Gum Takes First Weekly Softball Award of ’17

The Great American Conference identified Jalissa Gum of Arkansas Tech University as its first softball player of the week for the 2017 season on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Gum, a senior from Red Rock, Okla., hit .462 (6-for-13) with two home runs and eight runs batted in during the season-opening Southeastern Regional Invitational in Durant, Okla., on Friday and Saturday.

The nationally 11th-ranked Golden Suns (3-1) will return to action on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at the UAM 8-State Classic in Bentonville.