KU's Brunansky Named Big 12 Player of the Week

April 11, 2011

IRVING, Texas –

Kansas junior center fielder Jason Brunansky has been named Big 12 Player of the Week for the Week of April 11. This marks the first time in his career that Brunansky has earned the conference’s player of the week award and the first Jayhawk to take home the honor this year.

Brunansky, a junior outfielder from Poway, Calif., hit .583 (7-for-12) with six runs scored, one double, one homer and three RBIs in KU’s series win over Nebraska last weekend. The junior posted three-hit games in Friday (April 8) and Sunday’s (April 10) wins over the Huskers.

Brunansky was moved up to the No. 2 spot in the batting order and responded by reaching base eight times in 13 plate appearances in the series and scoring six times. The junior collected his first three-hit game on Friday night against the Huskers and then finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle in Sunday’s series clinching win.

K-State’s Kyle Hunter was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, while Kansas State’s Jared King and Texas’ Erich Weiss were tabbed Big 12 Rookies of the Week.

Kansas (15-17, 6-6 in the Big 12) will travel to Iowa for a 6:05 p.m. contest Tuesday night at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.