PHILADELPHIA – A hot week of hitting at the right time for the University of Pennsylvania baseball team earned senior outfielder Rick Brebner the Ivy League Player of the Week honors, for the week ending on April 1.
With weather pushing games back for the past week, the award wasn’t announced until after Tuesday, but the weather couldn’t stop Brebner from find a groove at the plate that helped push Penn to a 4-0 start in Ivy play.
The Langhorne, Pa. native hit .364 (8-for-22), with four doubles, a home run, and 10 RBI in five Quaker wins this past week.
Against Villanova last Thursday, Brebner totaled three hits, all doubles, while driving in two runs, and scoring three times. In the second game of two against Yale on Monday, he collected four hits, including a home run, while driving in four Quaker runs.
Courtesy Ivy League: Brebner earns his second career Ivy League weekly award, as he was Rookie of the Week on May 3, 2011. His honor gives the Quakers back-to-back Player of the Week awards for the first time since April 5-12, 2011, when the honors went to Jeremy Maas and Greg Zebrack. Sophomore Gary Tesch was named Player of the Week on March 25.
Ivy League Release