Iowa's Jake Adams named Big Ten player of the week

Dargan Southard,

After hitting .417 in leading the Hawkeyes to a 2-1 record, Jake Adams has been named the Big Ten player of the week, the league announced Monday.

Iowa's Jake Adams takes a swing during the Hawkeyes' game against Loras College at Duane Banks Field on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

The Iowa first baseman was 5-for-12 with six RBI and two runs scored, helping propel Rick Heller’s squad to a 2-1 showing at last weekend’s DQ Classic in Minneapolis. Adams launched a two-run homer in Friday’s 7-6 win over Hawaii, then kicked off Saturday’s 7-5 victory over Oral Roberts with a three-run bomb in the first.

The DMACC transfer was named to the all-tournament team and is the second Hawkeye in as many weeks to earn player of the week honors, following suit after shortstop Mason McCoy did so previously. Through 10 games this season, Adams is hitting .289 with a team-high 13 RBI and five extra-base hits.

Iowa (6-4) hosts Northern Illinois on Tuesday at 3 p.m. before heading to Florida this weekend for four games in the Snowbird Baseball Classic. The Hawkeyes will play Villanova (Friday) and Bucknell (Saturday) in Port Charlotte, before swinging over to Punta Gorda for Sunday’s doubleheader against Lehigh.

Dargan Southard covers preps, recruiting, Iowa and UNI athletics for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Des Moines Register and Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.