ST. LOUIS — For the second time this season, Southern Illinois University graduate student Jenny Jansen has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Jansen slashed .714/1.143/.714 as SIU swept its doubleheader from Illinois State to clinch the third seed in this week’s MVC Tournament. Jansen went 5-for-7 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. She recorded multiple hits in both games, which included her fourth three-hit game of the season.

The Warrenton, Mo. native went 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in SIU’s 13-3 run-rule win over Illinois State in the opener. She followed with a pair of hits and two RBI in SIU’s 8-3 win in the nightcap.

The Salukis are back in action Thursday at the 2022 MVC Tournament, hosted by Missouri State. The Salukis will await the results of Wednesday’s and Thursday’s early game before knowing their opponent for Thursday evening’s tilt.

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