Price Earns Third Big 12 Player of the Week Honor

May 10, 2010

IRVING, Texas –

For the third time this season, Kansas senior second baseman Robby Price has been selected as the Big 12 Player of the Week. Price also earned the honor on March 29 and April 5. This marks the first time in team history that a Kansas player has been named Big 12 Player of the Week three times in the same season.

Price, a senior infielder from Lawrence, Kan., hit .583 (7-for-12) with two doubles, two homers and eight RBIs in KU’s three-game sweep of Border Showdown rival Missouri last weekend. The senior posted multi-hit games in all three contests of the series, including a two-homer game in Sunday’s extra-inning thriller.

Price entered the series mired in an extended slump since snapping his 22-game hitting streak against Missouri on April 21 in a non-conference game at Kauffman Stadium. However, he returned to form in time to help the Jayhawks record their first series sweep of Missouri since 1994.

He currently leads the team with a .404 batting average in Big 12 games with a .509 on-base percentage and a .685 slugging percentage against conference opponents. Overall, Price is batting .356 with 17 doubles, four triples and six homers this season.

Oklahoma pitcher Jack Mayfield was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week.

Kansas (29-19-1, 10-10-1 in the Big 12) will face in-state rival Kansas State in a three-game series this weekend. The series opener will take place at Hoglund Ballpark with a 7 p.m. first pitch. The final two games of the series will be played at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kan.