Joyner Tabbed as Softball Ivy Rookie of the Week

PRINCETON, N.J. – For her exceptional performance over the weekend, University of Pennsylvania freshman Jurie Joyner was named this week’s Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Announced on Tuesday by the League, Joyner shares this week’s award with Brown’s freshman pitcher Katie Orona.

For the complete Ivy League release, click here.

Currently, Joyner is fourth in the League with a .422 batting average and is tied for sixth with 11 RBI. Hitting .643 in the last five games, the McDonough, Ga. native hit six doubles, four of which were against Harvard. Joyner also cleared her first collegiate home run on the first pitch during her first at bat in game two against the Crimson, helping the team to a 15-14 victory over Harvard and a three-game winning streak.

So far against Ivy opponents, Joyner is hitting .727 and slugging 1.455.

Joyner’s Statistics for the Week
5 GP, .643 Avg., 9 H, 3 R, 6 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 4 BB, 1.286 Slg.

Along with Joyner, junior captain Lauren Li was also recognized by the Ivy League on the weekly honor roll.

Li's Statistics for the Week
4 GP, .643 Avg., 9 H, 8 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB, 1.000 Slg.

The Quakers return to Penn Park on Wednesday evening for a doubleheader with Lafayette. First pitch is set to be thrown at 4 p.m.