walks and was 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBIís in game two of the Lady Saints sweep of the Lady Trojans. In her final game of the week against #18 Western Nebraska, Rodgers was at the forefront of Sewardís 6-0 upset win over the Cougars as she went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBIís for the Lady Saints. Rodgers is currently hitting .355 on the season while leading the team in games played (34), at bats (121), hits (43), doubles (15), and RBIís (41).