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Alford nabs conference honor

Georgia State softball player Callie Alford was named the Colonial Athletic Association's co-Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Alford, a freshman from Heritage, hit .556 in the Panthers' three-game sweep of Towson last weekend, including a 3-for-4, five RBI performance in game two of the series.

Alford, an all-state high school player while at Heritage, leads Georgia State in RBIs (28), slugging percentage (.506) and walks (20), and is tied with Paige Nowacki for the team-lead in home runs (five) and with Lauren Coleman for the team-lead in on-base percentage (.404). Alford shared the honor with James Madison's Morgan Heath.

Georgia State (23-11) travels to Furman Wednesday for a doubleheader with the Paladins, beginning at 3 p.m.