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Hawks' Toole named Big Ten Player of the Week

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 For the first time in his career, Iowa senior Eric Toole has been selected as the Big Ten Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. 
The Council Bluffs, Iowa, native earned the honor after hitting .500 (8-for-16) and posting a .529 on-base and .563 slugging percentage in leading the Hawkeyes to a 3-1 week.  The outfielder scored four runs and had two RBIs and extended his hitting streak to a career-long 15 games and his reached base streak to 22-straight contests.

Toole opened the week with a three-hit, two-steal performance against Bradley before leading off the series against Indiana with a double and scoring Iowa's first run in an eventual 2-0 victory over No. 19 Indiana on March 27.  The win was Iowa's first over a ranked opponent since 2012.

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