BRISTOL, Tenn. – The King University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has named their student-athletes of the month for the month of March. Emma Hughes of the softball team took home honors this month.
Hughes went 3-1 in the circle for the Tornado, posting a 1.95 ERA with 18 strikeouts. Her only defeat came at Coker College with two outs in the seventh inning. She turned around to defeat 17th-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne University 4-1 in her next start. In the contest she only allowed one earned run on four hits. Hughes then defeated Shepherd University before tossing her second shutout of the season to defeat Carson-Newman University 3-0. She only allowed two hits and struck out five in the win. She was selected Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Week on both March 10 and 17.